Birth Name: Lawrence Parker
Birth Place: South Bronx, The Bronx, New York City, United States
Years Active: 1979-present
Genres: East Coast Hip Hop, Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
KRS-One (born Lawrence Krisna Parker, August 20, 1965) is an American hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, New York. His stage name is an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone and he is also sometimes known as Teacha. KRS-One began his recording career as one third of the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions, or BDP, alongside DJ Scott La Rock and Derrick “D-Nice” Jones. They met during a stay KRS-One had at the Bronx Franklin Avenue Armory Shelter where La Rock (Scott Sterling) worked as a social worker. The duo would begin to create music. KRS-One and Sterling decided to form a rap group together, initially calling themselves Scott La Rock and the Celebrity Three. That wa...
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