KRS-One & Buckshot ‘Survival Skills” In Stores September 15th

KRS.ONE.BUCKSHOT.SURVIVAL.SKILLS.COVERKRS-One and Buckshot’s new album, “Survival Skills” features Mary J. Blige, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, and more! The album is set to drop on September 15, 2009.

KRS-One proclaims “Robot” as the official death of auto-tune song. (Didn’t Jay-Z do that already?)

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!

On the surface the album is a testament to the resiliency of two lyrical titans, but at its root Survival Skills is a blueprint for life. For instance on the infectious head-nodder “Robot,” which was released 6 weeks prior to Jay Z’s “The Death Of Auto Tune” track, and already available World Wide at Digital Retail Shops, such as iTunes, the duo speak-out against the recent overuse of the Auto-Tune vocal effect in urban music, but under the surface the message is much deeper. “I don’t want people to get the averaged clichéd version and thinking that we’re dissing people,’” Buckshot clarifies. “What we’re calling out here is the biters, the people that feel like because this guy sold X amount of records doing this, that I’m going to turn around and do it as well.”

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

KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT Upcoming Tour Dates:

Rock The Bells
KRS-ONE Hosting

Washington, DC – Sunday July 12th – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Boston, MA – Saturday July 18th – Comcast Center
New York, NY – Sunday July 19th – Jones Beach Theater
Vancouver, BC, CAN – Saturday August 1st – Deer Lake Park
Calgary, AB, CAN – Sunday August 2nd – Shaw Millennium Park
Denver, CO – Thursday August 6th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Los Angeles, CA – Saturday August 8th – San Manuel Amphitheatre
San Francisco, CA – Sunday August 9th – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Myspace Album Release Show – New York, NY – Friday – 9/11

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