Real name is Kris Lawrence Krisna Parker Born in 1965 in Brooklyn He was

Real name is kris lawrence krisna parker born in 1965

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Real name is Kris (Lawrence Krisna Parker) Born in 1965 in Brooklyn He was another example of people who were poor in the projects but had a lot of ambition He grew up in a household where his mom was rich in spirituality and African history Him and his siblings stayed in school and did well o He dropped out of high school at 16 in 1981 Was homeless - slept in the park, on trains, in the public library o When he was in the public library he did a lot of reading o Became interested in the hip hop culture Decided to do graffiti o Used the name KRS-1 o First time he used the name KRS-One is an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone o Nearly refers to God, not another man At a young age he started writing his own raps His interest was in political and battle rhyming in his early career o Had experience in battling himself At age 19 he went to jail for selling weed o He got out in 1985 and met Scott La Rock  Scott Sterling o He was a DJ and producer for Boogie Down Productions
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o Was also involved in a gang Scott is a social worker who was working at a homeless shelter in the Bronx o He is a DJ with a job at a club called Broadway International They became friends and started putting out music and working Mr. Magic so they could gain exposure o Magic gave them a little support o Their initial demo was rejected KRS-One went back to the homeless shelter He would create the legendary song called South Bronx o South Bronx only existed because KRS-ONE heard MC Shan’s claim that Queens invented rap o That set a fire under him o He was politically edged so he had to respond o He was proud of where he came from and was upset with what he hard on the radio o Song was an answer to The Bridge There was a feud  media played it up  putting the two sides against each other Marley Marl was respected o One of the first guys to have a crew o MC Shan and Queens had a team of rappers Boogie Down Productions had Red Alert and the other radio stationa on their side o Kiss FM, Jungle Brothers, Chuck Chill-out, etc… **BDP = Boogie Down Productions The feud became BDP vs. Juice Crew SONG: South Bronx He was stimulated by the MC Shan song o Told the same story  took the arrangement and mocked him by telling the real story o A lot of reference to South Bronx stars like Flash and Bambaataa Crack was a big thing in these times  lots of effort to take it out of the black community Shan was made popular by this Shan was making money and was respected at this time o He responded to Boogie Down Productions  which proved to be an error and was the end of his career o He came out with a song called Kill That Noise It was a bad song If he knew what opportunity he had he would have done a better job Important to respond appropriately The song didn’t dent the career of Boogie Down Productions, but instead empowered them KRS-One lives for excitement – not a good idea to piss him off o
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