Hip Hop Album Review Part 200: Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop

Album Singles:

1.Boogie Down Productions – Why Is That?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkDOJj6LkrY
2.Boogie Down Productions – Jack of Spades Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmlwCEEh37s
3.Boogie Down Productions – You Must Learn Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78gslUjRV9k

EXCLUSIVE- KRS One, Ms. Melodie & Willie D (Boogie Down Productions) interview 1989 by Keith O’Derek- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7-FO-o1QF0&t=130s

Ms. Melodie (of Boogie Down Productions) – Live On Stage Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2bZ7HfHAJ4

Music Played:

1.Hus Kingpin- Pyramid Points Feat Rozewood
2.K-Def & El Da Sensei- The Enforcers (Instrumental)
3.Roc Marciano- Warm Hennessy Feat Hus
4.La Base & Tru Comers- Explosion
5.DJ Paul & Lord Infamous

Comments

SuperOldschool1994 says:

I absolutely love the beats for “You Must Learn” and “The Blueprint”, yes many of the beats leave a little more to be desired but even in the liner notes (for the vinyl, not sure about the CD) KRS-One states it’s not music for the masses and it has been stripped down to fit the whole “ghetto music” aesthetic he was aiming for. So that includes beatboxing, minimalistic beats, and something that takes getting used too especially after 2 great albums. Yes, this is a minor drop off from the previous 2 albums but I think it was intended to sound like that even if the production suffered because of it. “Why Is That” definitely has the best production on the album, that piano loop is hard as fuck. Great review.

b says:

underrated somewhat!

canibusnj says:

Dope review as always immob. “Jack Of Spades” is in my top 5 greatest beat EVER!!! Since I don’t own that album, I’ve always wanted to know who produced that. If I had to guess, it’s credited/produced by BDP, which would be KRS, Kenny Parker and maybe D-Nice.

DjPlatform204 says:

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TriBoro Gigolo says:

Haven’t heard this album. criminal minded, by all means necessary, sex & violence were my favs. great review as always bro.

GVO Beats says:

Feeling your style fam, this is dope! If you don’t mind me saying I think you’d like this too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ztn6vdiVNo

TheCrunchySopa says:

lots of the beats are experimental, beatbox-ish influenced + Reggae sound and/or minimalist and not as traditional boom bap-centric like the previous albums, at least the 80s NY thumping boom bap + sampling sound like an a-la: Marley Marl, Large Pro, Ced Gee, Easy Mo Bee, Paul C type prod. at that time. personally I’m not bothered by it but yeah the beats are nothing to write home about. personally I wouldn’t say they’re wack, but def pretty plain jane or boring lol. the nice thing is that Kris returned to rugged NY boom bap roots after this album until about the early 00s when he started getting more experimental again w/funny sounding beats imo, lol. but yeah some of the best subject matter lyrics from 80s KRS-1 as he did a lot of questioning religion and history, cops and their bullshit, then obviously signature braggadocio ish. but anyways yeah, in some ways it’s one of his most underrated albums but it’s not as fun-sounding I guess as his previous 2 and most of his 90s albums. anyways.. peace bro, appreciate this BDP/KRS-1 series regardless!

Nate Jackson says:

It was dope. Means great

Art Carter says:

Yo Son dope reviews!! I peeped all 3 of the BDP reviews.You are right those albums seldom talked about!! Thanks for what you do Bro…Peace!!

Vincent Williams says:

I love this album I had it on tape and CD in my opinion it’s bdp’s third best album

Born Savior says:

Track 8, “You Must Learn” remixed video version sounds better

Nath Jones says:

Was bit dissapointed by this but still pretty good

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