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Scott Monroe "Scott La Rock" Sterling
Birth: Mar. 2, 1962
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1987
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA

American rapper. Founding member of the hip hop group Boogie Down Production (BDP) along with Lawrence Krisna "KRS-One" Parker and Derrick "D-Nice" Jones. The group formed in 1986 when Sterling, working as a social worker, met Parker while the latter was living in a homeless shelter. They released their first album, the gangsta rap themed "Criminal Minded" in March 1987.
On August 27, 1987, Streling, Derrick "D-Nice" Jones, and several others went to a South Bronx neighborhood to try to defuse a situation between some hoods who had assaulted D-Nice. However, as they were leaving, one of the hoods shot at the group, hitting Sterling in the neck. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries an hour later, becoming the first murder of the hip hop world. His death would have a profound effect on KRS-One, causing him to become a more socially conscious rapper. 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: The Sunlight Caller
Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92070721
Scott Monroe Scott La Rock Sterling
Added by: Kenneth McNeil
 
 
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