November 24, 2021

Marley Marl - In Control, Volume II: For Your Steering Pleasure (1991)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: 9 26257-2

© 1991 Cold Chillin'
By the time of the release of Marley Marl's In Control, Vol. 2, three years after the release of volume one, hip-hop had changed paths. In 1988, Marley Marl's repertoire of drum loops and James Brown samples were revolutionary, but in 1991 they were anything but fresh. Even worse, Big Daddy KaneBiz Markie, and most of the other artists who made In Control, Vol. 1 such a success had parted ways with Marley Marl. On In Control, Vol. 2, the producer relies on a new set of artists. Unknowns such as MC Amazing, MC Cash, and Kevy Kev try their best, but they can't summon the energy of the original roster. A couple of unfortunate R&B songs and an excursion into reggae do nothing to lift the album.

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