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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, Rovi
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One of the greatest MC's, unsung. A founding father of Hip-hop. Much respect, dope. ...
I saw krs in L.A and met him,he was dope as ever and used real to real analog tape and the sound was incredible
THE TEACHER IN THE HOUSE(REAL HIP HOP S**T)
Ummm he was born Lawrence Parker NOT Kris Parker. Kris was a nickname he was given while he was homeless and hanging out with the Krishnas. Who writes this stuff?
This man can take you to school to let you know that you must learn.
Follow 4 a follow
One if the best to ever touch a mic
If it weren't for krs constantly being on the front line defending and preserving hiphop's integrity... w e might have more soulja boys and trashola of that nature....ke e p staying on top Over Nearly Everybody
Always bump knowledge reigns supreme...re t u r n of the boom bap is my favorite krs album...I know I'm probably alone in that thinking but I don't give a mad one!!
You're stupid, davidw. Period.
I love KRS-one. However, I've tried to see him perform live and he takes forever to come onstage. He was the closing act the 3 times i tried to see him. I ended up leaving each time because waiting more than 30 minutes for a performer to get on stage past the posted time is stupid.
Yo EMCEEs LISTEN! KRS-ONE!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! NUFF RESPECT!!!!! !
nicko252008
Love KRS, been listening since waay back. but when he released the sneak attack his sh*t started to get a bit weak and preachy. plus the stuff he said about 9/11 really turned some people off to him. He has some great music and he is a living legend, but put the mic down, we get it...
jnnjnn56
Who am I the MC
REAL HIP HOP!!!!!
Pandora you F****D up!!! Worst bio of a legend ever written!!!!
rapua12
The bio is just a bio to all yall moaning that this bio does not show how amazing KRS1 is., only you know how good KRS1 yes a leader for us HipHop Heads...., its just a guide a starting point , so if per say you had just got in to KRS1 ....know one i know takes anything the media says as true fact ...all ways research
Superior to nune
@ frank Harris you came correct this bio bashes him the dude is worth 6 mil and can still pass the paparazzi and get love from the people that matter if you remember the teacher is not concerned about being # 1 he is # 1234&5 lol and @ g.cylin this hip hop s**t ain't a fashion show yo put your latest p.diddy tape in and get jiggy wit it you f**king weirdo
the blastmaster kicks knowledge. he never stops amazing me. I think hes about to drop a new alblum. If he does i cant wait.
Dopeness.
Krs 1ne is on my top 5 of all times!!!! Get ya yung money asses off the planet!!!! #BDP
Classic Blastmaster takes me back in the day
Pandora you f@$led that package up... For real - for the real !!!
This bio is really disrespectfu l and comes from some one that doesn't have a clue. Please do the proper research and rewrite this trash. There was a time when your top five emcees were KRS, Rakim, Kane, G-Rap, and LL.
not the most attractive BUT KRS one ROCKS ON
KRS One kicks knowledge to this day. He is a lyrical genious. What is up with this bio it is literal garbage.
Cosign #thoththebui l d e r . Pandora needs to get their game right. EASILY top five, all time. And the what about the Get You Sucka jawn, Jack of Spades? c'mon son. Kris been doing it!!
Yo Pandora! Either you get someone to write a proper bio on The Blastmaster or you'll get no more of my subscription loot. This is the Freaking Jimmy Hendrix of Hip Hop but your Bio suggests that he was played out in the early 90's. Yet you'll give ten paragraphs to a Booty A** MC because he's able to slang watered down hip hop to suburban white kids?
the colabiration s with Channel Live are insane! lyrically, KRS was more than a teacher, but a GENIUS. there is not enought RESPECT for him!
Blastmaster krs drops knowledge and pure lyricism on the mic.
God is Real in Jesus Christ. For this world let pray for Jesus Christ to come again for us
evan.frazier 6 5
KRS-One is one of the most iconic figures of hip-hop and has remained a major influence for decades. His legacy goes way beyond how many records he sold... For a much better look at his actual impact on hip-hop, read the Boogie Down Productions bio.
I love this s**t
They're scared of the Teacher!!!!! . . . . S h i p p i n g 2071 said it best......Kn o w l e d g e Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.... . R E S P E C T ! ! ! ! ! ! !
KRS is the greatest of all time followed by Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Big L, & Canibus in this order. All others bow down. Much luv to The Teacher!!! A true fan always.
Krs1 is GOD
Ya this bio is a bunch of bs KRS ONE is one of greatest to ever do it on the mic show some respect Pandora read up on some Hip Hop history top 5 in any era.
Knowlege Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.
beceeworldwi d e
Tha Teacha never disappoints
Bio is not a true reflection of the influence and the KNOWLEDGE of KRSone. It was never about record sales or radio play BUT RESPECT!!!
A... Men...
Thank you for fixing the bio Pandora!!!!! !
We need more rap like this nowadays...
How are they gonna try kris!!! Lol
bedaniels1
This bio is bogus!!!! someone tell the website to credit this great MC properly
Yo Kris has given birf to one to many mc's with no credit.
Dafuq is up with the bio lol
The Teacher, RESPECT THE OLDSCHOOL!!! ! !
Omg this is bomb lol this is also the first rap I've heard without ONE cuz word :D
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