Boogie-Down-Productions* ‎– Man & His Music

Traffic Entertainment Group ‎– TEG-76547-CD, B-Boy Records ‎– TEG-76547-CD
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Subtitle on front cover reads "Limited Edition Collectors Classic". Subtitle on the spine reads "Volume I & II". Both subtitles were already part of the original artwork of the 1988 double album.

℗ 1988 B-Boy Records.

Issued in a digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 829357654724
  • Matrix / Runout: >TEG76547 S3412M 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL30
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9223

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BB 1-2000 Boogie-Down-Productions* Man & His Music(2xLP, Album, Ltd) B-Boy Records BB 1-2000 US 1988 Sell This Version
CA1-2000, CA-1-2000 Boogie Down Productions Man & His Music(Cass, Album, Ltd, ⇧, ) B-Boy Records, B-Boy Records CA1-2000, CA-1-2000 US 1988 Sell This Version
SHC 5259, SHC-5259 Boogie Down Productions Man & His Music(Cass, Album, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SHC 5259, SHC-5259 US 1991 Sell This Version
BB2000, BB 2000 Boogie-Down-Productions* Man & His Music(CD, Album, RE, RM) B-Boy Records, B-Boy Records BB2000, BB 2000 US 1997 Sell This Version
BB 2000 Boogie-Down-Productions* Man & His Music(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) B-Boy Records BB 2000 US 1997 Sell This Version


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September 20, 2016

Having finally got around to replacing my long-lost vinyl copy, which I bought back in the 1980s, I wasn't sure what to make of this one before I put it on.

For some mad reason, I've never played this one quite as much as BDP's "proper" albums. It's also been quite a few years since I listened to any kind of hip-hop, but I thought it would be time to try and go back (way back :) ). So I ripped a copy to play in the car, and hoped for the best.

Shocking is indeed the word, but in a good way: how on earth had I forgotten about this classic?

From the dark opening beats of "Advance" (which must surely be the birth of Grime beats, 12+ years ahead of its time) to the untitled closer, it's old skool heaven all the way. No particular favourites, all are superb, but the mini-mixtape "Medley"s are pure heaven. Sure, it's dated - no-one samples or scratches like that anymore - but so what? It was way ahead of its time in '87-'88, and still sounds raw and exciting - no commercialised or watered-down beats or rhyming here!

A lot of it sounds like it may have been recorded in one take, with some occasionally ill-advised mixes/cuts/fade-outs, but who cares - if I wanted perfectly-polished stadium rock, made on a budget of millions, I would look for it. But that's not why I learned to love hip-hop back in the '80s, is it?

I still think the bells on "Super-Hoe" are annoying though, I still think someone's phoning me when they ring! lol :)

I'm not even slightly religious, but if there really is an afterlife, and the devil has the best tunes, then let's hope that heaven has the best beats, basslines and scratches.

R.I.P. DJ Scott La Rock.