Scott La Rock
DJ

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Birthday
2, 1962
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 27, 1987 (25)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
2, 1962
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 27, 1987 (25)

About

Remembered best for his work with the New York-based hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions, this disc jockey and music producer was tragically shot and killed at the age of twenty-five. His first album, Criminal Minded (released in 1987), quickly became a hip-hop classic.

Before Fame

He played basketball at Vermont's Castleton State College and worked a side job as a Friday night DJ at a local bar. After graduating from college, he became a New York-based social worker by day and a hip-hop DJ by night.

Trivia

His tragic death fueled the rap artist-sponsored Stop the Violence Movement.

Family Life

Born Scott Monroe Sterling, he grew up in New York City's Bronx borough as the son of city employee Carolyn Morant. He later fathered one child, Scott Sterling, Jr.

Associated With

He, DJ D-Nice Jones, and rapper KRS-One founded Boogie Down Productions in 1986.