Album: Hard to Earn
Label: Chrysalis/EMI Records

Gang Starr's high-flying contribution to the surprisingly-rap-relevant-if-you-weren't-around-then White Men Can't Jump soundtrack (which also included Main Source's "Fakin' the Funk"), hence the hoops motif. (Why else would five-foot-eight Guru be improbably trash-talking, "360 dunk in your face"?) Premier's upright bass, Keystone Cop horns, and "Party Groove"-y drums are all first team all-star.