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"My Philosophy" Is Still Fresh After 25 Years

On Boogie Down Productions' "My Philosophy", rapper KRS-One was as lyrically poignant as he's ever been, delivering rhymes that are just as relevant today as they back in 1988.

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Survivors: An Interview with KRS-One and Buckshot

In their first collaboration, KRS-One and Buckshot educate the next generation of hip-hop artists and fans alike by bringing the heart back to hip-hop.

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KRS-One & Buckshot: Survival Skills

Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.

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Live at the Shrine

Save your money for an actual Talib Kweli concert. You'll be glad that you did.

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We Don't Die, We Multiply: Posse Tracks

Having more than one rapper on the scene enhances and galvanizes a song, as the central theme is strengthened with each successive verse. As the saying goes, there's strength in numbers.

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KRS-One: Maximum Strength 2008

Maybe surprises are overrated. You can probably guess KRS-One's subject matter before he delivers it, but his overall consistency is enviable.

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KRS-One & Marley Marl: Hip Hop Lives

Whether he's still "number one" is immaterial. What matters is that, after over two decades in hip-hop, KRS-One is here to say the culture is still alive. And that sound in his voice? That's pure joy.

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Who Owns What?: Engaging the Fog of Hip-Hop

How do the "artist" and "critic" reconcile each other's presence? How literally must one walk this way in order to talk that way?


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