New York Strait Talk

Gang Starr


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Christopher E Martin, Keith Elam
album: Track 14 in album Moment of Truth
release date: 1998-3-31
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop
length: 4:15
producer: DJ Premier
co-producer: Guru

Album Information

label: Noo Trybe Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 724384558529
script: Latin

Cover Art

Gang Starr Moment of Truth cover art


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"From New York straight talk, America's best" (3X)
"From New York straight talk... America's best"
This New York vibe that gets your whole body tense
Cause the rappers out here come up with mad different types of flows
So we can build on this ****, for real that's how we came up
Now I push an E-Class, four-two-zero of course
Of all the madness and the civil unrest that's out here
You can get lost in the sauce, New York'll have you vexed
Burning flammable rappers, is how I get my rocks off
Then I'll drain all your fluid, you're better off playing lotto
New York we get the money all day everyday
"From New York straight talk, America's best"
"From New York straight talk... America's best"
That means a lot of rappers, they should stay away from here
*****z could sell more records but they still can't flip a live forum
Mad *****z is fakin jacks, I don't like them neither
That's why I lamp in the studio composin fresh new joints
The struggle continues, everybody wants to be on
I've loved it since the days of fat shoelace
I'll never give up rep in New York, I'm true to it
We takin no shorts, and plus we showin no pity
New York, we get the money all day everyday
"From New York... straight talk..."
"America's best" "Word up!"
"Yo I'm not new to this I'm true to this" "Word up!"

You get bent up, sent up creek, without a paddle
So think twice blink twice now your Roley and Lincoln's gone
You won't be on but for a minute anyway
Rap is regional, so you can check the demographics
Confusion, while I'm givin rappers contusions
They want to shut us down, and I say, "Shut up clown!"
And just quit, cause MC's out here kick serious lyrics
Not takin nothin from your hood or your set
That's where it comes from, that's why you're feelin it
Bright lights, big city and dark alleyways


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 You Know My Steez
  • 2 Robbin Hood Theory
  • 3 Work
  • 4 Royalty
  • 5 Above the Clouds
  • 6 JFK 2 LAX
  • 7 Itz a Set Up
  • 8 Moment of Truth
  • 9 B.I. vs Friendship
  • 10 The Militia
  • 11 The Rep Grows Bigga
  • 12 What I’m Here 4
  • 13 She Knowz What She Wantz
  • 14 New York Strait Talk
  • 15 My Advice 2 You
  • 16 Make ’em Pay
  • 17 The Mall
  • 18 Betrayal
  • 19 Next Time
  • 20 In Memory of…