Gang StarrMoment Of Truth

Label:Virgin – B0022832-01, Noo Trybe Records – B0022832-01
Series:Respect The Classics
3 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, RTI Pressing
Genre:Hip Hop


A1You Know My Steez
A2Robbin Hood Theory
FeaturingK-Ci & JoJo
B1Above The Clouds
FeaturingInspectah Deck
B3Itz A Set Up
B4Moment Of Truth
C1B.I. Vs Friendship
C2The Militia
FeaturingBig Shug, Freddie Foxxx.*
C3The Rep Grows Bigga
D1What I'm Here 4
D2She Knowz What She Wantz
D3New York Strait Talk
E1My Advice 2 You
E2Make 'Em Pay
FeaturingKrumb Snatcha
E3The Mall
FeaturingG-Dep, Shiggy Sha
FeaturingScarface (3)
F2Next Time
F3In Memory Of...

Companies, etc.



In gatefold cover.

Includes a 2-sided insert: one side features a large group photo, the other side features Guru and DJ Premier looking in a bathroom mirror with the text "Moment" across the middle.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602547240736
  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02547 24073 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): BOO22832- 01 A 23678.1 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): BOO22832- 01 B 23678.2 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): BOO22832- 01 C 23678.3 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): BOO22832- 01 D 23678.4 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E runout): BOO22832- 01 E 23678.5 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F runout): BOO22832- 01 F 23678.6 (3)...

Other Versions (5 of 28)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Moment Of Truth (3×LP, Album)Noo Trybe Records, Cooltempo7243 8 59032 1 2UK & Europe1998
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Moment Of Truth (CD, Album)Noo Trybe Records7243 8 45585 2 9US1998
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Moment Of Truth (3×LP, Album, Stereo)Noo Trybe Records7243 8 45585 1 2US1998
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Moment Of Truth (CD, Album)Noo Trybe Records7243 8 45585 2 9Canada1998
New Submission
Moment Of Truth (CD, Album)Noo Trybe RecordsTOCP-50442Japan1998



  • tpf055's avatar
    Sounds fine to my ears. Not noticeably richer or better in quality than streaming, but no pressing issues, skips or clicks/pops either. But god the packaging is a pain. This should have been a triple gatefold- stuffing two discs with paper sleeves into the same housing took me a solid three whole minutes of nudging back and forth. Extremely frustrating
    • edvard_hifi's avatar
      When I ordered this I was so worried that I was gonna get the 2023 repress. Not that that is any bad at all. Anyways. I ended up gettin this version and I am so pleased with it. Sounds great and is a true masterpiece from the one and only Premier behind the weels of steel and Guru on the mic🙌
      • bcpcornejo's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        I was able to grab the album after a restock (I assume, it still shows 2015 pressing) from Popmarket.

        After opening the sealed package, the records were quite a bit dusty and had some fingerprints that I could see.

        Since this has 3 LPs, the first jacket sleeve is a bit tight and even fitting in the third LP on the other sleeve was tight. I noticed some hairline scratches on Disc 1 probably from the tight fit with paper sleeves. I noticed a lot of fine dust in the grooves even after a wet wash on each vinyl that I could not get out with a carbon fiber brush. After playing 2 of the discs, there was a good amount of dust on my stylus. Not sure if it was the Preemo samples or surface noise but there was some pops and cracks but hopefully the first run through helped get all the dust out of the grooves but either way, sound was great. Everything was clear, there's no lack of volume, Guru's flow was supreme and Premier's beats were on point.

        25th Anniversary is coming up - maybe there will be a special pressing?
        • ramb4's avatar
          Repress inc? I got notified by imusic that it’s up for order again and should be in stock in 1 week
          • boozo050579's avatar
            Also GZ Media cop lots of flack but are very capable of producing high quality records. For instance GZ press almost all Vinyl Me Please issues for Hip Hop releases and the majority sound great and have very good quality control...
            • boozo050579's avatar
              This was pressed by RTI and mastered at Masterdisk . RTC cop lots of negativity, they do have quality control issues and use the shitty paper inner sleeves but many reissues they bring out sound good or even very good after a good clean. It seems to be an issue with many U.S hip hop releases though I have noticed recently more companies are using poly lined inner sleeves which is a good start. I find more often than not that the E.U issues are more likely to use better inner sleeves and more frequently are better quality pressings (not always) but mostly.
              • Dougdoe's avatar
                Amazing pressing. Mine has a mislable on the third disc, two side E's. If any mislable/print collectors are interested hmu, would prefer to trade for another mint copy as i love this album
                • AshOnWax's avatar
                  This pressing is perfect 👌 So happy with my copy!
                  • ramb4's avatar
                    How can the repress from
                    2015/2021 sell for more than the original pressing from 95? Shits getting crazy…
                    •'s avatar
                      Bought a mint (sealed) version on Discogs, sound is great, no pops and clicks, but good god, the quality control is terrible. Completely covered in paper scuffs when taking the records out, heavily wrapped (not audible) and covered in fingers prints and dirt. After cleaning it sounds great, but how can a new record be in this shape....


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