Gang Starr - “DWYCK”
A combination of factors led to “DWYCK” becoming one of the biggest hits in Gang Starr’s catalogue. DJ Premier and Guru already had a healthy run of acclaimed singles, but they lacked star power until combining forces with the fundamentally different hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth. Without compromising their sound, Gang Starr benefited here from Greg Nice doubling as a hypeman and emcee contrasted by his partner Smooth B’s silky tone. With no need for a hook, this song captured a time when rap was more fun and innocent.