D-Stroy & Q-Unique – Born In ’87 (Criminal Minded BDP Tribute) (Stream)
De La Soul set off their “Stakes Is High” album asking the question, “Where were you when you first heard Criminal Minded?”. Boogie Down Productions debut album “Criminal Minded” was the prototype for East Coast Gangster Rap. BDP members, KRS One and the late Scott La Rock created the singles, “Bridge Is Over” and “South Bronx” which ignited the infamous rivalry with the Queens Bridge Super Squad, The Juice Crew. March 3rd marks the 29th Anniversary for when this iconic album “Criminal Minded” was released.
Inspired by all things Hip Hop, D-Stroy and Q-Unique of The Arsonists fame stepped into the booth to create “Born In ‘87”, a tribute to this B-Boy Records classic. Fresh off of hosting the NFL SuperBowl and the NBA AllStar, D-Stroy never forgets his first love, Hip Hop. This M.C./Comedian who host at Yankee Stadium and on Shade45 for Statik Selektah’s ShowOff Radio, reconnects with his Arsonists brother. Q-Unique, who has released 2 albums on Fat Beats records along collaborating with Raekwon, Ill Bill and Jedi Mind Tricks, to name a few. Q is also the lead singer of Stillwell, a rock band with members of Korn and P.O.D. He also is a co-host with DJ Eclipse on Sirius/XM’s Hip Hop Nation. The music video starts with the two M.C.’s finding an Ecko Unltd. backpack, filled with Hip Hop memorabilia. They piece together a collectors puzzle of “Criminal Minded” between live train tracks, along with performing in an amphitheater – more importantly while having a great time.