KRS-One Sets Tour Dates

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Hip-hop hero KRS-One (born Lawrence "Kris" Parker) will launch the first leg of

a two-part tour in mid-March in support of his forthcoming album, Maximum

Strength. On Monday (Feb. 8), tour manager Jeremy Larner confirmed the first 10

dates, which will take the rapper up the West Coast from San Diego to Portland, Ore.

Several more dates will be announced soon. KRS-One plans to have covered most of

the country by the time the tour closes in mid-May.