Gang Starr - Mass Appeal





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Published on Apr 15, 2008


[Verse One: Guru]

No way you'll never make it
Come with the weak shit, I break kids
Step into my zone, mad rhymes will stifle ya
Lines like rifles go blast when I kick some ass
A lot of rappers be like one time wonders
Couldn't say a fly rhyme if there was one right under
Their noses, I hate those motherfuckin posers
But I'm so real to them it's scary
And with my unique skills nag you can't compare me
And no we don't make wack tracks
and all the suckers get pushed back when I'm kickin real facts
I represent set up shit like a tent boy
You're paranoid cause you're my son like Elroy
And you'd be happy as hell to get a record deal
Maybe your soul you'd sell to have mass appeal

[Verse Two:]

Oh yes I'm greater than all MC's when I breeeze give me room please
I be like fascinatin when I be updatin
Cuttin off wack kids, pullin their trump cards
I thump hard, and mak eem say that I'm God
Niggaz be pretendin they hardcore
Never know the meaning of [real hardcore]
But I get props like a slogan and no man
Could ever try to diss when I kicks my jam
Lyrically def and connecting complete mic wrecking
No double checking vocals kill like weapons
But if I have to I go all out with no mic
Yeah that's right cause I survived mad fights
And for my peeps I truly care
Cause without some of them I wouldn't be here
And they all know how I feel
Cause suckers be like playin themselves to have mass appeal

[Verse Three:]

I know I'm dope but don't wet that
I've suffered setbacks but now I'm makin greenbacks
Just like baggy slacks I'm crazy hip-hop
Check one two and you don't stop
Your head'll bop when I drop my crop
of pure bomb, just like the seashore I'm calm
But wild, with my monotone style
Because I don't need gimmicks
Gimme a fly beat and I'm all in it
Word is bond I go on and on
For you it's tragic I got magic like wands
So I'ma end this lecture and I betcha
Those who kick dirt and do time I'm gonna get cha
Cause I be kickin the real
While they be losin the race tryin to chase mass appeal
[Mass Appeal Lyrics on
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Comments • 1,446

Still one of the illest beats ever. It defines an era.
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Dee Bee
Because I dont need gimmicks. Gimme a fly beat and Im all in it.
Jon 420
mad respect from boston guru was a legend RiP guru "You're paranoid cause you're my son like Elroy And you'd be happy as hell to get a record deal Maybe your soul you'd sell to have mass appeal"
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The 4th Horseman
Just got thru listening to a Rick Ross song. Had to come here for a dose of real rap.
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Am I Cool Yet?
Oh god, I triggered a fanboy. Kid, he's decent at making phone calls to get people who actually know how to make music to engineer, and produce his projects. He's a trash lyricist, and doesn't even make the engineer the music. So I'm sorry, but I'm missing where "credit is due" here.
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MVR B. Free
Very few rappers can sound calm & collected while still SLAYING a mic like Guru! RIP!!
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Sluggz Mcgee
Just like the seashore he's calm.
Blogger DWayne
+derpdeeeeeeeederp Retchy P Comin Home Soon
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joe razo
i was glad to hear this on tony hawk pro skater 4. 
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joe razo it's a classic, and you had to have good taste to like it.
joe razo, same.
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Gang Starr is one of if not the best rap group in music history.
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I looked at the original comment and I'm good with that statement and yours. I guess it's best not to even try to compare. Respect to both. It's like you don't compare Jill Scott with Erykah Badu, you just feel blessed to have them both. I would have liked to see the GZA and Guru do a joint, they had similar styles...with either Primo or RZA on the tracks.
alfred ginez
alsdyall i fuck with wu tang but as a lyricist and rapper not one rapper fron wu tang got shit on guru
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I have an album named: If I have to show aliens what is rap music. This is the only song in it
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luis roriguez
u a punk one
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Michael M
Nas’ Illmatic recorded there. The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die recorded there. Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt recorded there. And nearly every song by Gang Starr, in addition to every track produced by DJ Premier since 1992 was recorded there. Today, on January 7, 2015, Premo announced that D&D Studios a/k/a HeadQCourterz Studios will close its doors forever.
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Lil Bill
Michael M end of an era
Joel Villarreal
Michael M it's a landmark
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Dev GotNoGameTv
RIP Guru you teached me a lot in life!!! Thank you
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Travis Slaughter
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Airidas Petkevičius
That's what I call Hip Hop.
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RAQUAAHWA TheCodedtestament
The beat is just out of this world. It def. gives you that nice night time feeling late on the streets after a hot night.
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A.J. D
+TheCodedtestament Primo's the GOAT
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