The group were scouted and signed by jive: KRS had more clout to say how thing would go who now is telling the label that he wants his brother into the group as dj: kenny parker, label agreedOther BDP crew members: D-Nice, Miss. Melody (KRS insisted on her) KRS, Scott La Rock, DJ Kenny parker, D-Nice and Miss. melody formed the BDP group The group had great label behind them and were about to blow up nowThe year is mid 1987 and people are waiting for their album to dropDeath of Scot La Rock Scott was murdered and died on August 25th1987, was a tragedy that shocked and saddened the world of hh Technically D-Nice had been assaulted by a couple of young men because D-Nice had been talking to one of their ex-girlfriendsScot was shot when he was breaking up a fight but got shot in head and neckScot was sitting in jeep and sniped out while in south Bronx housing projectAfter this happened, KRS wondered if he was being targeted, scot did not have vendetta against anyone ( they were not gun men)KRS becoming a conscious rapper KRS’ value went up when scot died since they were a big thing, voice of group was still thereKRS went on to do a record and as a tribute to Scots death and respect for his partner hedevoted rest of career “to uplifting and conscious rapping”: At this time he earned the name as the teacher *T There were not many conscious rapper at the time but he had to stick by it, these types of rappers made the least money in hhEventually he would retire the BDP name after making the late 1980s albumBDP 2ndalbum: By all means necessaryReleased in 1988 with Jive records same label who has whodini, cool mo bThis was the time for BDP to move on (from b-boy), everyone loved them and were scouted since they were valuable There was a whole mvmt to support KRS by young youthful set of rappers ?album cover problem: KRS posed in a similar way as Malcolm x Malcolm X photo: he is paranoid that fbi is out to get him, his pose to defined his family,important historical photoKRS said entire album was inspired by the autobiography of Malcom x KRS was revaluating it now, wants to bring imagery into the picture: KRS had a gun in hand and looks paranoid that someone is out to get himThe problem with the image: his friend just got shot and now he is holding a gunAgain, for second album in a row critics said are you promoting peace or violence
Themes discussed themes on this album were similar to the first: social commodore, exposing hierocracy, poverty, crooked crooks, legal abuse, drugs, alcohol Every song is a conscious rap?Song: Stop the violence *T How it starts: “worldwide, bdp the freshest”This song rolled gold, BDP hadnt’ touched gold before with other recordsKRS value shot up and was a response to the critics This was the age in which KRS is recognized as conscious rapper being is bornHe is joined by other artists who are influenced like the jungle brothers, brand nawani, atifan. Big daddy kane, x clan are kicking afro centric violence The age of hoe is done now
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