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Tag Archives: KRS-One
While the Plug One 50’s top 20 albums list is designed to be authoritative (or at least highly opinionated), the top 30 tracks list tends to be a mishmash of random favorites. These are a few songs that caught my … Continue reading
The Teacha and Buckshot Shorty interface with Tron. I like how each video from this project has them confronting a seemingly futuristic industry built on the same old scams. Directed by Todd Angkasuwan. From Survival Skills, out now.
As I work through a massive backlog of press material, here’s another one to watch out for. KRS-One and Buckshot’s collabo Survival Skills drops September 15 on Duck Down Records. It’s packed with guests, from Mary J. Blige and Melanie … Continue reading
I’m late on this one, but it’s such a great video that I’m posting it anyway. From KRS-One and Buckshot’s Survival Skills, out September 15.
New clip for Talib Kweli’s track with KRS-One from last year’s Eardrum.
Over a year after the announcement, KRS-One and Marley Marl have set a release date for their historic collaboration. According to an Allhiphop.com news item, Hip-Hop Lives will drop via Koch Records on May 22.
Hip-Hop Lives marks a coda to a legendary beef between one of hip-hop’s greatest MCs and one of its greatest producers. With beats by Marley Marl, who had just made his mark with Roxanne Shante’s "Roxanne’s Revenge," MC Shan released his seminal "The Bridge" in 1986 as a tribute to the two’s Queens hometown. KRS-One, then a fledgling MC in Boogie Down Productions with the late Scott La Rock, answered with "South Bronx." The two went back and forth — MC Shan dropped "Kill That Noise," and KRS-One put out "The Bridge Is Over," one of the greatest dis songs of all time. The two camps have long since patched up their differences.