KRS-One Recruits The Game, Chamillionaire, Nelly & David Banner for New Stop The Violence Track
Last week in Los Angeles, KRS-One continued to lay the groundwork for the relaunch of his Stop the Violence Movement. Over a three day period from February 7-9, The Game, Chamillionaire, Nelly, David Banner and 55 other artists joined Kris at the Los Angeles Recording School to record new audio and video for the initiative. A number of artists from the LA underground also turned out to show support, including Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, and Planet Asia. The legendary MC has also confirmed future contributions from artists such as 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Cassidy, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Lil Mama, Talib Kweli and MC Lyte. Duane Darock Ramos is producing the project, which will be distributed to promote peace and non-violent means of conflict resolution. An official teaser version will be released on Monday February 18. KRS and his Boogie Down Productions crew organized the first incarnation of the Movement back in 1989, bringing together artists such as Chuck D, MC Lyte, Kool Moe Dee and D-Nice for the song and video “Self Destruction,” in response to the rise in black on black violence. Since announcing the re-launch of the movement last year, KRS has met with a number of music industry players, including BET Executive VP Steven Hill, and Koch Records General Manager Alan Grunblatt, to discuss the negative images often promoted in connection with Hip-Hop culture.