Daily Operation
Daily Operation
Studio album by Gang Starr


5 May 1992


March 1991 - February 1992


D&D Studios and Calliope Studios
(New York City, NY)


Hip hop, jazz rap, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Chrysalis / EMI Records


DJ Premier, Guru

Gang Starr chronology


Step in the Arena (1991)


Hard to Earn (1994)

Daily Operation is the third album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr, released in 1992 on Chrysalis Records. Produced by the duo, the album represents the gritty sound of early 1990s East Coast hip hop. Guru's subject matter includes the hypocrisy of the government, pro-Black rights and anti-prejudice, to his intellectual depth on "2 Deep", his penchant for smoking marijuana on "Take Two and Pass", anger and sadness on "Take It Personal", and love on "Ex Girl to Next Girl". The song "I'm the Man" also features the debuts of Lil' Dap from Group Home and Jeru the Damaja, two musicians who gained instant underground credibility because of the exposure.

Although the album was originally rated only 3.5 mics inĀ The Source, it was selected as one of the magazine's 100 Best Albums in 1998.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by DJ Premier and Guru. All songs written by K. Elam and C. Martin, except for "I'm the Man", which is also written by K. Davis and J. Heath.

No. Title Performer(s) Time
1. "Daily Operation (Intro)" - 0:27
2. "The Place Where We Dwell" Guru 2:27
3. "Flip the Script" Guru 4:02
4. "Ex Girl to Next Girl" Guru 4:40
5. "Soliloquy of Chaos" Guru 3:13
6. "I'm the Man" Guru, Lil' Dap, Jeru the Damaja 4:05
7. "'92 Interlude" - 0:28
8. "Take It Personal" Guru 3:07
9. "2 Deep" Guru 3:38
10. "24-7/365" - 0:24
11. "No Shame in My Game" Guru 3:55
12. "Conspiracy" Guru 2:48
13. "The Illest Brother" Guru 4:44
14. "Hardcore Composer" Guru 3:16
15. "B.Y.S." Guru 3:06
16. "Much Too Much (Mack a Mil)" Guru 3:31
17. "Take Two and Pass" Guru 3:15
18. "Stay Tuned" Guru 2:31
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