This is a collection of old school classics from KRS-One's BDP crew, including "Dope Beat," "P Is Free," "Poetry," and "The Bridge Is Over," among others. This is the material that has KRS-One declaring himself the god of hip-hop, and he definitely pushed the envelope in a day when rap music was a lot more political and introspective. This is a good introductory compilation for a new generation of listeners interested in learning about the roots of rap music, and equally valuable to those who were around in the BDP days but for one reason or another no longer have all those old records.
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AllMusic Review by Brad Mills