This weekend (10th October 2015 to be more precise) marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of KRS-One’s self titled LP. His second solo album, ‘KRS-One’ follows in the footsteps of 1993’s ‘Return of the Boom Bap’ with significant contributions from DJ Premier as well as DITC producers Showbiz and Diamond D. Two singles from the album, ‘MCs Act Like They Don’t Know’ and ‘Rappaz R N Danja’ both feature production from DJ Premier. Originally titled ‘Hip Hop vs. Rap’ (as evidenced by some early magazine reviews) last minute amendments to the album included not only a name change but also removal of a handful of tracks, which although not officially released have surfaced online.
The album comes in at #10 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1995. ‘MCs Act Like They Don’t Know’ makes the #11 spot in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1995. That track also appears in our 1995 Rap Megamix.
Stream the full album on Youtube here.
[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]