Class is in session. Some of you rap heads might not know, but today (Aug. 20) the legendary KRS-One celebrates his 45th birthday. In honor of The Teacher reaching his four-fif’ we offer some of the notable moments of The Blastmaster being swagger jacked by his students in rap (and himself occasionally). You must learn.

1. BORROWER
Method Man “Symphony 2000”
“Fuck them a.k.a., for now it's just Meth/That's it, that's all, solo, single no more, no less.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Poetry”
“’Cause KRS-One means simply one KRS/That's it, that's all, solo, single, no more, no less.”

2. BORROWER
Black Rob “I Dare You”
“Came to do one thing, assassinate 'em/That's it, that's all, solo, single, no more, no less.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Poetry”
“’Cause KRS-One means simply one KRS/That's it, that's all, solo, single, no more, no less.”

3. BORROWER
Lil’ Kim “No One Else (Remix)”
“Many people tell me my style is terrific/Stupendous, tremendous, I been this.”

LENDER
KRS-One “South Bronx”
“Many people tell me this style is terrific/It is kinda different, but let's get specific.”

4. BORROWER
Nature “Don’t Stop”
“Ayo, many people tell me my style is terrific/It is kinda different, but let's get specific.”

LENDER
KRS-One “South Bronx”
“Many people tell me this style is terrific/It is kinda different, but let's get specific.”

5. BORROWER
Das EFX “Raw Breed”
“Giggity get with it, sewer rats stay twisted/Many people tell me this style is terrific”

LENDER
KRS-One “South Bronx”
“Many people tell me this style is terrific/It is kinda different, but let's get specific.”

6. BORROWER
Mos Def “Love”
“Ayo, power from the streetlight made the place dark/I know a few understand what I'm talkin’ about.”

LENDER
KRS-One “South Bronx”
“Power from a streetlight made the place dark/But, yo, they didn't care, they turned it out/I know a few understand what I'm talkin’ about.”

7. BORROWER
Fat Joe “Funkmaster Flex Freestyle”
“Power from the streetlight made the place dark/But, yo, they didn’t care they turned it out.”

LENDER
KRS-One “South Bronx”
“Power from a streetlight made the place dark/But, yo, they didn't care, they turned it out/I know a few understand what I'm talkin’ about.”

8. BORROWER
Phife Dawg “Ventilation”
“It's ventilation! I gotta air some things out/I know a few understand what I'm talkin' about.”

LENDER
KRS-One “South Bronx”
“Power from a streetlight made the place dark/But, yo, they didn't care, they turned it out/I know a few understand what I'm talkin’ about.”

9. BORROWER
Brother Ali “Nine Double Em”
“Wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang, listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

10. BORROWER
Ice-T “Midnight”
“Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, Wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

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11. BORROWER
Fat Joe “Does Anybody Know”
“Wa-ta-ta-tang, wa-ta-ta-ta-tang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my 9 millimeter go bang!”

12. BORROWER
Scarface “Sunshine”
“He wanted drama so I brought him pain, wa-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, Wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

13. BORROWER
Young Buck “Your Hood (Freestyle)”
“I don’t like you and you don’t like me, so it ain’t ever gonna change/I suggest you quit all that talkin’ before this 9mm go bang!”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, Wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

14. BORROWER
Layzie Bone “This Ain’t A Game”
“Nine millimeter go bang, bang, wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Watch a little nigga do his thang, thang, he do his thang, you know I do my thang.”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

15. BORROWER
Daz “Go to War”
“Ha-ha, wa-da-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my AK, nigga go bang!”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

16. BORROWER
Poet “Buck, Buck”
“Listen to my nine millimeter go bang/Shells drop from the glock, now I know you can't hang.”

LENDER
KRS-One “9MM Goes Bang”
“Wa-da-da-dang, wa-da-da-da-dang/Listen to my nine millimeter go bang!”

17. BORROWER
Cuban Link “Still Tellin’ Lies”
“Everybody knows that you're really a hoe/So why you still tellin’ lies to me.”

LENDER
KRS-One “The Bridge is Over”
“Everybody's talkin bout the Juice Crew fronted/But you're still tellin’ lies to me.”

18. BORROWER
Dove “Ego Trippin’”
“And everybody's talkin' ’bout you're so funny/But they still tellin' lies to me.”

LENDER
KRS-One “The Bridge is Over”
“Everybody's talkin’ bout the Juice Crew fronted/But you're still tellin’ lies to me.”

19. BORROWER
Ghostface “Child’s Play”
“Everybody's talking about Wu-Tang fronting/But you still telling lies to me.”

LENDER
KRS-One “The Bridge is Over”
“Everybody's talkin’ bout the Juice Crew fronted/But you're still tellin’ lies to me.”

20. BORROWER
Prodigy “Infamous Minded”
“Infamous minded, you've been blinded/Cut on your face, fucking with these Mobb giants.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Criminal minded, you've been blinded/Lookin’ for a style like mine, you can't find it.”

21. BORROWER
T-Money “Back Up Off Me”
“Criminal minded, you've been blinded/Lookin’ for a style like mine, you can't find it.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Criminal minded, you've been blinded/Lookin’ for a style like mine, you can't find it.”

22. BORROWER
Gravy “Livin In Da City”
“Criminal minded, you've been blinded/Lookin’ for a style like mine, you can't find it.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Criminal minded, you've been blinded/Lookin’ for a style like mine, you can't find it.”

23. BORROWER
Prodigy “Infamous Minded”
“It’s evident you not murder material/When you all alone, you pose guns in the mirror, yo.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Especially when you're not college material/Wake up every morning to your Lucky Charms cereal.”

24. BORROWER
Snoop Dogg “Serial Killa”
"Wake up in the mornin’, to Lucky Charms cereal.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Especially when you're not college material/Wake up every morning to your Lucky Charms cereal.”

25. BORROWER
Snoop Dogg “Unify”
“I'm Snoop Dogg, I'm smooth and imperial/I wake up every morning to my Lucky Charms cereal.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Especially when you're not college material/Wake up every morning to your Lucky Charms cereal.”

26. BORROWER
Method Man “Mef Vs. Chef 2”
“I'm hot, bitch, material, Meth beyond lyrical/Wake up every morning eat that Captain Crunch cereal.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Especially when you're not college material/Wake up every morning to your Lucky Charms cereal.”

27. BORROWER
Chi-Ali “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a #”
“’Cause girls look so good, but their brain is not ready, I don't know/I'd rather talk to a woman ’cause her mind is so steady, so here we go.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“’Cause girls look so good, but their brain is not ready, I don't know/I'd rather talk to a woman ’cause her mind is so steady, so here we go.”

28. BORROWER”
Chingy “Spend Some $”
“’Cause girls look so good, but their brains is not ready, I don't know/I'd rather get with baller chick doin’ it real heavy and gettin’ dough.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“’Cause girls look so good, but their brain is not ready, I don't know/I'd rather talk to a woman ’cause her mind is so steady, so here we go.”

29. BORROWER
Prodigy “Infamous Minded”
“Won’t shoot to be frontin', or to waste shots for nothing/If I'm pulling out my torch, I’m gonna hit somethin'.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“Ain't here for no frontin’ just to say a little something/Ya suckaz don't like me ’cause you're all about nothing.”

30. BORROWER
Prodigy “Infamous Minded”
“I'm not a Boyz N the Hood addict, Menace fanatic/I live the street life for real, so I can brag it.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“I'm not a musical maniac or B-boy fanatic/I simply made use of what was upstairs in the attic.”

31. BORROWER
Prodigy “Infamous Minded”
“You's a chump, I'm a champ/You broke, I'm top dollar.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“You're a king, I'm a teacher/You're a B-boy, I'm a scholar.”

32. BORROWER
Peedi Crakk "Criminal Background"
"Girls look so good but the brain is not ready, I don't know/I'd rather talk to a woman 'cause her mind is so steady, now here we go."

LENDER
KRS-One “Criminal Minded”
“’Cause girls look so good, but their brain is not ready, I don't know/I'd rather talk to a woman ’cause her mind is so steady, so here we go.”

33. BORROWER
Young Chris “Criminal Background”
"Criminal background, State Prop's back now/Looking for a squad like ours, picture that clown/Difference in our verses what we talk we live it, too/They just beats and hooks, far from lyrical.

LENDER
KRS-One "Criminal Minded"
“Criminal minded, you've been blinded/Lookin’ for a style like mine, you can't find it.”

34. BORROWER
Ja Rule “New York”
“I got a hundred guns, a hundred clips/Nigga, I'm from New York.”

LENDER
KRS-One “100 Guns”
“I got a hundred guns, two hundred clips/Goin’ to New York, New York.”

35. BORROWER
Nas “Destroy and Rebuild”
“They say the bridge is over, the bridge is over.”

LENDER
KRS-One
“The bridge is over, the bridge is over, hey, hey.”

36. BORROWER
Mos Def “Definition”
“Say, Hi-Tek, yes, you're ruling hip-hop/Say, J. Rawls, yes, you're ruling hip-hop/Redefinition say you're ruling hip-hop/Say Black Star come to rock it non...”

LENDER
KRS-One “Remix For P is Free”
“Yes, Scott LaRock, you know you rule hip-hop/Yes, Mr. Lee, you can rule hip-hop/And, B-57, you can rule hip-hop/But, KRS-One rule it non-stop.”

37. BORROWER
Rhymefest "Chicago"
"Rap is like a set-up, yep, yep, a game/Get around Kanye and try to degrade my name.”

LENDER
KRS-One "My Philosophy"
"Rap is like a set-up, a lot of games/A lot of suckas with colorful names."

38. BORROWER
Buckshot “How Many MCs”
“Bull’s-eye direct hit don’t miss/But how many MCs must get dissed.”

LENDER
KRS-One “My Philosophy”
“How many MCs must get dissed, before somebody says, ‘Don’t fuck with Kris.’”

39. BORROWER
Fat Joe “Part Deux”
“How many emcees must get dissed?/How many muthafuckin’ mics I got to rip?”

LENDER
KRS-One “My Philosophy”
“How many MCs must get dissed, before somebody says, ‘Don’t fuck with Kris.’”

40. Borrower
Canibus “How Many MCs”
“How many MCs must get dissed/Before somebody says, ‘Don’t fuck with ‘Bis.’”

LENDER
KRS-One “My Philosophy”
“How many MCs must get dissed, before somebody says, ‘Don’t fuck with Kris.’”

41. BORROWER
Fat Joe "We Run NY"
"Macho, you know you run New York/I ain't gotta say much, but the guns do talk."

LENDER
KRS-One "Sound of Da Police"
"Watch out, we run New York/Police man come, we bust him out the park."

42. BORROWER
Everlast “Black Jesus”
“Dawn breaking, Manhattan keeps making, Brooklyn keeps takin’.”

LENDER
KRS-One “The Bridge is Over”
“Manhattan keeps on makin’ it, Brooklyn keeps on takin’ it.”

43. BORROWER
Cam’ron “Get ‘Em Daddy (Remix)”
“Like KRS-One, the great B.D.P./You wanna join the crew then you must see me, flea.”

LENDER
KRS-One “The Bridge is Over”
“Down with the sound called B.D.P./If you want to join the crew well you must see me.”

44. BORROWER
KRS-One “No Gimmicks”
“You claim I'm jocking, you claim I'm on your dick, where's your witness?/If I'm on your dick, my name has got to be syphilis.”

LENDER
KRS-One “Bronx Tale”
“You claim I'm jocking, claim I'm on your dick, where's your witnesses?/If I'm on your dick my name has got to be syphilis.”

45. Borrower
KRS-One “Mad Izm”
“I'm comin out de dance wif de spliff of sensei/When I speak, big up Mack, L.O., and Malik.”

LENDER
KRS-One “The Bridge is Over”
“You see me comin’ out de dance wif de spliff of sensei/Down with the sound called B.D.P.”

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