Backspin: Gang Starr — Moment of Truth (1998)

Growing pains and knowing gains. (91/100)

Jeffrey Harvey
8 min readMar 30, 2024

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Triumph defines identity, but adversity forges character.

By 1998, hip-hop’s identity as the mouthpiece of a generation and the embodiment of a modern American dream was well established. In the preceding quarter century, the culture and its art forms had gone from powered by bootleg…

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