Normally when rappers branch out they tend to go down the tried and tested route of launching their own clothing company, or becoming an actor, or appearing in a video game. Well old skool legend KRS-One was never your every day rhymer, and as such has decided to take it up a notch by creating his own religion, complete with holy text and everything.
‘It explores the spirituality of hip-hop, the divinity of hip-hop,’ said the once great MC. ‘I'm suggesting that in 100 years' time, this book will be a new religion on the earth.
‘I think I have the authority to approach God directly, I don't have to go through any religion (or) train of thought. I can approach God directly myself and so I wrote a book called The Gospel Of Hip-Hop: The First Instrument to free from all this nonsense garbage right now. Respect (to) the Christianity, the Islam, the Judaism, but their time is up.’
Go in peace, that is the word from the preacher, the teacher and now slightly nuts KRS-One. Buy A Retrospective, by the way.