Gang Starr Essentials

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"Manifest"

It all started here. Gang Starr's 1989 debut single "Manifest" precedes the hard-edged boom-bap formula they perfected in the decade to follow, but it still proved that this wasn't your typical rapper-DJ combo: Primo's cuts were impeccable, his use of a Charlie Parker sample was well ahead of its time and Guru's gravelly monotone was already finely tuned, perfectly suited for preaching philosophies clearly influenced by the Nation of Gods and Earth.

(Photo: Courtesy Wild Pitch Records)

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