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    BHF Alumni: KRS-One and Greenie-Passing the Torch

    KRS-One. Kris Parker. The Blastmaster. The Teacher. Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone. No matter who you are or how you refer to this living legend, pioneer, colossus, icon and former BHF performer (2008 to be exact), you most certainly have to refer to him as a man who time and time again makes history, takes risks and isn’t afraid to go his own way, while taking many of us along for the ride.

    So it should come as no surprise to fans and followers that KRS recently took on the roles of producer, trainer and mentor for an up-and-coming Queens, NY artist Greenie. For the first time in his 20-plus year career, The Teacher has executive produced an entire album for another artist.  As reported on June 22 on RapWeekly.com and PRWeb.com, KRS has been working with Greenie for the last year to produce It’s All Good, a 14-track, full-length album that will be released in the coming month.

    Greenie, a Queens-bred Jewish MC who’s rhymed since 1983 and has been described as “highly controversial” and “unusually skilled”, is releasing the album as his debut project. He describes on KRSOneAlbum.com the opportunity to work directly with KRS-One as “a dream come true for me.” He’s already performed in spots around the country, including Florida and Virginia, to promote the new project. Video of Greenie performing is available at the site.

    Fans of KRS are sure to be in for not only hard-hitting beats and heavy subject matter, but a different perspective and angle on hip hop. With track titles like ‘Snake in the House’, ‘Already In Heaven’, ‘Real Terrorism’ and “Sign the Prenup (Put Yo Name on the X)’, It’s All Good definitely sounds like an album that’s not for the faint of heart, but may also teach a thing or two to both die-hard fans of KRS and those looking for something new in Greenie.

    It’s All Good boasts appearances and production by some of Hip Hop’s heaviest hitters and most well-love pioneers, including Busy Bee, DJ Kenny Parker, Jesse West and Sean C & LV of P. Diddy’s Hit Men production team. The album touches on many heavy topics such as U.S. governmental policy, religion, racism, marital infidelity, divorce, terrorism, and much more. KRS, recognized by many as one of the greatest MCs of all time, also performs with Greenie on five of the albums’ 14 tracks.

    It’s All Good can be previewed at KRSOneAlbum.com and will be available worldwide in early July.

Discussion 4 Responses

  1. June 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I love ANYTHING from Krs-One– This sounds like one of his most interesting and entertaining projects in years– I can’t wait to get it– will it be on itunes?

  2. July 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    that album is DOPE — a bit awkward at first cuz it’s so unique for ’10–but wow, amazing lyrics and concepts– Krs-One knows what he’s doing — “It’s All Good” w/ Greenie is one of the year’s best by fAr

  3. July 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Honestly one of the best pure MC I’ve heard in a long time (I’m not shitting either), this is so unique, so different than anything else out, definitely worth checking out, some deep stuff on there too, im out…….

  4. August 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    [...] KRS-One, Rakim and Slick Rick shutdown Rock The Bells’ Main Stage and Murs & 9th Wonder, Immortal Technique, Whiz Khalifa, Brother Ali, Big Sean and Yelawolf all showcased strong performances on the smaller, Paid Dues Stage on the opposite end of the festival grounds. [...]