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KRS-One to Perform at Blind Pig Thursday

27. May 2004 • Ari Paul
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Hip-hop artist and social activist KRS-One will perform at the Blind Pig (on 1st between Liberty and Washington) with One Man Army and Deckmaster D on Thursday night. Door is at 9:30pm. $15 dollar cover, 18 and up.

KRS-One, known for rapping against the War and Drugs and CIA interventions both in his solo act and working with artists like Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, also leads a life away from simple performing for performance’s sake.

Writes VH-1, “KRS-One has spoken out against rap’s misogynistic vocabulary and stressed an anti-violence stance after the 1987 death of his BDP bud, Scott LaRock. He’s worked with an eclectic group of musicians, indulging his enthusiasm for dancehall with Sly & Robbie and flirting with folk rock on R.E.M.’s “Radio Song.” He even took rap to the lecture halls of Harvard and Yale, while giving master-classes on Biblical and African history on albums like 1989’s Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop.”

  1. Wow, if this were 1991, I would be ecstatic. As it is, KRS-One has been touring college campuses and Michigan is the third college I know of that has hosted this guy. University of Toledo and Middle Tennessee State are the other two.

    C’mon, UM, can’t you do better than this?

       —T.J.    Jun. 3 '04 - 07:19AM    #
  2. so what you are saying t.j. is that in 1991 you would have been ecstatic to see krs-one becuase he was popular and hitting big venues and now that his fame has declined, so too has your interest. wow that´s great news, in your mind it´s not the artist but the size of the venue that matters. I´m not too sure why the “you can do better than that” comment, better than what? and anyway as you and everyone knows art and fame don´t always connect.
       —mona    May. 28 '05 - 10:34AM    #