Throwback Thursday #16: BDP “Boogie Down Productions/KRS-ONE – Love’s Gonna Get Cha

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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey

Every Thursday here on Quitetrillworldwide we are doing a throwback Thursday. We will pick a jam from the past in any genre and give you some info that you may not have known before about that artist.

“Ya know that’s why man I be telling you all the time man, you know love, That word love is a very serious thing, and if you don’t watch out I tell ya That (love’s gonna get you) because a lot of people out here say “I love my Car” or “I love my chain” or or “I’m I’m just in love with that girl over There” so far all the people out there that fall in love with material items We gonna bump the beat a lil’ something like this”

There are very few artist in the history of hip hop that came like KRS ONE both as part of the Boogie Down Productions crew and as a solo artist. KRS was one of the few artist that could make conscious music that was still gangster enough for the hood. This is due to the unique approach that KRS takes to music, this is the man that once called hip hop a religion, this is one of the most conscious rappers in the game who also posed on his first record cover with a table full of guns and ammo, the same man who once sang “wah dah dah day wah dah dah day hey listen to my 9mm go bang”. He kept it “real” and he kept it “conscious” at the same time. He understood that the street cats were a portion of black people that can’t be ignored this endure him to the whole of hip hop. Intellectuals, gangstas and all in between ride with KRS ONE.

In 1990 he droped the hit “Love’s Gonna Get Cha” and the streets loved it. The beat was just 808 drum tones and a faint sample. Thugs that didn’t really bump that “message rap” the week before were filling the street with the sound of this song. The boom was undeniable, add to this that during this time you had to have a trunk full of speakers to even be considered that dude, right song right time. The song is so visual (without the video) you can close your eyes and see everything KRS is talking about here and this was a story that hit home for a lot of ghetto youth.

 

 

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