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Beat of the Day

Since we hail from the Bronx, it is high time we served-up some Boogie Down Productions.

Here’s a classic from the second BDP record:

Fresh! For ’88, You Suckas!

Click here for the original sample from Stanley Turrentine.

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1 ms october   ~  Dec 21, 2009 2:19 pm

see i'm telling
and teaching real facts

definitely some classic bdp

and since we are on krs one and i wanted the bronx banter shirt to be "step into a world" - i think in honor of the serious this should be the offseason the bronx banter shirts come to life

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 21, 2009 2:22 pm


complete with a "Score Truck"!

3 The Hawk   ~  Dec 21, 2009 2:47 pm

I'm not a big KRS One fan, never have been.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 21, 2009 3:12 pm

1) Yeah, let me get back on that...

I loved KRS but I know what you mean, you either loved or hated that guy.

5 Mattpat11   ~  Dec 21, 2009 3:13 pm


One bullet dodged. I half expected to hear people trying to spin how playing in New York would made him [Not Jason Marquis]

6 OldYanksFan   ~  Dec 21, 2009 3:30 pm

Nothing to it
Cubs source refutes report about talking to Yanks about Zambrano

7 ms october   ~  Dec 21, 2009 4:37 pm

[4] thank, sounds good alex - gotta say that we stood up for the south bronx :}

can't say i get hating krs one - is it his above the petty, stupid shit persona?

8 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 21, 2009 5:51 pm

[7] That and the fact that he knows he's better than anyone else and never tires in proving it. I also think some people who actually listen to his lyrics find that he contradicts himself from time to time without acknowledgment. But the biggest knock on him throughout his career is that he's generally had weak music post-Scott La Rock (Boom Bap and Step Into A World aside). Meh, I think if you flow as well as he does and can spit the illest stuff off the top of your head like he does, you get a lot of leeway for the other things.

(Trying to figure out which Yankee to compare him to...)

9 The Hawk   ~  Dec 21, 2009 6:17 pm

I don't like his flow, I don't like the beats, I don't like his attitude. I don't like his face.

Maybe it's an acquired taste?

He came to speak to my college - which is one of those sad college-type things, that that's the guy they'd get - and he was really full of himself. I just remember him saying with great satisfaction, "You know why they call it the 'lie-bury? "Cause that's where they bury the lies!!!"

10 ms october   ~  Dec 21, 2009 6:47 pm

[8] yeah i can see that - maybe reggie?

[9] well if you don't like his flow, his beats, his attitude, or his face i can see why you are not a fan :}

11 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 21, 2009 7:54 pm

[10] He's been dead to me since he bum rushed Prince Be of PM Dawn...

12 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 21, 2009 10:06 pm

[9] Yes, he spoke at my college and said the same thing, and that didn't go over well with some of the school admins who were standing in the back of the auditorium. But you know what? He challenges established thinking, and that's one reason so many people like him. Like Alex said, you either loved or hated him, your choice.

Plus, KRS-ONE at the community college I first attended was the student body's rebuttal to a considerably odd (and as it turned out, painfully awkward) choice of speakers by school administration a month earlier: Peg Leg Bates. I'm certain his association with the area and the honors he'd received in his lifetime were the main considerations, but at age 90 (he died later that year), the painfully obvious senility as he spoke and referred to college students in a manner more fitting for the elementary school children he was used to speaking to, as well as other assorted ailments, it was plain to see that the administration was neither in touch with nor respected how or what we thought.

[10] I was thinking Reggie, too. All things considered, yeah that fits.

[11] Hee-hee... that's actually another reason so many people like him. He did us a favor! >;)

13 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 21, 2009 10:44 pm

[12] I love PM Dawn, veryy trippy and way out...man....(inhale...exhale....)

14 The Hawk   ~  Dec 21, 2009 11:01 pm

[12] I really just objected to it as a lame excuse play on words. I can't say I hate him though, I just don't think he's a very appealing MC. If I could like him, I would ... Maybe Prince Be could teach me a think or two about that!

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