LOL wowzers...KRS ONE bullied one rapper from Queens named Shan and he's the "greatest" o.k., slowly walk away from the Ms. Melody Burgers and Harmony Fries...and have some D-nice with your Just-Ice Shake and stop feelin' like a Mad Lion...lol.
KRS is Nice Dudes stage show is perhaps the dopest in hip hop he's a phenom! without a doubt but lyrics...c'mon song for song PUT IT ON THE LINE...everyone that says KRS is the so called greatest (why doesn't anyother genre have this issue) again needs to evaluate pen to paper listen and observe.
If anyone has a memory or grew up when Mr. Magics rap attack came on WBLS might recall a show when a certain JUICE CREW ALL-STAR named Big Daddy Kane called KRS out and the battle never happened...not sayin' dude was shook...I guess just not listening to ohhh the entire NYC or Tri-state area that night awaiting his response.
granted both suffered from some-timey production in recent years but these cats stand strong...
and oh lets give justice where due to other unsung influences for m.c.'s...
M.C.'s like Slick Rick, Kool Keith, Kane (like RA, one of the most prolific ghost writers), G Rap, Melle Mel, EPMD who is extremely underrated...
RA's material ages very well, same can be said KRS's material...but Ra's got that fine wine pedigree while KRS has that Flash you back to Youth and coming into your own quality. I'd never dis either.
Infact these are 2 m.c.'s that haven't battled so who can call it...do you go with RA's depth and scenery or do you go with KRS's Boom Bap rawness...the end result can depend on the quality of listener or the make up of a crowd.
Are we implying that kings and queens in Afrika didn't wear gold????
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