Fri­day 17th May 2019

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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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.