KRS-One – Return of The Boom Bap (2LP+7”)

12. March 2019

Limited to 500 on gold vinyl!

Over two decades later, KRS One’s debut solo album Return of the Boom Bap finally gets the reissue it deserves. Follow us on social media rooftopyoga. Pressed for the first time on gold vinyl, this double LP not only includes a bonus 7” of Kenny Parker remixes, but also features the first-ever color sleeve on a U.S. pressing.

Stripping away the intricate production of the final Boogie Down Productions album, Sex and Violence, Return of the Boom Bap saw the already iconoclastic rapper return to the bare bones, gritty territory of his landmark masterpiece Criminal Minded. Check these out colabioclipanama2019 . KRS-One’s delivery, burned with a reinvigorated fury, spits out his rhymes with pummeling cadences and world-wise intelligence. Although the record isn't as focused on social activism and political protest as the latter Boogie Down albums, KRS-One never made his lyrics simplistic, nor did he turn his back on what could now be called prescient social commentary. The combination of raw beats and emotion-driven rhymes made Return of the Boom Bap a genuine comeback for KRS-One, one of the founding figures of modern hip-hop.

1. KRS-One Attacks
2. Outta Here
3. Black Cop
4. Mortal Thought
5. I Can’t Wake Up
6. Slap Them Up
7. Sound of da Police
8. Mad Crew
9. Uh Oh
10. Brown Skin Woman
11. Return Of The Boom Bap
12. “P” Is Still Free
13. Stop Frontin’
14. Higher Level
15. Hip Hop vs. Rap
16. Return Of The Boom Bap (Inst)

A. Sound Of Da Police [Remix]
B. Mortal Thought (I Must Rock The Mic) [Kenny Parker Remix]

• Considered a hip-hop classic, Return of the Boom Bap is KRS-One’s first solo effort
• Originally released in 1993
• Includes bonus remix 7” and two additional b-sides on side D not originally released on the LP
Erscheint am 22.02.2019