Gang Starr ‎– Step Into The Arena (Instrumental)

Not On Label ‎– APT-03
Vinyl, LP, Album, Test Pressing, Unofficial Release


A1 Step Into The Arena
A2 Form Of Interllect
A3 Exection Of A Chump
A4 Who's Take The Weight
A5 Beyond Comprehension
A6 Love Sick
A7 Here Today Gone Tomorrow
A8 Take A Rest
B1 What You Want This Time
B2 Street Ministry
B3 Just To Get A Rep
B4 Say Your Prayers
B5 As I Read My S. A.
B6 Precisely The Right Rhymes
B7 Meaning Of The Name

Companies, etc.


This is an unofficial pressing with a replica Specialty Records Corporation test pressing label affixed to both sides. It was originally released with a printed insert sheet of the tracklist.

The release title, track titles, and track order do not appear on the record and instead are taken from the insert sheet. Tracks A2 and A3 are misspelled on the insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A [hand-etched]): APT-03-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B [hand-etched]): APT-03-B

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F2 21798 Gang Starr Step In The Arena(CD, Album) Chrysalis F2 21798 US 1990 Sell This Version
MR-019 Gang Starr Step In The Arena(LP, Album) Chrysalis MR-019 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
F4 21798 Gang Starr Step In The Arena(Cass, Album) Chrysalis F4 21798 US 1990 Sell This Version
321798-4 Gang Starr Step In The Arena(Cass, Album) Chrysalis 321798-4 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
DOM 001 Gang Starr Step In The Arena(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, W/Lbl) R. A. K. Records DOM 001 US 1998 Sell This Version



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September 4, 2012
It appears that these were made from a recording of a legitimate vinyl copy - not proper orig studio tape masters - because there are little pops and clicks that are audible, but the vinyl is spotless and there is no stylus wobble when running over them slowly, leading one to believe that the source vinyl they used was itself flawed.
That and the fact that the sound quality is poor - subs are muddy and the top end is murky.