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KRS-One

KRS-One (born Kris Parker) was the leader of Boogie Down Productions, one of the most influential hardcore hip-hop outfits of the '80s. At the height of his career, roughly 1987-1990, KRS-One was known for his furiously political and socially conscious raps, which is the source of his nickname, "the Teacher." Around the time of 1990's Edutainment, BDP's audience began to slip as many fans thought his raps were becoming preachy. As a reaction, KRS-One began to re-establish his street credibility with harder, sparer beats and raps. 1992's Sex and Violence was the first sign that he was taking a harder approach, one that wasn't nearly as concerned with teaching. KRS-One's first solo album, 1993's Return of the Boom Bap, was an extension of the more direct approach of Sex and Violence, yet it didn't halt his commercial decline. Still, he forged on with a high-quality self-titled 1995 effort and 1996's Battle for Rap Supremacy, a joint effort with his old rival MC Shan. After 1997's I Got Next, he put his solo career on hiatus for several years, finally returning in early 2001 with The Sneak Attack. The following year brought two full releases: the gospel effort Spiritual Minded and The Mix Tape, the latter including a single ("Ova Here") that stood as a response to Nelly, only the latest hip-hop figure to feud with the Blastmaster. In 2003 KRS-One released two albums, Kristyles and D.I.G.I.T.A.L., while the next year brought only one, Keep Right. In 2006 Life came out on the small, California-based Antagonist Records. The following year KRS-One reunited with Marley Marl to create Hip Hop Lives, an attempt to preserve the golden age of hip-hop. His 2012 effort, The BDP Album, was nostalgia from a different angle, reuniting the rapper with former BDP DJ Kenny Parker. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Maximum Strength 2008 (Explicit)

1. Beware

2. Pick It Up

3. All My Men

4. Straight Through

5. Rockin' Til The Morning

6. The Kool Herc

7. Busy Bee Shout Out

8. New York

9. Hip Hop

10. Let Me Know

11. Nah

12. The Heat

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Track List: Adventures In Emceein (Explicit)

1. Intro

3. Our Soldiers

4. Money

6. Better & Better

8. The Teacha Returns

9. The Real Hiphop

10. Watch This

11. What's Your Plan

13. Don't Get So High

14. I Got You

15. All My Love

16. Over 30

17. Getaway

20. It's All Love

21. Wachanoabout

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Track List: The Sneak Attack

1. Intro

2. Ghetto Lifestyles

3. Attendance

4. Hot

5. Why

6. Doth Thou Know

7. The Lessin

8. The Mind

9. Hiphop Knowledge

10. What Kinda World

11. I Will Make It

12. B Side Intro

13. Get Your Self Up

14. Krush Them

15. Hush

16. The Sneak Attack

17. Shutupayouface

18. False Pride

19. The Raptism

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Track List: I Got Next

1. 1st Quarter - The Commentary

2. 2nd Quarter - Free Throws

3. The MC

4. I Got Next - Neva Hadda Gun

6. Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)

7. A Friend

8. H.I.P.H.O.P.

9. Halftime

10. 3rd Quarter - The Commentary

11. Klassicks

12. Blowe

14. Come To Da Party

15. Can't Stop, Won't Stop

16. Over Ya Head

17. Just To Prove A Point

18. 4th Quarter - Free Throws

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Track List: KRS-One

3. Mc's Act Like They Don't Know

4. Ah Yeah

5. Reality

7. Hold

10. The Truth

12. Out For Fame

13. Squash All Beef

14. Health, Wealth, Self

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Track List: Return Of The Boom Bap

1. KRS-One Attacks

2. Outta Here

3. Black Cop

4. Mortal Thought

5. I Can't Wake Up

6. Slap Them Up

7. Sound Of Da Police

8. Mad Crew

9. Uh Oh

10. Brown Skin Woman

11. Return Of The Boom Bap

12. 'P' Is Still Free

13. Stop Frontin'

14. Higher Level

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Track List: Assault On Precinct 13

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Track List: Big Up New York

1. Big Up New York (Jaguar Skills Remix)

2. Big Up New York (Jaguar Skills Instrumental Remix)

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A dope MC is a Dope MC- the King - KRS- damn, real hip hop . One.
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Go and tell my servants, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. And I was with thee whithersoeve r thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. Moreover I will appoint a place for my
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Ah, KRS-One. Love the old school.
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Raskim krs-one the best ever in hip hop.
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North Cambridge mass has cracks in street from BDP constantly on play...
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Top 5 dead or alive!!!! BlastMaster! ! ! !
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Kkk
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menzies555
Knowledge is KING!!!!
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REAL hip hop KRS-ONE and Rakim and MC's during the 80's and 90's were REAL and rapping real messages
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KRS-One knows.....No w you should!
The word 'pimp'.
Is derived from the basis....imp . . . . m e a n i n g an agent of devil,or satan....... . . .
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thaundergrou n d k i n g k n o w l e d g e
Rome Koli AkA Rome KnowledgeOfS e l f Is Bigg Fan Of BDP & KRS-ONE Amazing Rap Artist He Was {MuchLOVE} 2 Mynynja.....
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marcher151
We need this music nowadays, the s**t now is nothing
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Mofos ain't rappers anymore. Merely pop stars!!!
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Fetty Who? These artist today are garbage in every since of the word.
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Amazing ARTIST. No one will ever be on his level. GOAT
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enriquealdap e
The blast master, saw him last year in St pete Florida, he wrecked it!
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History will remember KRS as the true philosopher of hip hop.
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Hands down the most conscious lyricist of all time. He is trying to enlighten the people
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Boogie Down Bronx! Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone
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GREATEST MC EVER!!
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True Underground
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Great album and I'm in my 60's great for my exercise stretching
Thanks
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enriquealdap e
Da teacha!
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A dope album
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Original'Fre e w a y " A s s a s s i n s ' C r e w . . . . K W I Z One!....
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What u know about Dapper Dan's $ 1,000 pants
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Outta Here!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Writin my name with graffiti on the wall! Sile.one
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KRS THE TEACHER IS THE TRUE G.O.A.T!!!! EVERY VERSE HE DROPS CONTAINS PERILS! NO ONE LIKE HIM PAST OR PRESENT.
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Krs one.. true hip hop g.o.a.t..... boogie down threw the streets of New York. Bronx Yonkers...
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... The Real Hip-Hop, is ova' here!!!
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What else can you say!!!!
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KRS One the teacher will school you
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That Heat!!!!
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Perfect timin KRS
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When did this come out?
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He's #1,2,3,4, and 5
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Best Emcees of all times...imo
KRS
RAKIM
ICE CUBE
GURU
Wise intelligent
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Kris one is the best rapper ever part present of future
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@sgonz215.sg well....that escalated quickly.
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sgonz215.sg
I got ROBBED to this track. . But its STILL one of my favorites from KRS ONE. . . ONE LOVE FAMILY
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AGREE
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Underrated under appreciated but definitely one of the best ever period!
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Facebook Cameron Weiss. Black and white pic
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Look whats happened. in Ferguson
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KAY - ONE JAMS ALL DAY B**CHES ..WEST UP HARBOR AREA SUR 13 ON MINE G. ... .
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The SOUF BRONXS!!!!
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