Exclusive: KRS-One’s New EP to Go After ‘Disrespectful Emcees’

(AllHipHop News) Bronx Hip-Hop legend KRS-One has finished a new EP focused on calling out rappers that have questioned or challenged him over the last several years.

Named Back to the L.A.B. (Lyrical Ass Beating), the EP features 6 tracks and as of press time no confirmed guest appearances.

KRS launched his career in 1987 on the strength of the now legendary Bridge Wars, a lyrical battle his BDP (Boogie Down Productions) camp initiated against Queensbridge pioneers Marley Marl and MC Shan, and their affiliates in the Juice Crew.

KRS also defeated legend Melle Mel in a live head to head battle at NY’s famous Latin Quarter nightclub that same year.

The following year in 1988, the Blastmaster would use the lyrics from that encounter for the official track “I’m Still #1,” off BDP’s sophomore LP By All Means Necessary.

In the early 90’s KRS-One had another famous beef moment, this time a physical confrontation with alternative R&B group PM Dawn. Having his credentials questioned by the duo in Details magazine, KRS crashed their show and tossed member Prince Be off the stage before immediately performing “The Bridge Is Over.”

KRS-One’s latest battle was in 2002, when he launched several diss tracks (“Ova Here,” “The Real Hip-Hop,” and “You Don’t Really Want It”) at Nelly over a perceived slight on the St. Louis rapper’s “Number 1” song.

In addition to the new EP, KRS-One plans to re-release his albums such as Criminal Minded, Spiritual Minded, and Hip-Hop Lives.

Back to the L.A.B. has production from DJ JS-1 and the Beatminerz. A release date has not been announced, nor has KRS or his representatives confirmed which emcees may be addressed on the EP.

Below is the project’s tracklisting, which has been verified by AllHipHop.com.

1. Who Da Best

2. Omnihood

3. Wolf

4. Show Shocked

5. Nevver Afraid

6. Tek-Nology

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