Sex and Violence Album

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About Sex and Violence

Sex and Violence is the fifth and final album released by hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. The next year, 1993, the group's lead member, KRS-One, would begin recording under his own name. The track "Build And Destroy" deals with KRS-One's ideological differences—as a self-proclaimed humanist—with X Clan and its brand of Afrocentrism. Previously, and on numerous occasions, the X-Clan had denounced any association with the concept, instead affirming its pro-Black stance. This, according to KRS-One's younger brother and Boogie Down Production's DJ Kenny Parker, was an insinuation that KRS was a "sell-out." Both parties have since reconciled their differences and on X-Clan's Return from Mecca album. KRS One has stated that the album has sold about 250,000 copies, half of what the previous BDP album (Edutainment) sold. KRS-One has stated that he believes this was due to an incident that year, in which BDP stormed the stage during a concert performance by alternative hip-hop duo PM Dawn, which was in retaliation for the latter's published comments that questioned KRS-One being a self-proclaimed "teacher". The album track "Say Gal" was written about the rape trial of professional boxer Mike Tyson 


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1992

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