Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal

Gang Starr

A critique of the sellouts watering down their sound for mainstream success. Even though Guru and Primo did more commercial projects separately, together their output was always 100% hardcore Hip Hop. Any wider success Gang Starr achieved was due to the mainstream crossing over to them rather than vice versa.

DJ Premier said the following about “Mass Appeal”:

We were really making fun of radio, and it became our biggest radio record. And to this day it’s one of my favorites ever.