TEMPLE OF HIP HOP TEACHINGS SEPTEMBER 10th 2023
WELCOME TO THE TEMPLE OF HIP HOP
THE SEVENTEENTH OVERSTANDING
THE TEMPLE OF HIP HOP
Pages 647-649, Paragraphs 16-24 from the
Gospel of Hip Hop First Instrument
Presented by KRS ONE
For the Temple of Hip Hop
16 Hiphoppas who commit to the teachings of the
Temple of Hiphop join a community of like-minded people
who practice Hip Hop beyond entertainment. Temple
Members help one another through the obstacles of life. We
protect one another. We advise one another. We respect one
another. We love one another. We support one another. Such
is our strength. And it will take this strength to develop and
sustain our nation.
17 Our ministry/society is not a fan club, nor a recording
or fashion corporation. The Temple of Hiphop is not even
a physical place, it is an international Hip Hop preservation
Ministry, Archive, School and Society (M.A.S.S.).
18 As a ministry, we promote the divinity of Hip Hop
and it's culture. We seek to relieve human suffering through
an awareness of useful spiritual knowledge. We are a self-
realization ministry. We believe that GOD speaks through
one's true purpose in life.
19 As an archive, we seek to collect, document and
promote Hip Hop's spiritual and material experiences in
the World. Our aim is to continue developing our traveling
Hip Hop exhibits and official Hip Hop museum/archive
for the remembrance and study of Hip Hop's history, art
and culture. We intend to edutain the public as to Hip
Hop's spiritual first causes and material effects beyond
20 As a school, we seek to teach Hiphop, Hip Hop and
hip-hop to all interested apprentices/students. We believe
that a good education does not prepare you for the job
market exclusively. We believe that a good education helps
you to realize and perfect your true life purpose. Such an
education helps YOU to become a better YOU.
21 Finally as a Hiphop society we seek to preserve Hip
Hop's original causes. Whether it is with skill, influence,
knowledge, art and/or money, as a society our existence
and activity insure Hip Hop's proper documentation in
World history. Temple Members, our aim is to silently relieve
human suffering whenever and wherever possible. Temple
Members are those Hiphoppas who share a basic thirst for
Truth and an unshakable love for Hip Hop.
22 Like our society, our nation is not a physical
place. Yes, we shall establish a physical landmass for our
nation, but in reality our nation is an attitude, a behavior,
a collective consciousness that transcends race, religion,
nationality and economic class. The borders of our nation
are psychological; we limit ourselves to the title of Hip Hop
or Hiphop so that we may recognize each other by name
23 We are not of the hired circle; we are of that Higher
Circle. We are not fee women and men; we are free women
and men. Even when we have jobs to do or employment
to hold on to, we are still not trapped in the environment
of corporate busy-ness (business) where one goes along
with injustice and continues corporate exploitation with the
statement I'm just doing my job! We remain free and self-
directed! We are Hip Hop! We help people wherever we can.
24 Our temple houses our God, and in GOD we
trust. Our spiritual goals include getting out of our own
way so that God may manifest through us. The Temple
of Hip Hop leads Hiphoppas toward God and the divinity
of Hip Hop's culture, not toward itself. The Temple of
Hiphop is a spiritual Hip Hop movement concerned with
overcoming the obstacles and temptations of "street"
life and institutional entrapment and sabotage. As the
sacred seal of our temple depicts, our vision and motto is
"VICTORY OVER THE STREETS!"
~ There it is!!