Label: B-Boy Records - BB 4787 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Conscious
It is considered a highly influential hip hop album  and one of the first in the gangsta rap genre. Since its release, the album has been sampled, interpolated and paraphrased. The former has second-hand musical ideas from Public Enemy and contributed to the new jack swing genre. Dope Beat - Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded latter took ideas from MC Shan.
Throughout the album, KRS-One gives honor and praise to Scott La Rock for producing the album and he mostly goes on about the importance of originality and being "real" instead of a "Sucker MC". Inthe album was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. The cover, which showcases Parker and Sterling surrounded by an arsenal of weapons, was hip-hop's first major release to feature members brandishing firearms.
The album also contained several seminal hardcore songs such as "9mm Goes Bang," one of the first hip-hop songs to be based around a first-person crime narrative, and "P Is Free," Dope Beat - Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded details an encounter with a drug-abusing prostitute.
Initially, the album sold Dope Beat - Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded least several hundred thousand copies; however, the relationship between the group and B-Boy Records quickly deteriorated when the label, headed by Jack Allen and Bill Kamarra, was allegedly slow to pay royalties.
Records ' Benny Medinahead of the label's Black-music division, who promptly agreed to sign the duo in principle to a new record Nekro G - Reel Street Musik. However, it was rescinded after La Rock's death.
By this time, Sterling had befriended a neighborhood teenager named Derrick "D-Nice" Joneswho did a human beatboxing routine for the group.
One evening, Jones was assaulted by some local hoodlums and he later called Sterling to run interference. The next day, Sterling and a group of others came to the stoop where the offending parties lived. Sterling's intention was to try and mediate things, but one of the hoods pulled out a gun and began shooting at random. In the ensuing confusion, Sterling was hit in the neck.
Critically wounded, he died an hour later in hospital, leaving behind an infant son. Warner Bros. Parker, however, decided that the group should continue.
A handful of friends were brought into the collective, including Parker's new wife Ms. Melodie and brother Kenny Parker, with whom he had just recently reunited. Original member and Criminal Minded co-producer Lee Smith was dropped by Parker in pursuit of a deal. Meanwhile, Criminal Minded became notoriously hard to find, falling in and out Urban Lea - Unit 31 EP print every few years, surfacing with a different distributor every time.
Eventually, the Boston-based independent label LandSpeed Records purchased the rights of the B-Boy Records catalogue, hence a re-release in An expanded re-release titled The Best of B-Boy Records: Boogie Down Productions includes longer versions of the album's tracks and several inch singles that didn't make Criminal Minded' s original pressing.
On Spotify this bumper pack is simply known as Criminal Minded Deluxe. Criminal Minded has been well received by critics.
Though one's moralistic quibbles do recede as history demonstrates how much worse things can get and how Ca Un Fluturaș - Amida Take* și Rudolf Stambolg* / Dorina Drăghici - Ca Un Fluturaș / Mi-e Bine Așa music has to do with it, KRS-One's talk of fucking virgins and blowing brains out will never make him my B-boy of the first resort.
But his mind is complex and exemplary—he's sharp and articulate, his idealism more than a gang-code and his confusion profound. And Scott LaRock was a genius. Sampling blues metal as well as James Brownspinning grooves to toast by, blind-siding the beat with grunts and telephones and dim backtalk, he was spare and rich simultaneously. Music will miss him more than Jaco Pastorius and Will Shatter put together.
Complex named the song "South Bronx" as the ninth-best hip hop diss song of all-time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boogie Down Productions. Hardcore hip hop  gangsta rap .
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