MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free] – OkayPlayer posted this two days ago, but I had to help spread the word. KRS is back with a new album and yes – he is tryna’ kick knowledge! You can Stream KRS-One’s Entire Album ‘Now Hear This’ right here!
The album boasts 18 tracks (well, the last one was given to his wife G Simone), several of which have potential to get lots of ‘underground airplay’ (shout out to the Lyricist Lounge).
My personal favorites are the song Drugs Won, about the failure of the “war on drugs” and the how conflicted we are as a nation, with some states having marijuana dispensaries and others locking people up for couple joints, and the song American Flag, which points out that the Confederate Flag was bad, but um, the American Flag was flown when Americans captured and sold slaves, and did all sorts of other unjust, despicable things. So were the flags of Spain and Germany and England and every country that has a flag. So take them all down, I guess, is the Blastmaster’s message.
I have to admit, Kris is still coming up with original ideas, new styles and concepts, like the track Soundman, which is actually dedicated to the soundman – the engineers at your show who keep the levels straight and allow your music to thump. Check out this teaser video of the song.
He also has a track where he raps the whole song over only a live guitar strumming chords, no beat at all. Let’s Go and Invaders are good tracks too. The Teacha is at his best when he has a message, which is pretty much throughout this whole album.
Stream it right here for free, skip through and see if you agree with my favorite tracks. If you like what you hear, you know how to show love – cha-ching!
MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]