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KRS-One adopted a more traditional approach to album-making on his first “solo” album. By enlisting the talents of several of New York’s most respected hip-hop producers—including Showbiz, Kid Capri, and most prominently, DJ Premier, who produced about half the album—KRS was suddenly an integral member of a rap establishment that he had spent years antagonizing. His collaborations with Premier are particularly potent: “Outta Here,” “Mortal Thought,” “P Is Still Free,” and “Higher Level” all forced KRS to change up his tempo, and the songs therefore brought out unheard facets of his voice as he drew energy not only from himself but from the artists around him.

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Classic Hip-Hop

You can't consider yourself a true fan of hip-hop music and culture if you don't know KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions like the back of your hand.  This album brings back good memories of the golden era when consciousness permeated throughout hip-hop.  I remember being in high school and chanting songs like "Black Cop" and "Sound of da Police" with pride and dignity and my fist in the air.  KRS is one of the illest MCs of all time, so use this and his other albums as a "blueprint" of what lyricism should be. DJ Premier and Show's production are not to be missed either.  Damn, I miss good hip-hop...

One of the best Hip Hop albums of ALL TIME.

This is quintessential hip hop at it's finest! Boom Bap! F- Yeah! This album, alongside "The Art of Storytelling" by Slick Rick, "Chronic 2001", "Marshall Mathers LP", "Reasonable Doubt" by Jay-Z and LL Cool J's "G.O.A.T." made me fall in love with hip hop forever. All these classic albums I listed have one major thing in common: almost every track on the record is a 5 star classic. BUY THE WHOLE ALBUM! you'll thank me

KRS-One's First Solo Album

KRS-One did a few albums as BDP (Boogie Down Productions) after Scott died...but this is his first [solo] album. Very good if you like BDP! Dont have it? Buy it!


Born: August 20, 1965 in The Bronx, New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

KRS-One (born Kris Parker) was the leader of Boogie Down Productions, one of the most influential hardcore hip-hop outfits of the '80s. At the height of his career, roughly 1987-1990, KRS-One was known for his furiously political and socially conscious raps, which is the source of his nickname, "the Teacher." Around the time of 1990's Edutainment, BDP's audience began to slip as many fans thought his raps were becoming preachy. As a reaction, KRS-One began to re-establish his street credibility with...
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