Boogie Down Productions
Boogie Down Productions


South Bronx, New York, U.S.


Hip hop

Years active



B-Boy, Jive/RCA Records

Associated acts

Heather B. Gardner, Juice Crew, Jungle Brothers, Ms. Melodie, Public Enemy, Stop the Violence Movement, Ultramagnetic MCs

Past members

Boogie Down Productions was an hip hop American hip hop group from the South Bronx that originally consisted of KRS-One, D-Nice and Scott La Rock. Scott La Rock was murdered on the 27th of August 1987, only months after the release of their debut album, Criminal Minded. The group's name comes from a nickname for the South Bronx, "Boogie Down", one of the five boroughs of New York City. The group pionereed the fusion of dancehall reggae and hip hop music, and their debut Criminal Minded contained frank descriptions of life in the South Bronx in the late 1980s, thus setting the stage for what would eventually become gangsta rap.


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