KRS One stopped by Fitzroy Avenue to see the graffiti piece designed by Zulu 61 members DV8, Obe, Paris and Peril.
The piece has been displayed for almost a year! It stands amazingly untouched by graffiti writers in the city, showing a great respect for the artist know as KRS One. "What an amazing honour, to be recognised," KRS said. "Grammy's, BET awards, all awards mean nothing in comparison to this," he stated.
Throughout the day, he praised the Universal Zulu Nation for being the foundation of Hip Hop culture. He also stated the organisation was an instrumental part of preserving the culture. King Excel, the C.E.O. Of Zulu 61, was recognized by KRS as a member of the Temple of Hip Hop since 1997. KRS proceeded to say the input King Excel provided on a survey he took some years helped to create the, "The Gospel of Hip Hop."
The artists of the piece, DV8, Obe, Paris and Peril presented KRS with a framed, panoramic photo of the piece, which they completed in 2011. This piece was not commissioned by KRS, but inspired by him.
This is the first time KRS has ever been in Australia. He will be performing 6 concerts, starting in Brisbane. Check out the dates
We would like to say a thank you to Trent of Slingshot Touring, Jimo of Keep Up and the Zulu61 Staff for making this day happen.
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