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Stetsasonic was an American hip hop group formed in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. It is remembered as one of the first hip hop crews to use a live band.
They released their first album On Fire in 1986. The album received mixed reviews, though the follow-up releases, In Full Gear and Blood and Sweat & No Tears, were critically acclaimed. A 1988 New York Times article said that the group mirrored the rise of artistic, profound rap music: “While pop’s political commentary often seems secondary to catchy melodies and commercial acceptability, rap’s tough sound sharpens its commentary”. As a “hip hop band”, dependent on instruments as well as turntables, the group was also known for live shows, though sometimes the “rap-show format prevented Stetsasonic from employing the band instrumentation and studio layering that make their records so distinctive.”
The group disbanded soon after the release of Blood, Sweat & No Tears.