Scott La Rock signed under his real name, Scott Monroe Sterling, and KRS 1 signed under his real name, Laurence Parker.

“After we signed the contract, we went to McDonalds [in Manhattan]. In the a trailer for the debut episode of WHO?MAG TV Hip Hop Talk, he recalls being with members of Boogie Down Productions, just minutes before Scott La Rock’s death. released debut Criminal Minded. All rights reserved. At Castleton State, he used to DJ at Doogan's Bar on Friday nights with Lee Smith. He helped introduce the entire campus to music from New York City. See Stephen Shames' photos of young boys in Bronx.

Boogie Down Productions co-founder DJ Scott La Rock is a Hip-Hop luminary that much of the world never got to properly know.

And it was a .22; that’s what you call a lucky motherfuckin’ shot, man. Later that day, La Rock, Scotty "Manager Moe" Morris, DJ McBooo, D-Nice and BDP bodyguard Darrell rode a Jeep CJ-7 to the Highbridge Homes Projects[1][4] building on University Avenue in the South Bronx.

23.3k Followers, 1,007 Following, 554 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Scott LaRock Jr (@scottlarockjr) It became violent because of one individual.” That person was RoboCop, who both he and Just-Ice also refer to as “Darryl.”, As D-Nice recalled in ’14, RoboCop was outside of the project houses asking people if they knew where the crew was who assaulted D-Nice. Darryl pulls off; I see Scott swerving. According to RoboCop, they was drivin’ and all of a sudden Scott [grabbed his neck, and then fell down]; his head hit the mothafuckin’ dashboard [with a gunshot wound behind his head]. Later, Sterling and Parker (also known as KRS-One), along with Derrick "D-Nice" Jones, formed Boogie Down Productions and released a 1987 debut LP called Criminal Minded. [1], During his time as a social worker, La Rock met rapper KRS-One in 1986 at Franklin Men's Shelter where KRS resided.

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Through a connection of his mother's, Scott landed a job as a social worker at Franklin Armory Men's Shelter on 166th Street in the Bronx.

[4] He was driven to Lincoln Hospital. Scott 'La Rock' Sterling was born on March 2, 1962 and died on August 27, 1987. The episodes will also be available on other digital formats after each airing. He said that when RoboCop and Scott La Rock arrived in the Bronx (joining himself, Manager Mo, and McBoo), they rode in search of the assailants in a Jeep Wrangler, arriving at the High Bridge Houses.

SUBSCRIBE NOW!!!! According to Celebrity Crime Files, authorities apprehended Cory Bayne and Kendall Newland. By accident, he met Lawrence "Krisna" Parker, a graffiti artist who was staying at the Bronx shelter where he worked, and the pair formed a group called Scott La Rock and the Celebrity Three. Scott "La Rock" Sterling's day job was social work, but he moonlighted as a club DJ.

With hits like "South Bronx" and the title track, the trio soon caught the eye of Jive Records execs who signed them to their label. By accident, he met Lawrence "Krisna" Parker, a graffiti artist who was staying at the Bronx shelter where he worked, and the pair formed a group called Scott La Rock and the Celebrity Three. By us being on 68th & Broadway and he was [in the Bronx], we was like, ‘Yo, we’re stayin’ here.’ [Robocop] was like, ‘We gonna go up there, and I’m gonna get [D-Nice].’ Scott was like, ‘I’ll go with you.’ That’s the last we ever seen of Scott.”, “Scott didn’t even know he was shot. He must’ve thought nobody’d recognize him!” “Somebody recognized him and they said, ‘that’s the man that shot Scott [from] the roof!’ That’s all it took.” The details of what transpired are presumably in the full length of the discussion. KRS One speaks on the tragic murder of Scot La Rock! affiliate shouted out on “I’m Still #1.” He says this just after the 1:00 mark. [1], Learn how and when to remove this template message, Man & His Music (Remixes from Around the World), "R.I.P. [1] The group's 1987 debut album, Criminal Minded, is considered a hip-hop classic.[2][3]. The recent departure of their house producer Mantronik had thrown the company into disarray. He attended Castleton State College in Vermont and earned a varsity letter in basketball there. He excelled in both academics and sports at Our Saviour Lutheran High School, graduating in 1980. The pair formed Boogie Down Productions (BDP) with DJ Derrick "D-Nice" Jones, a cousin of the shelter's security guard, Floyd Payne. He died in the operating room. D-Nice Recalls The Day Of Scott La Rock’s Murder, Reveals That After B.D.P., He Battled Homelessness (Audio), Just-Ice revealed that on that very day, a Sleeping Bag/Fresh Records agreement was made for B.D.P. La Rock returned to New York City in hopes of finding work and making inroads to the music industry. But the success was short-lived. © 2019 TIME USA, LLC. The full episode and others to follow will air on Thursdays from 9:30pm to 11pm EST on Wild Fire Radio. Celebrity Crime Files: Scott La Rock (Full Episode Video). The would-be MC, producer, and DJ was jumped in the Bronx, allegedly over flirtatious advances made to a woman. At 40:00, he opened up about what prompted him to make that phone call, which he says was to Scott—not KRS. However, no witnesses would testify—leaving this murder unsolved. [1] As they were leaving, bullets were fired through the side and top of the Jeep. At night, though, he spun records at the hip hop hot spot, the Broadway Repertoire Theatre. With a popular reputation, he needed a rapper to complement his skills. “We was eatin’, and [KRS-One] got a phone call from [D-Nice, who needed help]. Scott La Rock – Remembering the BDP Legend 23 Years Later", "Just-Ice Reveals Vivid Details About The Day Scott La Rock Was Killed (Video)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Scott_La_Rock&oldid=982984843, Articles needing additional references from December 2009, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 October 2020, at 15:29. With a popular reputation, he needed a rapper to complement his skills. [The shooter] was on the roof!”, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah & More Recount the History of NYC’s Latin Quarter Club, In early 2014, DJ D-Nice—also part of B.D.P. His friend and BDP associate Derrick "D-Nice" Jones had been threatened by some local hoods, and asked Sterling to try to help defuse the situation. “It was really a mission of like, on some peaceful shit. Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American hip hop disc jockey (DJ) and music producer from the Bronx borough of … He was a founding member of the East Coast hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. On August 27, 1987, the DJ/producer born Scott Sterling was killed, less than six months after B.D.P.

“All we saw was Darryl lift this kid in the air—and Darryl was probably 6’5″—lift him up in the air and just slam him. On August 27, 1987, D-Nice was assaulted by men upset that he had been talking to one of their ex-girlfriends. As he realized that he would not become a professional basketball player, Sterling became more and more focused on music. D-Nice asked La Rock to help defuse the situation. After somebody had a verbal disagreement with RoboCop, things got violent. He was conscious as he was wheeled into the emergency department, telling doctors he was feeling cold and tired. With the ink dry on the contract, Sleeping Bag’s Ron Resnick was well pleased. La Rock struck his head on the dashboard, not realizing at the time he had been struck by a bullet in the back of his head. He also says that even then, he would not be able to identify the culprits. Scott Sterling was born on March 2, 1962, in the Bronx, New York City. From the same Bronx borough, Just teamed with producer Kurtis Mantronik (of Mantronix) to release Back To The Old School in 1986. The next year, Cory Bayne and Kendall Newland were arrested for the crime, but as the case had no willing witnesses to testify, they were acquitted. Known for aggressively calling out peers in verse, on stage, and in the streets, Just’ is widely considered an architect of Gangsta Rap. One of B.D.P.’s close affiliates was MC Just-Ice. Elsewhere in the trailer to episode #1 of WHO?MAG TV, Just-Ice touches upon coming armed to the Queensbridge Houses to see Screwball member Blaq Poet, pioneering Gangsta Rap (he is seated beside Geto Boys founder DJ Ready Red), and more. Scott 'La Rock' Sterling would have been 25 years old at the time of death or 53 years old today. [1] They moved from Queens, New York City, to the Bronx: first Morrisania and then Morris Heights. Boogie Down Productions co-founder DJ Scott La Rock is a Hip-Hop luminary that much of the world never got to properly know.

“Then the son of a bitch…about seven months later, [the shooter] showed up at the Latin Quarter. He was a founding member of the East Coast hip hop group Boogie Down Productions Early life. At the time, D-Nice (whose real name is Derrick Jones) was a minor, and had been introduced to professional music through Scott. Busta Rhymes Has Made A Classic Album 30 Years Into His Career, MC Eiht Details Lessons He Learned From EPMD, Rakim, Menace II Society & More, Scarface Is Sick & He’s Asking Hip-Hop For Help, Jay Electronica Kept Fans Waiting For A Decade. In the 2014 Combat Jack interview, D-Nice said the violent loss of his mentor prompted him to move out of the Bronx.

And that was that.” “Somebody was in the bushes, somebody ran to the roof, and they just started shooting at us.” D-Nice continued, “We get into this Jeep Wrangler; Darryl was driving, Scott in the passenger seat, McBoo on the left side—behind the driver, I’m in the center, Manager Mo [is on the right]. On Aug. 27, 1987, as he attempted to squash a fight between Jones and an enemy, Sterling was mortally wounded in a Jeep outside the Bronx's Highbridge projects and died hours later. [1] He graduated in 1984. Then, I can literally see the blood coming out of his head.”, What Was It Like to See a Boogie Down Productions Show in 1987?

Just-Ice alludes to the shooter showing up in 1980s Hip-Hop club, The Latin Quarter in early 1988. scott la rock met an untimely and violent death in 1987. His parents separated when he was four years old, so he was raised by his mother, Carolyn Morant, a municipal employee. to produce his sophomore EP Kool & Deadly. Press Play (Video). They’re shooting at us. It was all of [Boogie Down Productions], plus RoboCop was with us,” recalls Just-Ice of the B.D.P.

Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American social worker, hip-hop disc jockey and music producer from the Bronx, New York. Two men were arrested and charged with La Rock's murder, but they were acquitted at the trial. Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American social worker, hip-hop disc jockey and music producer from the Bronx, New York. If you’ve ever been to Webster Projects, those buildings are like 17 to 20 stories high. told Combat Jack about the same events, from what he witnessed. On the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death at age 25, TIME takes a look at 10 hip-hop stars whose murders were never solved.