KRS-One is a very popular rapper in the United States of America. Sometimes, he plays the role of a producer. His rise into popularity was, as a result, the hip-hop music group by the name Boogie Down Productions. Together with DJ Scott La Rock, they made the group. This was in the 1980s. The first album of the group was Criminal Minded; La Rock got shot and died.
However, KRS-ONE continued with the group and later turned into a solo artist. He launched solo projects under his name in the year 1993. The demise of La Rock, it gave him more reason and motivation to advocate for the end of violence. He did start a campaign to stop the violence. Here is a quick summary of Krs One’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
KRS-One got conceived in the year 1965, on August 20th, Hs birth names were Lawrence ‘Kris’ Parker. He is popularly known as KRS –One and also Teacha. He was born in The Bronx, New York in the year 1965. KRS-ONE was brought up by his mother. When he turned 16, he decided to go out, far from his home and start a career as an MC. During this period, it was the hardest part of his life as he had no home.
In the South of Bronx, it is where he got popularly referred to as ‘Krishna.’ This because he had a huge intrigue in the Hare Krishna spiritually of some workers. He met a counselor by the name Scott Sterling. He had already started writing graffiti, And that is how his name came into being. Together with his Scott a Rock, they formed Boogie Down Criminals. And they went ahead to release their first album that was titled ‘Criminal Minded.’ This was in the year 1987.
KRS-One started his career as a member of Boogie Down Productions or BDP with D J Scott. La Rock. And Derrick Jones is popularly known as D-Nice. Did you know that KRS-One got a no answer by DJs Mr. Magic and Marley Marl, KRS-One later went ahead and released the track in which he was dissing the duo? Later, Marl and MC Shan. He did ‘diss’ the sing alongside BDP record that had the name ‘South Bronx.’
After a while, another round would ensue between with Shan’s ‘’Kill That Noise’. They continued with their beef, and at one point, KRS-One performed live after this, it emerged the winner. This performance is the debut where two rappers do compete with each other in public, and the public gets excited. He did meet later Sterling, with whom they arranged in to create a group. This is where his career started.
After he launched his career as a single artist, it was the time that he was able to win VH1 awards that happened in the year 2004. He has as well been able to win Bet Hip Hop Awards that got awarded in 2007. In the same year, he got awarded Lifetime Achievement Award. KRS-One has been able to continue his music business and his career in music very well. Apart from music, KRS-One is an activist and a politician.
Awards and Achievements
KRS-One has been able to receive various nominations, and at the same time, he has won various awards. Among the awards he has received include 2004, VH1 Hip Hop Honors, BET Hip Hop Awards, I am Hip Hop, Lifetime Achievement, and Urban Music Legends.
Net worth of KRS-One
KRS-One has a net worth of over $7 million. His wealth has majorly come from his career in Music as a hip-hop artist and Rap Music. His music has been known to be able to break grounds. His net worth is expected in the coming years as he expands his music business.
KRS-One has been able to nurture very young talents. His production is always open to new artists which is something to be admired,