Album: The Ownerz
Label: Virgin/EMI Records

Lost amidst the underwhelming response to Gang Starr's final album, The Ownerz, was the fact that it featured some excellent individual songs. Sounding like the sequel to Moment of Truth's "Work" with its horn/piano punctuations, the album's exuberant title track finds our heroes righteously claiming sole owner occupation of hip-hop's purist lane.