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2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1

Posted by papa ray 
papa ray
2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 10:50PM
Old Time Idea Come Again(there was nuff enthusiasm in earlier discussions here):

For for more reasons than one, he could possibly be a great fit for the fest, especially if he came w/ a concept/consideration of the audience(s) @ SNWMF. Bring him live & in the dancehall, could be epochal,
& extra niceness too....also, a unique way to bring hip-hop to the festival.
TR-808
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 10:55PM

hey p-ray


i agree 1000%


special request to scott larock


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trinitymlk
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 10:59PM
I play only the reggae and I play only rap,
I rock the african, the european, the jap,
By music I gotta show you that I am all that,
so I must rock the mic,

Never have to repeat a rhyme style twice,
My lyrics are precise, like beans and rice,
I am delicious,
Whose the freshest lyricist on the mic you don't want to f--- with,
Chris is...

Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 11:01PM
I SAY BRING HIM IN.

HIS STAGE PRESENCE ALONE IS GOOD ENOUGH...NOT TO MENTION HIS CLASSIC HITS.

I CAN HEAR "THE BRIDGE IS OVER" OVER AND OVER AGAIN NON STOP...ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HIP HOP TUNES
jb welda
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 11:38PM
i think the money would be better spent on more conscious reggae artists. but im not a fan of hip hop in any way shape or form.

bring michael prophet, earl sixteen, alimantado, prince alla, rod taylor, earl zero, phillip frazer, misty in roots, twinkle bros, etc etc etc WAY before even considering someone like krs1.

one love
jah bill
jb welda
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 11:41PM
oh yeah and also

ken boothe
alton ellis
horace andy
linval thompson
gentleman
burning spear
all the VI crew
tokyo ska paradise orch

and on and on and on...

no use in diluting the mix.

one love
jah bill
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 23, 2005 11:45PM
I'm on board with the KRS-One idea. He's perhaps the greatest stageman that Hip Hop has ever known.

You Must Learn (remix) Lyrics:
My man D Nice D Nice is in the booth
Workin harder than ever
D Nice is rockin the sound set tonight
We're not through I wanna drop a new style


Verse One:
It's calm yet wild the style that I speak
Just deal with facts and you will never get weak in the heart
In fact you'll start to illuminate
Knowledge to others in a song let me demonstrate
the force of knowledge knowledge reigned supreme
The ignorant is ripped to smithereens
What do you mean when you say I'm rebellious
Cause I don't accept everything that you're telling us
What are you selling us the creator dwell in us
I sit in your unknown class while you're failing us
I failed your class cause I ain't with your reasoning
You're tryin make me you by seasoning
Up my mind with see Jane run
See John walk in a hardcore New York
Come on now, that's like a chocolate cow
It doesn't exist no way, no how
It seems to me that in a school that's ebony
African history should be pumped up steadily, but it's not
and this has got to stop
See Spot run, run get Spot
Insulting to a Black mentality
A Black way of life or a jet Black family
So I include with one concern, that
You must learn
(Yo Kris) What?
Hold up D, hold up D
We gonna see if they really ready for this
Are y'all having fun tonight?
I said are y'all having fun tonight?


Verse Two:
I believe that if you're teaching history
Deal with straight up facts no mystery
Teach the student what needs to be taught
Cause Black and White kids both take shorts
When one doesn't know about the other ones' culture
Ignorance swoops down like a vulture
Cause you don't know that you ain't just a janitor
No one told you about Benjamin Banneker
A brilliant Black man that invented the almanac
Can't you see where KRS is coming at
With Elie Whitney, Haile Selassie
Granville Woods made the walkie talkie
Lewis Lattimer improved on Edison
Charles Drew did a lot for medicine
Garrett Morgan made the traffic lights
Harriett Tubman freed the slaves at night
Madame CJ Walker made a straightnin' comb
But you won't know this cos you weren't shown
The point I'm gettin at it it might be harsh
Is we're just walkin' around brainwashed
So what I'm sayin is not to diss em man
We need the 89 school system
One that caters to a Black fraternity because
You must learn
Whattup cameraman?
Let me here you say hoooo!!!!
We're not through with the ragga stuff
We're not through with the raggamuffin stuff yet man


Verse Three:
Akebulan is the original name
Of Africa now stripped of it's fame
It's good to note, that in ancient times
Egyptians developed all sciences of the mind
To the point where they ruled the planet
But Rome, Greece and Persia wasn't havin it
They attacked, and won the war
But it wasn't enough, they had to get to the core
Cause in that time it was Akebulan
That ruled religion, politics and man
In order to destroy the Egyptian race
They had to wipe the sciences, from off the face of the planet
So they proceeded to ban it
Then replace it with Christianity
And it's, been that way, all the way to today
Learn what we teach, hear what we say
But here comes the K-the-R-the-S-the-O-the-N-the-E
The BDP and we rhyme intelligently
Let me continue with Theodosyius
A Greek ruler not known to most of us
He in the fourth century A.D.
Calls the Egyptians fools you see
Two years later, Justinian rules
Six A.D., was it for schools
As a result, ignorance had swirled
Over Christian Europe and grateful Roman worlds
This went on for a thousand years
Of ignorance stupidity and tears
Now comes the seventeenth century hardness
Europe, began to come out of it's darkness
So J.F. Blumenbach, a German
Came out of nowhere and started confirming
White supremacy and men of colors
Before this time, all men were brothers
It was Johann, who went on to say
There are five different colors in the world today
That's caucasian, malayan, and mongolian
American-indian, and ethiopian
Yes, the ignorance gets scarier
He believed whites were superior
According to his idiotic fountain
The purest whites were from the Caucas mountains
J A Blofener, and H S Chamberlain
Both supported this outrageous racism
This went on to what the master race should be
And why they killed the Jews in Germany
Here is the reason why I'm so concerned
Because you, must, learn


We're not done, we're not done, we're not done
Check this out
Yeah yeah, the name of the new album of course
is Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop
Run out and get a copy at your nearest record store
Because Boogie Down Productions RULES!
Papa Wheelie
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 02:20AM
Can't get more positive then that. Edutainment.
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 02:27AM
he'll be at the bellyup in a few weeks
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 06:04AM
Is there anyway to move the Belly Up to Santa Rosa. They're just killing me with all the shows. This week they got Barrington Levy with Shinehead, then Don Carlos two day later and then Maxi Priest two days after that. Can't say I'd go to all of them, but just the fact that they're getting so many good shows to choose from............Well this week up here isn't so bad with Batch, Ras Attitude and The Zioneers, Israel Vibration with The Radics, Rocket T, Edi Fitzroy, Yellowman, Elephant Man, Abijah and Midnite all playing in a span of 8 days in the North Bay. Give thanks for more reggae shows.

Oh and bring KRS ONE next year!!!!!!!



fourtwentyplenty
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 01:11PM
JB, my thoughts on KRS 1 goes like this:possibly of ALL hip-hop practitioners,
his scope would best fulfill the musical/cultural outlines of the fest.

Also, his appearances these days are rare; I'd think there'd be real interest,
media and attendance-wise.

Everyone you named would get positives from us on this board, but beyond the core
of reggae, KRS would definitely be justified under the 'world music' mantle
(certainly at least as much as say Michael Franti, & regarding artistic scope/achievement, far surpassing him).

Hell, I'd just like to see him rule in a dancehall setting over prime riddems.
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 03:34PM
Who was the first to flash the heat on the cover?
Who was the first crew to go against another?
Who was the first to go acapella on a video replay?
Who was the first to lose a DJ?
Who was the first to teach at Yale?
Who was the first to hit that hip-hop reggae, on the nail?
Who was the first to say +Stop the Violence+
and teach that real bad boys move in silence?
You're soon to see the mindbendin rhyme weapon
Get more busy than two-two-three-double-nine-seven
All these rappers, swear they the best
I know whatchu thinkin about, "Where's KRS?"
Eighty percent of these rappers fake they {****}
The other twenty percent they goin upstate and {****}
There's no way out except knowledge and wisdom
I got it so I spit 'em you ain't got it you gotta get 'em
Who was the first to produce mix and write
at the same time up in the club rockin the mic?
Who was the first to have a DJ and a side man?
The first to say what is hip-hop? "I AM!"
Who was the first to produce gangster {****}?
Put out, gangster hits with a gangster click?
Not no prankster {****}, Steady B, Mad Lion
Just-Ice, Shabba Ranks and {****}
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 03:36PM
I saw KRS-1 a few years back @ the FreeFranitFest in GG Park. He did not do anything for me. Now the sound sucked and it was way crowded and we were far from the stage but all I remember was a bunch of "scratching" and him yelling off the wall ****. Anyhways 2 cents from a non hip hopper. Not against him coming to Sierra just stating my opinion of what I saw.
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 03:43PM
hip hop & reggae is as good as a peanut butter & fish oil sandwhich..
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 03:49PM
While we're on the KRS vibe...

--
Artist: Boogie Down Productions
Album: Edutainment
Song: Homeless

Yeah...
You could call a man a bum with disgust on your morning run
Cause he lives outside in the street and you don't notice
But you've failed to realise that the one you so despise
Reflects yourself cos every black man is homeless

You could take your Alka-Seltzer while you talk about shelter
You might even wanna talk about a little loan
Cause no matter how rich you become you'll always be two, not one
Cause believe it or not, America ain't your home

We've been taught to say our name, Afro-American, all the same
Not fully American but gettin' there very slowly
Cause to fully be American, you know, you gotta take out the word 'Afro'
Now they've relaxed our hair, they might as well call us Toby

See, Afro and black are African, while theft is American
So how can Afro-American make much sense?
Your ancestors come from Africa
By stealing them now you're born in America
So the black man is homeless even though he pays rent

Some black people say "We built this place
So we are American, but of the black race"
Well let me make this little topic known
The Japanese also built this place
In technology and they're winnin' the race
But at the end of the day the Japanese can go home

Do you see the point that I'm getting at?
I'm not a racist, I'm statin' a fact
Blacks are actually prisoners of war
Cause while South Africa continues to fight
We try our best to look more and more white
Proof that the blacks have been stripped of their core

Well, I guess I didn't sing and dance enough
For black radio to play this stuff
But this ain't soft like ice-cream with a sugar cone
I'm only here to state one fact
Wake up African, your colour is black
And every black man is homeless cause he ain't got no home



Post Edited (08-24-05 08:57)
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 03:50PM
Yo Ninja, what's the title of the track you quoted? I need to hear that one.

Only KRS can pull off a verse like that. He's a true lyrical philosopher. He approaches the spiritual with his riddim riding skills.
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 03:51PM
One more...

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Artist: Boogie Down Productions
Album: Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
Song: Jah Rulez

[KRS-One]
Yes, right about now we got Afrika
from the Jungle Brothers on the wheels of steel
My sister Harmony right beside me
and I, KRS-One on the mic
Sidney Mills on the keyboards
and Dwayne on the engineering
And once again, this style is dedicated to the heavenly father
Because you know YA RULE!

[Harmony]
Where can they go, where can they turn?
When they hear your name, that fire BURNS.. their very soul! (FI-YAH!)
What can they do, what can they say?
They can't live without your love.. (ba-da-bi)
Another day.. (ba-ba-bad-bad-bad)

[KRS-One]
Bad man people and petty rob-ber
Straighten up your ways or you will suf-fer
What go around come around and this is the law
The manmade law KRS-One ig-nore
I walk the streets as a ruff yout BWOY
Very intelligent, and full of JOY
Go to a concert and mash up the jam (BO)
People in the world know just who I am
I am what I am cause I am not SOFT
When the blind lead the blind - that's when ya LOST
Me just a DJ dealin with negative
Nonsense messages, a what dem a give
BDP strong, cause JAH is the strength
BDP long, cause JAH is the length
BDP together, cause JAH is the link
We a just arise, while the negative sink! COME!

[Harmony]
Where can they go, where can they turn?
When they hear your name, that fire BURNS.. (BURNS!)
their very soul! (Lick dem down!)
And what can they do, what can they say?
They can't live without your love.. another day.. (COME!)
Where can they go..
What can they do? (BO)

[KRS-One]
We are not a front and, we are no fraud
Every hit record comes straight from the Lord
We live in jail cell and we live in shelter
If you help yourself, well JAH will help ya
Look to no man but love everyone
Stand on your own and work til you're done
Follow the commandments that Jah set forth
Cause manmade laws, made man lost (BO)

[Harmony]
Where can they go, where can they turn?
When they hear your name, that fire BURNS.. (ba-da-bi-bi-bi)
their very soul! (FI-YAH!)
What can they do, what can they say?
They can't live without your love.. another day..
They need you, in their lives
They know, your live is right (ALWAYS RIGHT)
You're the inspiration (yes) that sweet revelation
All their hope, and their salvation (SO RIGHT)
And where can they go, where can they turn (where ya hide?)
When they hear your name, that fire BURNS.. their very soul!
(wa-da-ba-da-bi-bi-bi-bi-bi)
What can they do, what can they say?
They can't live without your love.. another day..
(FI-YAH, FI-YAH, FI-YAH, FI-YAH)
They need you, in their lives
They know, your love is right
You're the inspiration, that sweet revelation
And all of their hopes (Jah Rulez) and their salvation
Where can they go, where can they turn (Jah rule every time)
When they hear your name, that fire BURNS.. (nowhere)
Their very soul (kyan't move without the movement of Jah, seen?)
And what can they do, what can they say
They can't live without your love.. another day..
Where do they go
What do they do?
Where do they turn
What can they say?
Where do they go, what can they do
Breathe without you?
Where do they go
Breathe without you?
What do they do.. *fades*
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 04:00PM
KRS with Sly & Robbie

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Artist: Sly and Robbie f/ KRS-One
Album: Silent Assassin
Song: Party Together

Yo!

Yes
Live from New York City
Blastmaster KRS-One of the massive BDP crew
And we gonna do a little somethin like THIS!

Once again I flash a style
That you are probably thinkin that it's about time
The reggae scene and rap music must cross the line
And party (together)
You might think I'm not for yard
But that just makes this whole routine a little odd
Cause mixin rap with reggae music is not that hard
We must come (together)
This nonsense of rap being different from reggae is a big (lie)
Black people shouldn't separate themselves in music, no reason (why)

Yes, my name is KRS
And I have come to tell you that I'm funky fresh
And Sly & Robbie simply is the nation's best
We must come (together)
Boogie Down Productions on the funky fresh lyric
Sly and also Robbie on the radical music
We can break down any system, and we break them very quick
I am teachin lyrics, Sly & Robbie on the mix
So what do you do when we're comin to your town?
Run, get your tape recorder, tape the newest sound
It's just hip-hop-reggae-reggae-reggae-reggae-rap
Done by the crew, which is ready to attack

So
Once again I flash a style
That you are probably thinkin that it's about time
The reggae scene and rap music must cross the line
And party (together)

Boogie Down Productions, or the mighty BDP
Radiatin knowledge to a poor community
You can take this for a joke, or you can take this seriously
Hip-hop reggae takin over constantly
It's drums and bass, and conscious lyrics
Dibby-dibby sound bwoy, we just can't take it
A lot of crews come out, and dem want to try it
But KRS-One only produce the hits
Whaddaya call that, hi-hi-hit, hit-hit-hit
Nuff gun man, .45, just a clip (Bo! Bo! Bo!)
Even though dem fire shot, we just can't stop it
Cause everything we say, you know it's well intelligent

Once again I flash a style
That you are probably thinkin that it's about time
The reggae scene and rap music must cross the line
And party (together)
You might think I'm not for yard
But that just makes this whole routine a little odd
Cause mixin rap with reggae music is not that hard
We must come (together)
This nonsense of rap bein different from reggae is a big (lie)
Black people shouldn't separate themselves in music, no reason (why)
Yes, my name is KRS
And I have come to tell you that I'm funky fresh
And Sly & Robbie simply is the nation's best
We must come (together)

Come down, Robbie
( *bass playing* )
Mh-hm

Come in, Sly
( *drums come in* )
Come in, Gerry
( *sax comes in and fades out* )
Come in, Kevin
( *trumpet comes in and fades out* )
Mmh-hm

Come in, Sidney
( *keyboards come in and fade out* )
Come down, Spaceman
( *guitar comes in* )
Ba-ba-ba-ba-bam
Ba-ba-bam

1989
Don't be left behind
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 04:48PM
Attendence from "Sneak Attack" I think it is the 3rd track, More Lyrical Fire from Man Called Kris Parker....

The truth is that police must serve and protect
REALITY is black youth is shown no respect
The truth is government has a war against drugs
REALITY is government is ruled by thugs
With all this technology, above and under
Humanity still hunts down one another
Rappers display artistic cannibalism
through lyricism, we fight each other over rhythm
Through basic animal instincts, we think
So the battle for mental territory is glory, end of story

Reality, ain't always the truth
Rhymes Equal Actual Life, In The Youth
Reality, ain't always the truth
Rhymes Equal Actual Life, In The Youth
Yeah
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
August 24, 2005 09:14PM
420 i will be at the barrington show tonight. jr reid just got announced so did easy star with john browns body. they are getting better reggae shows now that the booking agents are different. my friends in irieside are opening for maxi priest. they just played with HR and ras michael up at the coachhouse. the bellyup is my favorite venue though...a nice 15 minute drive down the coast...the pizza port with the strong ale accross the street...a killer sound system...good smoke spots...doesnt get much better
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
April 12, 2017 04:40AM
wait... seems like this should be a 10 year anniversary post
Re: 2006 Draft Pick: KRS 1
April 12, 2017 03:40PM
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