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KRS-One Drops Jewels (Video)

blame it on JES7 January 14, 2012

The Blastmaster builds on the last BDP album, Sex and Violence (1992) which he states was “a flop” (only moving 250,000 units, in contrast to 1990’s Edutainment which moved 600,000 units), the possibility of the P.M. Dawn beef slowing down his sales, and the events that eventually led up to his highly-celebrated solo debut, Return of the Boom Bap. Shouts to DPB on the head’s up.

  • who cares

    Love hearin’ this man speak in interviews. Can’t wait for his new album to drop

  • WUTANGFAN

    Criminal Minded is STILL one of the best albums EVER

  • jw

    “now im the culture itself” stfu you fuck i like your music but this dude has been claims himself the essence of hip hop and shit, i dont even know what that means. i mean i like him but he just loves himself too much

  • who cares

    Apparently KRS-One dropped another song off his upcomming album in between the releases of “Just Like That” & “Aztechnical” called “We Must Become One” but 2dopeboyz never posted it which is weird because I think it’s the best one out of the 3 so far
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4uO7apegLE&feature=player_embedded

  • Great interview. KRS-One’s passion for Hip Hop is dope.

  • david

    @jw: i get why you think that but he’s earned it, it’s not an ego thing, he isnt some new up and coming rapper, hes been in the hip-hop scene 30 years, never stops working whether he’s writing, recording, performing, promoting, doing interviews, even as a homeless teen he was building the roots of his career, most people woulda given up or not even tried, a guy who’s dedicated his life to hip-hop and putting other people on is right in saying they are the culture, while you’re on the internet just watching what he’s doing he’s been living it for 30 years

  • This was great, informative and inspirational! Here’s the full interview everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mwnaqomFrs&feature=related

  • sheTheBest!

    swerta gawd i hate the way this nigga say hip hop

    jurassic park dinosaur ass nigga always over-emphasizes the dumbest shit.
    “this guy’s name was guru…..*dramatic pause*…that means TEACHER!!!” MIND.BLOWN! falls outta chair after this amazing ephiphany

  • DQ

    To everyone who has something negative to say about KRS-One.. you clearly fail to recognize that he is one of the most worthy people to ever represent hip hop music and hip hop as a culture, show some respect.

  • sheTheBest!

    please, dude aint had a good song since sound of da police and that was what? 20 YEARS AGO..if the last time people bought your music was on maxwell cassette tapes at the swapmeet, it’s time to hang it up. the hip hop he represented died a long time ago.

  • Random Guy

    Co-sign daivd & DQ
    @sheTheBest! Really? Hasn’t had a good song since Sound Of The Police? He’s released dozens of dope tracks and albums. I’ll quote his last statement “My die hard fans stayed wit me. And I realized I had my own crew, FUCK everybody else”

  • david

    @shethebest: you’re the kinda person that forms an opinion based on other peoples opinions, the kind of person that bigs up illmatic as the best hip-hop album of all time, thinks rae’s best was ob4cl, thinks krs’ best was return of the boom bap, krs’ weakness is that he releases too much music and that’s out of dedication to the fans, so it’s a strength and a weakness

  • sheTheBest!

    “you’re the kinda person that forms an opinion based on other peoples opinions”

    ^if that were true then why am i not agreeing with you?

    “krs’ weakness is that too much of the music he releases is weak”

    ^i agree with you there

  • k

    lotta rap fans here, figures.

  • Wiz

    Stop the hate, KRS 1 is and MC and a writer whom has inspired Hip Hop. Who ever has something bad to say stop it already, your talking about the teacha of my community (the Bronx)
    whom contributed towards Hip Hop culturally.
    My name is B-boy Wiz -Ready to Rock crew- Mighty Zulu kings. I been living Hip Hop since 94′ first boming the system then bucking the system. I’m not a dinosor I’m only 31. I listened to Krs1
    since I was 14 years old and his words help educate the youth then and now. I skuool my son how live Hip Hop as a b-boy and he’s only 3 born into this kulture and he loves it. Krs1 never had to talk about what he’s doing or getting ,but he only spits about what he did. Real Hip Hoppas know feel him (globally) ,but in the USA their are those few who are quick to pass judgement because the reality they see is a mirrored projection built on illusions.

  • Wiz

    Stop the hate, KRS 1 is and MC and a writer whom has inspired Hip Hop. Who ever has something bad to say stop it already, your talking about the teacha of my community (the Bronx)
    whom contributed towards Hip Hop culturally.
    My name is B-boy Wiz -Ready to Rock crew- Mighty Zulu kings. I been living Hip Hop since 94′ first boming the system then bucking the system. I’m not a dinosor I’m only 31. I listened to Krs1
    since I was 14 years old and his words help educate the youth then and now. I skuool my son how to live Hip Hop to the fullest with a b-boy state of mind, and he’s only 3 born into this kulture and he loves to b-boy. Krs1 never had to talk about what he’s doing or getting in a song ,but he only spits about what he did like a time lline in Hip Hop. Real Hip Hoppas feel him globally why is that? Mabey because it’s universal communication through the censory circuits going beyond the block. Try not to pass judgement because the reality seen in hollywood is a mirrored projection built on illusions.