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In Full Gear


Download links and information about In Full Gear by Stetsasonic. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:16:46 minutes.

Artist: Stetsasonic
Release date: 1988
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:16:46
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No. Title Length
1. In Full Gear 3:31
2. DBC Let the Music Play 4:17
3. Freedom or Death 1:40
4. Float On (featuring The Force M. D. S) 7:27
5. Stet Troop '88! 4:50
6. Pen and Paper 3:55
7. Music for the Stetfully Insane 1:48
8. We're the Band 2:44
9. Rollin' Wit Rush 1:38
10. This Is It, Y'All (Go Stetsa II) 5:16
11. Extensions 0:09
12. Sally 4:32
13. Talkin' All That Jazz 4:47
14. It's In My Song 4:18
15. The Odad 3:20
16. Miami Bass 4:41
17. Showtime 5:10
18. Talkin' All That Jazz (Dominoes Vocal Remix By Daddy-O) 3:49
19. Talkin' All That Jazz (Dominoes Instrumental Remix By Daddy-O) 4:30
20. Talkin' All That Jazz (Dim's Radio Edit. Remixed By Dimitri from Paris) 4:24



If you need just one album to sum up everything that was happening in hip-hop in the pivotal year of 1988, you can do no better than Stetsasonic’s second album, In Full Gear. All the disparate ideas converge here: the heavy rhythms of Run-DMC, the impending jazz styles of Native Tongues, the fusion of rap and R&B, even Miami Bass. The album functions as both a time capsule and a compendium of ideas. Because the group could never be identified with a single style, one might argue that their sonic diversity hindered their success—but taken as individual songs, any of these works are masterful. “We’re the Band,” “Pen and Paper,” and of course, “Talkin’ All That Jazz” all but invented the jazz-rap blueprint that would become hip-hop’s dominant paradigm in the years to follow. Frukwan and Daddy-O were masterful rappers in the classic role, while Wise, DBC, and drummer Bobby Simmons made the group’s sound distinctly dense. In the end, though, it's producer Prince Paul who deserves the most credit. He presided over the album like a film director and singlehandedly elevated the role of producer in hip-hop.