We're nearing the twenty year anniversary of the original "Stop The
Violence" movement in hip hop, and KRS-One will re-launch the efforts
The pioneering hip-hop artist KRS-ONE (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over
Nearly Everyone) will perform LIVE at The Meridian, on Friday, January
23, 2009. Texas is the first leg of the 20th anniversary of the Stop
the Violence Movement with 'The Teacha' KRS-One and Friends.
KRS-One is a significant figure in the hip hop community and is often
referenced in works by other hip hop artists and critics as being the
"essence" of an MC and among the greatest rappers to hold the mic.
KRS-One is known for his furiously political and socially conscious
raps, which is the source of his nickname, "The Teacher".
'Stop the Violence is a multi-dimensional and long-term movement that
calls for the balancing of violent images in mass media. 'Stop The
Violence' offers controversial and explicit artists, actors, athletes
and academics the opportunity to be heard and seen from a broader
perspective by involving them in conflict resolution dialogue and
encouraging them address the images they put forth. We intend to
elicit more depth and understanding between popular cultures'
brightest stars, their fans and mass media. We will use our influence
as entertainers and educators to provide a powerful and positive
collective voice.' -KRS-One
Be a part of the resurrection! The construction begins at 7:00pm.
Performances start at 9:00pm
Hurry tickets are going fast for this once-in-a-life time presentation
of Hip-Hop history, being put on by The Teacher himself, The
Official Website: http://www.meridianhouston.com
Added by DivaLaRevolution on January 19, 2009