By All Means Necessary

Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
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Your favorite rapper's favorite rapper material. You'll hear so many moments on this album that you've heard on other classic records, it'll make your head spin. A 80's record that succeeds at being accessible, conscious, and assertive. It doesn't overstay it's welcome for more then a song or two, KRS-One's lyrics are always hard-hitting, and man do I love the percussion all over this thing. If he turned in some verses on Nervous it would be an easy 8/10.


KRS1 had this great and inspiring idea of using violent symbols and language to attract the hard-core street males, by gaining their attention his aim was to put out record after record by replacing deadly violence with militant peace. A hip-hop street-worker in his early twenties he delivered on his first 4 records and as I experienced it with my own eyes and ears he succeeded in changing mindsets.Concerning the message and attitude he is on par with Woody Guthrie / Phil Ochs / Kendrick Lamarr ... read more


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Track List

  1. My Philosophy
  2. Ya Slippin'
  3. Stop The Violence
  4. Illegal Business
  5. Nervous
  6. I'm Still #1
  7. Part Time Suckers
  8. Jimmy
  9. T'Cha - T'Cha
  10. Necessary

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Added on: April 10, 2014