Tag Archives: KRS-One

Media Questions Of The Week

 

How did Fox News mistakenly use a photo of Patti Labelle for Aretha Franklin’s death notice? 

What are Dr. Dre and KRS-One working on in the studio?

 

What law did Omarosa Manigault-Newman break with her book and secret recordings that has President Trump asking Jeff Sessions to arrest her? 

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Throwback: KRS-One-Sound Of Da Police

KRS-One’s Return Of The Boom Bap was his first official solo album. He produced it along with DJ Premier, Kid Capri, Showbiz and Norty Cotto. “Sound Of Da Police” was KRS-One’s critique of sadistic cops linking their psychology back to plantation overseers. His lyrics referenced three previous generations of men in his family having deadly experiences with the police. By the time “Sound Of Da Police” was released as a single the infamous Rodney King police beating had become national news two years earlier. The video featured various scenes of police officers abusing their power with citizens beside KRS-One’s lone figure rapping into the camera. His first official step outside of Boogie Down Productions resulted in another important hip-hop album within his catalog. “Sound Of Da Police” still has the unfortunate task of being relevant in 2018, 25 years after it was released. KRS-One released his 13th solo album The World Is Mind in 2017. 

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Moogfest 2018 (Photos)

Waajeed Photo Credit: Meg Cowan Courtesy of Moogfest

The annual Moogfest took place this past weekend in Durham, North Carolina. Every year synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog is celebrated with a series of performances and installations. Shabazz Palaces, Waajeed, Pete Rock, Kelela, Sassy Black,  and Jamila Woods were among the artists who gave performances. To find out about next year’s Moogfest go here

 

Waajeed Photo Credit: Gus Demarco Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Waajeed Photo Credit: Dennis Szerszen Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Jamila Woods Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Jamila Woods Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Jamila Woods Photo Credit: Meg Cowan Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Kelela Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

 

Kelela Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Kelela Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Pete Rock Photo Credit: Jake Thomas Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Pete Rock Photo Credit: Jake Thomas Courtesy of Moogfest

 

KRS-One Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

KRS-One Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

KRS-One Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Shabazz Palaces Photo Credit: Carlos Gonzalez Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Shabazz Palaces Photo Credit: Carlos Gonzalez Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Shabazz Palaces Photo Credit: Carlos Gonzalez Courtesy of Moogfest

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Media Questions Of The Week

Will the attention paid to  KRS-One’s mistake of naming Ad-Rock instead of MCA on the song “Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven” bring more listeners to his new album The World Is Mind?

Will Underground be canceled because WGN’s parent company was purchased by Sinclair Broadcast Group?

Will DJ Premier’s unheard work with artists like Kendrick Lamar ever be released?

 

 

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KRS-One: Slavery (Free Download)

KRS-One is releasing new music every Friday for Black History Month and “Slavery” is the first song in his series. “Slavery” is a history lesson on who African-Americans were before they landed in Jamestown in 1619.  KRS-One is now living in England and one can’t help but wonder if it is because of his prior criticism of America.

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