KRS-One will share his knowledge on hip-hop in a series of new classes for hip-hop’s 50th anniversary in the Bronx, N.Y. The “I’m Still #1” artist is now another rapper who will play a part in honoring the genre’s 50th birthday.
Rap legend KRS-One is one of the latest rappers that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. According to a press release by Black PR Wire, he will host a series of classes and exhibits on hip-hop and its culture for its 50th anniversary.
KRS-One has been interviewed about hip-hop culture numerous times during his almost four-decade-long career. Teaching about hip-hop will not be new to the Bronx-bred rapper, as he previously taught a lecture about hip-hop on Master Class.
The “Sound Of Da Police” rapper will teach classes at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, which is the address of the Community Center where hip-hop originated during a block party hosted by DJ Kool Herc on Aug. 11, 1973, in the Bronx. N.Y.
Celebrating Hip-Hop’s 50th
The classes will also celebrate the soul and current expressions. One legendary rapper who also expressed his love for hip-hop included The Roots’ Black Thought, who wrote a love letter to hip-hop for BET.
On April 25, KRS-One will also join community leaders, tenants, and building owners to launch the series, which will continue until Aug.11, the official 50th anniversary of hip-hop. The events for Aug.11 have not been confirmed.
Numerous tributes have taken place within the hip-hop community to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-famous genre.
In addition, Brooklyn newcomer Lola Brooke teamed up with Timberland to drop a new purple boot in a new campaign to highlight the iconic shoe that has been a key part of hip-hop fashion since the 1990s. Public Enemy’s Chuck D teamed up with video network Vevo to program multiple miniseries to celebrate hip-hop and its culture.
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Legendary producer DJ Premier honored hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with the album Hip Hop 50 Volume 1, released on July 15, 2022. The album features rappers Joey Bada$$, Lil Wayne, Slick Rick, Remy Ma, Rapsody, Run The Jewels, and Nas.