KRS-One Returns To The Mic With A Vengeance. Now Hear This! (Album Stream)
It has been several years since KRS-One released an album. One of Hip-Hop’s most famous, controversial, and quoted MCs self-released Now Hear This yesterday (November 27). The Boogie Down Productions co-founder’s 12th solo album contains 18 songs, with production by Da Beatminerz, Mad Lion, and DJ Static, among others.
This album releases in a press campaign that has seen Kris Parker calling out law enforcement, re-examining Hip-Hop history, battling on stages, and making statements in the form of a freestyle unlike any in his career. A true master of reinvention, Now Hear This could be KRS-One’s biggest album since 2007’s Hip Hop Lives, with foe-turned-collaborator Marley Marl. Available for free, full stream, take a listen to the R.A.M.P. Entertainment Agency effort, and weigh on its teachings. Should you like it, Blastmasta KRS-One has the album available for direct purchase at just $10.
As a note, KRS-One/Boogie Down Productions’ Criminal Minded is one of the reader-voted Top 10 albums of the 1980s. This LP, along with nominated albums from the 1990s and 2000s are doing battle in Ambrosia For Heads’ “Finding The GOAT Album” series.
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