First released in 1993 by Jive Records, and selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums in 1998. KRS-One's classic Return of The Boom Bap will be reissued this fall.
Pressed for the first time on colour vinyl, the double LP will also include a bonus 7" of Kenny Parker remixes. It will also be housed in a full colour sleeve for the first time ever on a U.S. pressing, previously only available in generic blank sleeves.
As described by Fat Beats, "Stripping away the intricate production of the final Boogie Down Productions album, Sex and Violence, Return of the Boom Bap saw the already iconoclastic rapper return to the bare bones, gritty territory of his landmark masterpiece Criminal Minded. KRS-One’s delivery, burned with a reinvigorated fury, spits out his rhymes with pummeling cadences and world-wise intelligence. Although the record isn't as focused on social activism and political protest as the latter Boogie Down albums, KRS-One never made his lyrics simplistic, nor did he turn his back on what could now be called prescient social commentary. The combination of raw beats and emotion-driven rhymes made Return of the Boom Bap a genuine comeback for KRS-One, one of the founding figures of modern hip-hop."
Set to be released on 18th November. Listen to the album below.