KRS One: How to See Your Future

August 6, 2007

Here's a clip from KRS One's show this weekend at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn. He tells the crowd how 25 years ago he was homeless and sleeping right in this very bandshell, and he told himself back then, "one day, I'm gonna rock this park."

Posted by jsmooth995 at August 6, 2007 2:46 PM

thats motivate right there, appreciate it jay.

Posted by: Cheynne at August 6, 2007 4:46 PM

I was there. CRAZY SHOW!!!

Posted by: DJ Priority at August 7, 2007 2:21 AM

REAL TALK!!! I'm originally from Park Slope and me and my little brother and sister use to run around and play in that damn shell every chance we got!!! Ajajajajajajaja...

Damn, gentrification is horrible.

Posted by: coqui at August 7, 2007 2:43 AM

One of the true greats...Every time he comes to my new neck of the woods (Ft. Liquordale - originally BRICK CITY) I take my (now 17 years old) son to witness him speak...then freestyle...then speak some more...then drop knowledge, freestyle...and speak some more...there is a reason he is called TEACHA, my son hasn't ever listened to a Teacher like he's been mesmerized by KRS-One

Posted by: TERRI! at August 7, 2007 4:58 AM

That's why they call him the teacher. I hope the people at the show really understood the knowlege KRS just dropped on them.

He may not have the illest lyrical abilty no more, but he still represents the essence of hip-hop.

Posted by: TROUBLMan at August 7, 2007 11:51 AM

thanks jay. my mother (rip) and father brought me to america that same year 1980. i'm glad they visualized my future enough to bring me to the bronx, where i heard hip hop for the first time. i have never been the same since. and, like krs, i'm in my dream right now too! i used to always say "someone should give me a show" and then, the internet let me give MYSELF a show!

Posted by: irina slutsky at August 7, 2007 2:08 PM

Blessing for posting this - I'm going to share it with my crowd. Need (positive) reinforcement right about now.

Thank you KRS-One where ever you are on the planet! Your words helped me in ways you cannot know but heal just the same.

Posted by: Gena at August 7, 2007 7:10 PM

... Class is in session, so you can stop guessin'...

Posted by: bill c. at August 8, 2007 7:54 AM

I attended the Bandshell show. I've seen Kris numerous times before over the course of a few yrs. As always, anything this cat spews is relevant to the present and future. He told u yrs ago. "We will be here forever". Guess none of yous was payin' attention!

Posted by: Swagger Official at August 11, 2007 3:18 PM

I attended the Bandshell show. I've seen Kris numerous times before over the course of a few yrs. As always, anything this cat spews is relevant to the present and future. He told u yrs ago. "We will be here forever". Guess none of yous was payin' attention!

Posted by: Swagger Official at August 11, 2007 3:20 PM

As much as I love KRS and some of what he's saying. I'm still waiting for him to come to the hood when he comes to my part of town. He knows who I am and how to reach me.

Posted by: The StreetsFM at August 14, 2007 3:17 AM

Good one-brought back major memories for me as a Brooklyn kid(albeit away for longer than I lived there). KRS has a good message. Hiphop didn't blow up until after I moved to Asia. Will have to turn my son on to some KRS-1.

Posted by: Mark Forman at August 15, 2007 4:30 AM

I guess KRS summed up why I went to Baghdad, and why we're moving the bar on what should be accepted as reasonable coverage of a war. I've thought about Iraq almost everyday since I was a teenager.

But who'd have thought it? Anyway, thanks for that little bit of inspiration. And check out the newest project,


Posted by: Baghdad Brian at August 16, 2007 12:18 PM

Great clip! KRS One is def one of the greatest. Takes me back...

Posted by: Angel at August 23, 2007 4:30 PM

Very inspiring clip. KRS-One is a living legend.

Posted by: EST at September 1, 2007 10:14 AM

Very inspiring!!!

I saw KRS just recently in Ann arbor MI

Great show...

Even signed my Air Ones...

Sorry NellY! LOL!

Posted by: Earl Flynn at October 18, 2007 4:17 PM

There’s a great video with KRS-One on SF Iam. KRS-ONE is one of the pioneers in rap, and hip-hop, back in the day with it was called “the jam.” KRS-One tells it like it is to a group of students at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

KRS has got a great philosophy on school and life. You can check out the vid here:

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link:There is a lot of writing on the site and the video is a comercial ,thanks for the post and have a great day JCHayward/CEO

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