Few artists have circumscribed the possibilities of their art more thoroughly and with such panache as KRS-ONE. As a teenager, his perspicacity about hip hop and what it might mean was as breathtaking as it was audacious, and in the second decade of the 21st Century he continues to act not just as the culture's spirit guide and conscience, but as arguably its consummate individual creative force.
High praise? Yes, but not hyperbole. This is an individual who, as great as he is and as confident as he has every right to be in his own abilities, never forgets that his creative achievements are the sum of hard work, application, consideration and concentration - and that means they are within easy reach of anyone else prepared to work as hard and with similar focus or direction. It's kind of like a superpower: sometimes, you'd swear KRS is clairvoyant.