|This limited edition set includes one blue record, one pink record (the official Cold Chillin' colors) and two 16 oz. Cold Chillin' soft-polyester slipmats, bonded, compressed, and crafted to the highest possible standard of quality. These slipmats do not use silk screen printing, rather the fabric is dyed using a dye-sublimation process, so the colors can't rub off. This is the most deluxe vinyl reissue ever for In Control Volume 1, Marley Marl's breakthrough 1988 album, not only for him but for the history of hip hop. At that time, a complete album billed to a producer, as opposed to a rapper, was a new concept.|
In the early 1980s at the beginning of his career, Marley Marl was taken under the wing of original Juice Crew members, Mr. Magic and Fly Ty, and given a life changing opportunity to replace the deceased DJ Junebug as the official DJ for the legendary New York City rap show ''Mr. Magic's Rap Attack.'' By 1988, Marley Marl was the man. His production and connections had catapulted him to being the ''in-house'' producer for the second coming of the Juice Crew, earning him undeniable Hip Hop classic hits like MC Shan's ''The Bridge,'' Big Daddy Kane's ''Aint No Half Steppin','' Kool G Rap and DJ Polo's ''It's A Demo,'' and Biz Markie's ''Nobody Beats The Biz,'' among many others. With its impeccable balance of having the hottest rappers out at the time on his side (MC Shan, Biz Markie, Heavy D, Roxanne Shante, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane), juxtaposed with featuring the newest talent on the rise in the Juice Crew (Craig G, Masta Ace, Tragedy [Intelligient Hoodlum]), In Control Volume 1 easily can be identified now as a truly classic Hip Hop record.