KRS-One Creates New Religion
2009-08-25 by zach | 78 Comments
KRS-One, one of the most respected and outspoken members of the hip hop community, has announced he plans to release a 600-page book that examines the spirituality of hip hop entitled "The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument" in hopes of creating a new hip-hop religion.

The Gospel of Hip Hop will combine philosophy with faith, practical knowledge and various spiritual teachings along with the the history of hip hop to teach readers about health, love, awareness and wealth.

"It explores the spirituality of Hip-Hop, the divinity of Hip-Hop. I’m suggesting that in 100 years, this book will be a new religion on the earth...I think I have the authority to approach God directly, I don’t have to go through any religion [or] train of thought. I can approach God directly myself and so I wrote a book called The Gospel of Hip Hop to free from all this nonsense garbage right now. Idea respect the Christianity, the Islam, the Judaism but their time is up.”

These are the teachings of KRS-One.

http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2009/08/20/21903171.aspx
Tagged: KRS-One

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shindip
August 25th 2009
3536 Comments


this is just ridiculous

NotMrBlonde
August 25th 2009
395 Comments


()_()

Zip
August 25th 2009
5312 Comments


llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Tits McGee
August 25th 2009
1876 Comments


consider me a member

Zip
August 25th 2009
5312 Comments


Does this new religion have a hip-hop satan? If yes then I'm totally there

iarescientists
August 25th 2009
5863 Comments


WOO-WOO THAT'S THE SOUND OF THE BEAST

Zip
August 25th 2009
5312 Comments


can the satan of hip hop have nothing to do with hip hop, cuz I just remembered that I hate hip hop.

XNoMercyX
August 25th 2009
121 Comments


I just lol'd so damn hard, this is just as retarded as ICP's Shangri-La bullshit.

dub sean
August 25th 2009
980 Comments


YES.

shindip
August 25th 2009
3536 Comments


Metal church is gonna burn this

illmitch
August 25th 2009
5429 Comments


god KRS-One is such a moron

"I'm an icon of outdated purist new york rap, please pay attention to me"

dude's face looks weird as fuck too

MillionMilesAway
August 25th 2009
111 Comments


Someone's been smoking too much marijuana.

WhiteWallStargazers
August 25th 2009
2647 Comments


LOL

Zip
August 25th 2009
5312 Comments


as soon as he makes a bible I'm going to buy a copy and burn it

KYZAR
August 25th 2009
513 Comments


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Knott-
Emeritus
August 25th 2009
10198 Comments


words cannot describe how retarded that last paragraph is

Taxt
August 25th 2009
683 Comments


Sign me up?

killrobotmusic
August 25th 2009
670 Comments


Haha this is amazing. Makes just about as much sense as any other religion IMO.

Tits McGee
August 25th 2009
1876 Comments


WOO-WOO THAT'S THE SOUND OF THE BEAST


hahahaha

Thor
August 25th 2009
10202 Comments


This idea is not in the least bit pretentious.

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shindip
August 25th 2009
3536 Comments


It is like combining two really shitty things into one! How nifty!

Tits McGee
August 25th 2009
1876 Comments


oh wow, a "hip-hop is shitty" comment. i'm totally shocked by this

shindip
August 25th 2009
3536 Comments


sorry to break it to you, but there is a ton of shit hip-hop out there. Not all of it is bad of course, but some stuff is pretty brutal.

this is still better than the temple of nu-metal

illmitch
August 25th 2009
5429 Comments


This idea is not in the least bit pretentious.


Exactly.

ninjuice
August 25th 2009
6760 Comments


How many bitches do you have to bang to get to heaven?

Tits McGee
August 25th 2009
1876 Comments


sorry to break it to you, but there is a ton of shit hip-hop out there. Not all of it is bad of course, but some stuff is pretty brutal.


whoa dude you sound really informed, man, TEACH ME, TEACH ME!

DLEETD
August 25th 2009
30 Comments


How many bitches do you have to bang to get to heaven?


How many bitches do you get to bang in heaven?

a5thdiad
August 25th 2009
123 Comments


he's just saying, he not really gon' make religion. but this is how that stuff starts yo.

MUNGOLOID
August 25th 2009
4352 Comments


I can get behind this. I mean, it's not as ridiculous as a church dedicated to Kurt Cobain.

illmitch
August 25th 2009
5429 Comments


i can't get behind it because krs-one is an idiot

Knott-
Emeritus
August 25th 2009
10198 Comments


I can get behind this. I mean, it's not as ridiculous as a church dedicated to Kurt Cobain.


Yes, yes it is.

bastard
August 25th 2009
3435 Comments



sorry to break it to you, but there is a ton of shit hip-hop out there.


you mean like EVERY GENRE EVER.

Titan50
August 25th 2009
4588 Comments


This is the kinda thing Kanye West would do

Matte
August 25th 2009
553 Comments


Scoff.

killrobotmusic
August 25th 2009
670 Comments


You know, this makes me wonder why KRS didn't pull this stunt when he actually was somewhat relevant. Even though I must admit, it's pretty impressive that he can talk directly to God. I wonder if he can find out what next week's winning lotto numbers are for me while he's at it.

mfbroom
August 25th 2009
33 Comments


krs one is not an idiot, hes one of the only people in the hip hop community who openly says the president is a puppet

scyther
August 25th 2009
1606 Comments


If you're calling this pretentious I don't think you really know what it is. It will probably be a summarization of all his philosophies from "Ruminations" and his last grasp at something that is basically dead, and by that I mean rap like Stop The Violence Movement and Afrika Bambaataa, and himself of course.

The religion will also have close ties to the Zulu Nation, a religious/philosophical group you should research if you don't know about them.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/KRS-One-a095612644

Knott-
Emeritus
August 25th 2009
10198 Comments


krs one is not an idiot, hes one of the only people in the hip hop community who openly says the president is a puppet


Lol I know nothing about hip-hop and I know 2 such artists myself.

Bfhurricane
August 25th 2009
6197 Comments


Gospel of Hip Hop. That's all I have to say. Coming from a religious person, I find this almost insulting but hilarious at the same time.

Walrus487
August 25th 2009
59 Comments


O___O

WTF

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
August 25th 2009
2845 Comments


what?

shade
August 25th 2009
1198 Comments


Can you imagine the church choir?

iarescientists
August 25th 2009
5863 Comments


Coming from a religious person


what would you say are your top three favorite religions

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 25th 2009
15082 Comments


cool something no one will follow

krs-one's cool tho

CrazyFool84
August 25th 2009
1081 Comments


I can get behind this. I mean, it's not as ridiculous as a church dedicated to Kurt Cobain.

It sort of is, I mean Cobain didn't start a church revolving around himself, whatever happened after he died was out of his hands...making your own religion based off every other religion/spiritual philosphy is pretencious as all hell, and pretty damn funny he thinks he's still relevant to pull this

illmitch
August 25th 2009
5429 Comments


krs-one was cool when he was in BDP but he's been irrelevant for a while now. he just pops up saying something as the purported spokesman of "real hip hop" proclaiming an antiquated sound.

scyther
August 25th 2009
1606 Comments


making your own religion based off every other religion/spiritual philosphy

KRS isn't doing that, he's creating a religion based off his own and other prominent Zulu Nation philosophies. He can come off as pretentious when he says he represents the "real hip-hop" but one has to agree, when it began hip-hop did not think it was going to end up the way it has. How do you go from Public Enemy to Soulja Boy over the coarse of like, fifteen years?

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 25th 2009
17945 Comments


Coming from a religious person


awww

illmitch
August 25th 2009
5429 Comments


How do you go from Public Enemy to Soulja Boy over the coarse of like, fifteen years?


I don't think that's a very good example - over the course of rap, you've always had the respected underground acts with mainstream acts who are often considered at the time to be aesthetically worse. Fairly close to that era you have Kris Kross, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, and Sir Mix-A-Lot.

scyther
August 25th 2009
1606 Comments


Back then you had your dance rappers and your street poets, both in the mainstream. Everybody knew that MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice were only here to make dance music and that Nas, MC Lyte, KRS, Public Enemy and others were here to tell us something. But in the mainstream rap has degenerated into pure dance music, and music propagating insanely ignorant acts of violence, etc. Now there isn't anything wrong with dance music, or ignorant music, but when it overpowers and outnumbers intelligent, widely cherished artists then the problems begin.

vincevega
August 25th 2009
48 Comments


retarded shit

TNY
August 26th 2009
571 Comments


i hope scyther dies soon

Hollow
August 26th 2009
263 Comments


Whatever KRS is on, he needs to get off.Respect for him as an MC though.

MUNGOLOID
August 26th 2009
4352 Comments


I wouldn't actually get behind this shit though. I already follow a religion so it would be just plain stupid to give up my catholic faith and move onto a religion based on a genre of music. I feel this new religion that KRS is trying to create, will only be followed by either his dickriders, or people who don't know any better.

Zip
August 26th 2009
5312 Comments


[img]http://www.blackpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/soulja_boy.jpg[/img]
HAIL HIP HOP SATAN

illmitch
August 26th 2009
5429 Comments


tbh the one tight thing KRS-One has done after BDP is to acknowledge soulja boy as a part of hip hop

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


"krs-one was cool when he was in BDP but he's been irrelevant for a while now. he just pops up
saying something as the purported spokesman of "real hip hop" proclaiming an antiquated sound."

KRS-ONE has made over 20 excellent albums. He has kept alive the original movement started by Kool
Herc that you never have even heard of, its not about an antiquated sound its about the original
purpose of the MOVEMENT of which rap is a tiny part that a bunch of kids like you jumped into liking
and pretend to know everything about without even knowing the first thing about it's history. You
gotta typo in ur username dawg, I think you mean 'lil bitch'. stop hating what you don't get.

None of you even have the patience or good will to give KRS the benefit of the doubt and try to
understand what hes actually trying to convey. Nope you read 3 short paragraphs; you know
everything. Religion is a very pejorative term so by using that term a lot of you instantly turned
your brains off and got ready to make up some snide bullshit joke. If you understood that by
Religion he is just talking about a certain kind of thought-process that acttually doesn't rely on
superstition at all, you might have the fucking humility to shut the fuck up and listen to someone
who has dedicated their life to good-will and has been in hip hop years before before your momma got
knocked up, who is still educating the masses of hostile fools.



snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


By approach God directly you have to understand what he means by God, it comes from the 5% ideology, the reason black people call each other 'God'. God is just a term for someone who has mastered their own intellect and good-will. By "approaching God directly" he means hes in a position to teach others how to master their own intellect and good-will. If you ever listened to his music carefully or bothered to learn anything about the culture hes from this would be obvious. But forget that, pop in some shitty pop music and sit back while others hold the world up for your ignorant asses.

evilford
September 18th 2012
22987 Comments


reported

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


see what i mean by hostile fools?

evilford
September 18th 2012
22987 Comments


oh nm dude sputnikmusic is a brilliant forum to try to convert people you're right, continue!

reported for necroposting

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


trying to convert people? how about reading my comment before judging me you dumb clown, the entire point of the comment was that using the word religion is misleading to people who don't know 5%ers and KRS-ONE

evilford
September 18th 2012
22987 Comments


I'm fucking with you dude idgaf one way or the other calm down

Reminds me of silentpotatofan resurrecting irrelevant 5 year old lists

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


scyther is the only one on here with a clue... as usual one or two people have their head on their shoulders and the rest are acting like clowns cus its the internet

Kris.
September 18th 2012
12511 Comments


ok snoopdogg6969 deff gona listen to you and your wise words snoopdogg6969

chambered49
September 18th 2012
1727 Comments


IM A BLUNT GETTIN SMOKED AND I CANT WAKE UP

evilford
September 18th 2012
22987 Comments


We're not acting like clowns cuz this is the Internet, we just don't give a shit cuz this is fucking irrelevant

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


yeah trying to quell religious wars in the world like the Israel Iran war that is about to cause ww3 with one Religion that takes into account all beliefs, tries not to offend them and brings people together based on the commonality of humanity and rationality, yeah, thats really irrelevant. you know whats relevant, Kanye West's nutsack.

Solisis
September 18th 2012
370 Comments


this is just too perfect omg

doglion still got that vendetta, it's kinda cute. it's like he dated kanye once and then was dumped
for a sexier girl and now he wants revenge by obsessively posting mean things about him in music
sites.

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


KNOWLEDGE REIGNS SUPREME OVER NEARLY EVERYBODY

snoopdogg6969
September 18th 2012
419 Comments


that is except butthurt sputnick pricks

kitsch
May 8th 2013
5107 Comments


Cant believe sycther itt

10/10 fabulous trolling

ShadowRemains
May 10th 2013
21641 Comments


scyther > scizor

SitarHero
May 10th 2013
4745 Comments


So instead of learning hymns and chants acapella you're learning hymns and chants accompanied by a beat? I guess that makes sense.

Keyblade
May 10th 2013
15435 Comments


hillary is prolly the one and only follower so far

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sixdegrees
May 10th 2013
17723 Comments


there is no god but KRS-One and hilary is his prophet

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SitarHero
May 11th 2013
4745 Comments


this has everything to do with bullshit it deserves to be criticized everyones talking out of their ass to hell with punctuation

Keyblade
May 11th 2013
15435 Comments


Talking shit about stuff you know nothing about what else is new

jeez hill you can't even take a joke. it's just the internet bro



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