Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Stetsasonic - In Full Gear

Stetsasonic claimed to be the 1st hip hop "band"; using live instruments in the studio & on tour. This album (their second of three) demonstrates this fact quite well & was probably the first record to successfully introduce jazz to the rap scene, with probably the single that they were most famous for - "Talkin All That Jazz".

Released in '88 on the Tommy Boy label, this album comprises of 17 tracks; of which, very few can be considered "fillers". Highlights of the album for me are the title track, as well as "Pen & Paper", "DBC Let The Music Play" & "Freedom Or Death".

The fact that this album was re-released in 2001 (with 3 bonus tracks) speaks volumes about this album. It still sounds fresh today!

Stetsasonic - In Full Gear (Part 1)

Stetsasonic - In Full Gear (Part 2)


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