KRS-One Net Worth

KRS-One Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

KRS-One (Lawrence Parker) net worth is
$6 Million

KRS-One (Lawrence Parker) Wiki Biography

Lawrence “Krishna” Parker is a Bronx, New York-born rapper, a recording artist as well as a producer who is best known for his work on the album “Criminal Minded”. Lawrence is better known by his stage name “KRS-One”. An Afro-American born on 20 August 1965, KRS is also a noted author. He has been active in the field of music since 1984.

A very popular face in the music industry when it comes to hip hop, how rich is KRS-One at the moment? As of 2015, KRS has amassed a net worth which is estimated to be $6 million. Obviously, his major source of income is his ongoing career in music, but apart from music, another strong source of his income is his authored books which are selling well in the market. Occasionally producing records has also been helpful to his rising wealth.

KRS-One Net Worth $6 Million

Raised in Brooklyn, KRS was drawn to music from an early age. To follow his dreams to become a successful musician, he left home at the age of sixteen and initially lived in homeless shelters. His musical career started when he met Scott Sterling (LaRock) who shared his dream, and the duo created Boogie Down Production; they released their debut album entitled “Criminal Minds” in 1987 which became KRS’s stepping stone towards a full time career music. By this time, Lawrence was already using his stage name KRS-One, which is an abbreviation for “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone”.

After the release of their album, Scott was shot dead in an external incident, and eventually KRS took hold of the group and started recording, although at this point in time he was mostly recording solo. Being a part of the group, Boogie Down Productions, KRS has released a total of six studio albums including “Edutainment” and “Sex and Violence” among others. In his solo career until now, he has released fourteen studio albums including “I Got Next”, “Kristyles”, and “Keep Right”. His most recent album was “Never Forget EP” which was released in 2013. All of these albums have been very significant in adding to KRS-One’s wealth.

For his contribution in the field of music, KRS has earned various reputable awards including two BET Hip Hop Awards, an Urban Music Award and many more.

Apart from his music, he is also noted for being an author of four of his books which include “. Mostly noted for his activeness in politics, he is popular for addressing political regards in his songs. Even though not extensively, his books have also added to KRS’s riches.

As for his personal life, KRS–One is an advocate against violence, and has made a name as a social activist who raises his voice against violence in every way possible. A vegan, KRS-One was married to Melodie(1987-92), and had a step son from his partner Simone who was found dead in his own apartment which was later clarified to be a suicide. For now, multi-millionaire KRS is living his celebrated life recording songs under the label Jive and being active in social works.

Full NameKRS-One
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1965
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, USA
Height1.93 m, 1.93 m
ProfessionMusician, rapper
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseMs. Melodie, Simone Parker, Sound of da Police, Step into a World, MC's Act Like They Don't Know, Ms. Melodie, Simone Parker, Sound of da Police, Step into a World, MC's Act Like They Don't Know
ChildrenRandy Hubbard Parker, Randy Hubbard Parker
ParentsSheffiend Brown, Jacqueline Jones, Sound of da Police, Step into a World, MC's Act Like They Don't Know, Sheffiend Brown, Jacqueline Jones, Sound of da Police, Step into a World, MC's Act Like They Don't Know
SiblingsKenny Parker, Kenny Parker
AwardsBET Hip Hop Awards, an Urban Music Award
Music GroupsBoogie Down Productions, Boogie Down Productions
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
MoviesBeef II, Beef, The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy, Good Hair, Rhyme & Punishment, Letter to the President, NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell, Bomb It, War on Wax: Rivalries in Hip Hop, Talib Kweli: Live at the Shrine, Female American Rap Stars, Freestyle Fanatiks, Hip-Hop Peace and Unity Fest, T...
1Rap is something you do; hip-hop is something we live.
2It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.
1Krs-One's first album with a parental advisory was A Retrospective in 2000, but was not the first album to have profanity in it.
2Provided backing vocals to REM's "Radio Song" from the album "Out of Time.".
3He was nicknamed "Krishna" as a youth because he enjoyed discussing philosophy with Hare Krishnas who gave out food near the homeless shelter he was living in. He sometimes claims "Krisna" as his legal middle name.
4The name "KRS-One" stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.
5Has an on-going battle with Nelly over what real hip-hop is.
6Was homeless from the ages of 13 to 20.


Angry Birds2016performer: "Sound of Da Police" / writer: "Sound of Da Police" - as Lawrence Parker
Morris from America2016writer: "Come Clean" - as C. Parker
Ride Along 22016performer: "Sound of da Police" / writer: "Sound of da Police" - as Lawrence Parker
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game performer: "Sound of Da Police" / writer: "Sound of Da Police"
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary writer: "Jenny from the Block" - as Lawrence Parker
Ride Along2014performer: "Sounds Of Da Police" / writer: "Sounds Of Da Police" - as Lawrence Krsone Parker
This Is the End2013performer: "Step Into a World Rapture's Delight" / writer: "Step Into a World Rapture's Delight" - as Lawrence Parker
Beta Test2013Short performer: "Disaster Kit"
The Central Park Five2012Documentary writer: "Yo Slippin"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "MC's Act Like They Don't Know" / writer: "MC's Act Like They Don't Know"
Attack the Block2011performer: "Sound of Da Police"
Tony Hawk: Ride2009Video performer: "Robot"
The Wackness2008performer: "I Can't Wake Up" / writer: "I Can't Wake Up" - as Lawrence Parker
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground2007Video Game performer: "Pack Up Remix"
Gossip Girl2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's a Boy Girl Thing2006writer: "Jenny from the Block" - as Lawrence Parker
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005as Lawrence Parker, "The Bridge is Over", "9MM Goes Bang" / performer: "The Bridge is Over" / producer: "The Bridge is Over"
Assault on Precinct 132005performer: "Generique Assault"
Beef II2004Video documentary performer: "Clear Em Out", "Ova Here"
The Manchurian Candidate2004producer: "Love's Gonna Get 'cha Material Love" / writer: "Love's Gonna Get 'cha Material Love"
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Soul Brother #1" - as Parker Lawrence
Beef2003Documentary producer: "South Bronx"
Anne B. Real2003performer: "Womanology" / writer: "Womanology"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
BMX XXX2002Video Game performer: "Step Into A World Rapture's Delight"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 32001Video Game performer: "Hush"
Grind Session2000Video Game performer: "Out for Fame" / writer: "Out for Fame" - as Lawrence Parker
The Yards2000performer: "R.E.A.L.I.T.Y." 1995 - as Krs-One / writer: "R.E.A.L.I.T.Y." 1995 - as Lawrence Parker
The Corruptor1999performer: "5 Boroughs" / writer: "5 Boroughs" - as K. Parker
Bulworth1998performer: "Bulworth They Talk About It While We Live It" / writer: "Bulworth They Talk About It While We Live It" - as C. Parker
He Got Game1998performer: "Unstoppable" / writer: "Unstoppable"
Caught Up1998performer: "Ey-Yo! The Reggae Virus" / producer: "Ey-Yo! The Reggae Virus" / writer: "Ey-Yo! The Reggae Virus" - as L. Parker
How to Be a Player1997writer: "Down wit Us" - as Lawrence Parker
Dangerous Ground1997performer: "Rapaz R.N. Dainja Chain Me to the Gear Re-mix"
High School High1996performer: "High School Rock" - as KRS-ONE / producer: "High School Rock" - as KRS-ONE / writer: "High School Rock" - as L. Parker
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996performer: "Can't Be Wasting My Time" - as KRS-ONE / writer: "Can't Be Wasting My Time" - as L. Parker
Clockers1995performer: "Outta Here" / writer: "Outta Here" - as Lawrence Parker
CB41993writer: "Black Cop" - as Lawrence Parker
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series performer - 1 episode
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988performer: "I'Mo Get U Sucka", "Jack of Spades" - as KRS-ONE / writer: "I'Mo Get U Sucka", "Jack of Spades" - as KRS-ONE


PrimalRap2008Krs One
VIP Lounge2008TV Series
Boricua's Bond2000
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieVendor (segment "Subway Car from Hell") (as Kris Parker 'KRS-One')
Who's the Man?1993Rashid


John Hodgman: Ragnarok2013Video

Music Department

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988musician: "Jack's Theme"


Bomb It2007Documentary special thanks


Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer2013DocumentaryHimself
KRS ONE: Brooklyn to the Bronx2012Documentary shortHimself
Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin2012DocumentaryHimself
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots2012DocumentaryHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
Sample: Not for Sale2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011DocumentaryHimself
Rhyme and Punishment2011DocumentaryNarrator
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel 22011DocumentaryHimself
Beef: Behind the Bullet2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com2010DocumentaryHimself
Ghetto Physics2010Himself
Concrete Jungle2009DocumentaryHimself
Red Bull BC ONE New York2009TV MovieHimself / BC ONE Host
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself
What Ever Happened to Hip Hop?2009DocumentaryHimself
Check It Out! Video2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Hair2009DocumentaryHimself
The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off2009Video documentaryHimself
Are We Still the Ugly American?2008DocumentaryHimself
Number One with a Bullet2008DocumentaryHimself
VIP Lounge2008TV SeriesHimself
The Truth with Jeff Johnson2008TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Classic: Better Than I've Ever Been2007Video shortHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself (as KRS-One The Teacha)
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bomb It2007DocumentaryHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself
VH1 Goes Inside2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Rapper
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist / Activist
The MC: Why We Do It2005Video documentaryHimself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up2005Video documentaryHimself
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beef II2004Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist
Def Poetry2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
Soundz of Spirit2003Documentary
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself
2Pac 4 Ever2003Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
5 Sides of a Coin2003DocumentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - Boogie Down Productions
The Last Poets2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
HipHop Story: Tha Movie2001Video documentaryHimself
Blaze Battle: The Face-Off 2000 World Championship2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself
Rap: Looking for the Perfect Beat1995TV Movie documentary
Rap Sheet's Free Expression in the '90s1995TV MovieHimself
Soul Train1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Lola da musica1995TV SeriesHimself
Spirit, Show and Songs1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Voice of a Nation1993Video documentary
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Maury1992TV SeriesHimself
Who Stole the Soul?1992Documentary shortHimself
R.E.M.: This Film Is On1991VideoHimself (segment "Radio Song")
In Living Color1991TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Words in Your Face1991TV ShortHimself
The Media Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Check the Rhyme2016DocumentaryHimself
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives2015Documentary

Archive Footage

Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music2002TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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