"Krs-one" as written by Bradley James Nowell, Lawrence Krsone Parker and D. Cameron....
In school they never taught bout hamburgers or steak
Elijah Muhammed or the welfare state
But I know
And I know because of KRS-one
Yeah and I know, and I know because of KRS-one

Because he's droppin' droppin' droppin' science
Droppin' history with a whole leap of style and intelligence
Yes, I know
I know because of KRS-one yeah
And I know, and I know

Because we don't want to pay money to hear the same old sounds
Watch him he'll take hip-hop to a higher ground
'Cause I know, how do I know?
And I know because of KRS-ONE
Yeah, and I know, and I know because

(You must learn) And I know
And I know because of KRS-one
And I know, and I know yeah!


Lyrics submitted by The Big Andowski

"KRS-One" as written by Lawrence Krsone Parker Bradley James Nowell

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentLike it was said earlier, this song's a tribute to KRS-1 and hip hop, in general. Brad's lyrics never seize to blow me away, no matter how many times I hear them.

    Does anyone else find it interesting that in his tribute to hip-hop and KRS-ONE that he chooses to talk about steaks and hamburgers? I don't know anyone else who could talk about something so simple, but with the little twist that he pulls in all of his songs, makes it more meaningful.

    Maybe I'm just rambling, but I think it's more about how hip-hop came about. Why rappers did just that rather than going to school...also expresses problems with the school system (which is the start and end of it all).

    PS. Why are people in here whining and starting static? No one cares if you're Irish, or if you don't know how to use apostrophes... you are complaining about stupid shit like that when Brad is pooring his heart out to us about the injustice that so many are faced with...thrown into a society that has no more opportunity than the chance of becoming asst. manager at carl jr's...do you think they knew where to put their apostrophes?
    BeRealNowon June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a tribute to the great KRS - ONE. About time he got some recognition
    grapekiwi338on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's a hip hope great, brad nowell obviously thought so too, it's quite simple...
    nickel woundon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentANYONE HAVE THE GUITAR TABS FOR THIS SONG? IT SOUNDS GREAT. WHAT EFFECT IS THAT?
    KurtCobain2727on July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have guitar tabs for this song...do u want me to post it here?
    nyyanks596on July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYES PLEASE!!!
    KurtCobain2727on July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes..please post tabs. i been lokking for them but i keep finding incorrect ones tha sound nothing like the song.
    antisoapon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheres tabs for krs-one...if you want others let me know

    Tabbed By: Domenic Andrew Gagliano
    Comments:
    Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)


    These are the chords used

    C Am G F C7
    E|--0----0----3---1--0--|
    B|--1----1----0---1--1--|
    G|--0----2----0---2--3--|
    D|--2----2----0---3--2--|
    A|--3----0----2---3--3--|
    E|--3----x----3---1--x--|

    Start song by playing C to Am some times

    Then play F G

    Then play this chord:

    G|--7--
    D|--6-- (Strum this one continously)
    A|--7--


    Verse:
    C Am C Am C G C G

    Chorus:
    E|--1---------|
    B|--1---------|
    G|--2---------|
    D|--3---------|
    A|--3---0--3--| (2x)
    E|--1---------|

    Then go C Am 2x

    Play chorus 2x

    Then go to C G 2x

    When mixing is going on play these chords
    E|-----------------------|
    B|-----------------------|
    G|--7--7--7-----5--5--5--|
    D|--6--6--6-----4--4--4--|
    A|--7--7--7-----5--5--5--|
    E|-----------------------|

    Play a G chord into that part

    Ending:
    starts with repeated strumming of F chord then
    C Am C Am F G

    Then the song ends on a C7 chord
    nyyanks596on July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplz read the songs by Frieden
    whitepoetton July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea. krs-one was/is the man in hippidyhop
    blownon August 07, 2002   Link

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