Album: Hard to Earn
Label: Chrysalis/EMI

Of all the songs in the Gang Starr catalog, "DWYCK" may be their biggest party record. As Premier remembers, "It was a summertime smash." The song, originally released in 1992, got so big that the group made a last-minute effort to add it to that year's Daily Operation. And rightfully so. With sick, sing-a-long verses by Nice & Smooth, a slick sixteen from Guru ("suave"), and a hard-hitting, danceable Primo production, this joint still rings off. If you don't believe us, throw it on at your barbecue this weekend, and see what happens. Daniel Isenberg