Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary


5.0
classic

Review

by thecreative0ne USER (50 Reviews)
July 17th, 2012 | 12 replies | 2,142 views


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One of the best and most influential hip-hop albums of all time, which will remain true "By All Means Necessary".

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Boogie Down Productions is a hip-hop duo, that as of this album only consists of KRS-One, since Scott La Rock died. KRS-One, being the 2nd greatest ever behind Rakim, was one of the most consistent MC's from 1987-1995, 1987 being when Criminal Minded by BDP came out, and 1995 being when KRS-One by KRS-One came out. KRS-One, known as the teacher, which is a name that KRS-One truly lives by, rhymes about a wide array of topics, including poverty, violence, and how he's a vegetarian. Now, here is the track by track review

1. My Philosophy: This classic album starts off with the best song in all of the Boogie Down Productions catalog. This song has been sampled in songs such as, Gangsta Gangsta by N.W.A, B-Boy Bouillabaisse, Throwin Words At U by MC Lyte, The Sounds Of Science by Beastie Boys, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted by Ice Cube, How Many MC's by Black Moon, Good Mourning by Reflection Eternal, and plenty of other songs. 5/5

2. Ya Slippin: Another classic track. This song shares the same beat as Poetry by Boogie Down Productions from Criminal Minded. This song has been sampled in songs such as, Alive by Beastie Boys, and other songs. 5/5

3. Stop The Violence: A classic song, and possibly the song that started the stop the violence movement, which KRS-One was the leader of. This song is about how people need to stop the violence, this is a true statement, and not only for hip-hop. This song has been sampled in songs such as, Worldwide by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Definition by Black Star, and plenty of other songs. 5/5

4. Illegal Business: A classic song, which is about illegal business. 5/5

5. Nervous: A classic song. 5/5

6. I'm Still #1: A classic song, where KRS-One talks about himself being #1. This song has been sampled in songs such as, Lesson To Be Taught by Lord Finesse, 1'2 Many by Common,, Light Speed by Dr Dre, Rock The Spot by Blackalicious, They Down With Us by Scarface, Billboard #1 by Ras Kass, and plenty of other songs. 5/5

7. Part Time Suckers: A classic song. This song has been sampled in songs such as, Part Time Mutha by 2Pac, and plenty of other songs. 5/5

8. Jimmy: A classic song. This song has been sampled in songs such as, Givin Up The Nappy Dug Out by Ice Cube, and plenty of other songs. 5/5

9. T'cha T'cha: A classic song, where KRS-One talks about how he's the teacher. 5/5

10. Necessary: A classic song, where KRS-One speaks knowlege, but in a lower voice than usual. 5/5

This album, is one of the best, and most influential hip-hop albums of all time. This album gets a 5/5, and 10/10.

3 Best Songs:
1. My Philosophy
2. I'm Still #1
3. Part Time Suckers

3 Weakest Songs:
1. Illegal Business
2. Part Time Suckers
3. Jimmy



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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2012



30297 Comments


A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song
A classic song

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sixdegrees
July 17th 2012



15766 Comments


how the hell did this get approved

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2012



30297 Comments


A bad review doesn't automatically make it a troll review. Also, it's not his first

sixdegrees
July 17th 2012



15766 Comments


oh, right, forgot about that. I'll take this as my cue to go to bed.

robin
Emeritus
July 17th 2012



4221 Comments


this album is so good

snoopdogg6969
September 4th 2012



419 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

The stop the violence movement started well before KRS-ONE with Afrikan Bamaabaata and Zulu Nation. KRS-ONE just kept it alive. The reviewer is not wrong about almost every song being a classic or the album being classic, but you should add more detail about the sound and topic of the songs.

thecreative0ne
December 23rd 2012



78 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@pianotuna: I know.

Ricochet
January 26th 2013



1409 Comments


If you dont got your nikes on .. I think you need to keep your feet down...

70sPriestIsBetter
January 26th 2013



1934 Comments


album fucking rules props for bumping this man

WilliaMega
February 17th 2013



112 Comments


Is this KRS's best?

pissbore
February 17th 2013



9917 Comments


one of em

hikingmetalpunk
February 21st 2014



692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what do you expect when you rhyme like a soft punk? you walk down the street and get jumped.

nice dig piss, tek n steele go hard. bucktown



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