KRS-One Gives Detailed Breakdown of Hip Hop’s Prehistoric Roots

Hip-Hop scholar and Bronx native KRS-One spoke to Jonathan Gasana about the culture’s prehistoric roots, saying everyone on earth is a part of Hip Hop whether they realize it or not. He goes on to provide examples of Hip-Hop elements being used by early humans, such as early speech, graffiti, dancing as the first means of human communication, and scratching. The original “Blueprint” rapper also compared the elements of Hip-Hop to those of the periodic table and explains the differences between rap & Hip-Hop, and rappers & emcees.