A Retrospective (KRS-One album)

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A Retrospective
Compilation album by KRS-One
Released August 22, 2000
Recorded 1986-1997
Genre Hip-hop
Label Jive Records
Producer KRS-One
Scott La Rock
Ced Gee
DJ Premier
Showbiz
Pal Joey
Jesse West
KRS-One chronology
I Got Next
(1997)
A Retrospective
(2000)
The Sneak Attack
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Mixmag 4/5 stars[3]
Muzik 5/5 stars[3]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]
Spin (8/10)[3]
Uncut 3/5 stars[3]

A Retrospective is a compilation album by rapper KRS-One. It features many songs that were originally released under the Boogie Down Productions title, and some songs released under the KRS-One title. It is composed of previously released material. The track "Essays on BDP-Ism" was the last track ever produced by Scott La Rock.

No tracks are included from Sex and Violence, the final Boogie Down Productions studio album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s) Original Album
1 "My Philosophy" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary
2 "I'm Still #1" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary
3 "South Bronx" L. Parker, S. LaRock Ced Gee, DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-One Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded
4 "Sound of da Police" L. Parker Showbiz KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap
5 "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)" L. Parker, C. Toni Pal Joey Boogie Down Productions Edutainment
6 "Step into a World (Rapture's Delight)" L. Parker, J. West, C. Stein, D. Harry, H. Palmer Jesse West KRS-One I Got Next
7 "You Must Learn" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
8 "Jack of Spades" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
9 "The Bridge Is Over" L. Parker, S. LaRock Ced Gee, DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-One Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded
10 "Jimmy" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary
11 "Criminal Minded" L. Parker, S. LaRock Ced Gee, DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-One Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded
12 "Black Cop" L. Parker KRS-One KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap
13 "MC's Act Like They Don't Know" L. Parker, C. Martin DJ Premier KRS-One KRS-One
14 "Why Is That?" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
15 "Outta Here" L. Parker DJ Premier KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap
16 "Essays on BDP-Ism" L. Parker KRS-One Boogie Down Productions previously unreleased

Extra Track Information[edit]

  • "You Must Learn", "Jack of Spades" and "Why Is That?" are all co-produced by D-Nice, D-Square, Rebekah Foster, Sidney Mills and Spaceman

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2000 A Retrospective 200 62

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