In Hip Hop History Today “DJ Scott La Rock was born” March 2, 1962

Scott Monroe Sterling better known as DJ Scott La Rock was born March 2, 1962 in The Bronx, New York. Sterling met rapper KRS-One in 1986 at Franklin Men’s Shelter where KRS resided. The pair formed Boogie Down Productions with DJ Derrick “D-Nice” Jones, a cousin of the shelter’s security guard. The group’s 1987 debut album, Criminal Minded, is considered a classic of hip-hop. Shockingly, Sterling met a violent death in 1987. Bullets ripped through the side and top of his Jeep. Sterling was hit in the neck. Critically wounded and was driven to Lincoln Hospital. He was still conscious and talking and at first it was thought that his injuries were not life-threatening. However, Sterling died in the operating room within one hour of being shot.Two men were arrested and charged with Sterling’s murder but were later acquitted at the trial. Sterling was survived by his son that was an infant when he died, Scott Sterling Jr. R.I.P DjScott La Rock. Above find Criminal Minded

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