With The Sneak Attack, KRS-One, the self-proclaimed "God" of hip-hop, has returned after a four-year sabbatical to reclaim his spot as hip-hop's moral conscience. It's evident that KRS' cocky swagger has not suffered during his prolonged hiatus. He remains the staunchest advocate of his lyrical skills, as illustrated by the boastful barbs of the MC-bashing "Hot," as well as "Attendance," where KRS gleefully details his list of accomplishments ("I'm the teacher, but you still can't see/'Cause while you respected Tupac, Tupac respected me"). KRS' passion still resonates and his philosophies remain cutting-edge. The musical accompaniment of "Sneak Attack," spearheaded largely by KRS' brother, Kenny Parker, lacks the unrelenting boom-bap that previous collaborators DJ Premier and Showbiz supplied on earlier solo endeavors. However, the Blastmaster's knowledge still reigns supreme, as the socially conscious sermons he delivers on "I Will Make It" and "Why" still leave an indelible mark. Though KRS' lyrical attacks are less enthralling then his "My Philosophy" heyday, he is still passionate about the culture of hip-hop, and his self-affirming messages convey that. Trying to reprogram -- or simply reach -- America's youth is a daunting task, but at least there are still a handful of MCs around like KRS-One, who are still willing to try. Class is still in session! [Sneak Attack was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]
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The Sneak Attack based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I like KRS and I have heard some mixed reviews about this particular album, but I liked it a lot. Some cuts are are not my particulate favorite because I don't feel the beats but the lyrics are still dope on every song. On a few cuts there are some of the sickest lines-lyrics I have ever heard on any rap cd ever! This CD is on the inspirational tip. I feel uplifted after hearing it. Pick it up for sure!!!!!
This album is one of the best hip hop albums I have ever heard. I never listened to KRS 1 before I got this CD. I can't stop listening to it. KRS 1 is a hip hop ledgend!