KRS-One is an American rapper, music producer and actor who first gained stardom in the mid 1980s as one of the founding members of the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions, whose debut album titled Criminal Minded came out in 1987. He went on to establish a successful solo career with the release of his first official solo album titled Return of the Boom Bap in 1993. As an actor, he has appeared in several films, including the 1993 comedy film Who's the Man?
He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards and the Living Legend Award at the 2009 Urban Music Awards.
He left home at the age of 16 and lived in a homeless shelter.
He began the Stop the Violence Movement in 1989 after his friend and co-founder of Boogie Down Productions DJ Scott La Rock was killed in a shooting.
In 2007, his stepson, Randy Parker, committed suicide by firearm.
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KRS-One is a famous American rapper, producer, and actor, who was born on August 20, 1962. As a person born on this date, KRS-One is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (August 20) and the 74th most popular for the year (1962).
People born on August 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. KRS-One is the 908th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to KRS-One's birthday, KRS-One is the 5061st most famous American.
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