HAPPY BIRTHDAY DJ SCOTT LA ROCK!
As a DJ, producer and founding member of the East Coast Hip Hop Group, Boogie Down Productions, Scott La Rock played a critical role in the growth of hip hop in the early 80s. Being from the Bronx during a significant time in the early stages of Hip Hop, co-members KRS-1 and DJ D-Nice were major players on the Hip Hop scene. The groups 1987 debut album, Criminal Minded, is considered a timeless album within the the culture!
Unfortunately, Scott La Rock’s life was cut short in a shooting on August 27th, 1987 at the age of 25. In honor of his memory, KRS-1 still moved forward with Boogie Down Productions, crediting releases as being overseen by La Rock!
In honor of his memory and birthday, watch this classic footage and interview of him alongside Biz Markie below!