Friday, June 15, 2007
KRS-ONE Announced He Will Be Launching His Own New Hip Hop TV Station
This is why KRS-ONE is hot!!! If he can pull this off, I will go out of my way to support it, even pay for it if i have too. I was into the Hip Hop Temple movement but it was in NY and I am in Baltimore. We need this KRS-ONE! .
KRS-ONE has officially announced that he's launching a Hip Hop TV station as an outlet for the entire hip hop artform.
KRS said that the new station that should be launched on a premium channel by the summer will have a basic version made available to New Yorkers for free due to New York being the birthplace for hip hop. But besides that, the premium channel should be exclusively for everyone on cable through satellite and will provide and showcase underground hip hop, old school artists, international talent, independent acts, unsigned acts, mainstream acts, R&B influenced by hip hop, etc.
Kris said that no one will be excluded from the network. Kris made clear that the RHN, which is short for the Real Hip Hop Network will cover the whole hip hop genre, which he stated was in desperate need as an alternative to the commercialized BET and MTV.
KRS claims that there is no true alternative on television for hip hop music, which is why he has taken the route of formulating a platform for everyone. Also according to Kris, the network may contain a various amount of programs dealing within the hip hop cultures with round the table discussions featuring a variety of artists, children programming in the form of hip hop, documentaries, a female MC version of American Idol, and so on.
In addition, the RHN will assist in breaking new acts by possibly helping to make videos for unsigned acts and then providing video outlets for them on top of that. Kris stretched the point that it's important for hip hop to be in charge of it's own image and how it's perceived to the world in this day and age, where hip hop is being given a black eye and is basically the scapegoat for the ills of today's society.