We all know that KRS-One is “The Teacher,” but what you may not know is that he is also known as “The Giver.” KRS, who was homeless at one point of his life, is giving back to the city and the people by having a mission feed 3,000 of the city’s homeless on Thanksgiving Day in New York. The rapper will appear at the mission that he once stayed at himself from 8:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.
KRS-One has put out the statement:
“I am participating in the Bowery Mission Thanksgiving Food Drive and Event because I myself was once homeless, walking these very streets, spending time with these wonderful people at the Bowery Mission.”
KRS would continue to say:
“I depended on them to survive. I am showing up for Thanksgiving this year to not only lend a hand, but hope that I may inspire others in the Hip-Hop community to consider their roles towards helping the homeless and join me by helping those in your community that need help during this holiday season.”
KRS-One will also help the organization offer doctor’s appointments, drug recovery and job assistance programs. The Bowery Mission has served some of New York’s homeless families since 1879 and is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Although KRS-One may be big now, it’s good to see he hasn’t forgotten where he came from, and is sending the right message not just through his words but through his actions.
Continuing his teachings on the culture of Hip-Hop, KRS and Buckshot also dropped the banging Survival Skills this past September. The album features the hit single “Robot” as well as collaborations with Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, K’Naan and Mary J. Blige.