Wednesday | 8 Days a Week | Indy Week
Pin It




Lincoln Theatre--You are excused for wondering if KRS-One--leader of Boogie Down Productions, one of the most socially and politically aware rappers ever, a guy willing to tell anyone his mind--is losing his edge and his mind. See the above promotional photo, for instance, in which our beloved man looks like a new-gen Mr. Rogers, sans sweater but with dreadlocks. Or consider his recent altercation with hip-hop critic Adisa Banjoko, with whom KRS feuded years ago regarding his own deity-ensoncing motto
"I am Hip Hop." Rather stupidly, both KRS and Banjoko were invited to speak on a panel together (again, rather stupidly, called "I am Hip Hop"). While there, sources say KRS essentially claimed that Bankojo was an "enemy of the culture" and that he himself was hip hop's utmost incarnation because of his South Bronx roots. Well, KRS, status ain't hood, but I'll lay off: This man is as important as any other rapper with '80s roots still touring, and he still makes respectable records. But that Temple of Hip Hop stuff is a bit weird, eh? --Grayson Currin

  • KRS-One at the Lincoln

Latest in 8 Days a Week


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in 8 Days a Week

Twitter Activity


I meant to catch this a while ago but "Pirate Love" is a song by the Heartbreakers, not the Dolls...just …

by gojiku13 on Monday 3.22 (8 Days a Week)


Add Gal Costa to Duke's Brazil music legend column. Costa was here, in Reynolds Theater, this fall. Her …

by Aaron Greenwald on Sunday 3.14 (8 Days a Week)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation