Real Name:
Lawrence Krisna Parker
Lawrence Parker (born August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, NY, United States), better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American MC and producer. His name is an acronym of "Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone".

Over his career, he has been known by several pseudonyms including "Kris Parker," "The Blastmaster," "The Teacha," and "The Philosopher." At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip-hop music and culture.

KRS-One Discography Tracks


KRS-One Return Of The Boom Bap (Album) Jive US 1993 Sell This Version
KRS-One KRS ONE (Album) Jive Canada 1995 Sell This Version
KRS-One I Got Next (Album) Jive US 1997 Sell This Version
KRS-One The Sneak Attack (Album) Koch Records Poland 2001 Sell This Version
KRS-One And The Temple Of Hiphop KRS-One And The Temple Of Hiphop - Spiritual Minded (Album) Koch Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
KRS-One The Mix Tape Koch Records Japan 2002 Sell This Version
KRS-One Kristyles (Album) Koch Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
KRS-One Keep Right (Album) Grit Records Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
ANT2943 KRS-One Life(CD, Album) Antagonist Records ANT2943 US 2006 Sell This Version
KRS-One & Marley Marl KRS-One & Marley Marl - Hip Hop Lives (Album) Koch Records US 2007 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-9605 KRS-One Maximum Strength 2008(CD, Album) Koch Records KOC-CD-9605 US 2008 Sell This Version
EV-CD-4073 KRS-One Adventures In Emceein(CD, Album) Echo-Vista EV-CD-4073 US 2008 Sell This Version
KRS-One & Buckshot KRS-One & Buckshot - Survival Skills (Album) Duck Down US 2009 Sell This Version
KRS-One & True Master KRS-One & True Master - Meta-Historical (Album) Fat Beats US 2010 Sell This Version
none KRS-One Presents Greenie* KRS-One Presents Greenie* - It's All Good(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 2010 Sell This Version
KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles - Royalty Check (Album) 6.8.2 Records Canada 2011 Sell This Version
DITC-9683 Showbiz Ft. KRS-One Showbiz Ft. KRS-One - Godsville(CD, Album) D.I.T.C. Records DITC-9683 US 2011 Sell This Version
KRS-One The BDP Album (Album) 6.8.2 Records Canada 2012 Sell This Version
KRS-One Now Hear This (Album) R.A.M.P. Entertainment Agency US 2015 Sell This Version
KRS-One The World Is MIND (Album) R.A.M.P. Entertainment Agency US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-One Blastmaster K.R.S. One D-Nice DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-One Blastmaster K.R.S. One D-Nice - South Bronx / The "P" Is Free B-Boy Records, B-Boy Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Jam Rock Massive and KRS-1* Jam Rock Massive and KRS-1* - Stop The Violence Massive Records (2) US 1988 Sell This Version
JIVE T 199 Steady B Featuring Blastmaster KRS-One* Steady B Featuring Blastmaster KRS-One* - Serious (Ceereeus BDP Remix)(12", Pic) Jive, Pop Art Records JIVE T 199 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Shabba Ranks Featuring KRS-1* Shabba Ranks Featuring KRS-1* - The Jam (Single) Epic UK 1991 Sell This Version
Kool Moe Dee Featuring KRS-One And Chuck D.* Kool Moe Dee Featuring KRS-One And Chuck D.* - Rise 'N' Shine (Single, Comp) Jive Europe 1991 Sell This Version

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March 7, 2017
who the heck knows what went on several decades ago? and who really knows what's going on now?
just done a quick 'net search for news about Bambaataa, and nothing's coming up since Oct last year. All we see are just unsubstantiated claim and counter-claim - Bambaataa has been pretty vehement in his denials, why should you choose to believe what's been posted to YouTube? (let's face it, that's not the world's most reliable news source)
there's a good interview with KRS-One here -
I'm just wondering if you're being a bit quick to condemn him?


February 9, 2017
edited 9 months ago
My collection holds 39 pieces by the man and I looked up to him in my youth. He is the Blastmaster, the teacher, the father of conscious rap.

Since the Afrika Bambaataa scandal came out, I had to witness on youtube that KRS protected Bambaataa and with it pedophilia and the molesting of children. He should have been strong and stand up for the right thing, but he did not.

His words on the case were more than disappointing. For me, he will be remembered as a fallen hero, a false leader and hypocrite.


December 11, 2008
There’s a great video with KRS-One on SF Iam. KRS-ONE is one of the pioneers in rap, and hip-hop, back in the day with it was called “the jam.” KRS-One tells it like it is to a group of students at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. KRS-One is the man and I love his music and hope to hear more of it.

KRS has got a great philosophy on school and life. You can check out the vid here:

sanfranciscoiam dot com

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