KRS-One has had many lives in the hip-hop game, but even Teacha didn’t respond to the special treats of their devoted fans.
A fan-shot video posted to Twitter on Wednesday (June 7) shows a freestyle fan being scouted by KRS-One to rhyme for the legend’s critique.
“Think it over in your mind,” he began. “Things along these lines that have never been studied before. increase.”
The freestyle then continued for another three minutes, getting more intense with each passing second, and KRS-One couldn’t help but laugh with excitement as the crowd erupted in cheers.
KRS-One was shocked by fans’ mathematical freestyle 🤯 https://t.co/52WCdDsvQrpic.twitter.com/BwUKIRGYew
— Hip Hop DX (@HipHopDX) June 9, 2023
As one of the pioneers of the genre, KRS-One’s lyrical currents are the father of the “conscious rap” style popularized in the mainstream by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli recognized to be.
Conscious rappers have often been known to use the “Supreme Mathematics”, first introduced by the Nation of Islam, alongside the “Supreme Alphabet”, both of which can be written to letters and numbers (just gives qualitative and quantitative values).
That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise when Mr. Knowledge, who reigns supreme over just about everyone, launches an in-person series and website to celebrate hip-hop’s 50th birthday in April. rice field.
The Boogie Down Productions rapper recently launched Birthday of Hip-Hop New York. The website and event series feature several community-based programs, including a hip-hop masterclass curated and hosted by a Bronx lyricist and historian.
All events will be held August 11th at the Community Center at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. Known as the ‘Birthplace of Hip-Hop’, this address was home to DJ Kool Herc’s Back to School and played an important role in hip-hop’s early history. August 1973 jam.
According to a recent press release, there will also be a pop-up exhibition to showcase and celebrate the origins of the genre.
“Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary is a global movement to tell the story of how hip-hop came to be in the first place, the grit, the voice and the power. We used our voices, and when they tried to suppress us, we were creative,” KRS-One said in a statement.
Furthermore, he added: “We created this culture because we wanted to make a statement and stand out for our artistry. Hip-hop is a people’s movement. I feel right at home here where it all started.”
In addition to the face-to-face series, there will also be a visual art contest. Winning designs must contain hip-hop elements “needed to provide a growing inspiration for future generations while celebrating our 50th anniversary.”