Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary

Is this nothing more or less than the best hip-hop record of the 80s? Of all time?

I don't know and I don't know if it matters but this is a great record. If you are a fan of hip-hop you've heard samples of this stuff from artists like N.W.A. to Mos Def...man, you compare this record to the same stuff Ice-T was doing at the same time and it would be like comparing Muhammad Ali's skills to Sgt Slaughter...I am having a hard time only recommending one or two tracks...This record would have been groundbreaking if it were only about conscious lyrics...or the dancehall influence...or the raw sonics...man, forget it...

Poke into the download to see what I am talking about...

Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary