KRS-One, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York. He rose to prominence as part of the hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, which he formed with DJ Scott La Rock in the mid-1980s. KRS-One is best known for his top hits, “Sound of da Police”, “Love’s gonna get’cha (material love)” and “My Philosophy”. Boogie Down Productions received numerous awards and critical acclaim in their early years. Following the release of the group’s debut album, Criminal Minded, Scott La Rock was shot and killed, but KRS-One continued the group, effectively as a solo project. He began releasing records under his own name in 1993. He is politically active, having started the Stop the Violence Movementafter La Rock’s death. He also is a vegan activist, seen by songs such as “Beef”. He is considered as an influence to many artists today, including Eminem.