KRS One* ‎– KRS One

Jive ‎– 01241-41570-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Rappaz R. N. Dainja
Producer [Produced By] – D.J. Premier*
A2 De Automatic
Featuring – Fat JoeProducer [Produced By] – Big French Productions*
A3 Mc's Act Like They Don't Know
Producer [Produced By] – D.J. Premier*
A4 R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.
Producer [Produced By] – Norty*Voice [Intro], Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Dexter Thibou
B1 Free Mumia
Featuring – Channel LiveProducer [Produced By] – KRS-One
B2 Wannabemceez
Featuring – Mad LionProducer [Produced By] – D.J. Premier*
B3 Represent The Real Hip Hop
Featuring – Das EFXProducer [Produced By] – ShowbizScratches [Cuts] – DJ Dice
B4 The Truth
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – KRS-One, Rich NiceProducer [Produced By] – KRS-One
C1 Build Ya Skillz
Featuring – Busta RhymesProducer [Produced By] – Diamond D
C2 Out For Fame
Producer [Produced By] – KRS-One
C3 Squash All Beef
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Sadat XOther [Inspired By] – Kool Moe DeeProducer [Produced By] – Diamond D
D1 I'm Still #1
Producer [Produced By] – KRS-OneRemix [Remixed By] – Brian "Chuck" New*
D2 My Philosophy
Producer [Produced By] – KRS-OneRemix [Remixed By] – Brian "Chuck" New*
D3 Jack Of Spades
Producer [Produced By] – KRS-OneRemix [Remixed By] – Brian "Chuck" New*
D4 Why Is That?
Co-producer [Co-produced By] – D-Nice, Dwayne Sumal, Rebekah FosterProducer [Produced By] – KRS-One

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Vinyl version missing CD tracks "Ah Yeah", "Hold", and "Health, Wealth, Self"; substituted are the previously released tracks of side D; side C tracks incorrectly listed as tracks 2, 3 and 4 on back cover

[Labels, sides 1 to 3]
℗ & © 1995 Zomba Recording Corporation

[Label, side 4]
℗ 1988, 1989 & 1995 © 1995
Zomba Recording Corporation

[Back cover]
Recorded at Boogie Down Productions Studios and D&D Recording Studios
Mastered at Absolute Audio, NYC
An original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corporation

A1 contains a sample from "Time's Up" (O. Credle, A. Best) as recorded by O.C., under license of Wild Pitch Records.
B2 contains excerpts from "Pure" performed by The Troubleneck Brothers. Written by A. Bing, A, Bing, D. Burns, K. Edwards, S. Nelson, S. Samuel.
B3 contains a sample from "We Run Things (It's Like Dat)" (A. Dillon, J. Hanna, H. Lee, A. Muhammed) as recorded by Da Bush Babees, under license from Warner Special Products
C3 contains a sample from "Mystique Blues" (W. Henderson) as recorded by The Crusaders, under license from MCA Records.

D1 & D2 from the album "By All Means Necessary" ℗ 1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
D3 & D4 from the album "Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop" ℗ 1988 Zomba Recording Corporation and ℗ 1989 Zomba Recording Corporation

Producers who worked on the album, but whose work did not appear:
Kenny Dope, Kenny Parker, Freddie Fox, Kid Capri and Domingo.

Overseen by Scott LaRock

Fat Joe appears courtesy of Relativity Recordings
Channel Live appears courtesy of Capitol Records
Mad Lion appears courtesy of Nervous/Weeded Records
Das EFX appears courtesy of EastWest Records/Elektra Entertainment
Busta Rhymes appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group
Sadat X appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group

℗1988, 1989 & 1995 ©1995 Zomba Recording Corporation
Manufactured in the United States by Zomba Recording Corporation
Printed in the United States.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 1241-41570-1 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 012414157010
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): 01241-41570-1-A2 | SRC | AATB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): 01241-41570-1-B2 | SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): 01241-41570-1-C2 | SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): 01241-41570-1-D2 | SRC

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
01241-41570-2 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album) Jive 01241-41570-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-2 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album) Jive 01241-41570-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-2 KRS-One KRS ONE(LP, Album, Promo) Jive 01241-41570-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
none KRS-One KRS ONE(Cass, Album, Promo) Jive none US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-4 KRS-One KRS ONE(Cass, Album) Jive 01241-41570-4 US 1995 Sell This Version


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August 19, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

UK version is much better then US, i dont know why but the track listing is different, very strange, some lines are different aswell. very lame and i really dont understand why KRS would do this especially on the US release. dope album none the less 4/5


January 9, 2004

KRS-One is the only hip hop artist I listen to because he only raps about real subjects and real things instead of all the other materialism mainstream hip hop/rap focuses on.
I give this album a high rating and I recommend you hear some of Kris's stuff if you are in the least bit into hip hop, for instance I know this guy who is into nothing but country music yet has THIS album on cd sitting on his shelf.
This self titled album is one of his best.