Stream: KRS-One – Criminal Minded (Practice Sessions from 1986)

Stream: KRS-One – Criminal Minded (Practice Sessions from 1986)

Essential listening right here. DJ Kenny Parker has unearthed tapes of Criminal Minded practice sessions by KRS-One on East Village Radio’s Frozen Files radio show. The Blastmaster rhyming over classic breakbeats as served by Scott La Rock and Kool DJ Red Alert.

From an early version of Boogiedown Productions’ “The Bridge Is Over,” to La Di Da Di-influenced rhymes and a human beatbox routine by D-Nice. Needless to say, this is 22 minutes worth of throwback material dating back to ’86.



Just an ordinary guy always on the hunt for extraordinary music. Not just as the founder of The Find Magazine & Rucksack Records, but also as a freelance music journalist (bylines at Tracklib, Bandcamp, Wax Poetics, DIG Mag, among others) and—above all—out of love for all kinds of good music.