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Daily Operation
Studio album by Gang Starr
Released May 5, 1992 (1992-05-05)
Recorded 1991-1992
D&D Studios in New York, New York
Genre Hip-hop
Length 53:37
Label Chrysalis/EMI Records
0946 3 21910 2 1
Producer DJ Premier
Professional reviews
Gang Starr chronology
Step in the Arena
Daily Operation
Hard to Earn

Daily Operation is a 1992 album by Gang Starr. The album represents the gritty sound of early 1990s Brooklyn hip-hop.

Guru rhymes on a variety of subjects, from the hypocrisy of the government, pro-Black rights and anti-prejudice, to his intellectual depth on "2 Deep," to his penchant for smoking marijuana on "Take Two and Pass," to anger and sadness on "Take it Personal," to the opposite sex in "Ex Girl to the Next Girl." DJ Premier and Guru are credited as the producers of every track. The track "I'm the Man" also features the debuts of Lil' Dap from Group Home and Jeru the Damaja, two artists who gained instant underground credibility because of the exposure.

Originally the album was rated 3.5 mics in The Source [1]. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.

In 2007 a social network was created using a moniker of the album name. Daily Operation is a hip hop social network dedicated to the advocacy of superior artists such as Gang Starr.

One of the songs of the album, "B.Y.S." ("Bust Yo Shit"), was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the fictional radio station Playback FM.


Track listing

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


  • DJ Premier – Producer
  • Lisle Leete – Engineer
  • Yorum Vazan – Mixing


The Place Where We Dwell

Ex Girl to Next Girl

Soliloquy of Chaos

I'm the Man

92 Interlude

Take It Personal

2 Deep


No Shame in My Game


The Illest Brother

Hardcore Composer


Much Too Much (Mack a Mil)

Take Two and Pass

  • "Frantic Moment" by Eddie Hazel
  • "Juice Crew All Stars" by Juice Crew All-Stars (vocals by MC Shan)

Stay Tuned

Album singles

Single information
"2 Deep" [Released in Europe]
  • Released: 1992
  • B-side: "Take It Personal" & "Now You're Mine"
"Take It Personal"
  • Released: March 30, 1992
  • B-side: "DWYCK"
"Ex Girl to Next Girl"
  • Released: August 18, 1992
  • B-side: "B.Y.S." & "DWYCK"
"Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)" [Non Album Single]
  • Released: January 13, 1993
  • B-side: "Flip The Script"

Album chart positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1992 Daily Operation 65 14

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1992 Ex Girl To Next Girl 63 5
Take It Personal - 1


  1. ^ Chris Wilder (June, 1992) Daily Operation Album Review. The Source.


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