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VOL № RHH077 — January 2024

By All Means Necessary

Boogie Down Productions
Why you'll love it...

By All Means Necessary is often discussed like it’s some departure from Criminal Minded. The moment KRS turned into “The Teacha” and became a politically minded, socially conscious wordsmith. In reality, this is who he already was. Misunderstanding and tragedy is what compelled him to not only refocus on the role he wanted to play in hip-hop, but create an album that gave way to a very important movement in hip-hop, too. 

By All Means Necessary is an essential and definitive BDP and KRS album. It marks the moment where KRS wasn’t just concerned with being a great emcee but a teacher, too, continuing his exploration of sociopolitical subjects on BDP’s following three albums, as well as throughout his solo career.

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Release Type
1 LP
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Mastering Studio
AIR Mastering
Mastering Engineer
Cicely Blaston
Remastering Details
Lacquers Cut by Cicely Balston, AIR Mastering
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