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Gang Starr: Astoria, London

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 2 October 1999

LIVE HIP-hop is such a rare occurrence it's almost a duty to disregard the actual quality. However, Gang Starr don't need any excuses made for them. Guru and DJ Premier have been mixing street politics with reportage and hard-earned wisdom for so long, it's a wonder they don't use strollers to aid motion. Predictably enough, tonight's selection is defiant in tone, celebratory in attitude, and still challenging on a rhythmic level.

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