(Krs-One Presents) Greenie

(Krs-One Presents) Greenie

 Clermont, Florida, USA
BandHip HopPop

Greenie is a UNIQUE emcee with 20+ years of experience rapping, entertaining, and delivering inspirational speeches worldwide. His entertaining stories are extremely genre-appropriate and yet positive and inspirational. In 2010, legendary rapper Krs-One produced his first album: "It's ALL Good"

Biography

The stories are crazy: A desperate housewife jerked Greenie off into her unsuspecting husband's dinner salad while the poor man worked.The Planned Parenthood doctor who gave him a vasectomy ordered him to send a sample for testing after 20 ejaculations...so he told his girlfriend he has a medical prescription for her to get out 21 loads...New Jersey cops beat him up for drug dealing yet he's never sold drugs in his life. He can take out almost any emcee in a battle. He's from Queens, New York but he lives in a rural Floridian swamp area now (much like Shrek!)...Greenie's been dirt poor. He's been filthy rich. He was happily married. He was tragically divorced. He was raised by a drug-addicted older sister with a penchant for suicide yet now he raises his own children completely sober... In 2010, Krs-One, the "teacha" took Greenie on as the most unique...and gifted apprentice EVER...

Raised in Queens, New York City, Andrew Greenstein, aka Greenie, possesses indisputable lyrical skill (he's been rapping since the mid 1980s!) but his unusual life is NOT at all typical of anyone in society; much less of anyone in hip-hop society. With or without hip-hop, Greenie's life is an inspiration to all but it is through hip-hop that he now chooses to spread his message...

It was early 2009...Greenie had just lost millions of dollars he'd earned through 7 years of entrepreneurial labor...after working 125+ hours per week. But poor investments didn't take him down as hard as the simultaneous end of his "fairy tale" marriage...an event that occurred shortly after his ex-wife turned to drugs and was caught sleeping with an alleged pedophile.

Crushed, Greenie left society behind and went to meditate for days in private seclusion, where he began to write lyrics about his life. In pain, he began by writing only of suffering ...rhyming about his life's so-called tragedies. He began by digging into his past and cursing what he once considered to have been a handicap and how it held him back for 3 decades. Unable to even speak until he was about 30 years old, Greenie felt he had wasted his life in silence and could've married someone else if only he'd had the vocal ability back in his early 20s to speak to females instead of searching silently online. "Yeah..but then I wouldn't have my two amazing children," he realized in a moment of enlightenment. In fact, Greenie began to realize that the same impediment he had loathed for decades ...had also led to so many blessings in his life: For example, had he not been speech handicapped, Greenie would've gone for traditional job interviews instead of hiding behind the silent wall of entrepreneurial effort that led him to make millions. Indirectly but undeniably, his speech impediment led to the creation of Greenie's wonderful children and it also led to him earning millions of dollars.

Had he not been co-raised by a drug-addicted older sister with a penchant for suicide, Greenie would've experimented with drugs on his own and been likely to have led a much less positive lifestyle. In short, as Greenie wrote his rhymes, he was beginning to understand EVERYTHING that happens in life... is...all..good. Negative events always ...eventually.. lead to something better in our life stories. And so, he made a commitment right then to TRUST that all of the "bad" stuff yet to come in his life would always turn out good...It HAD to. That, he knew, was how life WORKED...

Weeks later, the song Greenie had written on scraps of paper during self-imposed seclusion, had become a demo tape entitled "It's ALL Good"---and that song would soon become the ONE that grabbed the attention of one of Greenie's lifelong hip-hop admirees, The Blastmaster Krs-One. Greenie fully realizes that this fateful crossing of paths never would've happened had he not divorced his ex-wife, lost a financial fortune, and hid out in meditative seclusion. Be thankful for all of your "losses" and for all of life's so-called "tragedies." Just like everything in life, it is really...ALL...Good!

Lyrics

My Son, The Schvartze

Written By: Greenie

Track # 4 - My Son, The Schvartze
Lyrics and Vocals by: A. Greenstein (Greenie)
Track produced by: K. Parker (DJ Kenny Parker)
Executive Producers: L. Parker (Krs-One), John Anderson, A. Greenstein
Recorded & Mixed at: Skyline Studios, New York City & KDS Studios, Orlando, Fl
Mastered by: Trace Thomas, www.masterlab.com

VERSE #1
I?ve had it Dad, I?m done?you a sick man, I?m finished
Stop calling me ?Schvartze? -- you don?t even speak Yiddish..
C?mon man, quit this ?you ain?t a real Jew anyway..
--yo? ass never goes to temple on no Saturday
and anyway?the Torah (even) sez we?re all equal?
so why wonchu let me perform in front of black people ?
why wonchu just let go of all this racial tension?
Why wuz u too scared to drive me to a show in Trenton?
cuz ?dat producer had me lined up there for real hip-hop stages..he?
saw your racist attitude was freakin outrageous?see?
and it still enrages me?.?a label almost signed me..
but they backed out cuz YOUR ass wazn?t behind me..

CHORUS
My son, my son--- vhas? wrong ?vhat?s wrong..
Vhy u always actin? like a Schvartze..
VHAS with YER pants..VHAS w/ your clothes..
Vhy u always wanna go to RAP SHOWS?
My son, my son--- what is the MAH-TAH
u gotsta stop actin? like a Schvartze?

VERSE #2
Dear Daddy----Thank u for helping my career go nowhere..
u said if black kids go there, I can?t do a show there...
but I ain?t wanna sit there which yo bagels and eat lox..
while my sister?s in detox I wanted 2 bitch to a beat box
so I?d put on my Reebox and put on BLS
wait for Marley Marl to spin (Slick Rick or) Dougie Fresh
La-De-Da-Di, ((Why can?t)) I rhyme at that party..
cuz YOU a racist pig and you piss off everybody!?!?
u wuz really scared shitless?YO ain?t that a fact Beryl?
(hey---) What would u have done if I brought home a black girl?

CHORUS
My son, my son--- vhas? wrong ?vhat?s wrong..
Vhy u always actin? like a Schvartze..
VHAS with YER pants..VHAS w/ your clothes..
Vhy u always wanna go to RAP SHOWS?
My son, my son--- what is the MAH-TAH
u gotsta stop actin? like a Schvartze?

VERSE #3
Any time I?d spit a rhyme my Dad would attack it?..
He?d never back it, He?d say ?you ain?t a black kid..?
lookin back yo in fact it?s funny he?d say that..
I?d put on WHY IS THAT and I?d jus? play that..
part where KRS says ?Moses was BLACK?
The look on my Dad?s face if u coulda seen that..
I?d turn on KISS-FM an? hear DON?T BELIEVE THE HYPE
Red Alert was spinning Kane, Audio Two, and Mc LYTE
Eric Sermon shot the sherriff just as Dad hit the door?
turn off that Schvartze crap, I can?t take it no more?

CHORUS
My son, my son--- whas? wrong ?what?s wrong..
Vhy u always actin? like a Schvartze..
VHAS with YER pants..VHAS w/ your clothes..
Vhy u always wanna go to RAP SHOWS?
My son, my son--- what is the MAH-TAH
u gotsta stop actin? like a Schvartze?

Verse # 4
20 years later, whachu think.. pops huh?
(I* think) You only made me try harder when u called me a Schvartze?
Remember that Passover when I ain?t hunt the matzah..?
I was live on rap radio freestylin at Hofstra..
Whachu resisted persisted, I wasn?t at (that) Yom Kippur..
Cuz Moe Dee was busy takin? out Jack the Ripper..
an? I missed that Bar Mitzvah..cuz I?z tearin? up a battle..
I m on stage for all races now that I?m an adult..
- Oh--and remember that rapper who taught me Moses was black?
I?m tourin w/ him now?Dad-- I?m his opening act..!

CHORUS
My son, my son--- whas? wrong ?what?s wrong..
Vhy u always actin? like a Schvartze..
VHAS with YER pants..VHAS w/ your clothes..
Why you always wanna go to RAP SHOWS!
My son, my son--- what is the MAH-TAH
u nevah stopped actin? like a Schvartze?

It's ALL Good

Written By: Greenie

It's All Good
Lyrics and Vocals by: A. Greenstein (Greenie)
Background Chorus/Singing Vocals: Meredith Szalay
Track produced by: Sean C. & LV (from P. Diddy's Hitmen)
Executive Producers: L. Parker (Krs-One), John Anderson, A. Greenstein
Recorded & Mixed at: Skyline Studios, New York City
Mastered by: Trace Thomas, www.masterlab.com

VERSE #1
When I'z 13, the beatdowns were horrible..
The pain was intollable, the beef unresolveable..
I hardly saw my own mother, then I developed a stutter
'that was so fuckin' bad I couldn't talk to no others..
I was always left out so I had so much self doubt..
Kids would ask me my name'and ..nn..nn'nnn.nn.nno..nnothing'd come out..
If saying one word could make you struggle 10 minutes
..then on the streets of NY, who u think'd let you finish?!!
How would you make friends if you couldn't say 'WHAT UP?'
--as a kid I decided I would just stay shut up'
but then I found out'that when I rapped I was fluent..
but this was the 80s, I was white AND I'z Jewish'
It ain't matter that I'z dope, no one cared that I'z live..
White kids weren't allowed to rap back in 85..
but hip-hop broke my silence..then punks came at me with violence..
--all over Queens and even parts of Long Island
I'z gettin' beated and cheated'every time that I rhymed..
Cuz I was white and rhymed tight'emcees would kick my behind
They couldn't take me in battles so punks would rattle my crown
I was barely 13 on the ground ---beat down..
over and over'but I'd get up every time..
25 years later ' I'm still writing these rhymes..
So get yerself up and hang on a lil' longer..
'cuz whatever doesn't kill ya'z gonna make u stronger..

CHORUS
When you know it's all good, y'all it's really all good..
When you say it's all good'do you mean it's ALL good?
iz you a victim or a hero, would you choose if you could?
'cuz you can, y'all you can'when you know it's all good'

VERSE #2
I'm not gonna lie to sound ghetto and try to say I knew poverty..
we wuz lower middle class and it was like they'd forgotten me..
Our apartment was empty so the pain would tempt me..
to pull the kinda shit that would always send me..
to the police station, my vacation from loneliness--
an'escape I'd create from all my family's phoniness..
They was too lazy'they got my sister to raise me..
--she was 13 years older'but she went crazy..
the way she wound up found cut'OD'd on the floor..
she went to rehab forever..lef' me alone and whas' more..
'this couldn't get fixed, I'z six tryin' to find..
why the woman who raised me'tried suicide nine times..
my brother left early, a girly'saved him from the screamin'
My sister married a crackhead who was constantly beatin..
...her down so now we wuz both hidin' bruises..
but I could waste my whole life bitchin' bout who wins and who loses..
--but see if all 'dat ain't happened, I wouldn't be here now rappin..
I wouldn't be who I am'I wouldn't have what I'm havin'
a bad childhood and great life IS possible--
cuz what I lived through has made me unstoppable..

CHORUS
When you know it's all good, y'all it's really all good..
When you say it's all good'do you mean it's ALL good?
iz you a victim or a hero, would you choose if you could?
'cuz you can, y'all you can'when you know it's all good'

VERSE #3
So what in yo'life'you think is unfairness?
Did your spouse turn out to be jus' like your parents?
I married this girl thinkin' she's well-adjusted..
for a decade I trusted, then wound up disgusted..
when she got busted with an alleged pedofile...
talkin' trash about me, I was scared for my child...
an' she was jus' like my sis, she mutilated her wrists,
but I kicked her out bcuz I wouldn't live dissed..
and she couldn't see that, so she went to rehab,
and I got to choose if this wuz all good or all bad..
but it was all good y'all'and happenin' properly..
in the end I got to keep both the kids and the property..
and what I learned from my beatdowns made me a (multi) millionaire..
never coulda done that shit if the stuttering wasn't there..
cuz back when I stuttered, I said fuck entrepreneurs..
instead I used my head'became an entrepreneur..
I'm sure thachu can bitch about the shit you been through..
and call me a white boy with ridiculous issues..
maybe your dad was a dealer and he shot your mother..
your sister's a crackhead and you hate your gay brother..
your cousin got shot in the head by some gang..
and you hadta kill some old man just to hang..
but ask yo self this: even if your life sucks..
you still where you at now'so who's keepin you stuck?
Learn from your past or be condemned to repeat it..
Struggle with your problem or rise up and beat it..
If there's strife in yo life, if there's crap you afraid of'
GO THROUGH YOUR SHIT, SHOW THE WORLD WHACHU MADE OF..

CHORUS
Cuz when you know it's all good, y'all it's really all good..
When you say it's all good'do you mean it's ALL good?
iz you a victim or a hero, would you c

Discography

Albums
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Krs-One Presents Greenie "It's ALL Good" [Azoos, 2010]

Singles
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My Son, The Schvartze [2010]
Real Terrorism (feat. Krs-One) [2010]
Sign The Prenup [2010]
Married Girl 3462 (feat. Busy Bee) [2010]
1 Cop, 2 Cops (feat. Krs-One) [2010]
Dance Like It Don't Matter (feat. Krs-One) [2010]
Cum, Dicky, Cum
Play Before Work (feat. The 352 Boyz) [2010]

Set List

Require stage, handheld microphone, sound check, DJ with experience playing to a hip-hop crowd -- all music is provided to DJ from CDs.
1-2 song openers/crowd hypers... are USD $875 + transp/lodging
Full 20-30 minute sets are $2,495 + transp/lodging
Inspirational keynotes/motivational speaking is $4,875 per session.