Marley Marl ‘In Control Volume 1’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 20th September 1988

Label: Cold Chillin / Warner Bros

Producers: Marley Marl

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“In Control, Volume 1 is an album by hip hop producer Marley Marl of the Juice Crew, released September 20, 1988 on Cold Chillin’ Records. The album compiles ten studio recordings by Juice Crew members and artists affiliated with Marley Marl. It showcased his style of hip hop production and sampling at a time when he became one of the first super-producers in hip hop music. The album is broken down track-by-track by Marley Marl in Brian Coleman’s book Check the Technique. The opulent cover stood in contrast to Marley Marl’s real living conditions: “I was still living in the projects. I was paying like $110 a month for my rent, free electricity. So New York City Housing Authority kind of co-produced some of my earlier hits.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #15 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1988.

- The singles ‘The Symphony’ and ‘Droppin Science’ appear at #7 and #23 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1988.

- The tracks ‘Droppin Science’ and ‘Duck Alert’ appear on our Classic Material 1988 mixtape.

- The track ‘The Symphony’ appears on our 1988 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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