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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.”
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