My Philosophy

As I mentioned yesterday, this is one of many tracks that sampled Stanley Turrentine‘s Sister Sanctified. For my money, it’s also the best. From Boogie Down Productions‘ second album, By All Means Necessary, My Philosophy sums up the transition KRS-One went through after the murder of his best friend, Scott La Rock; from defiant rebel to social commentator and later, political activist. By All Means Necessary is one of the first hip hop albums to express a sociopolitical point of view and is generally considered one of the best rap albums ever.

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My Philosophy by Boogie Down Productions at Grooveshark.