Hip Hop Legend KRS-ONE at Club Academy this October

When it comes to Hip  Hop, no one is as consistent and influential as KRS-One. 

By Steven Pankhurst | 13 August 2018

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Saturday 27th October – Manchester Club Academy

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It is impossible to discuss Hip Hop ’s history without discussing KRS-One.  His reputation as both a live performer and as Hip Hop ’s resident ‘Teacha’ has reached mythic proportions.

As author Tavis Smiley has put it;  “You are going to encounter a man who has sincerely sought to develop a  relevant, honest and contemporary interpretation of world history,  culture,  religion, and philosophy.  In many ways, his work actually rests in the tradition of great thinkers like W.E.B.  DuBois,  Carter  Woodsen,  and  John  Henrik  Clarke, men who have sought to develop  a cultural veil through which to interpret the seeming insanity of America.

Throughout  his  20  year  career  trajectory  legendary  pioneer  Kris  Parker  who  goes  by  the  pseudonym  KRS-One  (Knowledge  Reigns  Supreme  Over  Nearly  Everyone)  has  given  fans  over  a  dozen  classic  Hip-Hop  albums,  spoken  at  more  than  500  universities/colleges  including  Harvard,  Yale,  Princeton,  Spelman,  Howard  and  Oxford,  been  nominated  for  Grammy  Awards,  received  multiple  RIAA  certified  gold  and  platinum  sales  accolades  and  become  the  definitive  source  for  conscious  urban  music.

Nicknamed  “The  Teacha”, the  New York native and acclaimed MC have been honored by the United  Nations,  Billboard  Magazine,  The  Source,  BET  Hip-Hop  Awards,  VH-1’s  Hip-Hop Honors and Harvard University to name a few.

He has been given the keys to the city in  Kansas  City, Philadelphia and Compton, was nominated for the NACA  1992  Harry  Chapman  Humanitarian  Award, holds the Reebok  Humanitarian Award and three  Ampex  Golden  Reel  Awards.

KRS One is viewed as the embodiment of the philosophical, sociological and political worldview espoused originally by those that participate in  Hip Hop ’s culture.  He is presently one of the most outspoken leaders of  Hip Hop ’s politics and tradition.

His integration of  Hip Hop and metaphysical knowledge resonates throughout his music,  lectures, and writings as his powerful presence continues to inspire generations.  As  Rolling Stone once put it,  “He ’s one of the most influential lyricists of all time”, so don’t miss his intimate gig in Manchester Club Academy this October.

Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
0161 232 1639