KRS-One has always been someone that has championed the preservation of Hip-Hop culture.
From his tour in support of his Temple of Hip-Hop project where he described Hip-Hop’s raw elements, to calling out MC’s and record execs that have led to the commercialization of the genre, KRS-One remains a Hip-Hop historian and seeker of knowledge.
We are Hip-Hop so when we preserve ourselves we preserve the culture. How do you preserve yourself? Knowledge of self. How do you get knowledge of self? Create yourself. When you create yourself, you know yourself. This is the key to Hip-Hop, self creation, so this is the movement here. – KRS-One
40 years of Hip Hop by KRS-One
This speech was held during the Hip Hop appreciation week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There, KRS-One held his forty years of Hip-Hop lecture in the Bijlmer neighborhood.
KRS-One shares valuable secrets on the history, meaning and philosophy of Hip Hop. Slavery, education, spirituality, culture, modern society, war, the economy, mainstream hip-hop among other topics.
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