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Criminal Minded is widely considered the foundation of hardcore rap, announcing its intentions with a cover photo of KRS-One and Scott La Rock (on his only album with Boogie Down Productions) posing with weapons -- an unheard-of gesture in BDP weren't the first to rap about inner-city violence and drugs, and there's no explicit mention of gangs on Criminal Minded, but it greatly expanded.
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Criminal Minded Lyrics: Boogie Down Productions will always get paid / We'll take the wackest song and make it better / Remember to let us into your skin / 'Cause then you'll begin, to master / Rhymin.
They hooked up with producer Ced Gee to cut “South Bronx” and “The Bridge Is Over,” monumental records that toppled the Queens-based Juice Crew and cemented the boogie-down Bronx’s place in the history of hip-hop. These tracks, along with the sublime “Poetry” and the shocking “9mm Goes Bang,” formed the basis of Criminal Minded.