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KRS-One (born Lawrence Parker on August 20, 1965 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York) is an American MC. Over his career he has been known by several pseudonyms, including Kris Parker, KRS One, KRS-ONE (as given at his site), The Blastmaster and The Teacha. KRS-One is an acronym for “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everybody”. KRS-One is a significant figure in the hip hop community and is often referenced in works by other hip hop artists and critics as being the ‘essence’ of an MC and one of the greatest to ever hold the mic.

KRS-One, originally a member of the hip hop crew Boogie Down Productions, is known for setting the path for both hardcore rap and socially conscious political rap.

Youth and early career

Born Lawrence Parker in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1965, the future KRS-One grew up with his brother Kenny and their single mother in assorted inner city neighborhoods of Brooklyn and the Bronx. According to interviews with The Source Magazine, one fateful day when he was 12 years old, he and his brother Kenny prepared a pan of flavored rice, which was to be the family’s dinner for the evening. The hungry pair ate the whole thing, and when their mother came home from work, she kicked them out of the apartment in a fit of anger. They stayed away for two days before younger Kenny decided to go back home, while Lawrence opted not to return. He spent the better part of the next seven years homeless, much of it at local libraries.


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  • lubberink

    Greatest MC of All Time. [2]

    1 Oct 6:35pm Reply
  • StrokeHeart

    GOAT hip hop Teacha!

    28 Aug 9:51pm Reply
  • Parisblues

    Quoi faire un mauvais jour ? Voici 46 pensées percutentes et bonnes à entendre. a peu pres effet equivalent XD

    27 Jul 12:02am Reply
  • Cvyeeen


    21 Jul 12:41am Reply
  • offsthechain

    woop woop [3]

    3 Jul 7:17am Reply
  • Alexander_boo

    woop woop [2]

    17 Jun 10:54am Reply
  • fuckyeahalbert

    woop woop

    21 May 9:56am Reply
  • MooniePwns


    19 May 11:30am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    not quite sure why so many people only listen to one song of Krs one ?

    10 May 10:16am Reply
  • Cannybizco


    22 Mar 3:11pm Reply
  • DaODB

    No shouts in a few months... smh. Greatest MC of All Time.

    5 Mar 4:04am Reply
  • Chimino

    Kris was my idol growing up, but his ego has gotten out of control in the past 10-15 years, and I'm not sure about his mental state. There is such a thing as getting too "deep" in your own mind.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    who wanna become a pu*sy kiss father ?

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Ae318

    If u hear or not, His lyrics will reach frm ur ears to the brain

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Escobar97

    This guy is pretty annoying sometimes.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    hey the last seems phantasm on a queen how ? scram ! you will not have to repeat twice .hey the last ,wishing you neither god nor master .

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    it seems you confuse industry with music. how can you do that to us ?

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    on many points could be agree and on many others could be disagree with you . The problem with morality is that it is always the other moral. knew that you will bias for what is not music jump with both feet . wanna rule or decree with me ?

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    Could Be AGree with You At Some points , then completely Disagree With Your Speech Around PEople May Hide Their Face Suburban Eyes Kind With Real Cats . Like You Do On Stage Kinda Strictly Sparking Bubbles ,Hey Krs THe Last , You Wanna do That To me ?

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    did you try to put us down Shorty ? we don't need any consideration , nor any of you stupid bla-bla lessons, to entertain better than you. if you wanna move move don't be here when I come back . Who knows if we may or not have any proposition or access to U.S. public and market ? : We can expect quality a lot better than any of you and without any equipment . are you not able to understand this ? The Street That's Us Boy ! KRs-The Last Right Now ! YEp Course you're definitively A Shorty . Shut Your Bugle !

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
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