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KRS-One Throws PM Dawn Off Stage

Date: 12/26/1993

It all seems quaint now, but back in 1992, being a "soft" rapper with a crossover hit and talking about another rapper in a magazine were grounds for getting your ass thrown off stage. At least if you're PM Dawn, performing at Manhattan's Sound Factory nightclub.

Weeks prior, one half of the Jersey City duo—who'd landed a major hit with the soft-as-marshmallows, Spandau Ballet–sampling "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"had mused to Details magazine, "KRS-One wants to be a teacher, but a teacher of what?" Bad move.

A still in-his-prime KRS and his crew ran up onstage, literally shoved Prince Be off, and then dropped "The Bridge." Needless to say, the crowd went nuts, PM Dawn was barely heard from again, and rap got a little more hardcore ("keep it real" became a catchphrase soon after). "I answered his question," KRS-One later told USA Today. "I'm a teacher of respect."

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