View Full Version : Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary

Edgar Erebus
06-01-2007, 07:16 AM

1. My Philosophy
2. Ya Slippin'
3. Stop the Violence
4. Illegal Business
5. Nervous
6. I'm Still #1
7. Part Time Suckers
8. Jimmy
9. T'Cha, T'Cha
10. Necessary

All tracks performed, produced and mixed by KRS-One. Overseen by DJ Scott LaRock.

Really excellent old-school album, and IMO best KRS-One ever did. Lyrically sharp as fuck, with best conscious KRS-One lyrics he ever dropped. His style was also brilliant at that phase, it still had some smoothness that he lost in his latter phases, but also wasn't boring a second.

But what is even better is the production. One listen at the beats and everything is clear: the album was waaay ahead of its time. Beats for "I'm Still #1", "Nervous" and "Illegal Business", to name the best have the grimey and dark vibe that was first captured after that by Black Moon.

Plus - it has one of best cover arts ever done in hiphop.

So, I give this album a 10/10 - undeniable classic.

06-01-2007, 09:28 AM
Classic album, but I'm not sure what to rate it.
It's feels a bit tired to me (I only got it just over a year ago), I recognise its a classic etc. but if i were tp rate it out of ten on music it would probably be about 7.

06-01-2007, 08:31 PM
Classic Album. 10/10
The only track that wasn't great was Nervous, but it was far from bad.

Memory Man
06-12-2007, 08:53 AM
10/10 although i never listen to nervous and necessary.

06-12-2007, 12:39 PM
and krs still haz better albumz than this 1

07-02-2007, 03:11 PM
Gave it a 9. The beats aren't anywhere near as good as that on Criminal Minded IMO but lyrically KRS moved it up another level.

08-08-2007, 05:45 AM
Classic. Beats and lyrics on point. Not that man on Nervours but apart from that its a flawless album

2L8Lit da croatianMC
08-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Classic album!!!

08-23-2013, 11:15 AM
This albums beats still fucking bang.

08-28-2013, 05:30 AM
By All Means Necessary is good but it's not better than the other BDP albums. Classic album cover of KRS imitating Malcolm X's famous picture of him holding a gun while looking out the window.