KRS-One is the second album released by hip hop artist KRS-One under his own name. The album was originally meant to be titled Hip-Hop Vs. Rap, as can be seen in the early The Source's and Rap Pages reviews, which also reveals that a few tracks were scrapped at the last minute in addition to the change of album title. These songs include the Diamond D produced song "What I Know", the ragga-flavoured "Club Dems" and a few interludes including "Kris Is..." and "Meta-physician". All of these songs still remain unreleased to this day although they have all been posted at XXL Magazines webpage for streaming.
The song "Ah Yeah" originally appeared on the compilation album Pump Ya Fist. A limited promotional EP sampler of the compilation was released in 1995 featuring three exclusive remixes of the song (in addition to previews of featured selections by Jeru The Damaja and Rakim) - one produced by KRS-One himself and the other two by Diamond D.
U.S. vinyl version missing CD tracks "Ah Yeah", "Hold", and "Health, Wealth, Self"; substituted are previously released tracks on side D, which are "I'm Still #1", "My Philosophy", "Jack of Spades", and "Why Is That".