Schoolly - D

What Does It Mean

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Schoolly-D Records

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Ok ok - "B.I.G. is making this cream, bitches always say what the hell does that mean?"
No? ok... "Woke up quick, at about noon, just thought that I had to be in Compton soon."
Ah shit, it's "6 in the morning police at my door, fresh Adidas squeek across the bathroom floor"...

That's not it. Before Biggie, Eazy and Ice T, there was another mother fucker running the game - a true O.G. and undisputed badman who started all this gangsta shit. His name was Schoolly-D and this record started it all. Take a militant and minimal 808 beat, a titular nod to notorious gang the Park Side Killers and a groundbreaking rap style and you've got a hit son. Cited as a major influence by everyone who matters, this track changed the game back in 85, paving the way for Public Enemy, KRS One and NWA. Classic!


Patrick says: You might not realise it, but Schoolly-D invented gangsta rap right here. Ripped by Ice T, Easy E and B.I.G. amongst others, "What Does It Mean" is the blueprint for the whole movement. Time to get educated.


A. P.S.K - What Does It Mean (Rap Version)
B. P.S.K - What Does It Mean (Previously Unreleased Instrumental) 

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