AFTER FURTHER REVIEW: MOMENT OF TRUTH (2/7)

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Gang Starr feat. Inspectah Deck : Above the Clouds (Noo Trybe, 1998, Moment of Truth)

2) Whether good or bad, the album peaks here, at Track 5. Not only is this one of the best songs on the album, but it’s easily among the very best songs Gang Starr ever released. I always heard rumors that Inspectah Deck wrote Guru’s rhymes on the song and that sounds plausible but I also don’t really care if there was ghost-writing here or not. In the end, it comes down to Premier’s incredible flip of a [redacted] loop none of us would have ever paid attention to and, of course, Deck’s verse. I will forever have the phrase, “I leave scientists mentally scarred/triple extra large/wild like rock stars/that smash guitars” burned into my head.

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