“Criminal Minded” by Boogie Down Productions (1987)

Donald Glover did a stand up bit about old school hip-hop and how simplistic it sounds when compared to newer stuff. I can’t really argue with the guy. Even as I sit and listen to “Criminal Minded”, it’s pretty basic. I mean, not “throw your hands in the air/and wave ‘em like you just don’t care” basic. But,… Read More “Criminal Minded” by Boogie Down Productions (1987)

“The Bridge Is Over” by Boogie Down Productions (1987)

I didn’t know about the Queensbridge/Bronx hip-hop wars because a) I lived in suburban Detroit from 1984-1987 and b) even though I spent summers in NYC, I lived in Brooklyn, not Queens or The Bronx. I barely knew people outside my block, let alone my borough. I feel like this particular battle didn’t register with… Read More “The Bridge Is Over” by Boogie Down Productions (1987)