The Blastmaster KRS-One found out that pioneers are well respected in the Dirty South, as Atlanta emcees came out in droves to bless the mic last night (May 21) at the Midtown Districts Loft venue.
The Bronx legend was in town for his organizations Atlanta Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, which runs until May 24.
Co-headlining the event was Duck Downs Buckshot, who will be releasing a joint LP with the Blastmaster this summer entitled Survival Skills.
The show featured a staggering amount of local and national artists from the past and present: including Senor Kaos, Punchline, Killer Mike, Goodie Mobs Khujo, Sparky D, Nappy Roots, Kool DJ Red Alert, The Regime, Stacey Epps, Clan Destined, Ness Lee, Bobby Creekwater, Stat Quo, MC Shan, and many others.
Shan, the sworn enemy of BDP during the famous Bridge Wars, showed full support during his former rivals performance.
Now Hip-Hop elders and great friends, Shan gladly assisted KRS in a hypeman role during the performance of South Bronx.
The concert was also highlighted by a memorable 10 minute plus freestyle session where nearly every emcee present touched the mic to rhyme over beats from Dipset (Dipset Anthem), LL Cool J (I Shot Ya), Shyne (Bad Boys), 50 Cent (Wanksta), Ill Al Skratch (Where My Homiez), and Raekwon (Ice Cream).
Afterward, Atlantas Temple of Hip-Hop members presented KRS-One with a plaque for his social, lyrical, and spiritual contributions to the spread of Hip-Hop culture.
A listing of the remaining Atlanta Hip-Hop Appreciation Week events can be found HERE.