Return of the Boom Bap
Return of the Boom Bap
Studio album by KRS-One


23 September 1993


1992-1993 at D&D Studios in New York, New York


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, conscious hip hop, hardcore hip hop






DJ Premier, Douglas Jones, Kid Capri, KRS-One, Norty Cotto, Showbiz

KRS-One chronology


KRS-One (1995)

Return of the Boom Bap is the debut solo album by American rapper KRS-One, released in 1993 on Jive Records. Unlike the majority of the Boogie Down Productions LPs, KRS-One took a step back from his producing duties and allowed DJ Premier, Showbiz and Kid Capri to produce the songs instead in addition to his four contributions. The tracks ""P" Is Still Free" and "Black Cop" appeared on the soundtracks for Menace II Society and CB4 respectively, and were both labeled as songs by Boogie Down Productions when previously released on these albums. Ill Will Fulton makes an uncredited appearance on "Slap Them Up", and is the only rapper to supply a verse for the album.

Return of the Boom Bap peaked on the Billboard 200 charts at position 37. In 1998, the album was selected as one of the 100 Best Albums by The Source magazine.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "KRS-One Attacks" - Martin, Parker DJ Premier 2:51
2. "Outta Here" KRS-One Martin, Parker DJ Premier 4:29
3. "Black Cop" KRS-One Parker KRS-One 2:59
4. "Mortal Thought" KRS-One Martin, Parker DJ Premier 3:20
5. "I Can't Wake Up" KRS-One Martin, Parker DJ Premier, KRS-One 3:34
6. "Slap Them Up" KRS-One, Ill Will Fulton Broady, Cotto, Jones, Parker Norty Cotto, Douglas Jones (co.) 4:00
7. "Sound of da Police" KRS-One LeMay, Parker Showbiz 4:18
8. "Mad Crew" KRS-One Parker KRS-One 4:26
9. "Uh Oh" KRS-One Parker KRS-One 4:06
10. "Brown Skin Woman" KRS-One Love, Parker Kid Capri 4:40
11. "Return of the Boom Bap" KRS-One Parker KRS-One 3:47
12. ""P" Is Still Free" KRS-One Martin, Parker DJ Premier 4:58
13. "Stop Frontin'" KRS-One, Kid Capri Love, Parker Kid Capri 3:20
14. "Higher Level" KRS-One Martin, Parker DJ Premier 5:15
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