KRS-One returns to Orlando to exhibit hip-hop excellence at the Abbey


  • KRS-One
Hip-hop scholar and innovator KRS-One hasn’t played Orlando for a few years now, but 2020 is starting musically strong with the MC delivering a masterclass in rap. KRS-One has been at it since the late 1980s, when his project Boogie Down Productions released the still-untouchable Criminal Minded, and from then on it’s been a neverending stream of unforgettable anthems – “Sound of da Police,” “South Bronx” – and audacious moves – collaborating with REM, penning the weighty The Gospel of Hip-Hop, lecturing at colleges like Virginia State University and Sacramento State – and there’s still more to come from KRS-One. This show will most likely sell out, so we recommend you buy your tickets early.

with E-Turn, MC Spitsoul, Swizzy B | 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11 | The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive | 407-704-6103 | | $20-$25

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.