KRS IS A PERSON THAT HAS HIS HEAD ON STRAIGHT. NOT LIKE THESE STUPID IGNORANT RAPPERS THAT ONLY SPIT ABOUT SEX, DRUGS, GANGS,20'' RIMS,AND BLING ,BLING. I REALLY LIKED THE ALBUM KRS-ONE AND THE TEMPLE OF HIP-HOP. THIS ALBUM HAS ALOT OF HOPE FOR OUR KIDS AND ALSO TELLS THEM THAT THEY SHOULD FIND WHO THEY ARE AND (GOD). MOST RADIO STATIONS DONT PLAY HIS LYRICS CAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THE TRUTH HURTS! WHAT A SHAME!!
HOP TO SEE MORE ALBUMS LIKE THIS OR LIKE THE ONES HE MADE WITH T-BONE. MABE HE COULD MAKE AN ALBUM WITH THE GOSPEL GANGSTAZ, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
GOD BLESS. BIG JONAS
>>By BIG JONAS (Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 03:48)
Boston-based breakthrough organization Hammered will host Hiphop legend KRS-ONE for a lecture on Wednesday, April 9th. KRS-ONE will discuss the Hiphop Declaration of Peace at Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30pm with KRS-ONE scheduled to begin at 7:00pm in Blackman Auditorium housed in Ell Hall on the Northeastern campus. Tickets are $5 for the Northeastern community and $10 for non-NU students. Tickets can be purchased at the Blackman Auditorium Box Office (617-373-2247). Buy in advance!
Immediately following the lecture, emcee Procstylee will headline a free afterparty with live Hiphop, KRS tributes and bboy crews at Northeastern’s on-campus club afterHOURS.
For more info, check out www.hammered.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>By Hammered (Sunday, 30 Mar 2003 09:37)
I had the opportunity to hear KRS speak when he came to my college back in '94. As a huge KRS fan, I made sure I was there front row to here his lecture. Needless to say, he dropped some serious knowledge that night! He even stayed around to sign autographs and take pictures with some of us. There is no question in my mind that KRS is a physical manifestation of this culture we call hip-hop. There aren't too many MCs out there that spit rhymes with such tenacity, energy, substance, cleverness, and knowledge. While most "rappers" talk about guns, drugs, women, cars and jewelry, KRS is talking about knowing your history, you spirituality, knowledge of self, self-respect, etc. Plus he spits some if the illest battle rhymes ever to be put to wax. Not only is he a teacher, but he puts other MCs to rest with his style. I'm glad that KRS and other artists from the 80s are still around after all these years because hip-hop is in a state of emergency. It needs a serious shot in the arm. Unfortunately, hip-hop as it's seen in the mainstream, is void of any substance and creativity. Just look at the videos, or listen to the radio stations and in these clubs. Hip-hop in my opinion reached its peak during the "golden age" in the late 80s and very early 90s. KRS and other artists of that era and the pioneers before them created this culture to be an cultural expression in various forms that gave youth an outlet to express their talents through dance, graffiti art, DJing, MCing plus many other aspects of hip-hop. It was never really meant to be a vessel for all the bullshit you hear nowadays. There aren't even any real MCs anymore unless you are lucky enough to catch someone like Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, etc. or some very good underground groups that languish in obscurity even though they are 100 times more creative than the mopes you hear on the radio or see in the clubs. KRS is an icon and should be mentioned in the same breath as Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambatta, and on and on. . .
>>By Blackthought21 (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 19:25)
I had the opportunity to see KRS live and let me say if you haven't seen a live KRS show, then you need to find one quick. He is the true meaning of an MC. A master of ceremonies, or as Rakim would say he has the ability to, "move the crowd". His show encompassed all the elements of hip-hop. He brought his breakdancers, had graffit backdrops, and had of all people - Mixmaster ICE from U.T.F.O. on the turntables. When he performed classics like "The Bridge is Over" and "Criminal Minded", people lost their minds. He had us jumpin' and bouncin' and rockin' harder than any heavy metal concert - no question. He performed each song like it was his last and had the crowd begging for more. He also brought the great Mad Lion along to rock the set, which was good itself but KRS is the consumate MC and hip-hop extrodinaire!!
>>By Dnice (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 19:32)
KRS-ONE is an icon as far as I am concerned. I got turned on to him by accident and it was the best accident that ever happened to me. I feel that in a time where punks like Nelly and 50 cent come out and put out stuff that can only be described as crap, we need more conscious artists out there that are more concerned with educating and enlightening themselves, their peers and fans. It's a damn shame to me that rappers nowadays are so willing to grill the people who paved the way for them to even take the stage. It goes beyond music and goes into the lifestyle aspect of hip hop and the basic rule of respect your elders. Age-wise, KRS is not an old man, but musically, he's been doing it for longer than many, many so called rappers out there. I think that if more street musicians followed even the basics of what KRS spits, then rap and hip hop would not only have more substance, but it would not be in the state of emergency that it is in right now. People like Bill O'Reilly woul dhave nothing to complain about because hip hop would be about our history: Malcolm, God, King Jr.
If we don't respect our own history, ancestors, pioneers, and oursleves, how can we expect anyone else to?
We need more KRS-ONE, De La Soul, Lauryn Hill & Del tha Funky Homosapien .... more TCQ, Common, Mos-Def & Arrested Development. We are the only ones that can save oursleves, and KRS-ONE has the right idea: Teach a man to fish ...
>>By Cloudkicker (Tuesday, 6 May 2003 16:29)
I've been listening to KRS One for about 2 years now and i really had no knowledge of old school hip hop until i heard 'A Retrospective'. It totally blew my mind and i have never looked back, it helped me discover more about Hip Hop roots and really question the artists that are presently in the mainstream and how much crap they're really rhyming about. I'm not here to diss commercial hip hop artists but if every person who enjoys the music should at least get themselves educated on at least one KRS song, because that all it took me to get me hook and open my eyes in a way. The thing i like best about KRS One is that he speaks his mind on issues that are extremely taboo in hip hop, issues like race, poverty, self knowledge, respect, the list goes on and on.
Well i'd just like to do a shout out and pay my respect to those who listen to KRS One on a regular basis and know their shit, not like the drones out there who think rappers with sports cars and showing off all their bling have something impotant to say. Oh and one last thing, hip hop music in Australia would love to see an artist like KRS One come down here and do some shows, Grandmaster Flash is playing this thursday in Melbourne and i seriously can't wait, but seriously, KRS would definately rock the set down here, and show us how its really done.
>>By Runeski (Monday, 12 May 2003 16:43)
I agree with Cloudkicker. Hip-hop is in a state of emergency. This culture that started on the streets of New York has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. Part of me is glad to see hip-hop reach so many people on so many diiferent levels. But another part of me is frustrated with the form hip-hop has shaped into in recent years. KRS-ONE and other pioneers have worked hard to preserve this culture that has changed so much in the past 20 or so years. KRS has said that hip-hop, with all of its influence should be used more as a strategy and not as a product. This idea is expanded on the Roots album "Things Fall Apart", when the voice says, "Hip-hop records are treated as though they are disposalble - they are not maximzed as art." Throughout his career, KRS has been able to not only rock the party but give us nuggets of wisdom here and there. KRS-1 does deserve our utmost respect. Sadly, this is indicative of the African-American psyche. We fail to respect those who have paved the way for us. Not only in music, but in other facets of our society. When we get on TV or the radio or in movies and portray images and characters such as Nelly, 50 Cent, Lil' Kim, the Cash Money Morons, etc. we set ourselves up for outside ridicule and criticism. Right now we look like flies in the buttermilk. I agree with Cloudkicker. We need more De La, Del, Blackstarr, KRS, etc. to balance out the ridiculous product that's being pushed on us today. If artists want to only talk about guns, drugs, cars, houses, chains, sex without love or respect, women as objects, etc. then that's fine. In a free country, that's their artistic right - even though I don't agree with it. But for God's sake let's have some balance to the culutre! Back in the day for every Heavy D party jam there was a Public Enemy jam. Or if KRS dropped "Why is That", then Kool G. Rap would hit you with the "Ill Street Blues" If NWA was going to express their experience then you also heard De La Soul and their style. That's what made this culture so great is it's diversity. KRS is all about pusing hip-hop to another level - but at what expense?
>>By Architecht (Monday, 12 May 2003 16:47)
Rap artist Peedo and Producer Gato plus KRS ONE were able to produce an incredible track called, "How Bad Do You Want It" featured in his upcoming album the Kristyles
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>>By Leelow (Wednesday, 18 Jun 2003 17:37)
Born and raised in brooklyn New York I now live in Tampa FL.I was very fortunate to catch a KRS show out here i am 35 years old and i grew up in this beautiful culture we call hip hop.Man KRS never lets me down his skills seem to get more and more amazing i could never get enough.I Thank god everyday for letting us enjoy the blast master.There is a lot of wacked RAPPERS out nowadays that open there mouths but dont say nothing they are like a disease and KRS the cure enough said.Just got the KRISTYLES album BANNANAS another constant reminder that the real hip hop is ouva here. Thanks KRIS GOD BLESS
>>By junebug BKNY (Saturday, 26 Jul 2003 07:26)
man this guy is a legend... can someone please take the trouble... to tell me some of this BEST songs... i mean pulse pounding track and good lyrics... as good as Step Into a World.. of that quality or better..
>>By imran (Sunday, 18 Apr 2004 10:07)
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