The April 1992 issue of The Source featured the ever arrogant KRS-One on the cover. Now, since he’s my favorite rapper of all time and the all time best, in my opinion, his arrogance has never bothered me. KRS-One (or rather BDP) was definitely on some ish in ’92. The WWF smack down of PM Dawn really put them in the spotlight. I actually thought he would eventually be arrested for assault but nothing ever happened. Anyway, the Sex & Violence album was like Return of The Boom Bap 1.0 to me. Raw lyrics, dusty sounds and hard beats abounded. I literally listened to it everyday (along with Lord Finesse’s Return of the Funky Man) during that cold spring semester in ’92. And it has one of the best album covers I have ever seen in my life. I know that some of the younger people today aren’t fans of KRS-One much but there’s no denying his place in history for those of us who are 30 and older.
Some other highlights from this issue:
– Kool Kim (of the UMC’s) writes an editorial on Disunity in Hip Hop – With their happy go lucky image, I never suspected that the UMC’s were conscious people. Isn’t Kool Kim now called NYOil? It all makes sense.
– The Jaz with the hip-hop quotable for “Sign of the Crimes”
– Kool Moe Dee owes the I.R.S. for back taxes
– A rap session on the BDP/PM Dawn incident
Record Report highlights:
– Ultramagnetic MC’s – Funk Your Head Up (4 mics)
– Fu-Schnickens – FU Don’t Take it Personal (3.5 mics)
– Little Shawn – Voices in the Mirror (3.5 mics)
April ‘92 issue