The Original Boom Bap Rap

updated about 1 year ago

Nowadays "Boom Bap" seems to have gotten a synonym to a lot of people for everything released in the 90s.

After KRS-One's musically dissapointing albums "Ghetto Music" and "Edutainment" he came back with the raw "Sex And Violence" and a year later he even claimed in an album title his return to the old stripped down boom bap sound that refers to the mid 80s era, being the connection between the electro and the golden era, like his first album. Rap back then just needed a hard drum machine sound and maybe a bassline or a DJ cutting the melody of a rock song.

This list will grow and probably you will miss some records using the smurf melody or other cartoon/comedian stuff. I can't stand most of them! Comments to the records will follow as well, maybe... Anyway, here are some of my favorites:

  1. A.T.C. - This Beat Is Def

    12 For Sale from $4.95

    Has some proto-bass feel like the earlie Def Jam stuff

  2. Audio Two - Top Billin (Remixes)

    10 For Sale from $9.00

    The original version first appeared as a b-side to the "Make It Funky" 12". The "More Bass" mix is the version the album contains the instrumental of.

  3. C.I.A. - Cru' In Action!

    3 For Sale from $24.53

    Early Ice Cube appearance. I guess he had some Beastie Boys records in his collection back then.