Krisna Parker, affectionately known as KRS-One is one of only a handful of emcees who has a lengthy career spanning nearly 30 years – from his early days with Boogie Down Productions in the late 80s all the way to his recent solo outings. Nearly every release from the Blastmaster has been consistently polished.
As one of the main cultivators and gatekeepers of our culture, KRS feels a certain responsibility to educate and enlighten the youth, whether it’s touching on social or political issues. He’s sounded off on the everlasting drug wars with “Drugs Won” and paid respect to audio engineers of past and present on “Sound Man.”
Now, the original Bronx bomber discharges an entire chamber of wisdom with Now Hear This, an 18-track album which sees Kris do his thing 99% solo, with the exception of the “You Da Real” interlude. Stream/download it below.
As a bonus, listen to Kris speak on police brutality with his on-camera interview with CNN below.