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
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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