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Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip HopAmongst hip-hop fans, Boogie Down Productions' first two albums - Criminal Minded (1987) and By All Means Necessary (1988) - both loom very large. And for good reason: they both captured one of the late 1980s' most important and influential crews at their highest powers of lyricism and musical invention.
That being said, too many people sleep on BDP's third LP, Ghetto Music. Released in 1989, when the hip-hop world was truly beginning to explode and reach new heights of sales and exposure around the world, the album is arguably as powerful as the group's first two.
As on By All Means Necessary, in the wake of the tragic death of original founder, producer and DJ Scott LaRock, KRS-One pushed along mightily on the production side, with help from his extended crew. Musically the sound created on albums 2 & 3 was funky, catchy, and continually innovative, giving him the perfect backdrop to build his "Edutainment" syllabus.
Lyrically there was never a question about KRS' power, and on Ghetto Music he continues to impress, teach and ask important questions. Clear cases in point are two of the album's singles, "You Must Learn" and "Why Is That?" but he gets even deeper on lesser-jocked tracks like the anti-police thought-piece "Who Protects Us From You" (still sadly relevant in 2017), "Ghetto Music" and "World Peace."
Still as strong and entertaining today as it was almost three decades ago, this new reissue is a perfect way for younger fans to embrace one of the most underrated hip-hop platters of the era.1. The Style You Haven't Done Yet
2. Why Is That?
3. The Blueprint
4. Jack Of Spades
5. Jah Rulez
6. Breath Control
7. Who Protects Us From You?
8. You Must Learn
9. Hip Hop Rules
10. Bo! Bo! Bo!
11. Gimme, Dat, (Woy)
12. Ghetto Music
13. World Peace$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Criminal MindedIn listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to
stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie
Down Productions' undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded.
Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine
the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which
features the songs "South Bronx," "Criminal Minded" and "The Bridge is
Over," captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies
hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One's aggressive yet intelligent
lyricism backed by Scott La Rock's hard-hitting, stripped-down beats.
A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine,
The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all
time. Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to
present Criminal Minded, presented inn a double-LP pressing.LP 1
2. South Bronx
3. 9mm Goes Bang
4. Word From Our Sponsor
1. Dope Beat
2. Remix For P Is Free
3. The Bridge Is Over
5. Criminal Minded$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Criminal Minded 7 Box SetTraffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present one of the most influential and
original albums in music history: Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions in a never before released form. One of the most legendary releases in the history of music is now available as a unique and collectable 7" box set. The entire original album is included across five 45s, housed in a durable box lined with two versions of the B-Boy Records logo. Each 45 is enclosed in a mini replica of the B-Boy 12" jacket.
A true classic, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th
century. KRS-ONE's combination of street slang and Webster's dictionary knowledge backed by Scott La
Rock's hard hitting, minimal beats helped set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. With this now-classic debut album, BDP's hardcore stylings helped to redefine the New York rap music scene. Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousness-raising medium. Since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most
prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.
This deluxe 7 inch box set is a new chapter in the storied history of one of recorded music's genuine
treasures, Criminal Minded.Record 1:
Side A: Poetry
Side B: South Bronx
Side A: 9mm Goes Bang
Side B: Word From Our Sponsor
Side A: Elementary
Side B: Dope Beat
Side A: Remix For P Is Free
Side B: The Bridge Is Over
Side A: Super-hoe
Side B: Criminal Minded$49.997 Vinyl Single Box Set - 5 Singles Sealed Buy Now
Criminal Minded (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 444/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie Down Productions undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded. Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which features the songs South Bronx, Criminal Minded and The Bridge Is Over, captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-Ones aggressive yet intelligent lyricism backed by Scott La Rocks hard-hitting, stripped-down beats. A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine, The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all time.Poetry
9mm Goes Bang
Word From Our Sponsor
Remix For P Is Free
The Bridge Is Over
Criminal Minded$14.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
By All Means Necessary (Out Of Stock)In its history Hip Hop has had a handful of stand-out years. And for many true fans there is
little debate that 1988 was the true "Golden Era". Countless classic albums came out that
year and Boogie Down Productions' By Any Means Necessary ranks high atop that list.
Following the fatal shooting of the groups DJ/Producer Scott La Rock in 1987, KRS One was
determined to continue BDP despite the tragedy. Taking the group in a slightly different
direction, adopting the moniker "Teacher" and taking on social issues, KRS crafted an album
that to this day still sounds fresh and exciting. From the moment the album starts with the
infectious saxophone sample on "My Philosophy" or the Reggae influenced
"Stop the Violence" to the straight up braggadocios "I'm Still #1", By Any Means Necessary
proves why it's one of the most important and classic albums ever recorded. Other stand out
tracks include "Illegal Business" which is a look at how the drug trade corrupts the police
and government, while "Jimmy" warns us to the pit falls of a "big butt and a smile."
Just based on the album's cover alone, an ode to the famous Ebony Magazine Malcolm X
photograph, By Any Means Necessary was able to make one the biggest statements in Hip
Hop history that is just as important today as it was in '88 or as KRS says "Fresh for 88
you suck-azzzz"1. My Philosophy
2. Ya Slippin'
3. Stop The Violence
4. Illegal Business
6. I'm Still #1
7. Part Time Suckers
9. T'Cha T'Cha
10. Necessary$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock