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The Ownerz
Studio album by Gang Starr
Released June 24, 2003 (US)
Recorded 2002-2003
D&D Studios and Avatar Studios in New York, New York
Genre Hip-Hop
Length 55:55
Label Virgin/EMI Records
7243 5 80247 0 8
V0-80247
Producer DJ Premier (Producer)
Guru (Co-producer)
Professional reviews
Gang Starr chronology
Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr
(1999)
The Ownerz
(2003)
Mass Appeal: Best of Gang Starr
(2006)

The Ownerz is the sixth and final studio album by the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, recorded two years before it split. It was well-received critically and boasts four singles, "Skills," "Rite Where U Stand," "Nice Girl, Wrong Place," and the title track "The Ownerz." Many tracks feature a drum kit sampled from an Oberheim DMX drum machine.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)" – 0:46
  2. "Put Up Or Shut Up" (featuring Krumbsnatcha) – 3:15
  3. "Werdz From The Ghetto Child" (featuring Smiley) – 1:09
  4. "Sabotage" – 2:22
  5. "Rite Where U Stand" (featuring Jadakiss) – 3:37
  6. "Skills" – 3:17
  7. "Deadly Habitz" – 4:12
  8. "Nice Girl, Wrong Place" (featuring Boy Big) – 3:32
  9. "Peace Of Mine" – 3:01
  10. "Who Got Gunz" (featuring Fat Joe & M.O.P.) – 3:36
  11. "Capture (Militia Pt. 3)" (featuring Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx) – 3:23
  12. "PLAYTAWIN" – 3:11
  13. "Riot Akt" – 4:04
  14. "Hiney" – 1:31
  15. "Same Team, No Games" (featuring NYG'z & H. Stax) – 3:44
  16. "In This Life..." (featuring Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo) – 3:03
  17. "The Ownerz" – 2:57
  18. "Zonin'" – 2:54
  19. "Eulogy" – 2:54

Samples

  • "Sabotage"
    • "Bump Me" by Smoked Sugar
    • "Moment Of Truth" by Gang Starr (vocals by Guru)
  • "Werdz From The Ghetto Child"
  • "PLAYTAWIN"
    • "Full Clip" by Gang Starr
  • "Riot Akt"
  • "Put Up Or Shut Up"
  • "Rite Where U Stand"
  • "Skills"
    • "Rapper Dapper Snapper" by Edwin Birdsong
    • "Shadows" by Mysterious Flying Orchestra
    • "Rappers R. N. Dainja" by KRS-One
  • "Nice Girl, Wrong Place"
  • "Peace Of Mine"
  • "Who Got Gunz"
  • "In This Life"
  • "The Ownerz"
  • "Zonin"
    • "The Junkies" by Taylor-Coleridge Perkinson
    • "Mass Appeal" by Gang Starr (Vocals by Guru)
    • "Life is What You Make It" by Nas Feat. DMX (vocal by DMX)
  • "Capture (Militia Pt. 3)"
  • "Betrayal"
    • "Deliver the Word" by War

Album singles

Single information
"Skills"
"Nice Girl Wrong Place"
"The Ownerz"

Album chart positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2003 The Ownerz #18 #5

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2002 Skills - #91 _
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