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2009 release. After making their indelible marks on the game, luminaries KRS-One and Buckshot, arguably two of the games most prolific emcees, link up to give fans a collaborative album entitled Survival Skills. With guests ranging from Mary J. Blige, Slug Of Atmosphere, K'NAAN, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Melanie Fiona, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall, Sean Price, Geo of Blue Scholars, Smif N Wessun and Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Survival Skills represents a diverse range of topics, all while maintaining a consistent sound. The album has production from Havoc of Mobb Deep, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, ILL MIND, Coptic, Moss, Nottz, Marco Polo, and KHRYSIS!

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"Ever since 1993 we've been passing each other on tour or in the studio saying, one day we should tour together, or one day we should do a record together," says Krs-One of the long-awaited union. "Well finally myself and Buckshot have the chance to collaborate on a straight up and down MC'in project."

Throughout, both veterans sound as hungry and invigorated as any of their rap counterparts. "Projects like these are projects that motivate me," KRS says. "The idea to work with another MC that has his own persona and style and do a real collaboration in the studio, that's motivation. I already got 16 albums of my own," he adds.

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 were in the ghettos and we were real fucked up. We created Hip-Hop so we didn't have to do that anymore."

"The album is called Survival Skills, because that is what it takes."

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 2009)
  • Parental Advisory ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Duck Down Records
  • ASIN: B002I9SDNW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,585 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Kurupt VINE VOICE on September 15, 2009
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This is a classic album from beginning to end. Hip hop Juggernauts KRS-One and Buckshot lead the way with dope battle/knowledge lyrics and are accompanied by many other dope artist (Bounty killer, Heltah Skeltah, Kweli, Mary J Blige, Slug, etc). The production right along with the lyrics are dope. So those that had complaints about "lackluster" beats chosen By KRS will have no complaints on this release at all. The only thing i didn't care for on the album was K'naan's verse on THINK OF THINGS. I am a big fan of K'naan but his verse seemed kinda weak to me. Other than that this is the best album of the year thus far!!!!

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After seeing some video clips and such of the single Robot i was looking forward to this release.I usually look for Kris to drop about every year and 1/2 KRS stays in the loop so i too heard some of the hype behind this project but i did not know what to expect but I will say after reading all of the ratings here I do believe that this is a classic cd,I believe mainstreem has dimmed the focus of many of hip hop's fans.hip hop is so diverse you can't compare underground to hip pop,i think so many fans like what they like and i am no different I like raw rhyme flows,sick bangin beats,and my main ingredient deversity,skills.This cd does that i think the production is tight and the lyrics are on point.The best songs on the cd to me are Connection,featuring Smif & Wessin,Oh Really featuring Talib,Runnin Away
featuring Immortal Technique,Murder 1 featuring Bounty Killer,these 4 tracks are great ,good tracks are Robot,The Way I Live featuring Mary J,the production on Hear No Evil is dope w/good message i wish the song would have been longer,Past,Present,Future i like the hook and the throwback 70's style beat,tracks that you shouldn't sleep on Clean Up Crew ,Amazin,and One Shot. I was Impressed by the true Emmceein skills by Buck & KRS and Company not for radio or maybe not mainstream radio but I know they will be bumping this on 91.5 FM Vinyl Frontier,and 90.1 The Groove peace!
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and if thats what you wanna hear than pick this mf up!!!! they got a 90's sound up here but it still doesnt sound outdated. dope lyrics by both krs and buckshot but the beats are the stealers on this effort! classic hard hittin beats... omg hip hop is makin a come back!!! thank you!
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Didn't expect much from this album but it was pretty dope.good beats,good chemistry,and sick rhymes.two tracks I wasn't really feeling,robot especially, that song is terrible.couple of tracks with r&b hooks????? Kind of caught me off guard,decent album but could've been better.
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The new collaborative effort from KRS-One and Buckshot, "Survival Skills" is one of those albums that is a must hear based on the people involved. When I picked up this album, I was pleasantly surprised from beginning to end. From the title track to the music industry critique "Robot", that's where things start to pick up. "Past Present Future" is an excellent album closer produced by 9th Wonder. The only songs that weigh this album down a bit are the two songs produced by Khrysis, "Amazin'" and "Hear No Evil". The song with K'naan, the parental-responsobility themed "Think Of All The Things" ends with a spectacular- albeit preachy- verse from The Teacher himself.

The most surprising thing about this album is the fact that although both men are elder statesmen, a mid 40's KRS is pretty much running circles around Buckshot and every rapper on here. Those guests include Talib Kweli, Heltah Skeltah (on separate songs), Immortal Technique, Slug of Atmosphere, and Naledge of Kidz In The Hall. There's nothing more to say, except buy this album!
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I finally got around to writing a review for this album and while it took me a minute to do that, I'm actually going to make this review pretty brief.

First of all if you don't already own this album and you consider yourself a hip-hop fan, then either you've been a little bit busy like myself or you just don't know good hip-hop when you hear it...GO PICK THIS UP NOW! that is an order..lol

this is a straight hip-hop effort from two legends, made with beats by a few post 2000 producers and this thing just bangs..And while I would not have minded hearing a little Premier or Pete Rock on it the choice of producers from Illmind to Nottz to Kryhsis to 9th and a few others is more than worthy of this synopsis by two emceeing heavyweights..

It is not a classic, because in a few songs Kris sounds a little uninspired which is bound to happen when you've been the top dogg since 1986...and sometimes Kris and Buck don't exactly fully mesh together on a few, but this effort has more than enough certified hip-hop moments that it is easily one of the top hip-hop albums of 2009.

If your looking for autotune and gimmicks then this is NOT the album for you to have in your collection, but if your looking for some dope boom-bap hip-hop from two LEGENDS then this one should already be a part of your collection.
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Just when you thought Hip Hop and some of its artists were dead, think again!! A female friend put me on to this and was blown away. an un-likey duo usaully make great albums and this IS the best. Two of my favorites on one CD is classic. All the tracks are great, just needed a few more. Just 14 of the realest tracks you will ever hear. No gimmicks, jokes or interludes on this. There are great albums out there don't get me wrong, this one just creeped in the back door. If you don't have this, GET IT!!
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