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Born Lawrence Parker in Park Slope Brooklyn in the summer of 1965 the rapper left home at 14 to play basketball and read books free of the gaze of the authorities his mother and the New York City public school system He landed in 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 Krishna met youth counselor Scott Sterling he was also writing graffiti as KRS-One Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone Together he and Sterling aka DJ Scott La Rock created Boogie Down Productions releasing their landmark debut album Criminal Minded in 1987 In the summer of 1984 KRS-One hit the music scene with a rap group called Scott La rock and the Celebrity Three with a record called Advance And that was in a time when most rappers rhymed about cars jewelry alcohol and the latest dance KRS-One was rhyming about nuclear war prevention Scott La Rock and the Celebrity Three was comprised of Scott La Rock Levi167MC Quality and KRS-One After legal problems with the head of the label Scott La Rock and the Celebrity Three were released from their contract In the winter of 1984 KRS-One wrote a song called Stop The Violence although by this time The Celebrity Three had broken up and only KRS-One and Scott La Rock remained Both realized they had to change the name of the group and they did the new group was called The Boogie Down Crew In 1985 Scott La Rock was asked to do an already written and produced record for Sleeping Bag Records Of course Kris and Scott wanted to concentrate on their own Boogie Down Crew but first they had to go through this For this project they were paid nothing and had no rights or claims to anything It was this project that educated Kris
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