KRS-One & Buckshot “Survival Skills” Listening Party

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Last night, I attended the KRS One & Buckshot Survival Skills listening party at 92Y in Tribeca. It was an intimate function with several writers, bloggers and photographers.

Pharoahe Monch and Torae were also in attendance. The album features the lead single “Robot,” produced by Havoc of Mobb Deep. Survival Skills, scheduled for a September 15 release, features production and appearances by 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Nottz, Mary J. Blige, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall, Talib Kweli and more. The video for “Robot,” the album’s lead single produced by Havoc of Mobb Deep, can currently be seen on MTV and BET. Survival Skills is scheduled for a September 15 release.

What KRS-One and Buckshot have created is an album that is socially responsible, lyrically sharp and sonically banging. Buckshot sums it up best, "Hip-Hop was started as an option to not killing each other. We created Hip-Hop so we didn’t have to do that anymore."

Track List for Survival Skills:
1.Survival Skills feat. DJ Revolution (Produced by IllMind)
2.Robot (Produced by Havoc)
3.The Way I Live feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Black Milk)
4.Clea.n Up Crew feat. Rock of Heltah Skeltah (Produced by IllMind)
5.Oh Really feat. Talib Kweli (Produced by Marco Polo)
6.Connection feat. Smif N Wessun (Produced by MoSS)
7.Runnin Away feat. Immortal Technique (Produced by Black Milk)
8.Think Of All The Things feat. K’naan (Produced by DJ Ment Plus)
9.One Shot feat. Pharoahe Monch (Produced By Nottz)
10.Amazin feat. Sean Price & Loudmouf Choir (Produced by Khrysis)
11.Hear No Evil (produced by Khrysis)
12.Murder 1 feat. Bounty Killer (Produced by Coptic)
13.We Made It feat. Slug of Atmosphere (Produced by IllMind)
14.Past, Present, Future feat. Melanie Fiona and Naledge of Kidz In The Hall (Produced by 9th Wonder)

KRS-One and Buckshot will be performing at a few different venues in the next few weeks.

Sat. Aug. 29th
J&R Music Festival
City Hall Park
1:00 pm KRS-One and Buckshot

Tues. Sept. 15th
S.O.B.’s Urban Concerts Presents:
1st 50 people to enter receive a signed KRS/BUCK album poster too.
Doors: 8 PM
Show: 9PM
Admission: $18.00 in Adv / $22 Day of show
204 Varick Street at West Houston