Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded RSD ESSENTIALS #17 SILVER VINYL LP NEW

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Release Date: 09/09/2022
Format: LP
 B-Boy Records / RSD Essentials
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 35th Anniversary RSD Essentials Exclusive Silver Colored Vinyl LP Pressing

BDP's first album--and the only one to include the late DJ Scott La Rock--sounded harder than hell when it came out in 1987. Though the simple beat-box patterns on a few tracks sound dated, most of La Rock's tracks are bluntly effective, especially the AC/DC riff he appropriates on "Dope Beat." And KRS-One still performs most of his Criminal Minded rhymes, because his audience knows them word for word: the ultraviolent dancehall of "9mm Goes Bang," the battle cry of "South Bronx" (and its counterpart, the anti-Juice Crew screed of "The Bridge Is Over," with its little Billy Joel homage), the catalog of La Rock's condom collection on "Super-Hoe." KRS bloomed later; here, he just rocked.

Poetry 4:19 South Bronx 4:31 9mm Goes Bang 4:10 Word From Our Sponsor 4:25 Elementary 4:26 Dope Beat 4:13 Remix For P Is Free 4:15 The Bridge Is Over 4:21 Super-Hoe 4:16 Criminal Minded 4:26