Gang Starr ‎– Step In The Arena



Collections: 2xLP, BOOM BAP, HIP HOP, RAP US

Product type: Double LP


Label : Virgin / Unban Legends
Release : 2019

If you're on a quest to unearth the gems of classic hip-hop, look no further than Gang Starr's "Step In The Arena." "Step In The Arena" is Gang Starr's second album and arguably their magnum opus. Guru's smooth yet thought-provoking rhymes perfectly complement DJ Premier's impeccable production. Tracks like "Just to Get a Rep" and "Step in the Arena" showcase Guru's lyrical prowess and Premier's unmatched skills behind the turntables.

This album is a testament to the true school hip-hop ethos. Gang Starr doesn't rely on flashy gimmicks or overproduction. Instead, they keep it raw and authentic. The beats are straightforward, the lyrics are genuine, and the scratches are perfectly timed. It's hip-hop in its purest form.

Guru's lyrics on "Step In The Arena" tackle a range of topics, from street life to self-improvement. His smooth delivery and insightful verses make this album more than just music; it's poetry set to a beat. Each track tells a story, and you'll find yourself nodding along to the wisdom dropped throughout.

In a world of fleeting trends and disposable music, Gang Starr's "Step In The Arena" stands as a timeless monument to hip-hop's roots. If you're a true hip-hop head, this vinyl belongs in your collection.


Position Title/Credits Duration
A1 Name Tag (Premier & The Guru) 0:36
A2 Step In The Arena 3:36
A3 Form Of Intellect 3:37
A4 Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
A5 Who's Gonna Take The Weight? 3:54
B1 Beyond Comprehension 3:10
B2 Check The Technique 3:55
B3 Love Sick 3:22
B4 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 2:16
B5 Game Plan 1:06
C1 Take A Rest 4:18
C2 What You Want This Time? 2:39
C3 Street Ministry 1:21
C4 Just To Get A Rep 2:39
C5 Say Your Prayers 1:20
D1 As I Read My S-A 2:35
D2 Precisely The Right Rhymes 3:22
D3 The Meaning Of The Name 2:53
D4 Credit Is Due 4:50
D5 Check The Technique (Remix) 4:16