Boogie Down Productions: KRS-One (vocals); D-Nice, DJ Kenny Parker.
The first post-Scott La Rock BDP release, BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY is a fitting testament to KRS-1's former partner. With his brother Kenny Parker and D-Nice taking over the musical backdrop, samples ran from familiar funk to the heavy rock of Deep Purple. KRS-1 was again in supreme form, boasting a more sharply politicized edge, indicated by the cover image of the artist holding an Uzi in homage to the familiar Malcolm X image. Most pleasing of all was "Stop The Violence," a call to inner city youth to stop destroying themselves, which rapidly became a movement.