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Boogie Down Productions
Boogie Down Productions


South Bronx, New York, U.S.


Hip hop, hardcore hip hop

Years active



B-Boy Records (1987-1988)
Jive Records (1988-1992)
RCA Records (1988-1992)

Associated acts

Heather B., Juice Crew, Jungle Brothers, Public Enemy, Stop the Violence Movement, Ultramagnetic MC's

Past members

Boogie Down Productions was an American hip hop group from the South Bronx that originally consisted of KRS-One, D-Nice, and Scott La Rock. The group went through several different line-ups throughout its existence but was always headed by KRS-One.

The group's name comes from a nickname for the South Bronx, "Boogie Down", one of the five boroughs of New York City. The group pioneered the fusion of dancehall reggae and hip hop music, and their debut Criminal Minded contained frank descriptions of life in the South Bronx in the late 1980s.


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