Eddie Griffin on why KRS is underrated "they'll promote the sh*t out of "Shoot that n*gga in the head"
Comedian Edie Griffin explains to SOHH why he feels KRS ONE is one of the most underrated MC's in Hip Hop. The talks about how KRS type of song topics don't get promotion. I do agree with a lot of what he's saying about what gets promoted and what does not get promoted, it's sad but TRUE.
When you're conscious and you're using hip-hop for what it was actually designed for, which was to communicate the plight of Black people, it gets shut down. When you look at it, our lives were never really getting put out there and hip-hop was really the Black news.
So when you factor that and take in the fact that KRS-One took it into the height of education, you see why he's underrated. You must learn. They'll promote the sh*t out of, "Shoot that n*gga in the head and take his stash" plus this, that and the other. They'll promote all this "I'm slanging and banging and that b*tch got a fat a** and look at my d*ck" and all that other stuff, but when somebody gets conscious, they just don't put the dollars into the promotion behind it. That's what leads to KRS-One being the most underrated. Eddie Griffin