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On Friday 7th June 2013 @ The Garage, London Town was shown what real Hip Hop music was all about. We were treated to a Hip Hop master class from the legend they call KRS One. In case you don’t know him he is a fundamental member of the hip hop movement; who showed us that real hip hop is more than music, it is a way of life! He embodies hip hop to the fullest and by the end of his performance he was even sweating hip hop.
In my lifetime I have been to many shows and concerts and I have seen some of the biggest names in world music perform live but I can honestly say I have never in my life witnessed anything like KRS One, let me tell you why…
We arrived to the venue early to really take in the vibes. Dj Kid Fury of the UK was warming up, spinning classic hip hop tunes. As the venue started filling up, I saw a diverse range of people of all tribes, nations and nationalities; there were people from all walks of life who had all been inspired by the works of KRS.
The time was almost 9pm and people started moving towards the stage to get a good view. I was fortunate to be right at the front in the middle by the time I turned round there was a sea of people eagerly anticipating the arrival of KRS One.
Moments later KRS came on to the stage he was so close to me he was almost in touching distance. He immediately began to mesmerise the audience with his lyrical ability demonstrating his trade mark flow and rhymes which were sublime. You could tell straight away it was going to be a night to remember!
I was reminded how many hits KRS had as he began rolling back the years belting out hits like ‘9mm’ and ‘Step into my world’ as well as throwing in some of his new material. If KRS never made it as rapper he could have had a successful motivational speaker or teacher. He blew my mind away with the knowledge and wisdom he imparted on us as he shared his experiences with the people of London. He told us that this night would change our lives and he was right. He also encouraged us to film him and share what he has to say unlike some of these modern day ‘superstars’ and ‘divas’.
KRS One performs with a smile on his face and it is good to see that after all these years he is still energetic and inspiring and loves his fans. He went above and beyond the call of duty by coming out into the crowd to sign autographs while still rapping. If this was not impressive enough he also threw two boxes worth of signed tennis balls into the crowd. I can say after watching KRS One live knowledge definitely reigns supreme.
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