KRS-One
KRS-One


4.0
excellent

Review

by ExcentrifugalForz USER (21 Reviews)
February 7th, 2014 | 125 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone

Before you begin this rap you need a beat.
Found Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCixipQBIs
(don't forget to drop your mic when you are done)

Air moves through wind pipes
rhymes and flows are spit tight
Everybody holds on when the KRS
releases the ultimate eponymous;
record... during the second golden era for hip hop
which back then was casting shadows straight from the top
of the entertainment industry.

36 Chambers and the Infamous were bangers
The Chronic was still new and the Illmatic dropped too.
Not to be outdone this record by KRS One
proved he could be more than a no-name MC
while setting in stone his own legacy.
It was a unique album in a unique way
and lucky for the game, One had something to say

The goal was to defeat ignorance caused by many factors
the only thing KRS hated more than wack rappers
lyrics were created covering many topics on the spectrum
hoping the void between the listeners ears would make connections
by exploring material that wasn’t too popular at the time
The space between gangsta and conscious rap, KRS walked the line
with thoughts on materialism, theology, self expression and the metaphysical
KRS crossed boundaries that were generally impermissible
Tupac and Big’s time on this earth would have been much less brief
if they had only listened when One emphatically stated “squash that beef”
and in an era oft maligned for productional grime
these beats will keep your seats, bumpin just fine

Every few years KRS reappears
his new albums rarely hit on many ears
but I respect the man who has so many flows,
emotions and prose
The man turned hip hop into a religion (true story)
Shoots down fake emcees like clay pigeons
Its good to know and its safe to say
that his radical ideas are here to stay

Peace



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Comments:Add a Comment 
ExcentrifugalForz
February 7th 2014


1859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Never rapped before but was inspired by this record.

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I for one applaud this review

Digging: Boylan - ima rockstar im not a rockstar

PumpBoffBag
February 7th 2014


330 Comments


hmmmm...

I like different

LambsBread
February 7th 2014


3912 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

by exploring material that wasn’t too popular at the time
The space between gangsta and conscious rap, KRS walked the line
with thoughts on materialism, theology, self expression and the metaphysical
KRS crossed boundaries on what was generally impermissible
Tupac and Big’s time on this earth would have been much less brief
if they had listened when One emphatically stated “squash that beef


haha hell yeah good review man.

this album deserves at least 10x its ratings. minimum. >>>>The Chronic

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this album deserves at least 10x its ratings. minimum. >>>>The Chronic

Well the Chronic IS OVERRATED like sh*t

VermTheImpaler
February 7th 2014


1360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Chronic is legit, this is less interesting.

But still far better than the trap shit loved by tons of users here

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's great but I don't think it should be held with the legendary status it gets

LambsBread
February 7th 2014


3912 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Chronic has beats that stand better alone, everything else i'd give to this album hands down.

But I could see picking Chronic over this if you prefer West Coast gangsta shit to East conscious
lyricism, otherwise I think Chronic
is one of the most overrated albums on this site, but still has really dope songs.

VermTheImpaler
February 7th 2014


1360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Like west and east per equal, prefer over a big part of southern shit

LambsBread
February 7th 2014


3912 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah the south is the worst by far, their retarded accents make it nearly impossible to take seriously as intelligent music. Only south artists i can stand are Killer Mike and Outkast.

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah the south is the worst by far, their retarded accents make it nearly impossible to take seriously as intelligent music. Only south artists i can stand are Killer Mike and Outkast.

Obviously you have not heard Scarface

LambsBread
February 7th 2014


3912 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

tbh i haven't heard a full album and didn't know he was southern, but scarface is legit, just saw
him live actually in LA

got a REC?

InbredJed
February 7th 2014


6106 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nice

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Check out the Diary

Also, allow me to wallow in state pride as he is also from Texas

VermTheImpaler
February 7th 2014


1360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Killer mike, outkast, the geto boyz and goodie mob are legit, UGK is ok. But most of the south shit is
painful as hell, in the best case the other southern shit is average as hell

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Big KRIT and Chamillionaire are underrated

VermTheImpaler
February 7th 2014


1360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Chamillonaire is ok but nothing more

SharkTooth
February 7th 2014


6510 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You heard his second album? It's actually pretty dam good.

pissbore
February 7th 2014


9934 Comments


sweet rev long live the blastmaster

VermTheImpaler
February 7th 2014


1360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah and I've seen better shit thousands of times. Not bad, just not my thing, sorry



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