Monday, December 29, 2008 | 10:51am
KRS-One Recruits Twista and Others For “Self-Destruction” Remake
20 years and still very little has changed
Believe it or not its been almost 20 years since KRS-One and the cast of many first pumped his fist protest to the sounds of the anti-violence anthem hit, “Self-Destruction,” (Damn I’m getting old.) Although the record was widely regarded and the message was clear, unfortunately very little has change from the 80′s until now in regards to violence in our neighborhoods and specifically Chicago. In recognition, the Bronx native has recruited the likes of Chicago’s own Twister, Syleena Johnson, Crucial Conflict (remember HEY! [In the Middle of the Barn]) Phil G, Kenny Bogus, Straw and Pugs to remake the pro-peace classic.
The track reportedly came together after CoalMine Music exec Joanne Coalman, a former member of Chicago’s KRS-One’s Stop The Violence movement approached “The Teacher” about doing the remake with a Chicago flare.
For years, Chicago has been recognized as a gang activity hotbed and the song looks to address the problem. I just hope it’ll get enough spins to really make a difference. I like the idea, the execution is a little poor. You gotta have Kanye on the beat if it’s a Chicago track.
Self Destruction 2009
Self Destruction 1989 (After the Jump)
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