Two and half decades into his groundbreaking career, hip-hop and rap music (www.krsonealbum.com) pioneer Krs-One has teamed up with highly controversial, and unusually skilled up-and-coming rap star, Greenie.
Boasting 23 years of rapping experience on his own, Greenie’s first full-length CD, entitled “It’s All Good,” was executive produced by Krs-One and also features a number of other heavy-hitting hip-hop celebrity credits never before put together on a freshman release.
“Greenie twists his life story into an inspirational tale for all to turn their own pains into triumphs…”
The album’s epic rhythms set stages for more than a dozen tracks featuring dramatic stories, epic rhythms, and attacks on U.S. government policy, religion, police, racist families and more. As a lyricist, Greenie is a perfectionist; he’d have to be nothing else in order to have become one of the only emcees in history to have ever shared the mic with and been produced by Krs-One —who is widely recognized as one of the five greatest emcees of all time.
Krs-One himself performs with Greenie on five of the CD’s tracks. Additionally, Busy Bee, the world’s first solo emcee and star of the 1982 film WildStyle, performs a comical role in the song “Married Girl 3462”– an over-the-top track about marital infidelity and Internet cheating.
Music production credits are likely to include Jesse West, Sean C & LV, DJ Kenny Parker, and others. It is confirmed that Sean C & LV, part of Diddy’s HitMen Production team have provided two beats—including the title track for Krs-One’s highly controversial project with new artist, Greenie. Specifically, Sean C & LV provide an epic, dramatic track for the song “It’s All Good”—in which Greenie twists his life story into an inspirational tale for all to turn their own pains into triumphs and they also provide a remarkably hardcore, driving beat for “Already In Heaven,” an undeniably controversial track in which Greenie denounces world religions declaring such things as “I’m forgiving my own sins and I’m already IN heaven” and “You gave me a talis, you gave me a yamalke//Why don’t you give me back my foreskin for Chanukah?”
Unlike so many other hip-hop and rap music artists today, Greenie doesn’t spend all of his time whining about life’s hardships; Like his title track “It’s All Good” demonstrates, life can be difficult—VERY difficult—but there is a REAL way—a STREET way even—to turn EVERY negative into a positive. Describing his childhood from getting beat up in Queens constantly [“It ain’t matter that I’z dope, no one cared that I’z live//White kids weren’t allowed to rap back in ‘85”]…to being raised by his drug-addicted older sister…to his speech handicap—and a disastrous marriage, Greenie demonstrates how he not only got back on his feet but turned all of his life’s “issues” into positive, important parts of who he is.
The new CD can be previewed and ordered at KrsOneAlbum.Com and is scheduled to be released internationally in early July.