LISTEN: Gang Starr "Tonz O' Gunz" (1994) SPEECH SAMPLED: "Message To The Grass Roots"
COMPLEX SAYS: Guru (R.I.P.) surveys the gun violence in the ghetto and makes one of the few rap songs that doesn't glorify gun culture. It's a concept somewhat foreign to many rappers; we have a feeling that if Tony Yayo heard this song, his head would explode. Or else he'd be all, "Yeah, I got tonz o' gunz! Come see me!" And everyone else would just shake their heads and look at the ground.