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KRS-One Inspires

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This event was straight out of a B-boy’s dream! It was a fantastic way for Milwaukee’s youth to get up close and personal with one of Hip Hop’s most respected icons. After performances by local favorites (Herbin Life, Lil Pito, D.A.W.N., Komanzi & Taste Emcees), KRS-ONE came right in, hit the stage, and shared a moment of freestyle glory with one of Milwaukee’s own spoken word stars, Adebisi. While he “ohhhed” and “ahhhed” the young audience with his spectacular “off the head” lyrics, some of the resident B-boys from the Latino Community Center took center stage and showed their best moves. KRS-ONE was awed by their advanced and precise breaking techniques and invited the crew to join him the following night to open for his live show! (Somebody wake me!) During the intense lecture he revisited early Hip Hop culture and touched on different learning experiences from his life and career. He left home at 14 to become an Emcee, and ended up homeless but never hopeless. The lecture/sermon was filled with messages of empowerment and spiritual clarity straight from the lessons of his newest creation, the Temple of Hip Hop, whose purpose is to promote, preserve, and protect Hip Hop as a strategy toward Health, Love, Awareness and Wealth for all who declare it to be their lifestyle. KRS-ONE then took a seat center stage and autographed the kids’ t-shirts, cds, book bags, hats, records, and anything else they could come up with to keep their moment in Hip Hop history close to their hearts. Even though some of the kids weren’t even born when Knowledge Reigned Supreme Over Nearly Everybody, they got a glimpse into the roots of the most influential culture on earth. A whole bunch of dreams came true. Temple of Hip Hop website: www.templeofhiphop.org Latino Community Center: 807 S. 14th St., Milwaukee
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