KRS-One ‎– KRS ONE

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Rappaz R. N. Dainja 5:58
De Automatic 4:25
MC's Act Like They Don't Know 4:55
Ah-Yeah 3:50
R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. 4:17
Free Mumia 4:08
Hold 5:55
Wannabemceez 4:21
Represent The Real Hip Hop 4:38
The Truth 3:46
Build Ya Skillz 4:41
Out For Fame 4:51
Squash All Beef 5:04
Health, Wealth, Self 5:00

Versions (18)

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
HIP 165 KRS ONE* KRS ONE(2xLP, Album) Jive HIP 165 UK 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-2 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album) Jive 01241-41570-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 42703 2 2 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album) Jive 7243 8 42703 2 2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
BVCQ-648 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album) Jive BVCQ-648 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
01241 41570 2 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album) Jive 01241 41570 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-4 KRS-One KRS ONE(Cass, Album) Jive 01241-41570-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-4 KRS-One KRS ONE(Cass, Album, Club) Jive 01241-41570-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
none KRS-One KRS ONE(Cass, Album, Promo) Jive none US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-1 KRS One* KRS One(2xLP, Album) Jive 01241-41570-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-1 KRS One* KRS One(2xLP, Album, Promo) Jive 01241-41570-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-2 KRS-One KRS One(CD, Album) Jive 01241-41570-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
CHIP 165 KRS-One KRS One(CD, Album) Jive, Front Page Entertainment CHIP 165 UK 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-2 KRS-One KRS One(CD, Album) Jive 01241-41570-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
J2 1570 KRS-One KRS One(CD, Album, Club) Jive J2 1570 US 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-4 KRS-One KRS-One(Cass, Album) Jive 01241-41570-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
01241-41570-1 KRS ONE* KRS ONE(2xLP, Album, RE) Jive 01241-41570-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
01241-41570-2, 88697703222 KRS-One KRS ONE(CD, Album, RE) Jive, Sony Music 01241-41570-2, 88697703222 US Unknown Sell This Version

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damals84

damals84

April 23, 2020
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, HIP 165
As mentioned before this is the vinyl version to go for. No missing tracks, it comes with printed inner sleeves and a much doper back cover than the US-pressing.
xmarifulx

xmarifulx

February 24, 2020
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, RE, 01241-41570-1
Sounds like there's a blanket over the music. The SQ is really bland. The pressing quality itself is okay - i dont have any pops or clicks on my copy, but theres a couple of spots of non-fill.

I'd avoid this on.
lenngren

lenngren

November 3, 2019
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, HIP 165

One could argue that the highlights shine brighter on The Blastmasters debut Return of the Boom Bap. But this is still my fav album from his solo catalogue. This self-titled album is pure dope all the way through. Kris was in top form back in -95, great guests and he’s backed up by DJ Premier (3 tracks) Diamond D and Showbiz on the boards and they all bring heat. This is a Hip-Hop album that still holds up 25 years after its release.

Ps, as others have already pointed out. The UK version is superior to the US one and definitely the one to get.
ExecutiveProducers

ExecutiveProducers

August 20, 2019
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, RE, 01241-41570-1
Why didn't they lathe cut "Ah Yeah", "Hold", and "Health, Wealth, Self" on KRS-One's second solo album?! What was wrong with all three of those tracks?!
DJCVR

DJCVR

December 19, 2018
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, RE, 01241-41570-1
The last KRS record I heard before this was "Criminal Minded", that was almost a decade ago. With so much space in between hearing a KRS record, I was glad that I perked my ears up to this. The stories were top notch, the melding of myth and reality all on full display over the instrumentals provided by Preem, Diamond D, and others that kept "KRS" to the roots of what make hip-hop the beautiful, informative, culture that it is. KRS' voice carries the most sporadic energy, whether in a reserved tone or verbose as he took this listener on an adventure from Side A through D, lamenting over the pillars of hip-hop and the pillars of existence in general. KRS comes in true professor form, yet dropping the knowledge that would never be surfaced in any public school curriculum as evident in a track like "REALITY". The best story on "KRS" though, comes in the form of "Hold", as KRS spits the classic tale of inner-city struggle, and why one growing up with "holes in the zapatos" would put a hole in the head of an asshole that could be you or me, on both sides, depending on your background. "Out For Fame" , rounds out my particular standouts on this self-titled record as KRS raps about the art of graph and why it is still criminalized as opposed to other pillars in hip-hop that have been pimped and tricked out for profit. "KRS-One" is a history book that plays like a compilation record with various DJs and artists inspired by The God dropping shoutouts here and there as the record spins. "KRS-One" is just another example in KRS' catalogue that his work is worth the time for your mind.
drumkilla187

drumkilla187

February 5, 2017
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, RE, 01241-41570-1
My sealed copy only came with side 1&2 LOL missing the other LP
pseudoremifasol

pseudoremifasol

December 13, 2016
referencing KRS ONE, 2xLP, Album, RE, 01241-41570-1

New, sealed ... and warped. :(
Sure, vinyl is coming back !
heroin4yourears

heroin4yourears

August 19, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
referencing KRS One, 2xLP, Album, 01241-41570-1

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
kingjames2001

kingjames2001

June 9, 2011
referencing KRS ONE, CD, Album, 01241-41570-2
Great album! Came out just around my junior year. MCs Act Like They Don't Know is classic. Solid production and always dope rhymes from the blast-master.
DVSG2

DVSG2

April 3, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
referencing KRS One, CD, Album, CHIP 165
This applies to the cd.. I don't know if there are any differences between the vinyl pressings...

The UK pressing (with cat# CHIP165) is different from the US pressing (with cat# 01241-41570-2). Track no. 6 (Free Mumia) is censored on the US pressing. And not just censored, it's VERY different. LOTS of the lyrics has been re-written to offend less people. I own both cd's and I just listened to these two tracks back-to-back and it's basically two completely different tracks. The raw version on the UK edition is like a blow to the nose and way more powerful than the friendlier version on the US edition. And it's not just the fact that these two versions have different lyrics, it's obvious that they didn't record these on the same day. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is so much sharper and on point on the CHIP165 track. The US version comes across as lame (like KRS-One and Channel Live recorded this when they were feeling tired or something) Why didn't Jive release the dirty version on the US pressing??

So if you own both copies, listen to these two tracks and judge for yourself :)

Peace