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Hip-Hop Lives

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It's Alive (Intro)
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Hip Hop Lives
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Nothing New
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I Was There
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Musika (Feat. Magic Juan)
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Rising To The Top
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Over 30
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M.A.R.L.E.Y. (skit)
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Kill A Rapper
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The Teacha's Back
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The Victory (Feat. Blaq Poet)
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This Is What It Is
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All Skool
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House Of Hits (Feat. Chief Rocker Busy Bee)
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 46:24

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Its Aliiiiiiiveee!!- !

crowward

...and that ain't no joke! its great to listen to a HiP HoP again a lyricist on a dope beat (without all that sugar coated stuff)

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No gimmicks

nate32x

This epic collaboration succeeds. This is no gimmick to exploit the old BDP-Juice Crew conflict. This tight, exciting album makes an excellent claim for Kris’ claim that every year he gets newer. Old school fans, get back on the KRS-ONE wagon.

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Return of the teacha !!!!

sm72

Downloaded this album after seeing him in London the guy has not changed HIP HOP is ALIVE AND WELL in the hands of Kris and Marley. Young ones sit up and listen "YOU MUST LEARN"

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download now!

jsmith12g

Download the entire album and their back catologues, find who they've collaborated with, and download their work too. This is pure hiphop. -But beware, real artistry is afoot here.

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Sick

ASsmang

Loving what I have downloaded thus far, good stuff. Also I knew I'd heard that sample off Rising to the Top , heard it before on Operation Iron Man, Ghostface and MF Doom , song was titled The Game.... fyi

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Yes, thanks to the internet...HIP HOP LIVES!

GarciaStudios.com

Talk about a collaboration!? KRS ONE ....AND....Marley Marl?! Their answer to Nas', "Hip Hop is Dead" is "Hip Hop Lives!" And thanks to the internet...REAL Hip Hop is surviving well! Overall a solid effort from two legends in the game! I downloaded almost all of the tracks. Respect due!

They Say All Music Guide

After a 22-year grudge due to a disagreement over the birthplace of hip-hop, KRS-One and Marley Marl finally make amends onHip Hop Lives. Unfortunately, the album that could be a great return to the “edutainment” of BDP ultimately falls short because of its bland lyrical content. KRS-One is too preoccupied with two issues: one being that hip-hop will never die, and the other that he was a prominent hip-hop pioneer in his heyday. His bragging rights are certainly deserved, but instead of using his legendary status to propel hip-hop forward, or to tell interesting stories about the genre, KRS-One rants like a retired professor reciting his résumé while trying to prove that he once reigned supreme. When he’s not reading a laundry list of all the major urban historical events that he attended, as on “I Was There” (which could have made for an interesting song with some background facts or lyrics that rhymed), he is professing his true love for hip-hop. He praises the genre, and he spits fire at the critics who claim that the art form is dying, but this album unfortunately doesn’t do much in the way of revival. As a natural leader and sharp-minded activist, it’s disappointing that KRS-One chose to harp on his status in history instead of embedding powerful social commentary within his rhymes, as he did on older songs like “2nd Quarter Free Throws.” The sole purpose of this album seems to be to win over fans new to hip-hop, and that prospect is unlikely, even with Marley Marl’s solid and current-sounding beats. Hopefully, the duo will team up again with a more engaging record that targets their core community — fans who already know hip-hop’s past and want to hear KRS-One spout thought-provoking rhymes again. – Jason Lymangrover

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