In Control, Volume 1
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Studio album by Marley Marl


20 September 1988




Hip hop


Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.


Marley Marl

Marley Marl chronology


In Control, Volume 2: For Your Steering Pleasure (1991)

In Control, Volume 1 is the debut album by American hip hop producer Marley Marl, released in 1988 on Cold Chillin' Records. The album features ten songs, all produced by Marley, that feature vocals performed by fellow Juice Crew members and affiliates. It showcased his style of hip hop production and sampling at a time when he became one of the first superproducers in hip hop music. The album is perhaps best remembered for the posse cut "The Symphony".

The album peaked at #163 on the Billboard 200, and #25 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. 

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All songs produced by Marley Marl.

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Time
1. "Droppin' Science" Craig G Curry, Williams 4:59
2. "We Write the Songs" Heavy D, Biz Markie Hall, Myers, Williams 5:25
3. "The Rebel" Percy/Tragedy Chapman, Williams 3:46
4. "Keep Your Eye on the Prize" Masta Ace, Action Clear, Williams 5:52
5. "The Symphony" Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane Clear, Curry, Hardy, Williams, Wilson 6:06
6. "Live Motivator" Percy/Tragedy Chapman, Williams 4:45
7. "Duck Alert" Craig G Curry, Williams 4:12
8. "Simon Says" Masta Ace, Action Clear, Williams 4:02
9. "Freedom" MC Shan Moltke, Williams 4:27
10. "Wack Itt" Roxanne Shanté Gooden, Williams 4:45
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