July 13, 2007

I think very deeply

Some serious fun for the weekend: the legendary KRS-One performing live, rapping over Vivaldi and Pachelbel.

No idea who this guy is? One of the stars of the 80s generation of hip-hop that brought the style to a national stage. Here's some bonus KRS: one of the many iterations of his group Boogie Down Productions in live versions of two cuts from 1988's By All Means Necessary, "My Philosophy" and "I'm Still #1."


rebecca said...

That reminds me - have you seen this?

hester said...

i love it when good rappers appropriate classical music. ludacris has a song where he uses both dvorak's new world symphony and the dies irae from mozart's requiem mass to great effect.