The label's output was a mix of new names and old pioneers, and documents a period in which self-assertive lyrics begin to detail street life even as the music moved from hardcore drum-machine-based tracks to the horns and drum sounds of sampler-based hip hop. B-Boy Records folded inthough Nate Patrin of Pitchfork Media reports that, "both Allen and Kamarra have set about reviving the B-Boy Records name independently of each other, and there seems to have been a number of bridges burned between the two men.
Steve Huey of AllMusic reported rumors that it was seeking to establish a front for a pornography business. By request, the group recorded an anti-drug song called "Crack Attack" and was signed to the newly formed B-Boy Records. The label's graffiti -style logo was designed by the group's lead emcee, KRS-One. By contrast, the same year's "Just Saying Fresh Rhymes" by Castle D relies on a relatively quiet percussive accompaniment based Strong Island (Instrumental) - J.V.C.
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Star titled B Girls Live and Kicking. Nate Patrin, writing for Pitchforkobserves that in B-Boy's recordings, "you can divine the beginnings of independent, street-level hardcore rap lyricism during the key transitional point that shifted the dominant production style from the drum machine to the SP sampler.
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