Roxanne Shante On How Long It Took Her & KRS One To Become Friends After Beefing [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Roxanne Shante talks about how she knew to put a stipulation in her contract requiring the record label to pay for college, and what the experience of going to college did for her going forward. She recalls how many records were dropped in response to her hit “Roxanne’s Revenge,” and why she’s happy to have spawned so many responses.

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Plus, Roxanne also explains how long it took for her and KRS One to be friends after the intense beef that resulted between them after his response to “Roxanne’s Revenge” was released.  Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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MC Shan Takes Aim at Afrika Bambaataa and KRS-One

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When the accusations of child molestation pointed to Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-One was one of the few that had his back.

The Boogie Down Productions member stated the allegations against the Hip Hop pioneer should not take away from his contributions to the culture.

According to, MC Shan, says because KRS has something to hide.

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The history between Shan and KRS is well-known and the two emcees seem to still have drama to resolve. MC Shan continued to speak about the accusations; click here to hear and read the entire story from 


KRS-One Drops a Freestyle Tribute to Phife Dawg

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The Teacher honors Phife Dawg in true hip hop fashion.

KRS-One memorializes the Five Foot Assassin by dropping “The Phife Tribute” over a fresh DJ Static-produced beat. The Bronx hip-hop legend praises Phife and his strong-willed family for the contributions made to the rap world. The four-minute banger prompts fans of the fallen hip-hop hero to get involved in the track.

With a minimum $5 donation to the site, KRS-One asks other emcees to show what they got and spit their sixteen bars in honor of Phife. “If you are a real MC then lay down your 16 bars! In honor of, Phife Dawg. Hashtag, #ThePhifeTribute to spread the word,” read the description.

KRS’s new freestyle is just another example of rappers showing love to Phife memory. Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller dropped their respected tributes and Kanye West delivered an impassioned speech at Phife’s memorial service at the Apollo Theater, saying that A Tribe Called Quest raised him.

Real fans and rappers alike can purchase the new track for a donation of $5 on Bandcamp now. As KRS says in the intro to his bars, “Hip-hop speaks from Heaven.

Swizz Beatz & KRS-One “Jason (Remix)” (NEW MUSIC)

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Swizz Beatz has been on a roll since appearing on Kanye West’s acclaimed The Life Of Pablo album.

After releasing “Representin’” and “Waitin’ On Me, Swizz teams up with KRS-One to remix Jadakiss’ “Jason.” The song initially appeared on Jada’s Top 5 Dead Or Alive album back in December, but receives some special treatment from a hip-hop legend.

“Fight back, shoot back, loot that, protest/ break to the omen, I ain’t feeling no stress/ going up against the cops, I ain’t wearing no vest,” raps KRS-One. “Class warfare, yeah we got it all here/ the poor getting so poor they can’t even bear/ the rich getting so rich they cannot even share.”

Take a listen to Swizz and Jason’s latest below.

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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, & KRS-One “Buckshot” (NEW MUSIC)


As much as some hip-hop heads may dislike Macklemore, they have to respect that one of the greatest emcees to ever impact the game, KRS-One, is featured on his new song “Buckshot.”

With just two weeks until This Unruly Mess I’ve Made hits store shelves, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release their DJ Premier-produced single.

This Unruly Mess I’ve Made is due out February 26 and features guest appearances by Anderson .Paak, Ed Sheeran, KRS-One, DJ Premier, YG, Chance The Rapper, Leon Bridges, and so many more.

Take a listen to “Buckshot” below.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made Tracklisting 

1. Light Tunnels (Feat. Mike Slap)

2. Downtown (Feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)

3. Brad Pitt’s Cousin (Feat. XP)

4. Buckshot (Feat. KRS-One & DJ Premier)

5. Growing Up (Feat. Ed Sheeran)

6. Kevin (Feat. Leon Bridges)

7. St. Ides

8. Need to Know (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

9. Dance Off (Feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak)

10. Let’s Eat (Feat. XP)

11. Bolo Tie (Feat. YG)

12. The Train (Feat. Carla Morrison)

13. White Privilege II (Feat. Jamila Woods)

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Boom 107.9 Boom Bap Weekend Throwback Video’s

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Listen all weekend long as we take it back to the essence of music by playing all your favorite Boom Bap joints. Just hit us up @BoomPhilly on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and let us know what you want to hear! Check out some of our favorite Boom Bap track’s below!

“Boom bap is an onomatopoeia for the drum sounds prominent in boom bap. It is usually recognized by an acoustic drum loop/break and a chopped up sample style that became widely used in the early 90’s as opposed to the old school type synth beats.”

Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Video)



EPMD – You Gots To Chill



Mos Def – Mathematics (DJ Premier)



Gang Starr – Full Clip



KRS One – Sound Of Da Police



J Dilla – Won’t Do


Where Were Your Boys?: The Funky J & KRS-One Debacle


“Ignorance is bliss” has got to be one of the most inaccurate phrases in the history of the human language. That’s probably true, right up until it’s NOT. Ignorance isn’t being stupid, that’s an inability to learn. Ignorance is what you don’t know, and the fact is that most times, what you haven’t learned will have you embarrassed. But what you don’t know can and will get you not just hurt but dragged, mangled, maimed, stomped into wine and F.U.B.A.R. aka






In other words… HURT.


Enter Cali MC Funky J. an up and coming rapper, originally from Ohio who migrated out to Cali. Active in KRS-One’s Temple Of Hip-Hop, J Considers himself a Protege to The Teacha… which makes the following even more baffling…

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During a recorded conversation we see Funky J attempting some halfway gangster tactics on none other than Hip-Hop legend and Bronx native KRS-One. Basically, after a van was stolen that belonged to J, along with twenty stacks that belonged to KRS, Funky J’s ignorance told him that it would be a great decision to leave a note on KRS’s front door stating; “If I find out you had anything to do with this, it’s on.”

This is where the bliss ends.

The conversation picks up with KRS-One informing J that he’s decided it IS on, RIGHT NOW. Then The Teacha decides to remove the ignorance by reminding J of a few things. One, he would break his neck, blow his mouth off, would end up face down on the ground and that the smartest thing he could do was get his gun back from Lion because Hip-Hoppers “get it first.” KRS even goes so far as to ask if he DID pull up in J’s stolen van, autographed by KRS-One himself, “what would you do?” after J admits, “hop in the passenger seat” the rest of the talk finds him playing hopscotch between not looking like a punk and moonwalking away from an all-too-happy-to-manhandle-a-rapper O.G. that he pissed off. J’s bliss is now in orbit… right next to the jig. And there’s only one question left unanswered…

Fam, Where were your boys?


How in the hell can you claim to be a Hip-Hop lover and not know that KRS-One is NOT the guy to get tough with?! Nobody  ever showed you the cover of “Criminal Minded”? They didn’t tell you that B.D.P. originally stood for “Beat Down Posse” and that “Boogie Down Productions” was the Disney version?? There was no friend in your phone who could have told you KRS had ratchets in his videos before it was cool? That despite the tough talk, most rappers wouldn’t bust a grape in fruit fight while KRS has gone on stage during someone else’s show and thrown them off?? That he’s rolled crew deep into shows, terrorizing cats on the scene for, like… EVER?

You know what? Never mind the past… have you seen some of the recent KRS-One interviews? Can you not see that KRS is just a tad bit… off? This is the man whose house you decided to leave a threatening note at? This 6’4”, former homeless shelter resident has spent his entire life putting hands on people and gets a kick outta pounding out rappers—and you qualify as BOTH? Your thought was that you were going to take a stick and poke Hip-Hop’s original Gucci Mane and line yourself up for a righteous and educated ass-whooping??

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Getting into it with KRS-One in 2014 and still expecting peace is about as smart as leaving drugs around Lil Wayne and still expecting to get high. Both are mistakes that could have been avoided if you only had the common sense to pay attention… or friends around to tell you better. Looks like this guy is gonna need a double shot of both. Happy New Year Bruh… smh


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KRS-ONE, “One Night Only” At SOB’s In NYC August 15th


The term legend gets tossed around in Hip-Hop pretty willy-nilly nowadays. But despite their best efforts, very few artists have kept the titles throughout the years like Kris Parker aka KRS-One.

Years of classic records, albums, battles and moments have solidified the BDP general as an undisputed heavyweight in Hip-Hop. And with nine gold and seven platinum albums under his belt, the Teacher has enjoyed mainstream success as well as underground respect making him a household name on the streets and the charts.

On August 15th S.O.B.’s is proud to present the Blast Master KRS-1 live on stage in NYC for one night only with coverage by The Urban Daily. Come see what it takes to become timeless.


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BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #14: Stop The Violence Movement Records “Self Destruction”

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)

Chung King Studios
170 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013

When: March 11, 1989

What: In an effort to promote a positive image of the hip-hop community, KRS-One invites friends and colleagues to join him in the seminal posse cut. The song debuted at #1 on the first Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

Each Black Music Moment is associated with an actual place that you can visit. During the month of June, check in to at least three of these places on Foursquare to unlock TheUrbanDaily’s exclusive “It’s All Black Music” Badge. Check out the locations and details on our Foursquare page!