De La Soul set off their â€œStakes Is Highâ€ album asking the question, â€œWhere were you when you first heard Criminal Minded?â€. Boogie Down Productions debut album â€œCriminal Mindedâ€ was the prototype for East Coast Gangster Rap. BDP members, KRS One and the late Scott La Rock created the singles, â€œBridge Is Overâ€ and â€œSouth Bronxâ€ which ignited the infamous rivalry with the Queens Bridge Super Squad, The Juice Crew. March 3rd marks the 29th Anniversary for when this iconic album â€œCriminal Mindedâ€ was released.
Inspired by all things Hip Hop, D-Stroy and Q-Unique of The Arsonists fame stepped into the booth to create â€œBorn In â€˜87â€, a tribute to this B-Boy Records classic. Fresh off of hosting the NFL SuperBowl and the NBA AllStar, D-Stroy never forgets his first love, Hip Hop. This M.C./Comedian who host at Yankee Stadium and on Shade45 for Statik Selektahâ€™s ShowOff Radio, reconnects with his Arsonists brother. Q-Unique, who has released 2 albums on Fat Beats records along collaborating with Raekwon, Ill Bill and Jedi Mind Tricks, to name a few. Q is also the lead singer of Stillwell, a rock band with members of Korn and P.O.D. He also is a co-host with DJ Eclipse on Sirius/XMâ€™s Hip Hop Nation.
The music video starts with the two M.C.â€™s finding an Ecko Unltd. backpack, filled with Hip Hop memorabilia. They piece together a collectors puzzle of â€œCriminal Mindedâ€ between live train tracks, along with performing in an amphitheater â€“ more importantly while having a great time.
Happy Birthday Scott La Rock