Hard to Earn - Gang Starr
Track Listing
  1. Intro (The First Step)
  2. ALONGWAYTOGO
  3. Code of the Streets
  4. Brainstorm
  5. Tonz 'o' Gunz
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  1. Intro (The First Step)
  2. ALONGWAYTOGO
  3. Code of the Streets
  4. Brainstorm
  5. Tonz 'o' Gunz
  6. The Planet/Marti]
  7. Aiiight Chill...
  8. Speak Ya Clout
  9. DWYCK
  10. Words From the Nutcracker
  11. Mass Appeal
  12. Blowin' up the Spot
  13. Suckas Need Bodyguards
  14. Now You're Mine
  15. Mostly Tha Voice
  16. F.A.L.A.
  17. Comin' for Datazz
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Gang Starr came out hard on their 1994 album, Hard to Earn, an album notably different from its two predecessors: Step in the Arena (1991) and Daily Operation (1992). While those two classic albums garnered tremendous praise for their thoughtful lyrics and jazzy beats, Hard to Earn seems much more reactionary, especially its lyrics. Guru opens the album with a tough, dismissive spoken-word intro: "Yo, all you kids want to get on and sh*t/Just remember this/This sh*t ain't easy/If you ain't got it, you ain't got it, motherf ...

Hard to Earn 1994, Chrysalis Records

UPC: 724382843528

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Hard to Earn 1994, Virgin

UPC: 724382843542

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