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No More Mr. Nice Guy
Studio album by Gang Starr
Released 1989 (US)
Recorded 1987 - 1989
Genre Hip-hop
Length 53:28
Label Wild Pitch/EMI Records
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Producer DJ Premier
DJ Mark the 45 King
Professional reviews
Gang Starr chronology
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Step in the Arena

No More Mr. Nice Guy is the debut album by hip hop duo Gang Starr, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). Although a critical success upon its first release, amid the first wave of alternative hip hop acts like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, No More Mr. Nice Guy remains somewhat overshadowed by massively influential albums like 3 Feet High and Rising. No More Mr. Nice Guy does not tackle social or political issues: it consists of boasting tracks. However, the beliefs of the Nation of Gods and Earths underlie everything.

No More Mr. Nice Guy peaked at #83 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. "Positivity" peaked at #19 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.


Track listing

  1. "Premier and the Guru" – 3:26
  2. "Jazz Music" – 3:30
  3. "Got U" – 3:08
  4. "Manifest" – 4:56
  5. "Gusto" – 3:15
  6. "DJ Premier in Deep Concentration" – 3:13
  7. "Positivity [Remix]" – 4:49
  8. "Manifest [Remix]" – 5:12
  9. "Conscience be Free" – 4:04
  10. "Cause and Effect" – 3:22
  11. "2 Steps Ahead" – 3:50
  12. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" – 3:22
  13. "Knowledge" (Feat. Damo D-Sky)– 3:42
  14. "Positivity" – 3:35

2003 Re-issue Bonus Tracks

  1. "Here's the Proof" – 4:35
  2. "The Lesson" – 5:05
  3. "Dedication" – 5:11


Premier and the Guru

Jazz Music

Got U



DJ Premier in Deep Concentration

Cause and Effect

2 Steps Ahead

No More Mr. Nice Guy



Here's the Proof

  • "Everytime I Turn Around (Back in Love Again)" by L.T.D.

Album singles

Single information
"Believe Dat!" [Non Album Single]
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Bust A Move Boy", "To Be A Champion"
"The Lesson" [Non Album Single]
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side:
"Movin' On" [Non Album Single]
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Gusto", "Knowledge"
  • Released: 1989
  • B-side: "No More Mr. Nice Guy (Remix)"
"Words I Manifest (Remix)"
  • Released: 1989
  • B-side: "DJ Premier In Deep Concentration", "Here's The Proof"

Album chart positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1989 No More Mr. Nice Guy - 83

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1990 Positivity - - 19


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