KRS-One & Ol’ Dirty Bastard Rock A Stage In 1995 (Video)

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Uncle Ralph McDaniels has not only shed light on dope Hip-Hop for decades, his lens has captured it. Yesterday (December 19), the Video Music Box VJ extraordinaire shared some 1995 footage (from the VMB Archives) of KRS-One and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard wildin’ out to the just-released “Who Shot Ya” instrumental.

Blastmasta and Dirt McGirt may seem like an unlikely pair, given one MC’s emphasis on consciousness, and the other’s (sometimes) complete disregard for it. However, this special moment in time—just under 90 seconds, shows that Hip-Hop is universal, especially when it comes to rippin’ up New York City stages (Roseland, to be exact).

While O.D.B.’s verse is from “Brooklyn Zoo,” Boogie Down Productions Heads may notice that KRS’ verse matches that of his “KRS-One Speech” from Funkmaster Flex’s The Mix Tape, Vol. 1, released that same year.

Related: Busta Rhymes and Ol Dirty Bastard Freestyle in 1993 (Video)