He was shot in the head and neck o Shot outside a South Bronx project in his

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He was shot in the head and neck o Shot outside a South Bronx project in his Jeep o This shocked the whole rap world KRS-One thought maybe he would be next and came to Toronto There was a lot of love for him after he lost his partner o Their album hadn’t even come out yet There was so much attention on KRS-One now o People were ready to support him no matter what he did because of the loss of Scott He decided to devote the rest of his career to positive and socially conscious music o This is why they started to call him The Teacher He said what other people thought but wouldn’t say in his music KRS-One retired the name Boogie Down Productions  what they are known and loved as and would reinvent himself as KRS-One 1988  album that should have featured Scott La Rock and KRS-One now only features KRS-One o Album called By All Means Necessary o Tribute to Scott o Lots of social commentary on issues relevant to the time in the U.S. o LP was thought to be insensitive o The pose he is in on the album cover – he is holding a gun Nelson has a problem with this album because after losing your friend to gun violence you shouldn’t be holding a gun (an uzi) on the album cover  Posing like the person who could have killed Scott o Malcom X Story  titled by all means necessary This album is a take of this Famous autobiography of Malcom X with a picture of him holding a gun behind a wall KRS-One had his inspiration from the Malcom X picture o They never found out who the killer was Stop The Violence Movement was started and founded by KRS-One o A youth got murdered at a BDP concert, and as a result he started the group Second album went gold He is now very influential  Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, etc… are following him with conscious rapping o Audience is now coming from educated people o Hip hop was growing up SONG: Stop The Violence KRS’s rapping style wasn’t great, but he was making history Song “Self-Destruction” raised half a million dollars o None of the artists on that song got paid – money went to charity In 1898 he released a very political called The Blueprint Of Hip Hop o When this album is released, KRS-One was invited to write for the NY Times First time this was seen in hip-hop o The college circuit was also demanding him – he was now a keynote speaker at Harvard and Yale
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KRS-One is cited talking at the universities and saying things like: “College is meant to destroy you and turn you into a hoe” “You get jobs through family and friends” “No university is built by black people for black people – being taught by killers” “Education dipped in bullshit” “College is set up to wreck your life” o He didn’t conform and say what those who hired him wanted to say Next, released an LP called EDUtainment in 1990 o Criticised the album as it dealt with weird subjects o Too preachy and lecture-y SONG: Beef
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