YZ.* G-Rock* ‎– In Control Of Things

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Diversity Records ‎– D-952
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 In Control Of Things (Vocal) 4:20
A2 Thinking Of A Master Plan (Vocal) 5:14
A3 I'm In The Party (Vocal) 4:37
B1 In Control Of Things (Instr.) 3:54
B2 I'm In The Party (Instr.) 4:40

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Runout Grooves:
D-952-A (Side A)
D-952-B (Side B)

Produced for Smooth Line Productions.
Mixed at Epsilon Studios.
Published by Divert Music ASCAP.
(P)&(C) 1989
Manufactured by Diversity Records Co.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TUF 128048 YZ . G-Rock* YZ . G-Rock* - In Control Of Things(12") Tuff City TUF 128048 US 1989 Sell This Version
8048 YZ . G-Rock* YZ . G-Rock* - In Control Of Things(Cass, Maxi) Tuff City 8048 US 1989 Sell This Version
TUF 128048 YZ & G.Rock YZ & G.Rock - In Control Of Things(12", Whi) Tuff City TUF 128048 US 1989 Sell This Version
DC-952, 2752 YZ . G-Rock* YZ . G-Rock* - In Control Of Things(Cass, Single) Diversity Records, Diversity Records DC-952, 2752 US 1989 Sell This Version

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kramtronix

kramtronix

July 11, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Definite pre-90s banger! Strong beats, top-notch lyrical skills and crisp, clear production from Tony D! (Did Tony D. ever let us down?)

All 3 tracks here a solid, but my favorite has to be "I'm In The Party." Nice mid-tempo joint, with an uplifting bassline and nice loud horns that will hype up even the most depresed Hip-Hop listener. If you don't own this one, do yourself a favor and snatch one off of Discogs!

"In Control of Things" is a lyrical battle track. We all know YZ wasn't the hardest hitting emcee, but he would give anyone a good go around in the early 90s. This track shows how much he evolved as an emcee from 1987 with the Too Deff release. Nice progression with the times for sure! Because lyrically, there is a vast difference between 1987 and 1989.

"Thinking Of A Master Plan" is a concious track where YZ calls for "change" and a "black" president. When he wrote this one, he probably had no idea that his "master plan" would materialize.

The only thing I'm not quite fond of on this track is his disses toward KRS-One. KRS did a lot for the advancement of blacks in America, and a lot for the advancement of Hip-Hop. His Stop The Violence movement alone bridged many gaps in the Hip-Hop community and brought awareness to the need for an end of black on black crime.

Because of this unsavory dis, this one gets a 4/5.