Sex and Violence (album)
|Sex and Violence|
|Studio album by|
|Released||February 25, 1992|
|Studio||Street Music Studio & Battery Studios, NYC|
|Genre||Hardcore Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop|
|Producer||KRS-One, Pal Joey, Prince Paul, DJ Kenny Parker, D-Square|
|Boogie Down Productions chronology|
|Singles from Sex and Violence|
|Christgau's Consumer Guide||A−|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|Los Angeles Times|||
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
|Tom Hull – on the Web||A–|
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." 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".
|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|
|US Billboard 200||42|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||20|
- Michel Foucault regarding the intersection of the technique KRS-One used on "Questions and Answers" of interviewing himself, and themes of sex and violence.
- AllMusic review
- Chicago Tribune review
- Robert Christgau review
- Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 0857125958.
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Los Angeles Times review
- Juon, Steve "Flash" (January 27, 2004). "Boogie Down Productions :: Sex and Violence :: Jive Records". RapReviews. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
- 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.
- Dennis, Reginald C. (March 1992). "Record Report". The Source. Retrieved April 21, 2021 – via WordPress.
- Hull, Tom (April 19, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
- The Kenny Parker Show - Part 1 Archived 2013-02-05 at archive.today, unkut.com, 26 September 2006 (Accessed 21 June 2007)
- "– A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix)". Unkut.com. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- CRITIQUES BY KRS-ONE RAPPING KNUCKLES AGAIN
- "Boogie Down Productions Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
- "Boogie Down Productions Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.