Now Hear This The Album (Re​:​Mastered) Deluxe Edition

by KRS-One

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Now Hear This The Album (Re:Mastered) Deluxe Edition
With 2 new tracks! MC SHAN Diss "Take Em Out and the new record. "Take You There! All the tracks on the album have been, Re:Mastered for a more quality BOOM BAP sound!

For more information, you can go to. www.krs-one.com

Every culture produces its own “keeper”. Every culture produces its own principles, its own history, its own advocates, and its own prophet pointing the way to that higher quality of life. For the urban-street culture known in the world today as “Hip Hop”, KRS-One is all of the above. His latest project, Now Hear This available November 24th 2015, was created while KRS-One was touring the U.S., the U.K. and Europe. “Everywhere I go, from big festival stages to intimate clubs and bars, people want that boom-bap” says KRS-One. “But still, even though the streets are crying-out for more depth and authenticity in Hip Hop, very few rappers today are willing to actually deliver”.

“This album is raw”—this is one of the first things heard when you press play on NOW HEAR THIS, and raw it is! KRS-One puts on his headphones, checks on his lead producer DJ Predator Prime, and Boom! Song after song speaks with clarity, strength and substance! Much of the subject matter on NOW HEAR THIS deals with the current social challenges of our time and documents the often ignored views of America’s “other” citizens. KRS-One has always been ahead of his peers with beats and rhymes that have guided and developed Hip Hop itself, but with songs like “Drugs Won”, “American Flag”, “From the Beginning Again” and G Simone’s “Oh Cruel Mob” poem which concludes the album, KRS-One clearly leaps ahead of what is commonly called “hip-hop” today, and brings us right back to what original Hip Hop was always meant to be—THE UNAPOLOGETIC VOICE OF THE PEOPLE! Yes, we all like to party and get crazy at times; but not all of the time, and KRS-One’s NOW HEAR THIS project brilliantly balances salient social street issues with classic DJ and emcee party-rocking rhymes. Songs like “Duty”, “Let’s Go” and this week’s release “Sound Man” are sure to move the neck of any true Hip Hop head.

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released November 23, 2015

NOW HEAR THIS—KRS-One
Executive Producer—Simone G. Parker for R.A.M.P. Entertainment, Inc.
Mastering by STEF at The Mastering Room—Columbia, SC.
Cover Art by Journey Ohnae
Cover Photo by Kasseem “Swizz Beats” Dean
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For more information: visit: KRS-ONE.com
Overseen by Scott La Rock
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1-Now Hear This: Intro
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Mad Lion
Recorded and mixed by Mad Lion at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.
Additional Recording by Vincent Lebert at Everest Studio—Savigny Le Temple, France

2-You Da Real (Interlude)
Spoken by Peedo from Luna Empire and KRS-One
Recorded live in the Bronx

3-Drugs Won
Written by KRS-One/Produced by DJ Predator Prime
Recorded and mixed by Ryan McCure in Burbank CA. Additional mixing at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

4-Duty
Written by KRS-One/Produced by DJ Static
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

5-Take Em Out
Written by KRS-One/Produced by DJ Strez
Recorded and mixed by FatRat Da Czar at The Jam Room Recording—Columbia S.C.

6-Take You There
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Cherif X
Recorded and mixed by Fat at The Jam Room—Columbia S.C.

7-You A Millionaire
Written by KRS-One/Produced by DJ Predator Prime
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

8-Sound Man
Written by KRS-One/Produced by DJ Static
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

9-American Flag
Written by KRS-One/Produced by DJ Predator Prime
Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lebert; assisted by Keda at Everest Studio—Savigny Le Temple, France

10-This Is All We Got
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Hellmaf
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

11-Let’s Go
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Mad Lion
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.
Cuts and Scratches by DJ Yutaka

12-Invaders
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Mad Lion
Recorded and mixed by Mad Lion at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.
Intro spoken by Armando Moran (“Mondo-One”)

13-Biterz
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Da Beatminerz
Recorded and mixed by Da Beatminerz—Brooklyn, New York
14-It’s All Insane To Me
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Mad Lion
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

15-Keep Talkin’
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Nick One
Recorded and mixed by Ryan McCure—Burbank, CA.
Additional recording and final mix by Vincent Lebert; assisted by Keda at Everest Studio—Savigny Le Temple, France

16-The Lingo
Written by KRS-One/Produced by MK Zoo
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.
Acronyms Inspired by G Simone
17-From The Beginning Again
Written by KRS-One/Produced by MK Zoo
Recorded and mixed by Chris Godxilla Taylor at Pride Rock Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

18-Name Brand Guy (Spoken Word)
Written and Produced by KRS-One
Recorded and mixed by KRS-One at R.A.M.P. Studios—North Hollywood, CA.

19-More Love
Written by KRS-One/Produced by Linsey Vona and Narayan
Acoustic Guitar by Lindsey Vona for Poetic Wonder Productions
Recorded and Edited by Narayan from Zion
Additional Recording and mix by Ryan McCure—Burbank, CA.

20- Oh Cruel Mob
Written by G Simone/Produced by DJ Predator Prime
Recorded and mixed by DJ Predator Prime at R.A.M.P. Studios—Woodland Hills, CA.
Inspired by the 1916 poem “Question To A Mob” by Lauretta Holman Gooden

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Track Name: Drugs Won
[Hook]
Rum-pum-pum-pum-pum
We are not the dumb ones
We see how the drugs run
We see were they come from
Governments are selling it
Every day one ton
They declared a war on drugs
But drugs won

[Verse 1]
Flashlights, canine dogs and crooked copper's
Automatics, tear gas, rams and helicopters
Off of marijuana, on the east coast every year
While California selling that high grade everywhere
It's crazy how the east coast considers herb the enemy
While every corner in LA is a dispensary
The country been split on this issue now for a century
Why would a natural harmless herb lead to a felony?
New York need to catch up
The pace need to pick it up
You know them prosecutors got big spliff litted up
Switch the philosophy think of the economy
Plants, herbs and roots are natures technology

[Hook 2x]
Rum-pum-pum-pum-pum
We are not the dumb ones
We see how the drugs run
We see were they come from
Governments are selling it
Every day one ton
They declared a war on drugs
But drugs won

[Verse 2]
People taking risks
Cause they know that money gon' come
The drug game is global
Paying off twenty to one
Who you telling?
Don't you think these politicians they selling?
Doctors ain't sellin', cops ain't selling
While rocking your melon?
Cop cars smelling like Cali blue dream
In New York brothers like "what do you mean?"
I mean switch the velocity
Think of the economy
Plants, herbs and roots are natures technology

[Hook]
Rum-pum-pum-pum-pum
We are not the dumb ones
We see how the drugs run
We see were they come from
Governments are selling it
Every day one ton
They declared a war on drugs
But drugs won

[Verse 3]
Brothers on that lock down
Sisters in that lock up
Things were good in the hood
Till them D's popped up
Brothers getting shot up, cause the systems unjust
Segregated justice
It's just them and just us
Cops roam around like a gang tryna jump us
Into the plantation prisons they wanna dump us
Cause they're really prisons for the poor
It's about the money, not the drugs
That's what I'm getting handcuffed for
It ain't about the law, it ain't about the crime
Cause banks are paying fines for their crimes all the time
Huh it's a setup, switch the philosophy
Plants, herbs and roots are natures technology

[Hook x2]
Rum-pum-pum-pum-pum
We are not the dumb ones
We see how the drugs run
We see were they come from
Governments are selling it
Every day one ton
They declared a war on drugs
But drugs won