Call Me D-Nice
When Boogie Down Productions' DJ/producer/hypeman D-Nice went solo in 1990, the world wasn't quite sure what to expect. Taking over as KRS-One's DJ after Scott La Rock's murder in 1987, D-Nice was a relative unknown, despite having played a part in the group's classic albums By All Means Necessary and the follow-up Edutainment. Setting out to make his name as an independent artist, he delivered Call Me D-Nice, an album that abandoned BDP's militant political rhetoric in favor of a fun, upbeat attitude that played to his strengths: witty and boastful rhymes backed by funky, sample-based beats. The album yielded a #1 hit with the title track (along with "Crumbs On the Table", which made the Top 20) and proved that D-Nice could do much more than just play the background. Out of print for over 20 years, D-Nice's debut album Call Me D-Nice returns in an expanded edition housed in a 6-panel digipak featuring original and extended artwork with liner notes for the bonus cuts written by Noah Uman. Extended Audio includes 2 non-album cuts (produced by Scott La Rock) as well as 12" mixes and instrumentals previously unavailable on CD format. Also includes the 12" singles "Glory" and "The TR 808 Is Coming."