Up 2,802 this week
6:27 | Trailer
KRS-One was born on August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Parker. He was previously married to Ms. Melodie. See full bio »

Alan Ruck Discusses the Genius of John Hughes

Alan Ruck draws connections between his breakout role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and his recent work on the Emmy-nominated "Succession."

Watch now

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 6 months ago
a list of 32 people
created 11 Nov 2015
a list of 38 people
created 14 Aug 2014
a list of 29 people
created 27 Oct 2012
a list of 201 people
created 26 Apr 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of KRS-One's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Attack the Block Soundtrack
Ride Along Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (60 credits)
 2019 Fleabag (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... (writer: "Jenny from the Block" - uncredited)
 2019 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Jenny from the Block" - uncredited)
 2018 A Simple Favor (writer: "3 Lil' Putos" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2018/I The After Party (performer: "Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight)") / (writer: "Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight)" - as Lawrence Krsone Parker)
 2018 Real-Time Fandub Games (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sonic Adventure 2 (Dark Story + Final Story) (2018) ... (performer: "Sound of da Police" - uncredited)
 2018/I Tag (performer: "Sound of da Police") / (writer: "Sound of da Police" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- John Oliver/Lucy Hale/Marshmello & Anne-Marie (2018) ... (writer: "Cherchez La Ghost" - uncredited)
 2018 American Animals (performer: "Sound of da Police") / (writer: "Sound of da Police" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2017 Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Truth Tellers at the BBC (2017) ... (writer: "You Must Learn")
  The Breaks (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2017) (performer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Under Pressure (2017) ... (writer: "Poetry")
- Runaway (2017) ... (performer: "Self Destruction") / (writer: "Self Destruction", "Jack of Spades")
- Hard to Handle (2017) ... (writer: "Blackman in Effect", "House N***as", "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)")
 2017 Greenleaf (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A House Divided (2017) ... (writer: "123 Victory")
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "Ridin" by Chamillionaire (2016) ... (writer: "Welcome to Atlanta")
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie (performer: "Sound of Da Police") / (writer: "Sound of Da Police" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2016 Shameless (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Be a Good Boy. Come for Grandma (2016) ... (performer: "Survival Skills Ft. Dj Revolution" - uncredited)
 2016 Bad Cat (performer: "Sound of Da Police") / (writer: "Sound of Da Police" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2016 Morris from America (writer: "Come Clean" - as C. Parker)
 2016 Ride Along 2 (performer: "Sound of da Police") / (writer: "Sound of da Police" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2015 Standing Tall (performer: "Sound Of Da Police")
 2015 Battlefield Hardline (Video Game) (performer: "Sound of Da Police") / (writer: "Sound of Da Police")
 2014 Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Jenny from the Block" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2014 Ride Along (performer: "Sounds Of Da Police") / (writer: "Sounds Of Da Police" - as Lawrence 'KRS-One' Parker)
 2013 This Is the End (performer: "Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight)") / (writer: "Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight)" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2013 John Hodgman: Ragnarok (Video) (performer: "2012")
 2013 Beta Test (Short) (performer: "Disaster Kit")
 2013 Enlightened (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Doubt (2013) ... (performer: "Sound of da Police" - uncredited)
 2012 Nobody Gets Out Alive (performer: "Politriks")
 2012 The Central Park Five (Documentary) (writer: "Yo Slippin")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "MC's Act Like They Don't Know") / (writer: "MC's Act Like They Don't Know")
 2011 Attack the Block (performer: "Sound of Da Police")
 2010 Chuck Brown: We Got This (Video) (writer: "Rappaz R. N. Dainja (Instrumental)")
 2009 Tony Hawk: Ride (Video Game) (performer: "Robot")
 2008 The Wackness (performer: "I Can't Wake Up") / (writer: "I Can't Wake Up" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (performer: "Pack Up Remix")
 2007 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... (writer: "If It's Lovin' That You Want" - uncredited)
 2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing (writer: "Jenny from the Block" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2006 25 to Life (Video Game) (writer: "Black Cop" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' (as Lawrence Parker, "The Bridge is Over", "9MM Goes Bang") / (performer: "The Bridge is Over") / (producer: "The Bridge is Over")
 2005 Assault on Precinct 13 (performer: "Generique Assault")
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Soul Brother #1")
 2004 Beef II (Video documentary) (performer: "Clear Em Out", "Ova Here")
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate (producer: "Love's Gonna Get 'cha (Material Love)") / (writer: "Love's Gonna Get 'cha (Material Love)")
 2003 Beef (Documentary) (producer: "South Bronx")
 2003 Anne B. Real (performer: "Womanology") / (writer: "Womanology")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 ... (writer: "Jenny From The Block" - uncredited)
 2002 BMX XXX (Video Game) (performer: "Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)")
 2001 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Video Game) (performer: "Hush" - uncredited)
 2000 Grind Session (Video Game) (performer: "Out for Fame") / (writer: "Out for Fame" - as Lawrence Parker)
 2000 The Yards (performer: "R.E.A.L.I.T.Y." (1995) - as Krs-One) / (writer: "R.E.A.L.I.T.Y." (1995) - as Lawrence Parker)
 1999 The Corruptor (performer: "5 Boroughs") / (writer: "5 Boroughs" - as K. Parker)
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "Bulworth (They Talk About It While We Live It)") / (writer: "Bulworth (They Talk About It While We Live It)" - as C. Parker)
 1998 He Got Game (performer: "Unstoppable") / (writer: "Unstoppable")
 1998 Caught Up (performer: "Ey-Yo! (The Reggae Virus)") / (producer: "Ey-Yo! (The Reggae Virus)") / (writer: "Ey-Yo! (The Reggae Virus)" - as L. Parker)
 1997 How to Be a Player (writer: "Down wit Us" - as Lawrence Parker)
 1997 Dangerous Ground (performer: "Rapaz R.N. Dainja (Chain Me to the Gear Re-mix)")
 1996 High School High (performer: "High School Rock" - as KRS-ONE) / (producer: "High School Rock" - as KRS-ONE) / (writer: "High School Rock" - as L. Parker)
 1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (performer: "Can't Be Wasting My Time" - as KRS-ONE) / (writer: "Can't Be Wasting My Time" - as L. Parker)
 1995 Clockers (performer: "Outta Here") / (writer: "Outta Here" - as Lawrence Parker)
 1993 CB4 (writer: "Black Cop" - as Lawrence Parker)
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Down and Out of District in Beverly Hills (1991) ... (performer: "Radio Song" - uncredited)
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (performer: "I'Mo Get U Sucka", "Jack of Spades" - as KRS-ONE) / (writer: "I'Mo Get U Sucka", "Jack of Spades" - as KRS-ONE)
Show Show Actor (18 credits)
Show Show Composer (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: 'By All Means Necessary' See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Bandcamp | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kris Parker 'KRS-One' | KRS-1 | KRS1 | Chris Parker | Kris Parker | Lawrence Parker | KRS-One The Teacha


6' 4" (1.93 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Rap is something you do; hip-hop is something we live. See more »


He 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 "Krishna" as his legal middle name. See more »


Krishna See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed