TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of KRS-One’s ‘I Got Next’
envisioned the organization as one that would maintain and promote hip-hop culture. The creation of the forever. Thirty years ago, Lawrence “KRS-One” Parker debuted as the lead rapper of Boogie Down Against Lies (H.E.A.L.) organization. The Temple of Hip-Hop was particularly ambitious, as KRS Happy 20th Anniversary to KRS-One’s I Got Next, originally released May 20, 1997. Nothing lasts As a whole, KRS-One’s third solo studio album is a solid and worthy entry into the legendary emcee’s extensive body of work. musical genius, and it started KRS-One on the path to become one of the greatest emcees to ever touch a KRS-One TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of KRS-One’s ‘I Got Next’
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Boogie Down Productions’ ‘Sex and Violence’
KRS-One hollow ethos: “I talk on vinyl then I act / What have you done, besides critique KRS-One? / I create Sprawling in a good way, BDP’s fifth and final studio album is a KRS-One driven affair that tackles personal beefs as well as larger societal issues. question,” KRS-One later told USA Today. “I'm a teacher of respect.” KRS and BDP channeled all of that appeared on Sex and Violence was much leaner and meaner, featuring just KRS-One, DJ Kenny Parker / KRS-One, but you'll call me Mr. Parker” and “Poetry I speak fluently, I think you a sucker released one of the first live rap albums, Live Hardcore Worldwide. KRS-One had also created the Human
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TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Boogie Down Productions’ Debut Album ‘Criminal Minded’
, KRS-One, and an uncredited Ced Gee, of Ultramagnetic MCs fame. All the rhymes are by KRS-One himself close to a gangsta rap song as BDP and KRS-One ever recorded. Subject matter wise, it’s as , Boogie Down Productions was two people: Lawrence “Krisna” aka “KRS-One” Parker and Scott “DJ Scott KRS-One lyricism displayed by KRS-One himself. Criminal Minded leads off with “Poetry,” the crew’s this one, BDP’s first endeavor is fairly light on political commentary. KRS-One works in a few lines
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of R.E.M.’s ‘Out of Time’
Productions co-founder and hip-hop icon KRS-One makes an unorthodox cameo, concluding the song with a KRS-One strange bedfellows, but the pairing ultimately works, as KRS-One complements Stipe’s vocals in refreshing
IN MEMORIAM 2016: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of P.M. Dawn's Prince Be
the states, but worldwide. Prince Be’s short-lived yet highly publicized beef with KRS-One notwithstanding
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the upper echelon of Golden Age rhymeslingers (i.e., Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Kool G. Rap
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rebuttal of sorts to KRS-One’s “Now I’m gonna show you how the East Coast Rocks / Bumpin' sucker MCs
Happy Birthday to Erick Sermon, Born November 25, 1968
, Redman, Method Man, Keith Murray, KRS-One, Ja Rule, Craig Mack, Heavy D, Das EFX and many more. Along
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Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, KRS-One & Boogie Down Productions, and A Tribe Called
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of Talib Kweli’s ‘Eardrum’
,” “Soon The New Day”) and Pete Rock (“Holy Moly,” “Stay Around”), and guest features from KRS-ONE and . Having KRS-ONE to spar against on “The Perfect Beat” also served to bring out the best in both emcees
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of P.M. Dawn’s ‘Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience’
that—they just make mountains out of molehills. KRS-One wants to be a teacher, but a teacher of what community, none more so than the Bronx-bred Blastmaster himself, KRS-One. During P.M. Dawn’s performance at Boogie Down Productions and Black Sheep, KRS-One and his BDP crew bumrushed the stage, bringing
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” (Marvin Gaye’s “That’s the Way Love Is”), “Feed Me” (KRS-One’s “Sound of Da Police”), and “Hell is
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songs for Janet Jackson, Maxwell, Maroon 5and KRS-One. In all, he has credits as writer, producer or
Happy Birthday to Queen Latifah, Born March 18, 1970
hip-hop, the album also found Latifah dabbling in R&B, reggae, and house, and duetting with KRS-One and
Happy 60th Birthday to Grandmaster Flash, Born January 1, 1958
, on which he was joined by KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Q-Tip, and Snoop Dogg, among other rappers. Discography: Amazon | iTunes Discover/Stream:
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like Run and DMC, Chuck D and KRS-One leaping on the mic shouting with energy and irreverence, but . Unlike previous rappers such as LL Cool J, KRS-One, and Run-D.M.C., who delivered their vocals with
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also joins forces with the legendary KRS-One for “Let Us Begin,” with both exhibiting their ample mic
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Jeru the Damaja’s ‘Wrath of the Math’
stream of heaters for artists like Nas, KRS-One, Das EFX, Bahamadia, and M.O.P. He’d also been
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touch upon records by Ghostface Killah, KRS-One, Lords of the Underground, Mic Geronimo, UGK, and
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