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  • Performer: Gang Starr
  • Album: Moment Of Truth
  • FLAC: 1554 mb | MP3: 1326 mb
  • Released: 1998
  • Country: US
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 751
Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth album flac

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 You Know My Steez 4:07
2 Robin Hood Theory 3:44
3 Work 2:57
4 Royalty
Featuring – K-Ci & JoJoWritten-By – K-Ci Hailey*, JoJo Hailey*
5 Above The Clouds
Featuring – Inspectah DeckWritten-By – J. Hunter*
Written-By – E. Hendley*, F. WIlson*
7 Itz A Set Up
Featuring – Hannibal*Written-By – S. Johnson*
8 Moment Of Truth 4:07
9 B.I. Vs Friendship
Featuring – M.O.P.Written-By – E. Murray*, J. Grinnage*
10 The Militia
Featuring – Big Shug, Freddie FoxxxWritten-By – C. Guy*, J. Campbell*
11 The Rep Grows Bigga 4:54
12 What I'm Here 4 2:45
13 She Knowz What She Wantz 3:00
14 New York Strait Talk 4:14
15 My Advice 2 You 2:31
16 Make 'Em Pay
Drum Programming, Keyboards – DJ PremierFeaturing – Krumb SnatchaWritten-By – D. Gibbs*
17 The Mall
Featuring – G-Dep, Shiggy ShaWritten-By – E. Jackson*, T. Coleman*
18 Betrayal
Engineer [Vocals] – Micah*, Mike DeanFeaturing – Scarface Written-By – M. Dickerson*, B. Jordan*, C. Miller*, H. Brown*, H. Scott*, L. Oskar*, L. Jordan*, T. Allen*
19 Next Time
Written-By – A. Brown*, M. Higgins*
20 In Memory Of... 3:49

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Noo Trybe Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Noo Trybe Records, Inc.
  • Marketed By – EMI
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Recorded At – D&D Studios
  • Mixed At – D&D Studios
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Recorded At – Hippie House Studios
  • Pressed By – EMI Uden


  • Co-producer – DJ Premier (tracks: 13, 16), Guru (tracks: 1 to 12, 14, 15, 17 to 20)
  • Design – Brent Rollins/sdr*
  • Engineer – Eddie Sancho
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Dexter Thibou
  • Management – Empire Management*
  • Mastered By – Tony Dawsey
  • Mixed By, Scratches – DJ Premier
  • Other [Sample Clearances] – Mark Spier
  • Photography By – Daniel Hastings/Lab 1228*
  • Producer – DJ Premier (tracks: 1 to 12, 14, 15, 17 to 20), Guru (tracks: 13, 16)
  • Written-By – C. Martin*, K. Elam*


Produced for Gang Starr Productions, Inc.
Album recorded and mixed at D&D Studios.
Scarface’s vocals recorded at Hippie House, Houston, TX.
Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

Intro interview courtesy of Spence Dookey (October 1997, Los Angeles, CA).

℗ & © 1998 Noo Trybe Records, Inc.
Made in the EU.

Printed in the E.U.


"Tha Kids" interlude before "Robin Hood Theory" spoken by Elijah Shabazz courtesy of Muhammed Mosque No. 7 Youth Program, NYC.
#6 contains a sample of "It's Time To Breakdown" as recorded by The Supremes
#18 contains a sample of "Deliver The World" as recorded by War
#19 contains a sample of "A Good Man Is Gone" as recorded by Monk Higgins

A similar pressings has the www.virginrecords.com url on the back cover printed in grey, not in white: Moment Of Truth

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24385 90322 9
  • Barcode (String): 724385903229
  • Label Code: LC 0148
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code (I): 070
  • Price Code (F): PM 520
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2 020301-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2 020211-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2 2-2-5-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2 2-2-1-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2 2-1-14-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): EMI UDEN 8590322 @ 2 2-1-3-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 7): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI AAH55
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 15E7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 1516
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1595
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 15E5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): ifpi 15C5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 45585 1 2 Gang Starr Moment Of Truth ‎(3xLP, Album) Noo Trybe Records 7243 8 45585 1 2 US 1998
B0022832-01 Gang Starr Moment Of Truth ‎(3xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, Noo Trybe Records B0022832-01 US 2015
7243 8 59032 4 3 Gang Starr Moment Of Truth ‎(Cass, Album) Noo Trybe Records 7243 8 59032 4 3 Poland 1998
7243 8 45585 2 9 Gang Starr Moment Of Truth ‎(CD, Album) Noo Trybe Records 7243 8 45585 2 9 US 1998
7243 8 59032 1 2 Gang Starr Moment Of Truth ‎(3xLP, Album) Noo Trybe Records, Cooltempo 7243 8 59032 1 2 Europe 1998

Moment of Truth is the fifth album by hip hop duo Gang Starr, released on March 31, 1998 by Noo Trybe Records and Virgin Records. Gang Starr recorded Moment of Truth in sessions at D&D Studios. The album is the group's most commercially successful album to date. Moment of Truth debuted at on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. It went on to sell over 500,000 copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 7, 1998

Probably one of the most influential Gang Starr songs, Guru spits lyrical genius over a–needless to say–genius Premo beat. That’s why the second verse was about his fear of going to prison for five years. And that’s why he told me to name the album Moment of Truth, because our attorney told us that if he did go to jail, it would be right when the album drops, and he wouldn’t be ’round to do any of the promo.

UMG (от лица компании "7 Grand Records"); The Royalty Network (Publishing), LatinAutor, AMRA, EMI Music Publishing, CMRRA, ASCAP, UBEM, Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutor - SonyATV, Abramus Digital" и другие авторские общества (10). UMG (от лица компании "Virgin Catalog (V81)"); UBEM, ASCAP, AMRA, CMRRA, LatinAutor, Abramus Digital, Kobalt Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, LatinAutor - SonyATV, The Royalty Network (Publishing)" и другие авторские общества (11).

Gang Starr forever, this record got me through some tough spots in '16 with "Moment of Truth" and "Betrayal". guru! Répondre Notifiez moi Helpful. Some say that Mos Def is the voice of hip hop, but for me it's Gang Starr, and this is the album of choice. From start to finish, this is what I think of when it comes to hip hop. One of the best producers and djs matched up with Guru's unmistakable "king of monotone" sound; and both at the best of their game.

By the release of Moment of Truth in the spring of 1998, Gang Starr were rap veterans, having spent nearly ten years as professionals. That elapsed time meant that the album was positioned as something of a comeback, since the duo had been inactive for four years, and it had been even longer since they had a hit. They knew they had to come back hard, and Moment of Truth almost accomplishes their goals. Retaining the swing of their jazz-rap fusions, Gang Starr nevertheless have their rhythms hit at a street level, and Guru's rhymes are his best in years.

Moment Of Truth Gang Starr. All about Gang Starr. only publishes for promotional use and/or for press use images, as delivered and/or authorized by record labels, press offices, promotional agencies; only resorts to degraded images as part of its information feed.

Gang Starr's Moment Of Truth is a quintessential hip hop album that is a must own to avid rap listeners and music fans in general. I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of good music. Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition. Yung Lean Unknown Memory.

The first track off of Gang Starr’s fifth album and masterpiece Moment of Truth. Typical subject matter for Gang Starr: Guru explains what Gang Starr and real Hip Hop is all about. 13. Gotta Get Over (1992). I make the moves, I’m never faking, Cause the loot is for the taking. From the 1992 Trespass movie soundtrack, Gotta Get Over is a dope track that did not appear on a Gang Starr album until the monumental Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr compilation album in 1999. 12. Who's Gonna Take The Weight? (1991). Gang Starr sophomore album was so consistent, that we could have picked almost all of the 18 tracks for this list. No skippable tracks on Step In The Arena.

Just another Gang Starr album that hip-hop had waited four years for while Guru was doing his Illkid Records and Jazzmatazz business, and other MCs benefited from Premier’s remarkable knowledge. Hence the album flew out of the shops, making N. on Billboard and going to N. in the hip-hop charts. They are all part of the same thing: love one, love all. Though especially love Moment Of Truth. Everything they achieved is present and, as they always strove to make it, utterly correct.

Moment Of Truth is the first Gang Starr album released at a point where Guru and DJ Premier did not live together. That was not difficult, says DJ Premier of no longer sharing an address. We had the pool table; we used to shoot dice all the time, for thousands of dollars, Premier recalls. By the recording of Moment Of Truth, Gang Starr had been entrenched in the Midtown Manhattan fourth floor B Room for five years. It was their home away from home. Even outside of Gang Starr’s recording cycles, it was commonplace to find Premier or Guru creating, relaxing, or napping on the dark green leather couch in the cramped lab.

Gang Starr forever, this record got me through some tough spots in '16 with "Moment of Truth" and "Betrayal". R.I.P. GURU!
One of my favorite hip hop albums of all time. Probably the best album of 98...
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