KRS-One

Fri May 17 2019

9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Electric Brixton

Town Hall Parade London SW2 1RJ

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KRS One - Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.




Lawrence Krisna Parker (born 20 August 1965) is an American Rapper and founding member of the influential hardcore rap group Boogie Down Production. After his stint with BDP he started a career as a solo artist under the acronym KRS-One (Knowledge Rules Supremely Over Nearly Everybody).

Parker was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, US, eventually moving out on his own at 16 to pursue a career as an MC. During this time he lived in a homeless shelter and was endowed with the nickname Krishna by his fellow residents due to his interest in the Hare Krishna faith. Parker shortly after met youth counselor Scott Sterling (DJ Scott La Rock) and formed the hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions in 1985.

With BDP he helped originate early forms of conscious rap and gangsta-hip hop. Also alongside groups like Public Enemy, he was one of the few rap artist that emphasized political issues and the gravity of social dynamics at hand.

2 years after the group’s formation they released their landmark debut “Criminal Minded”. Sterling was tragically shot and killed the same year as the album’s release, which marked an undeniably dramatic alteration in the band’s sound and style.
 

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KRS-One

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    KRS-One

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    When it comes to Hip Hop, no one is as consistent and influential as KRS-One. It is impossible to discuss Hip Hop’s history without discussing KRS-One. His reputation as both a live performer and as Hip Hop’s resident “Teacha” has reached mythic proportions. As author Tavis Smiley has put it; “You are going to encounter a man who has sincerely sought to develop a relevant, honest and contemporary interpretation of world history, culture, religion, and philosophy. In many ways, his work actually rests in the tradition of great thinkers like W.E.B. DuBois, Carter Woodsen, and John Henrik Clarke, men who have sought to develop a cultural veil through which to interpret the seeming insanity of America.”

    Throughout his 20 year career trajectory legendary pioneer Kris Parker who goes by the pseudonym KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone) has given fans over a dozen classic Hip-Hop albums, spoke at more then 500 universities/colleges including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Spelman, Howard and Oxford, been nominated for Grammy Awards, received multiple RIAA certified gold and platinum sales accolades and become the definitive source for conscious urban music. Nicknamed “The Teacha” the New York native and acclaimed MC has been honored by the United Nations, Billboard Magazine, The Source, BET Hip-Hop Awards, VH-1’s Hip-Hop Honors and Harvard University to name a few. He has been given the keys to the city in Kansas City, Philadelphia and Compton, was nominated for the NACA 1992 Harry Chapman Humanitarian Award, holds the Reebok Humanitarian Award and three Ampex Golden Reel Awards. KRS One is viewed as the embodiment of the philosophical, sociological and political worldview espoused originally by those that participate in Hip Hop’s culture. He is presently one of the most outspoken leaders of Hip Hop’s politics and tradition. His integration of Hip Hop and metaphysical knowledge resonates throughout his music, lectures, and writings as his powerful presence continues to inspire generations. As Rolling Stone once put it, “He’s one of the most influential lyricists of all time.”

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Soundcrash Presents

KRS-One

Fri May 17 2019 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Electric Brixton London
KRS-One

Photo ID Required Ages 18+

+ Ty + Blaktwang + Theon Cross FYAH

 

*Tickets for Sat 14th Dec 2018 valid*

 

KRS One - Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.




Lawrence Krisna Parker (born 20 August 1965) is an American Rapper and founding member of the influential hardcore rap group Boogie Down Production. After his stint with BDP he started a career as a solo artist under the acronym KRS-One (Knowledge Rules Supremely Over Nearly Everybody).

Parker was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, US, eventually moving out on his own at 16 to pursue a career as an MC. During this time he lived in a homeless shelter and was endowed with the nickname Krishna by his fellow residents due to his interest in the Hare Krishna faith. Parker shortly after met youth counselor Scott Sterling (DJ Scott La Rock) and formed the hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions in 1985.

With BDP he helped originate early forms of conscious rap and gangsta-hip hop. Also alongside groups like Public Enemy, he was one of the few rap artist that emphasized political issues and the gravity of social dynamics at hand.

2 years after the group’s formation they released their landmark debut “Criminal Minded”. Sterling was tragically shot and killed the same year as the album’s release, which marked an undeniably dramatic alteration in the band’s sound and style.
 

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