|Step in the Arena|
|Studio album by Gang Starr|
Calliope Productions in New York, New York
Firehouse Studios in Brooklyn, New York
Such-A-Sound Studio in Brooklyn, New York
|Genre||East Coast Hip Hop|
0946 3 21798 2 1
|Producer||DJ Premier, Guru|
|Gang Starr chronology|
Step in the Arena is the second studio album by hip hop duo Gang Starr, released in November 1990. In 2007, it was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by IGN.com. HipHopDX called it "the album that cemented Gang Starr as a timeless tag team."
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
In addition to IGN.com and HipHopDX's accolades, the album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Hip Hop Albums.
The song "Who's Gonna Take the Weight" was remixed by DJ Premier for use in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. "Step In the Arena" was on the video games Skate It and Skate 2, and "Just to Get a Rep" was on Thrasher: Skate and Destroy.
|UK Albums (OCC)||36|
|US Billboard 200||121|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||19|
|Hot Rap Singles|
|1991||"Just to Get a Rep"||5|
|"Who's Gonna Take The Weight?"||9|
|"Step In The Arena"||5|