BDP - Week 12 Boogie Down Productions Prof had relation with Scott the Rox and KRS-One Most important group in hiphop history KRS-One(Kris Walker o Born

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Week 12 Boogie Down Productions - Prof had relation with Scott the Rox and KRS-One - Most important group in hiphop history - KRS-One (Kris Walker) o Born 1965 o Brooklyn o Poverty o Mother preached spirituality o Mother encouraged sons to stay and excel in school o 16 years old, dropped out of highschool o Went to public library o Survival skills, good leader o Skilled graffiti artist o KRS-One = KRS is number 1 (first meaning) o KRS-One = Knowledge supreme over nearly everyone (new meaning) o Dreamt of being an MC o Incorporated politics o Battled o 98% black crowd o 19 years old, went to jail (sold weed) o 1985, released, met a social worker and gang member, Scott the Rox o Valued money as #1 o Never into fashion o Spokesperson for hip hop - Picture of album: Criminal Mind (left KRS-One, Right Scott) - Scott the Rox o DJ (worked at Broadway International) - Mr. Magic supported both Krs and Scott o Rejected first demo they gave o Walker felt rejected (returned to homeless shelter) - Krs – One o Inspiration for first song came from “The Bridge” o Helped him create the song “ The South Bronx” o MC Shan created “Kill that Noise” to respond to South Bronx Shan’s career ended because this song sucked “The Bridge is over” retaliated “Kill that Noise” Song meant that Shan’s career and Queens people were over - B-Boy Records o Front for Porn Production o Small Town hustlers - Criminal Minded 1987 o Cult Sensation o East Coast P.O.V had guns in album
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Didn’t have real gangsters o Paved way for gangster rapping o Sampled James Brown - RCA Records o Affiliate label, independent (Jive) Ripped off BDP (royalties etc.) Kenny Parker (DJ), KRS-One wanted him He also wanted D-Nice He also wanted gf Melanie - Scott Sterling (The Rock) o 1987, Aug 25, shot in neck while sitting in a jeep inside S.Bronx (age 25) o Tried to stop a fight b/w D-Nice and ex gf who had a new bf o Never found shooter o Krs used death of Scott, to build his rep o “Devoting his entire career to uplifting blah blah” – KRS one This resulted in his new name “The Teacher” - Album #2 By All Means Necessary o Militant album o LP dedicated to social commentary o Pic similar to Malcolm X pic Had to protect family and himself - Krs found “Stop the Violence” movement o Created because youth died at BDP and PE concert - Jungle Bros. Queen Latifah, X Clan, Big Daddy Kane and one more o Talked about consciousness - 1989, Self Destruction 12inch single o Charitable undertaking o Raised 500k for charity o Featured MC Lyte, Mill Melody, Kool Moe Dee - Album #3 – The Blue Print of Hip hop (1989) o Spirituality, black crime, police brutality -
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