The 50 Greatest Gang Starr Songs

#4. Gang Starr "Words I Manifest (Remix)" (1989)

Album: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Label: Wild Pitch/EMI Records

The first song Guru and Premier ever recorded together (after agreeing to join forces over a handshake at old LES NYC nightclub The World) is also one of their greatest: a still-stunning recording that effortlessly bridges (via its break-ification of "Bring It Up" and "A Night in Tunisia") the musical innovations of James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Kool Herc in one fell swoop. Not a bad way to start a partnership.

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