Gang Starr, Hard To Earn, 20th Anniversary, Sampling Retrospective (2014)

Ah 1994. The height of hip-hop’s second golden age. March 8, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of a seminal Gang Starr release, Hard To Earn. While many critics wanted another Step In The Arena or Daily Operation, Guru came a bit edgier with the lyrical content and Premier took his producing formula to another level.

While we would hope to not draw the ire of the maestro, here’s the sampling blueprint for one of 1994’s timeless releases.
Continue reading