Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 13th, 2006
after immersing myself in It Takes a Nation… i delved even further into the hip hop culture, well not culture, cause my parents would not allow that, but i picked up just about every rap record that was out at the time.? one of my next purchases was the classic joint from Boogie Down Productions, By All Means Necessary, fronted by one of the most gifted mcs/lyricists, KRS One.? now, a little back story on this record.? his dj Scott LaRock was murdered, and if you listen to the first BDP record and By All Means Necessary, you will notice a big jump in cultural awareness on the part of KRS One.? so, there is a big shift in messages between the two.? sometimes out of tragedy comes great art, and this is most certainly the case.? my philosophy, in my opinion, is one of the greatest opening tracks in all of music.? it does a great job of setting the tone for the rest of the record.
ya slippin (237)
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