KRS – One

Lawrence Parker or KRS One is an American Rapper who is famous for his Jamaican Style of rap. His band Boogie Down Productions became internationally renowned after releasing their first album named ‘Criminal Minded.’ He is a vegan and very much active politically.

Well, how well do you know about KRS-One? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about KRS-One’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about KRS-One to date.

Biography and Early Life

His father was a Handyman by profession. His mother, Jacqueline Jones, was a real estate secretary. Kris grew up with his mother and a younger brother named Kenny Parker, who is a DJ by profession. Kris left home and relocated to the South Bronx when he was only 16 years old. He gave up high school to become a rapper. In the South Bronx, he didn’t have any place to stay, so he started to stay in Homeless Shelter where he was drawn towards Hindu Mythological Characters ‘Krishna.’

In the homeless shelter, he met Scott Sterling, who was a youth Counselor by profession back then. They started to practice rapping together. Kris was also interested in street graffiti and used to paint walls nearby his shelter.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is KRS-One in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, KRS-One’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 20 August 1965. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 194 lbs in Pound and 88kg in Kilograms.


In an interview, KRS-One revealed that he is a high school dropout. He never disclosed the name of his high school from where he dropped out. But it is known that he didn’t finish his studies as he wanted to relocate and pursue his musical career. He never went to college either and never continued his higher studies. According to him, studying was never an exciting option for him.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

After dating for a few years, KRS got married to his first wife, Ramona Parker, in 1987, who was popularly known as Ms. Melodie. She was a rapper and collaborator. The couple divorced five years later, in 1992. Ramona passed away in 2012.

He then got married to his second wife, Simone Parker. The exact date of their marriage is unknown. But in an interview, he revealed that he had been married to her for more than 20 years. Simone’s son, Krs’s stepson Randy Parker committed suicide in 2007 in his Atlanta apartment. He has another son with his wife Simone, named Kris Parker, who is a famous DJ (stage name Predator Prime).

Is KRS-One Gay?

KRS-One has been married twice till now. He also has a son. He has never heard of getting linked with any men ever. He dated a few women, though. His second marriage has been going on for more than 20 years. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is hetero.

Professional Career

KRS co-founded a hip-hop band named Boogie Down Production, where he debuted with DJ Scott La Rock and D-Nice Jones. He has been active in the music industry since 1986.. Their band got rejected by another radio DJ. KRS later made a diss rap about them. Their band started to perform in small live events.

After Scott and KRS decided to leave the band and form one rap band of their own, they took the name ‘Boogie Down Production’ and made their first song named “Success is the Word,” but the song failed to bring any commercial success. Their debut album ‘Criminal Minded’ in 1987. KRS is primarily known for his Jamaican-style rapping. He released his second album named By All Means Necessary. In this album, he worked along with his first wife and brother. The album was a success.

Then he started his solo career by releasing ‘Return Of the Boom Bap,’ ‘KRS – One,’ ‘I Got Next,’ ‘Kristyles,’ ‘Maximum Strength,’ ‘Now Hear This.’ His last album was released in 2020 named ‘Between Da Protests.’He also made collaboration albums with various artists. He collaborated with Marley Marl, Buckshot, True Master, Showbiz, and Bumpy Knuckles.


In 2004, KRS was nominated and won the prestigious VH1 Hip Hop Honors Award. Three years later, he won ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ in the category named ‘I Am Hip Hop.’ In the same year, he also won the same award as Lifetime Achievement. Two years later, in 2009, he was nominated for Urban Music Awards. He won the award in the category named ‘Living Legend Award.’

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of KRS-One in 2021

As of 2021, It has been revealed that KRS-One has an estimated net worth of around $8 million which he has earned through his very successful musical career. He has also produced very commercially famous albums from where he made a considerable sum of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • KRS-One is very much active politically, and he speaks about current issues all the time.
  • He is a vegan and is a supporter of veganism.
  • Apart from KRS-One, his other stage name is Teacha.
  • He is an influence to many successful music artists of this era, such as 2Pac and Eminem.
  • KRS-One supported Ronald Ernest Paul during his presidential run in 2012.
  • His son, Kris Parker, whose stage name is Predator Prime, is a music producer and DJ.

KRS-One is an ultimate inspiration to any singer or rapper of the current generation. He is an inspiration to many great artists of this era, such as the Grammy Award winner Eminem, and 2Pac. Though he came from a lower-middle-class family, it didn’t hold him back. He is active on Instagram and Twitter, where he has millions of fans.


Facts of Lawrence “Kris” Parker

  • Gender Male
  • full nameLawrence “Kris” Parker
  • birthplaceThe Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth August 20, 1965
  • Age 58 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$8 million
  • professionRapper, Producer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 88 Kg, In Pounds – 194 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 193 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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