Stream KRS-One’s New Album, The World is MIND

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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KRS-One returns with his latest solo effort, The World is MIND. The OG is keeping it Boom-Bap on the 15-track project, as you would expect, and he’s still shredding lesser MCs and taking names. The project features appearances from Shai, K.O.D and Janiece, and production from Mlody, Paul Laffree and KRS himself. My fellow graf writers will definitely want to check out track #4, “Out For Fame.”

Stream below and purchase via Bandcamp

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N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN ft. KRS-One – Drink Champs Podcast (Ep. 5)

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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The legendary KRS-One is this week’s guest on the Drink Champs Podcast with Noreaga and DJ EFN. These guys are really on a run with this ‘cast.

Listen below.

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Swizz Beatz x KRS-One – Jason (Hoodie & Mask Remix)

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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After dropping a couple of nice solo records, Swizz Beatz drops off a remix of the “Jason” track he produced for Jadakiss with a new verse from the legend KRS-One.

Listen below.

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Tragedy Khadafi ft. KRS-One & A.G. – Modern Day Gangsta

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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If you’re letting off shots at the corrupt hierarchy of power in America, you simply can’t go wrong with a KRS-One verse. Tragedy Khadafi, himself no slouch when it comes to putting the system on blast, taps Kris and Andre The Giant for “Modern Day Gangsta”, an indictment of politicians, corporate influence and the broken law enforcement establishment from his as yet untitled new album.

Produced by Stricknine.

Spotted: 2DBZ

Previously: Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Tragedy Khadafi – Even If

Video Mr. Green ft. KRS-One, Hakim Green & Aubrey Green – The Blastmaster (Live From The Streets)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Mr. Green samples a Canadian saw player and grabs a chorus from KRS-One on this latest episode of Live From The Streets. He connected with the Rap icon through his boy Hakim Green of Channel Live, who also spits a verse on the track.

Mr. Green explains:

Basically, Hakim was organizing a few events to help mayor Ras Baraka get elected in Newark and he had KRS come to town to help spread the word and inspire people. Aubrey knew I was looking for guests for the new season so he asked if Sam and I could cover the events and put Hakim and KRS on the show. I was down. To me this is a perfect episode because I got to work with one of my favorite artists of all time and because I got to help out a good dude like Hakim.

Be sure to check out the other recent episodes of “LFTS” featuring Deniro Farrar and A$AP Ferg.

Previously: Mr. Green ft. Freddie Gibbs, Chill Moody, Apollo The Great & Espirito Andino – Clap

NahRight & UpNorthTrips Present: Picture Perfect with Ricky Powell

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Ricky Powell aka The Rickster, for those who don’t already know, is the man behind some of the most iconic images in the history of hip-hop and NYC street photography. Whether it was the Beastie Boys or Run-D.M.C. or Public Enemy, he was always up in the mix, ready to take professional photos of the early Def Jam scene on what he describes as “a hangout tip.” And he was heavy in the culture beyond that, snapping timeless shots of everyone from Basquiat to Eazy E to Big L (RIP to all), and hosting his infamous public access television show Rappin’ with The Rickster (which is now available on DVD), which gave people an opportunity to become acquainted with his extremely fun-loving personality. Point blank, dude has taken some of the illest rap flicks of all-time and is a legendary character in the game, so it was only right that we tap him for our Picture Perfect series.

Along with our brother Ev Boogie at UpNorthTrips, who we insist be recognized as the kingpin of the throwback rap photo wave that every other Instagram account seems to be riding these days, we carefully compiled ten classic pictures of different hip-hop artists Ricky Powell has taken over the years to ask him about for our latest edition of Picture Perfect. And it was an honor to listen (and laugh) as he told the stories behind them while walking the NYC streets, pausing at times to say what’s up to friends of his on the block (and his building’s new super), take a photo of a cute dog for his Instagram account, curse out a group of Sex and the City wannabees, dodge getting hit by a delivery man on a bicycle, and collect a rack from a Manhattan restaurant who recently put his work on display. This is Picture Perfect with the guy who dicked your girl—Ricky Powell.

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Domingo ft. Chris Rivers, Bamboo, KRS-One & R.A. The Rugged Man – The Return

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Producer Domingo brings in some lyrical heavy hitters for the new single from his upcoming project, Same Game New Rules.

Spotted: 2DBZ

Previously: Styles P ft. Chris Rivers & Dyce Pain – Same Scriptures (Video)

Video: KRS-One – True School

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here’s a lyric video for some new Kris off DJ Jean Maron’s upcoming album of the same name, due out April 29th. Pre-order here.

Previously: Kid Tsunami ft. KRS-One – These Are Facts

5 Underappreciated ’90s Posse Cut Videos

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Posse cuts just ain’t what they used to be. Every now and then we’ll get a good one, but more often than not the lead artist is just looking for an excuse to show off the depth of their Rolodex. If you long for the days when big name lineups actually delivered, check out our list of 5 supremely underrated posse cut videos from the Golden Era.

Click here to read Video Vault: 5 Underappreciated ’90s Posse Cut Videos

Previously: 5 Classic Snoop Dogg Performances of Doggystyle Songs

Kid Tsunami ft. KRS-One – These Are Facts

Monday, July 8th, 2013

As he’s been known to do, KRS lays out some truths for us on this latest release from Kid Tsunami’s The Chase, which is available for purchase now and features guest appearances from Kool Keith, Masta Ace, AG, Bahamadia, O.C., Sean Price and many others.

Previously: Kid Tsunami ft. O.C. – Catch Wreck | Kid Tsunami ft. Buckshot, Chubb Rock, Pharoahe Monch & Jeru The Damaja- The Chase