KRS-One, Marley Marl Say ‘Hip-Hop Lives’ With New Album

One of the

most legendary feuds in Hip-Hop history will come to an end with the May 22 release

of Hip-Hop Lives, created by two pioneers and former rivals, KRS-One and

Marley Marl.The

pair’s now legendary beef started in 1985 with MC Shan’s classic record "The

Bridge," which paid homage to Shan’s place of birth, Queensbridge, New York.

The

single, which was produced by Marley Marl, helped establish Marley Marl and his

group of MC’s, The Juice Crew, which featured Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Master

Ace, Biz Markie, Craig G, Roxanne Shante MC Shan and others. KRS-One

and his Boogie Down Productions crew accused Shan of implying Hip-Hop was started

in Queensbridge. KRS retaliated with the anthem "South Bronx," which

proclaimed the Bronx as Hip-Hop’s original birthplace. Despite

their legendary feud, the two have gone on to very successful careers. KRS-One

has released 15 albums and three books over the course of his career, while Marley

Marl has produced for platinum rappers and artists like LL Cool J, Eric B. &

Rakim, TLC and others.The

pair concocted Hip-Hop Lives long before the recent proclamations that

"Hip-Hop Is Dead.""It

all happened with one phone call," Marley Marl told AllHipHop.com during

a Mar. 2006 interview. "They called me and he jumped on the phone and told

me it would be spectacular for Hip-Hop…My reason for doing this is to show these

kids that [Hip-Hop beefs] are not that serious."

The first single from the release is titled "Kill A Rapper," which focuses

on the unsolved murders of several of rap’s biggest stars and why no one has been

brought to justice. Hip-Hop

Lives hits stores on May 22 on Koch Records. In

related news, KRS-One will hit the road for an 11-date tour, which will feature

De La Soul on select dates. Tour dates are below:MARCH

2007March

22, Malibu, CA, Malibu InnMarch

23, Garden Grove, CA, BellunosMarch

31, Santa Monica, CA, (Hip Hop Unity Day) The Greek TheatreAPRIL

2007April

4, Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Club**April

5, Santa Ana, CA, Galaxy Theatre**April

6, San Diego, CA, Cane’s**April

7, Los Angeles, CA, Key Club**April

22, Long Beach, CA, Long Beach College**

with De La SoulMAY

2007May

12, Carrboro, NC, Cats CradleMay

18, New York, NY, BB KingsMay

19, Washington, DC, H 20

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