Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded [Deluxe Edition]

Criminal Minded [Deluxe Edition]
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Format:  CD  (2 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: February 12, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Traffic Ent.

Entertainment Reviews:

Vibe - 12/99, p.157
Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Vibe - 6/02, p.108
Ranked #3 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Hip hop has never gotten much better than [this]..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • $0.99 on iTunes12.Advance (Orig. 12" Version)
  • $0.99 on iTunes13.Dr. Dre's Operating Room Interview (A) (WBAU)
  • $0.99 on iTunes14.The P Is Free (Orig. 12" Version)
  • $0.99 on iTunes15.Dr. Dre's Operating Room Interview (B)
  • $0.99 on iTunes16.The Bridge Is Over (Red Alert 12" Version)
  • 17.Dr. Dre's Operating Room Interview (C)
  • 18.Elementary (Dub) (Orig. Acetate Version)
  • 19.Scott La Rock Megamix
  • 20.Awesome 2 - Scott La Rock Dedication (WHBI)
  • 21.The Bridge Is Over (Bladerunners Edit)
  • 22.Stop The Violence (Orig. 12" Version)
  • 23.Essays On Bdpism

Product Description:

Boogie Down Productions includes: KRS-One (rap vocals); DJ Scott La Rock (programming, scratches).
Boogie Down Productions: KRS-One, Scott La Rock.
Audio Mixer: Scott La Rock.
Liner Note Author: Willie C.
Recording information: Bayside Sound; Power Play, Queens, NY; Ton Zone, Elhurst, NY; Union Square.
Arranger: A. Stewart.
CRIMINAL MINDED was the first of a string of albums (including RHYME PAYS, PAID IN FULL) which in 1987 established the blueprint for what would become hardcore or gangsta rap. A first in other respects as well, it shares PAID IN FULL's claim to the first James Brown samples; the sound generally set the tone for the next decade of hip-hop production.
The harder style that CRIMINAL MINDED introduced was a backlash to the Marley Marl/Juice Crew monopoly on mid-'80s hip-hop ("South Bronx" and "The Bridge is Over" express these sentiments in no uncertain terms). Ironically though, legend has it that KRS ONE and Scott La Rock realized the album with a drum reel lifted from Marley's studio (play "The Bridge Is Over" back to back with Marley productions like "Eric B. For President" or "The Bridge"). Even so, the staccato, reggae-inflected beats programmed with that reel (another first; "9 MM" and "The 'P' Is Free" were the first rap tracks to openly celebrate hip-hop's Jamaican roots) and the unprecedented sophistication of the battle-rhymes that KRS spread on top are pure BDP, with few equals in the history of rap music.

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Product Info

  • UPC: 829357653123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.42/lbs (approx)
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