The Meaning of the Name

Gang Starr


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris E. Martin, Keith Elam
album: Track 18 in album Step in the Arena
release date: 1991-1-15
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop/Conscious
length: 2:54

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 094632179821
script: Latin

Cover Art

Gang Starr Step in the Arena cover art


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The meaning of the name GangStarr, well I'll tell ya
A greater type of thought, brought by the things that I've been taught
With a sense of confidence
But slopiness, I could never tolerate it
While other groups have faded, just like haircuts
To expose every vain
You've got no beats, so you get no seats
Cain and Abel, jealous brothers
But back to the act of developing the GangStarr track
The music is picked right, the mic is gripped tight
Not withstood by any mortal or immortal
Another dope jam we slam with precision
Or reflections, through a spectrum
In other words destroy boy, and then claim my fame...

It means I'm free to bust rhymes sporadically
So just back up off me
Making the suckers and weak brothers cower
Crazy offense, and stupid defense
Or do I have to call on DJ Premier?
Meanwhile ducks just knock on the wrong door
Cause they're hoping, that they'll get chosen
You better get a job quick
You oughta take a peak and check out the technique
GangStarr stands for mastermind
This is the meaning of the name


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
  • 2 Step in the Arena
  • 3 Form of Intellect
  • 4 Execution of a Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy, Part 2)
  • 5 Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?
  • 6 Beyond Comprehension
  • 7 Check the Technique
  • 8 Lovesick
  • 9 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • 10 Game Plan
  • 11 Take a Rest
  • 12 What You Want This Time?
  • 13 Street Ministry
  • 14 Just to Get a Rep
  • 15 Say Your Prayers
  • 16 As I Read My S-A
  • 17 Precisely the Right Rhymes
  • 18 The Meaning of the Name