is the debut or dare I say forgotten debut album by #GangStarr
entitled 'No More Mr. Nice Guy'...This introduced the #HipHop
world to two men who would become legends of the game #Guru
to be exact.
Is this album a classic? Not really. When you listen to this the potential of what they would become is there but it wasn't polished as yet. The remix for 'Words I Manifest' would become a classic and fun fact director #SpikeLee
bought this album because of Manifest and heard 'Jazz Music', which was one of the first hip hop songs to pay tribute and sample #jazz
, and he offered them a chance to write a "refined" version of it for Mo Better Blues. 'Positivity' is a dope track too but overall the swag we know Guru possessed was not on display here perhaps he was still developing as an artist before becoming a top lyricist from 'Step In The Area' going forward.
Shades of the genius of #Preemo
are there but just like Guru it did not connect fully until the next album still a solid effort for a debut. While this album isnt revered like other projects this one created the blueprint for what later became one of the greatest hip hop duos in history and it also ushered in #alternativerap
as a viable subgenre along with #DeLaSoul
and Native Tongues crew.
#80sMusic #80sHipHop #80sRap #GoldenEraOfHipHop #GoodMusic #RIPGuru #JazzRap #HipHopRoyalty #HipHopLegend #EastCoastHipHop #rapmusic