KRS-One is widely considered “hip-hop royalty.” He was born Lawrence “Kris” Parker.
The rapper grew up on the tough streets of the Bronx and fell in love with rap music from the moment he heard it. The rhythms and the rhymes transformed his life once he hit the music scene in the mid-1980s.
Known as the ‘teacha,” he started his career with Boogie Down Productions and gained respect as a socially conscious rapper—speaking truth to power.
The rapper was recently invited to City Hall to join the self-proclaimed “Hip-Hop Mayor Eric Adams” to launch a series of free concerts throughout the city.
“Hip-hop is a success story. The
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