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What was the first REAL Gangsta Rap Record?

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edited October 2011 in The Face Off Forum
If you are under 30 be sure to do a Google or Wikipedia search before you say something stupid that will get tomatoes thrown at you!!!!

🤬 HIT THE STREETS IN THE SUMMER OF 1985!!

Rap has always been really good at telling stories at street level about whats going on. like Chuck D said Rap is the "Ghetto CNN" so when 🤬 hit and things got really violent and crazy it didnt take rap long to respond and morph from mostly party records into really 🤬 gangsta really quickly.

So what was the first GANGSTA RECORD? heres the choices!

WHO: SCHOOLY D
SONG: PSK - What Does It Mean?
YEAR: 1985
REGION: Philly
PRODUCER: JB WEAVER
Factoid: This beat was sampled for the "leave a message" intro on Mary J Blige debut album The 411

The lyrics are really simple but its the first time i can recall a Rap song talking about guns used in the 1st person narrative!


WHO: EAZY - E
SONG: BOYZ N DA HOOD
YEAR: 1987
REGION: Compton, California
PRODUCER: DR Dre
Factoid: The lyrics were written by a 17 year old kid named ICE CUBE

if you are under 30 you probably only know BOYZ N The Hood as a Movie but this was the Hip Hop Classic that started the whole West Coast Gangsta movment!


WHO: ICE-T
SONG: 6 In The Mornin
YEAR: 1986
REGION: Los Angeles, CA
PRODUCER: The Unknown DJ
Factoid: The Title and numerous Lyrics from this song are STILL quoted by west coast rappers to to this day!

A long time ago Ice T was relevant as a rapper before he was on all those CSI type shows playing a cop. dude is a real hustler


WHO: BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS (KRS ONE and SCOTT LA ROCK)
SONG: 9 MM Goes Bang
YEAR: 1987
REGION: Bronx NY
PRODUCER: Ghost Produced By CED GEE of Ultra Magnetic MC's
Factoid: One of the first rap songs to weave in Jamacian Dancehall in Hip Hop

The whole CRIMINAL MINDED album was Gangsta after the death of DJ Scott Larock KRS - ONE morphed into a different sound of being the "Teacha"

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