Album: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Label: Wild Pitch/EMI Records
No More Mr. Nice Guy–era Gang Starr is easily Guru and Premier's least talked-about and most overlooked period together. Yet as the "Positivity (Remix)" proves, the combination was yielding musical dividends from the outset. Preem peppers the relaxed track with his trademark cutting. Guru counters the overriding optimism with glimpses of competitive fire ("Tape playing loudly inside my headphones/MCs that crowd me turn into headstones").