Black Entertainment : KRS One - PM Dawn - Stop The Violence

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Anyone remember this catchy 90s tune?


    Never understood what they were singing about.

    There are some visuals (cross, vesica piscis, etc) and context to this song, video, and group altogether... as the group wasn't really a "Rap/Hip Hop" group, but a "Alternative Christian Group", similar to DC Talk in the 90s.

    They had a "Purple Haze" like approach with a "let's join hands and come together" concept of humanity it seems, under the umbrella of Christianity/Krishna.


    But aside from that, PM Dawn angered a "Stop The Violence" movement activist by the name of Kris.


    1989 Stop The Violence Movement - Self Destruction


    So much that KRS and BDP confronted them on some selective words.





    1992... Three years later, KRS tested his "Stop The Violence" message by bumrushing PM Dawn's performance, breaking equipment, shoving group members off the stage, even reports of hurting a female performer (intended or not)


    What caused all of this commotion?

    Prince Be in attempting to explain how he feels about the world around him, decided to mention notable rappers and rap groups at the time, essentially disrespecting them in an interview with Details magazine:

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    “DIGGIN’ IN THE FILES: KRS-ONE” – BY BILL ADLER

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    Thirty years ago, when I first started collecting smart newspaper and magazine articles about rap and hip-hop, I was motivated by the twinned beliefs that journalism is the first rough draft of history (as the old saying goes) and that hip-hop was indeed making history.

    As time passed, I began to value this trove not only for its documentary value – who, what, when, where, and why something happened – but as evidence that there’s always been a vigorous discussion within the culture itself of hip-hop’s fairly ceaseless violations of so-called political correctness.

    This might not seem so very remarkable except that there’s never been a time when various self-appointed guardians of public decency – most of whom otherwise care nothing about hip-hop or hip-hoppers – weren’t loudly baying about hip-hop’s misogyny, homophobia, materialism, anti-Semitism, glorification of violence, etc., etc.

    All of which brings us to KRS-One. No stranger to controversy throughout his career, Kris tripped up especially badly on January 13, 1992, when he responded to a published “diss” by PM Dawn’s Prince Be by showing up at a live PMD show with a large posse, bumrushing the stage, punching Prince Be repeatedly in the head, grabbing the offender’s mike, booting him and his deejay offstage, and performing several of his own songs. (The illustration at the top of this column, documenting this event, was created by Andre LeRoy Davis.)

    The crux of the problem, to many folks, was its bald hypocrisy. Bad enough that he’d behaved violently, but this was KRS-One, The Teacher. How could the same rapper who invented the Stop the Violence Movement decide that violence was the proper way to avenge Prince Be’s insult? It is exactly this question that is asked and answered by the writers below…and by Kris himself.

    Read full and extensive article below:
    http://www.crazyhood.com/diggin-files-krs-one-bill-adler




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    This makes me think of the recent "PUT SOME RESPEK MY NAME"...



    Keeping in mind, this all started with an interview in a "FASHION MAGAZINE", not on a record.
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