Boogie Down Productions – Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop
Boogie Down Productions (BDP) was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock. DJ Scott La Rock was murdered on August 27, 1987, five months after the release of BDP’s debut album. The group pioneered the fusion of dancehall reggae and hip hop music and their debut LP contained frank descriptions of life in the South Bronx during the late 1980s, thus setting the stage for what would eventually become gangsta rap. Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip-Hop is their third album, released in 2019. It finds KRS-One evolving into a fierce advocate for both his community and his chosen art form. He’s particularly concerned about the direction of the latter: he’s wary of hip-hop being co-opted by the pop mainstream, and the album’s title comes from his conviction that real hip-hop is built on the vitality and rebelliousness of the streets. Accordingly, Ghetto Music contains a few more battle rhymes than usual, plus some showcases for pure MC technique, in keeping with the most basic elements of the music.
Label: Get On Down
Cat. # GET51303