Get On Down has noticed that cassettes are continuing to see a resurgence in interest, especially for classic material. And few titles in the Hip Hop canon are as certified classic as Boogie Down Productions “Criminal Minded” presented here in a stylish black shell.
Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th century. KRS-ONE's combination of street slang and Webster’s dictionary knowledge backed by Ced Gee & Scott La Rock’s hard hitting, minimal beats helped set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. With this now legendary debut album, BDP helped redefine the New York rap music scene. Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousness-raising medium. Since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.