Sex and Violence (album)

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Sex and Violence
Sex and Violence BDP.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1992
Recorded1991
StudioStreet Music Studio & Battery Studios, NYC
GenreHardcore Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop[1]
LabelJive
01241-41470
ProducerKRS-One, Pal Joey, Prince Paul, DJ Kenny Parker, D-Square
Boogie Down Productions chronology
Edutainment
(1990)
Sex and Violence
(1992)
Man & His Music
(1997)
Singles from Sex and Violence
  1. "13 and Good"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Duck Down"
    Released: 1992
  3. "We in There"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Chicago Tribune[2]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA−[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
Los Angeles Times[6]
RapReviews9/10[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[8]
The Source4.5/5[9]
Tom Hull – on the WebA–[10]

Sex and Violence is the fifth and final album released by hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. The next year, 1993, the group's lead member, KRS-One, would begin recording under his own name.

The track "Build And Destroy" deals with KRS-One's ideological differences—as a self-proclaimed humanist—with X Clan and its brand of Afrocentrism. Previously, and on numerous occasions, the X-Clan had denounced any association with the concept, instead affirming its pro-Black stance. This, according to KRS-One's younger brother and Boogie Down Production's DJ Kenny Parker, was an insinuation that KRS was a "sell-out."[11] Both parties have since reconciled their differences and on X-Clan's Return from Mecca album.

KRS One has stated that the album has sold about 250,000 copies, half of what the previous BDP album (Edutainment) sold. KRS-One has stated that he believes this was due to an incident that year, in which BDP stormed the stage during a concert performance by alternative hip-hop duo PM Dawn, which was in retaliation for the latter's published comments that questioned KRS-One being a self-proclaimed "teacher".[12]

The album track "Say Gal" was written about the rape trial of professional boxer Mike Tyson.[13]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "The Original Way" D-Square, Kenny Parker Freddie Foxxx, KRS-One, Kid Capri
2 "Duck Down" Pal Joey KRS-One
3 "Drug Dealer" Prince Paul KRS-One
4 "Like a Throttle" Kenny Parker KRS-One
5 "Build & Destroy" Kenny Parker KRS-One, Kenny Parker, Willie D.
6 "Ruff Ruff" D-Square KRS-One, Freddie Foxxx
7 "13 and Good" Pal Joey KRS-One, Kenny Parker, Heather B.
8 "Poisonous Products" Kenny Parker KRS-One
9 "Questions and Answers" Pal Joey KRS-One, Willie D.
10 "Say Gal" KRS-One KRS-One, Kenny Parker
11 "We in There" Kenny Parker KRS-One, Kenny Parker, Willie D.
12 "Sex and Violence" Prince Paul KRS-One
13 "How Not to Get Jerked" Prince Paul KRS-One
14 "Who Are The Pimps?" Pal Joey KRS-One
15 "The Real Holy Place" D-Square, KRS-One KRS-One

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 20

See also[edit]

  • Michel Foucault regarding the intersection of the technique KRS-One used on "Questions and Answers" of interviewing himself, and themes of sex and violence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 0857125958.
  5. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  6. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  7. ^ Juon, Steve "Flash" (January 27, 2004). "Boogie Down Productions :: Sex and Violence :: Jive Records". RapReviews. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 94. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone krs-one album guide.
  9. ^ Dennis, Reginald C. (March 1992). "Record Report". The Source. Retrieved April 21, 2021 – via WordPress.
  10. ^ Hull, Tom (April 19, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  11. ^ The Kenny Parker Show - Part 1 Archived 2013-02-05 at archive.today, unkut.com, 26 September 2006 (Accessed 21 June 2007)
  12. ^ "– A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix)". Unkut.com. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  13. ^ CRITIQUES BY KRS-ONE RAPPING KNUCKLES AGAIN
  14. ^ "Boogie Down Productions Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Boogie Down Productions Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.