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Criminal Minded

   Artist: Boogie Down Productions
Label: BBOY
Orig. Released: 1987
Catalog No.: LPBBOY4787
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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Production is credited to 'Blastmaster' KRS-One (Lawrence Krisna Parker) and DJ Scott La Rock (Scott Sterling), but in interviews it has been revealed that an uncredited Ced-Gee (Cedric Miller) of The Ultramagnetic MCs had a key role in crafting the sound of the LP - the back cover, however, carries the message "a special thanks to Ced Gee". Released in early 1987, the album heavily sampled records from James Brown and AC/DC and also had a dancehall reggae influence. The songs "South Bronx" and "The Bridge is Over" ignited the rivalry with the Queens-bred emcee MC Shan and the Juice Crew . The album is also credited with providing a prototype for East Coast gangsta rap. For instance, 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," which details an encounter with a drug-abusing prostitute.

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Track Titles
1. Poetry
2. South Bronx
3. 9mm Goes Bang
4. Word From Our Sponsor
5. Elementary

1. Dope Beat
2. Remix For P Is Free
3. The Bridge Is Over
4. Super-Hoe
5. Criminal Minded


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