Birth name

Lawrence Krisna Parker

Also known as

KRS, The Teacha, The Blastmasta


20 August 1965 (age 51)
South Bronx, New York, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, record producer, actor, activist

Years active



Jive (1993-1998)
Front Page Entertainment (1995-2013)
Koch (2000-2008)
Grit (2003-2004)
Antagonist (2006)
6.8.2. (2011-2012)
R.A.M.P. Entertainment Agency (2015-present)

Associated acts

Boogie Down Productions, Buckshot, Diamond D, DJ Premier, EPMD, Fat Joe, Immortal Technique, Just-Ice, LL Cool J, Marley Marl, Public Enemy, Nas, Rakim, Scott La Rock, Talib Kweli

Lawrence Krisna Parker (born 20 August 1965), better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City. He was a member of the influential hip hop group Boogie Down Productions, and has also had a lengthy solo career since he left the group in 1992. His stage name is an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone, and K, R and S are letters from both his middle name and the name of the Hindu god Krishna.

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 its culture.


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