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Fri 20 Apr 2012, 6:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird: $69.00
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The spokesman of hip hop, the legendary KRS-One announces two New Zealand shows this April!

Ginnen Group are pleased to announce, for the first time ever, the hip hop legend and “Teacha” KRS-One is embarking on a month long boat cruise from the United States to school New Zealand on the true origins of the urban-street culture known in the world today as “hip hop”.

It was KRS-One who first argued that “rap is something we do; hip hop is something we live”. Appearing on the rap scene in 1986 as part of Boogie Down Productions, with the late DJ Scott La Rock, KRS made it clear that he was “the Teacha” with the release of his first hit single “South Bronx”. KRS, an acronym for “Knowledge Reigning Supreme”, is not only hip hop’s first true philosopher, as an emcee/rapper, he is considered the best live hip hop emcee of all time. With abilities covering rap, reggae, spoken word, and even classical music, KRS-One reminds you as to why you fell in love with hip hop.

With twenty published albums to his credit, KRS-One has literally written the most rhymes in hip hop’s history. From establishing hip hop as an international culture at the United Nations (2001), KRS-One has single-handedly held the history and original arts of hip hop together now for over two decades.

In addition to lecturing at over 500 universities in the United States and publishing three ground-breaking books; KRS-One has also established the Stop The Violence Movement, influenced the creation of the “West-Coast All-Star”’ anti-gang anthem “We’re All In The Same Gang”, warned the hip hop community against giving up their humanity for technological advancement (H. E. A. L.—Human Education Against Lies), and has established the Temple of Hip Hop for the spiritual exploration of hip hop’s culture.

Always a refreshing break from mainstream rap content, KRS-One delivers an intense street-poet performance that leaves any audience rethinking their approach to hip hop and its culture. KRS-One is a must see concert and a mandatory lecture for anyone really interested in the true essence of hip hop and how to successfully live the culture.

New Zealand, classes and concerts are coming your way, for the first time ever, this April. Plus a special guest line-up still to be announced, with MCs, DJs, Bboys, graf artist and more. Don’t miss your chance to see KRS-One in action and let’s celebrate hip hop history!

Limited $69 + bf early bird tickets on sale Tuesday 13th March at 9am.

KRS-One is…
“… the conscience of Hip Hop” - Rolling Stone
“… the greatest live emcee ever” - The Source
“… the spokesperson for Hip Hop” - Wall Street Journal
“…master teacher” - Zulu Nation

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