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Boogie Down Productions
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Background information
Origin New York City, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1986–1992
Associated acts Stop the Violence Movement, Heather B., Ms. Melodie
Past members KRS-One
Scott La Rock (deceased)

Boogie Down Productions (BDP) was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock. DJ Scott La Rock was murdered on August 27, 1987, five months after the release of BDP's debut album, Criminal Minded. The name of the group, Boogie Down, derives from a nickname for the South Bronx section of The Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City. The group pioneered the fusion of dancehall reggae and hip hop music and their debut LP Criminal Minded contained frank descriptions of life in the South Bronx during the late 1980s, thus setting the stage for what would eventually become gangsta rap.

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