Born: August 20, 1965
Birthplace: New York, NY
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Career and Life
Lawrence "Kris" Parker aka KRS-One aka and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York. He rose to prominence as part of the hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, which he formed with DJ Scott La Rock in the mid-1980s. KRS-One is best known for his top hits, "Sound of da Police", "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)", and "My Philosophy", among others. Boogie Down Productions received numerous awards and critical acclaim in their early years. Unfortunately, following the release of the group's debut album, Criminal Minded, fellow artist Scott La Rock was shot and killed, but KRS-One continued the group, effectively as a solo project. He began releasing records under his own name in 1993. He is politically active, having started the Stop the Violence Movement after Scott's death. He's also a vegan activist, expressed in songs such as "Beef". He is widely considered as an influence to many well known hip hop artists, such as 2Pac and Eminem just to name a couple.
He left home when he was 14 years old to become an MC and philosopher and lived in a homeless shelter in South Bronx, NY.
He founded the Temple of Hip Hop, a ministry, School and Society in support of Hip Hop as a political movement. His MC name stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.
He was married to fellow musician Ms. Melodie for five years before divorcing. He later married Simone Parker. His stepson, Randy, committed suicide in 2007.