Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present one of the most influential and original albums in music history: Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions. KRS-ONE’s combination of street slang and Webster’s dictionary knowledge backed by Scott La Rock’s hard hitting, minimal beats help set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. A true classic, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th century and finally this legendary album is available in a much anticipated, 3xCD box set edition.
The first disc features the original ten album tracks; all cuts remastered from the original masters. The second disc contains rare 12″ cuts and alternative versions as well as exclusive and previously unreleased radio spots and audio footage. Disc three offers all 10 album instrumentals plus 3 early 12″ instrumentals available for the first time on CD. All three discs come housed in individual ‘paste on’ style sleeves with a full color printed dust sleeves sporting the original B-Boy Records graffiti logo. A 44-page book boasts never before seen artwork and is packed with original illustrations by KRS-ONE himself, vintage BDP promotional flyers, unreleased photography, full lyric sheets, and in depth liner notes written by Brian Coleman with KRS-ONE. All this plus a full sized poster to boot. This reissue of this definitive rap album is a must have for any music collector or fan of contemporary American music in general. We invite you to experience Criminal Minded again for the first time.