Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present a beautiful picture disc edition for 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. With this untouchable debut album, BDP’s hardcore stylings helped to redefine the New York rap music scene. Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousnessraising medium and since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.
A true classic and out-of-print on LP for years, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th century. The reissue of this definitive rap album as a full color picture disc 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.