Editors’ Notes Following the 1987 murder of his partner Scott La Rock, KRS-One assumed control of Boogie Down Productions and turned it into one of hip-hop’s most respected and enduring names. The Essential picks up with the first songs that KRS made following La Rock’s death, and in many ways “My Philosophy,” “Stop the Violence,” and “Illegal Business” set the stage for the 10 years that followed, which are charted in this stellar 31-song program. Though he has always been respected as an emcee, KRS also produced most of his own work, which makes this collection a showcase for one of rap’s first auteurs.

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Essays on BDP-ism (feat. Scott Larock)
1
5:04
 
I'm Still #1
2
5:08
 
Jimmy
3
4:10
 
My Philosophy
4
5:37
 
Stop the Violence
5
4:39
 
Illegal Business
6
5:19
 
The Style You Haven't Done Yet
7
3:02
 
You Must Learn (Live From Caucus Mountain Remix)
8
5:28
 
Bo! Bo! Bo!
9
5:21
 
Why Is That? (Single Edit)
10
3:56
 
Jack of Spades
11
4:49
 
Ya Know the Rules
12
3:49
 
Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)
13
6:38
 
The Kenny Parker Show
14
5:29
 
Edutainment
15
3:04
 
Original Lyrics (feat. Special K)
16
4:01
 
The Racist
1
3:22
 
Duck Down
2
3:46
 
We in There
3
3:12
 
Build and Destroy
4
4:47
 
Black Cop
5
2:59
 
Outta Here
6
4:28
 
"P" Is Still Free
7
4:57
 
Sound of da Police
8
4:18
 
Return of the Boom Bap
9
3:46
 
Rappaz R. N. Dainja
10
4:03
 
MC's Act Like They Don't Know
11
4:43
 
R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.
12
3:44
 
Can't Stop, Won't Stop
13
3:58
 
The MC
14
3:15
 
Step into a World (Rapture's Delight)
15
4:50
 

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