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KRS-One Quotes: "You know, you don't see with your eyes You see with your brain And the more words your brain has The more things you can see"

You know, you don't see with your eyes You see with your brain And the more words your brain has The more things you can see




KRS-One Quotes: "I am the manifestation of study, NOT the manifestation of money. Therefore, I advance through thought, NOT what's manufactured and bought."

I am the manifestation of study, NOT the manifestation of money. Therefore, I advance through thought, NOT what's manufactured and bought.




KRS-One Quotes: "If Hip Hop has the ability to corrupt young minds, it also has the ability to Uplift them."

If Hip Hop has the ability to corrupt young minds, it also has the ability to Uplift them.



KRS-One Quotes: "Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, MC's spit rhymes to uplift their people."

Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, MC's spit rhymes to uplift their people.




KRS-One Quotes: "I grew up in them streets, like everyone else but instead of pushin' drugs, I pushed knowledge of self"

I grew up in them streets, like everyone else but instead of pushin' drugs, I pushed knowledge of self



KRS-One Quotes: "Kings lose crowns but teachers stay intelligent"

Kings lose crowns but teachers stay intelligent



KRS-One Quotes: "Trust in God, that's where the crown is at. It's not in what you get, it's what happens after that."

Trust in God, that's where the crown is at. It's not in what you get, it's what happens after that.




KRS-One Quotes: "Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live"

Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live



KRS-One Quotes: "The courage to be yourself is the essence of hip hop"

The courage to be yourself is the essence of hip hop



KRS-One Quotes: "I'd rather make one righteous dollar on my level Than make a million dollars spittin' rhymes for the devil."

I'd rather make one righteous dollar on my level Than make a million dollars spittin' rhymes for the devil.



KRS-One Quotes: "Ignorance is a poison and knowledge will nourish."

Ignorance is a poison and knowledge will nourish.



KRS-One Quotes: "No [other rappers are on my level], none of them. Here, let me put it like this in the sky, there are a million stars, but when the sun appears, you see none of them. I am the sun."

No [other rappers are on my level], none of them. Here, let me put it like this in the sky, there are a million stars, but when the sun appears, you see none of them. I am the sun.




KRS-One Quotes: "There could never really be justice on stolen land."

There could never really be justice on stolen land.



KRS-One Quotes: "You got to have style, and learn to be original."

You got to have style, and learn to be original.



KRS-One Quotes: "Don't you think it's time we thought about the future? Whether our children are gonna be winners or losers"

Don't you think it's time we thought about the future? Whether our children are gonna be winners or losers



KRS-One Quotes: "Teach the student what needs to be taught. 'Cause black and white kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other one's culture, Ignorance swoops down like a vulture."

Teach the student what needs to be taught. 'Cause black and white kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other one's culture, Ignorance swoops down like a vulture.



KRS-One Quotes: "If we have power to degrade an entire society, then we also have the power to uplift it."

If we have power to degrade an entire society, then we also have the power to uplift it.



KRS-One Quotes: "Are you tired of lyrical liars, passing fliers, Wannabe MC's, but really good triers, Tripping over mic cords, getting you bored, A total fraud, this kind of thing I can't afford!"

Are you tired of lyrical liars, passing fliers, Wannabe MC's, but really good triers, Tripping over mic cords, getting you bored, A total fraud, this kind of thing I can't afford!



KRS-One Quotes: "Love yourself and your expression, you can't go wrong."

Love yourself and your expression, you can't go wrong.



KRS-One Quotes: "Teachers teach and do the world good, Kings just rule and most are never understood"

Teachers teach and do the world good, Kings just rule and most are never understood



KRS-One Quotes: "You were put here to protect us. But who protects us from you?"

You were put here to protect us. But who protects us from you?



KRS-One Quotes: "You are not doing hip hop; you ARE hip hop."

You are not doing hip hop; you ARE hip hop.



KRS-One Quotes: "Hip is the knowledge and Hop is the movement."

Hip is the knowledge and Hop is the movement.



KRS-One Quotes: "I'm not saying I'm number 1, oh sorry I lied.. I'm number 1,2,3,4 and 5"

I'm not saying I'm number 1, oh sorry I lied.. I'm number 1,2,3,4 and 5



KRS-One Quotes: "It's not about a salary, it's all about reality."

It's not about a salary, it's all about reality.



KRS-One Quotes: "Stop the negativity and control our creativity"

Stop the negativity and control our creativity



KRS-One Quotes: "Do you ever think about when you outta here? Record deal and video, outta here!? Mercedes Benz and Range Rover, outta here!?"

Do you ever think about when you outta here? Record deal and video, outta here!? Mercedes Benz and Range Rover, outta here!?



KRS-One Quotes: "Too many MC's take that word 'emcee' lightly; They can't Move a Crowd, not even slightly."

Too many MC's take that word 'emcee' lightly; They can't Move a Crowd, not even slightly.



KRS-One Quotes: "Believers of Jesus be denouncing Satan on every level, But every Halloween they're dressin' like devils."

Believers of Jesus be denouncing Satan on every level, But every Halloween they're dressin' like devils.



KRS-One Quotes: "I make intelligence cool. I make spirituality cool. If we can make one's devotion to God cool, then I think I did a great thing. I can rest in peace."

I make intelligence cool. I make spirituality cool. If we can make one's devotion to God cool, then I think I did a great thing. I can rest in peace.



KRS-One Quotes: "I haven't come to tell you I've got juice I just produce, create, innovate on a higher level"

I haven't come to tell you I've got juice I just produce, create, innovate on a higher level



KRS-One Quotes: "So you think that hip-hop had it's start out in Queensbridge, If you popped that junk up in the Bronx you might not live."

So you think that hip-hop had it's start out in Queensbridge, If you popped that junk up in the Bronx you might not live.



KRS-One Quotes: "The true word of God is written in our heart."

The true word of God is written in our heart.



KRS-One Quotes: "You sleep with a man, that's your husband. So make sure before you lay down, you love him."

You sleep with a man, that's your husband. So make sure before you lay down, you love him.



KRS-One Quotes: "Rebel, renegade, must stay paid."

Rebel, renegade, must stay paid.



KRS-One Quotes: "Real men are real friends, showing their real commitment."

Real men are real friends, showing their real commitment.



KRS-One Quotes: "It's just hypocrisy on hip-hop's part to cry racial profiling when your race is on TV acting like fools."

It's just hypocrisy on hip-hop's part to cry racial profiling when your race is on TV acting like fools.



KRS-One Quotes: "The single most important lesson I learned is that black people are the cause of black people's demise."

The single most important lesson I learned is that black people are the cause of black people's demise.



KRS-One Quotes: "Hip-hoppers are not interpreting what hip-hop is, and when we do interpret it, we interpret it as something immature, unorganized, and outlaw."

Hip-hoppers are not interpreting what hip-hop is, and when we do interpret it, we interpret it as something immature, unorganized, and outlaw.



KRS-One Quotes: "I know that I'm freer as a hip-hopper than as an executive. Even as a black man, I enjoy more freedom as a hip-hopper than as a black man. That, s controversial to say, but it's the truth."

I know that I'm freer as a hip-hopper than as an executive. Even as a black man, I enjoy more freedom as a hip-hopper than as a black man. That, s controversial to say, but it's the truth.



KRS-One Quotes: "Rap is like a set-up...a lot of games, A lot of suckers with colorful names. 'I'm so-and-so,' 'I'm this, I'm that.' But they all just wick-wick-wack."

Rap is like a set-up...a lot of games, A lot of suckers with colorful names. 'I'm so-and-so,' 'I'm this, I'm that.' But they all just wick-wick-wack.



KRS-One Quotes: "Hip-Hop is being spoken through spirituality... Meaning that you'll be able to listen to it spiritually for yourself."

Hip-Hop is being spoken through spirituality... Meaning that you'll be able to listen to it spiritually for yourself.



KRS-One Quotes: "You know something, it's best no to have what you need because then, you start looking for what you need and make it what you need."

You know something, it's best no to have what you need because then, you start looking for what you need and make it what you need.



KRS-One Quotes: "Deepak Chopra, look at him. He's probably the most successful self-help guru in the world. I don't think he's struggling for any marketing or exposure. You've just got to know where your audience is."

Deepak Chopra, look at him. He's probably the most successful self-help guru in the world. I don't think he's struggling for any marketing or exposure. You've just got to know where your audience is.



KRS-One Quotes: "I'm not an executive. I can do it, I have the mind for it, but there's a life that you have to lead, and you have to give up your creative freedom. That's what I don't want to give up."

I'm not an executive. I can do it, I have the mind for it, but there's a life that you have to lead, and you have to give up your creative freedom. That's what I don't want to give up.



KRS-One Quotes: "Rap is still an art, and no-one's from the Old School Cuz rap is still a brand-new tool"

Rap is still an art, and no-one's from the Old School Cuz rap is still a brand-new tool



KRS-One Quotes: "There's a Universe Instrument, where we apply Hip-Hop to astronomy, and we flush out the chemistry of Hip-Hop. We also flushed out the astronomy, to see where Hip-Hop is read in the stars."

There's a Universe Instrument, where we apply Hip-Hop to astronomy, and we flush out the chemistry of Hip-Hop. We also flushed out the astronomy, to see where Hip-Hop is read in the stars.



KRS-One Quotes: "If you're a conscious rap artist and you're worried about Billboard charts, you're gonna have a problem."

If you're a conscious rap artist and you're worried about Billboard charts, you're gonna have a problem.



KRS-One Quotes: "I used to let the olde english 8- suds bubble in the last car of the Franklin Avenue shuttle"

I used to let the olde english 8- suds bubble in the last car of the Franklin Avenue shuttle