Understanding Kris

“Kris is life.
Kris is husband and wife.
Kris is once. Maybe twice.
Kris is Christ.
Kris is comprehended by criminals.
Kris is maximum and minimal.
Kris is subliminal and lyrical.
Kris is rap.
Kris is shining.
Kris is timing.
Kris is combining, redefining, redesigning rhyming.
For MCs still whining about headlining.
Kris is one of a kind.
Out of his mind.
Into your space and time.
Kris is yours and mine.
Kris is kind.
Kris is crazy.
Kris pays me.
Kris still obeys me.
Kris is definitely maybe.”

Yeah he’s threatened to tackle a journalist or two in the past, but I still got a soft spot for that madman Lawrence Krisna Parker. I mean I named him the G.O.A.T. in my book for Crissakes. So I spent my Saturday afternoon at my ego trip batcave rediscovering the mad genius. After I get bored with the CDs, I dug in our box of tapes and came across the Hip-Hop vs. Rap album.

No you don’t have it young’n. It’s actually an early advance (yes the record companies used to send ‘em to us before an album came out) of his 1995 self-titled album. It’s the one after Boom Bap and the one before “A Friend” and the Puffy debacle. For the ten people who can appreciate it, I ripped some stuff off the tape that didn’t make the final album. Pretend you understand or just ignore it. I really don’t give a fuck. I do this—for me. And my Baby and Wayne 10th anniversary cover shoot in Nawlins is goin’ well so I’m in a good-ass mood.

Some of these aren’t actual titles; I don’t have a track list so I’m making these shits up.

“Mental Candy” (produced by Diamond D)

“Metaphysics (Interlude)”

“Kris Is (Interlude)”

“Clubs Dem”

“The Truth (Original Version)”

Looks like Barry Weiss chopped this controversial filled content down. 4080, Whitey!

  • Purple Hulk

    1ST

  • Purple Hulk

    YOU SHOULD POST MORE STUFF LIKE THIS, THEN NOONE WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM

  • Purple Hulk

    ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WHITE RAPPER SHOW?

  • no

    Thanks. I never heard this, that Diamond D joint is really really nice. This stuff never came out on a white label?

  • Purple Hulk

    AND WHEN IS KWELI GETTING A COVER
    THOSE 2 GAY NO GUYS DONT DESERVE A COVER

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    Your. Avoiding. The. Question. Where’s The Kanye Cover?

  • DANJA29

    Wow @ KRS samplin’ the ‘Midnight Express’ theme…

    And props for this post right here… that self-titled album IMO was his last REALLY good album. That ‘I Got Next’ thing was terrible- and it all went down from there.

    “Ohhhh woooow” @ that third verse of ‘The Truth’… those Christian groups woulda hung his ass on a cross if that one made it out.

  • Purple Hulk

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    CHICAGO PAPII Says:

    July 7th, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Your. Avoiding. The. Question. Where’s The Kanye Cover?

    BITCH, KANYES A COMMON DICKRYDER, KWELI DESERVES THE COVER, NOT NO BITCH ASS KANYE, HES ALLREADY HAD A COVER ON ROLLING STONE.

    WE, THE PEOPLE, DEMAND A TALIB KWELI COVER

  • DELINQ

    I remember that “Kris is…” from the greatest mixtape of all time

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    Yo Purple Hulk Kanye is a Hip-Hop Heavyweight, Producer Extrodinaire/MC, He has sold Millions of records and is more Creative/Ambitious and Charismatic than any MC in the Game right now so why he does not get a Cover? He Dropped 2 Classic Albums back to back, changed the Game, broke almost every stereotype about himself that was placed on him by Hip-Hop. Why the Lack of Love Elliot Wilson? YN? Whoever?

  • Purple Hulk

    TALIB KWELI SHOULD GET THE COVER
    KANYE HAS ALREADY BEEN ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONES, NOT TO MENTION HE GETS RADIO PLAY AND TV TIME, HIS ALBUMS GONNA SELL ANYWAYS.

    KWELI NEEDS THE PROMOTION FOR HIS UPCOMING ALBUM

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    Also any nigga with the Name Purple Hulk belongs in a artsy Woody Allen Film thats Hippie/quasi-Homo erotic/Action/Soft Pornish Co-Starring Annie Potts and Benjamin Bratt. Nigga don’t ever put my name in your Blog u CockTasting,Autistic, Lame, Net Geek, Comic Clown, FunBoy ass Mutafuckin BITCH!!!

  • crown_holder23

    cool post yall need a cover with SANAA’ LATHAN in a thong on and that chick from the same girl video laying by a pool together with me serving them drinks….ahh the life

  • Purple Hulk

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    CHICAGO PAPII Says:

    July 7th, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Also any nigga with the Name Purple Hulk belongs in a artsy Woody Allen Film thats Hippie/quasi-Homo erotic/Action/Soft Pornish Co-Starring Annie Potts and Benjamin Bratt. Nigga don’t ever put my name in your Blog u CockTasting,Autistic, Lame, Net Geek, Comic Clown, FunBoy ass Mutafuckin BITCH!!!

    WEST WILL ALREADY GET RADIO PLAY, TV TIME, AND WILL MOST LIKELY SELL, KWELI COULD USE PROMOTION.

  • Cuban Link

    KRS is one of the greatest ever.Hes the SGOAT, the GOAT though, is and always will be Melle Mel.But KRS>>>everyone lyrically.Theres just something about Melle Mel’s style and flow that make it seem like he knows you and is talking to you, which is why hes the best.

    and those tracks are dope btw, muchas gracias

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Industry Rule #4,080…

    Record company people are shaaaaaaady!

  • these posts are racist

    Much appreciated.

  • rap snacks

    much raspect for this post mister wilson.

    and “mental candy” was later released as “what i know” as a b-side to I GOT NEXT’s other single, “The M.C.”, in 1997. I Got Next was only half bad, “step into a world” is SLAMMIN, and its remix with puff daddy – admittedly sacriliege, especially at the time – is kinda funky.

  • rap snacks

    just to finish my thought, I GOT NEXT is, in my opinion, the end of the second phase of KRS-One’s career. what was the last KRS video you ever saw?

  • DANJA29

    Purple Hulk is a hater… LOL

    And yeah… I could just see the mags flyin’ off the newsstands with Talib Kweli on the cover.

    You DO know this XXL mag shit is like, you know, a business? That has to produce and generate money in order to keep going? How do you think Talib Kweli factors into that?

  • Purple Hulk

    I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HIP HOP MAGAZINE

  • bbatson

    the real name of the diamond d track is called what i know.

    p.s. This is too much too soon.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    And my Baby and Wayne 10th anniversary cover shoot in Nawlins is goin’ well so I’m in a good-ass mood.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thats why noone buys your shit and BXS says yall goin broke. Stop dickridin the souff and maybe you sales will go up homie.

    ASK THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT, DO A FUCKIN POLL OR SOMETHIN!!!

    I mean shit, you got this website, maybe you should be proactive in using it as a tool to help sales, eh?

    1 hunned.

  • Josh

    Fresh for 2007, you suckazzzzzzzz!!!

  • illest

    he needs to post more of this
    everyone needs to post whats on their tapes

  • louderthanabomb

    The first track is called What I Know. I have it on a bootleg vinyl. Classic!!!! Don’t know the others. I’m lookin for another KRS track, dont know the name but the hook goes…. The words I bring to you today, is knowledge reigns supreme

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