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Return of the Boom Bap

KRS-ONE

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VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: KRS-ONE
Album Name: RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP
Record Label: JIVE
Genre: RAP & HIP-HOP
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 9/28/1993

Although BDP had basically been a vehicle for KRS' solo vision at least since EDUTAINMENT, RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP is the first full-length release under his own name. As such it marks a significant turning point in his career, effectively stating that even if CRIMINAL MINDED had secured him old-school legend status, KRS was in fact the first new school emcee. Along with Rakim and a handful of others, he took rap away from elaborate call-and-response delivery of fairly simple rhymes towards a soliloquy of complex rhyme schemes and original metaphors. Consistent enough that he never had to worry about whether or not to call it a come-back, KRS nevertheless covered his bets by enlisting the new school's most innovative producer (DJ Premier) to complement his own beats on this solo debut.