A Photo-Blog by Jessica Pohl
I am Hip Hop.
It’s a phrase I’ve heard for years. It’s a conversation, a debate, a meeting of the minds, a blending of cultures. Both the old guard and the new guard of RI Underground Hip Hop have uttered these words at some point. At times it’s said with pride, but can also be spoken as a challenge. I am Hip Hop. Are you?
When it comes to KRS-One, there is no debate – he is Hip Hop.
He is a teacher, a philosopher, an entrepreneur, a lyricist, an activist, and so many things – but there’s no denying – he is Hip Hop. Also a member of the Zulu Nation, he has been rocking mics and stages for years both nationally and internationally representing that beautiful golden age of Hip Hop. He is a true Master of Ceremonies, one of the all-time emcees, he’s a party rocker.
You have a lot of opportunities to see amazing music in this small state. There’s no shortage of it. It’s everywhere, the RI music scene is flourishing with shows, talent, and opportunities to get out. But the last time he came to town he drew this awesome crowd.
On October 15th you should get out to Simon’s in Providence where KRS will be taking the stage (courtesy of the Keynote Company). You won’t be disappointed. His last show was alive with energy. It was a classic evening of Hip Hop. From the seasoned openers, to the bboys from Project 401, to the live graffiti, the night played out to be full of energy and alive with Hip Hop.
KRS will be welcomed to the stage by the opening acts Monster House, Universal Disciplez, United Soul Alliance, Leftwing Society and a few more. You’ll have DJ John Gotem riding out the decks and Chuck Reeves as your host. One of Hip Hop’s most faithful supporters, Brawler’s Inc, in the building as well. Corey Taylor and I will be photographing this party! And the RI Zulu Chapter will be in the building! You can, and should, get your tickets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/948709
Because how many legends do you know who chill in the crowd?
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Simon’s 677 – 677 Valley Street – Providence, RI
$20 adv, $25 doors
For updates on the Facebook event, you can join here.
All photography by Jessica Pohl for rhymeCulture.