Friday, February 23rd
Live at The Wooly!
+ more TBA
Doors at 9pm
$25 (18+ only)
HIP HOP ICON Lawrence Krisna Parker is better known by his stage names KRS-One (an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone), and Teacha.
At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture.
Lawrence Parker was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York during the summer of 1965. Parker left home at 16 to become an MC, coming to live at a homeless shelter in the South Bronx where he was dubbed Krishna by residents because of his interest in the Hare Krishna spirituality of some of the antipoverty workers. By the time he met youth counselor Scott Sterling, he was also writing graffiti as KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone). Together he and Sterling, a.k.a. DJ Scott La Rock eventually created Boogie Down Productions, releasing their debut album, Criminal Minded, in 1987. KRS-One has been a vegetarian since his youth.
KRS One the lyrical legend drops his new 2017 album 'The World Is Mind'. KRS One brings that Boom Bap back, with tracks like; 'Raw BEAT' and the graffiti tribute 'Out for Fame'. In addition KRS One celebrates the South African clique langue on 'Keep It Clicking' and shares ancient wisdom on the title track 'The World Is Mind'. This is another banger from the Hip Hop legend.