KRS-One

Rapper Quaking the industry with DJ Scott La Rock on the classic tracks “The Bridge Is Over” and “South Bronx,” KRS-One’s 1987 debut immediately established him as a hip hop king. Following the release of Criminal Minded, the co-creator of Boogie Down Productions elevated his position in rap’s hierarchy with socially conscious anthems like “Self Destruction” and “Sound of da Police.” With over 20 albums and 37 gold and platinum plaques, “The Teacher” founded rap’s only educational institution, the Temple of Hip Hop, in 2001. KRS-One (whose name is an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone) is also an actor, activist, four-time author and former vice president and A&R at Reprise Records. In honor of his involvement in the Stop the Violence Movement and his overall contributions to hip hop, the pioneering emcee has been the recipient of numerous tributes and accolades, including BET’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and VH1’s 2004 Hip Hop Honors.

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When Rappers and R&B Singers Beef

Stars from the two genres have a history of conflict.

I Am Hip Hop Hall of Fame

Nas, KRS-One, Russell Simmons, Ice Cube, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, Rakim and now MC Lyte are all Hip Hop Hall of Famers.

More Fiyah: Rap/Reggae Mash-Ups

Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N----" gets a blazin' new remix and more.

When Artists Unite: Classic Music Ensembles

Artists across genres have come together for good causes.

The Wailers' Aston Barrett, Dwayne Anglin Reflect on 30 Years of Legend

Reggae stars commemorate the anniversary of the classic album with a chat about Bob Marley and the group's influence on hip hop and more.

When New York Ruled Hip Hop: Instagram Throwbacks

A classic look at MCs who held it down during The Big Apple's golden era.
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