Boogie Down Productions “South Bronx Teachings: A Collection” | B-Boy Records
The Bronx was a melting pot for musicians, artists, film makers and creative minds of every type in the 80′s. The illustrious nature of the 60′s and 70′s New York scene had branched tentacles into pocket of New York imaginable and it was in the Bronx that the highly influential B-Boy Records was founded by Jack Allen and Bill Kamarra. With the label breaking considerable ground with the Boogie Down Productions crew, they launched out a framework for the style of music that would transition from the 80′s era of production and lyrical styles and into the 90′s. Boogie Down Productions is one of the greatest hip hop groups ever, comprising KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock for a 5 albums over a 5 year stretch. When we got word that B-Boy Records was going through their catalog and releasing material from the vaults we knew Boogie Down Productions would be a main source of material for release. This came true this year with South Bronx Teachings: A Collection, spanning the groups entire career and diving deep into the BDP story with the liner notes that are included. This is an essential piece of not only hip hop history but music history in general. There will never be another BDP and this collection will surely let any new fans of their works into why. For anyone who has all the past albums, this is still a really great collection to put a retrospect on many classic and career defining tracks from the group.
From B-Boy Records
“In 1985, a young and homeless Lawrence Krisna Parker (Rapper KRS-One) met social worker Scott Sterling (Producer/DJ Scott La Rock) at a Bronx shelter. They hooked up with (uncredited) producer Ced Gee from the Ultramagnetic MC’s to cut ‘South Bronx’ and ‘The Bridge Is Over,’ monumental records which toppled the Queens-based Juice Crew and forever cemented the Bronx’s place in the history of hip-hop. These tracks, along with the sublime ‘Poetry’ and the shocking ’9mm Goes Bang,’ formed the basis of the now classic full length Criminal Minded. As the record took off, Scott La Rock was killed in a street-side shooting while coming to the aid of BDP rapper/producer/protege D-Nice. From the now out-of-print compilation, The Man and His Music, this set adds a DJ Red Alert megamix, circa late ’80s, and the early tracks, ‘Advance’ and ‘D-Nice Rocks the House.’ Also included is the rare early single ‘Say No Brother.’ This limited package also features uber rare unpublished photographs of KRS with Scott taken by Janette Bekman but never used in the original The Man and His Music packaging.”
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