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KRS-One - Kristyles.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 24, 2003 (2003-06-24)
Recordedlate 2002-early 2003
Da Beatminerz
Gato Luna
Ghetto Pros
DJ Tiné Tim
DJ Revolution
Kenny Parker
Inebriated Beats
KRS-One chronology
The Mix Tape
Professional ratings
Review scores
411Mania(8.5/10) [1]
Alternative Press4/5 stars [2]
The A.V. Club(mixed) [3]
Entertainment WeeklyC− [4]
No Ripcord7/10 stars [5]
RapReviews(9/10) [6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars [7]
The Source3.5/5 stars [2]

Kristyles is the sixth studio album from American emcee KRS-One. It was released in June 24, 2003 by Koch Records. It features production by Da Beatminerz, DJ Revolution and KRS-One's brother and long-time collaborator DJ Kenny Parker. The song "Ya Feel Dat" did not appear on some versions of the album.[8]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Warning: Intro" *Interlude*
2 "Do You Got It" DJ Tiné Tim KRS-One
3 "Ya Feel Dat" KRS-One KRS-One
4 "Underground" Da Beatminerz KRS-One
5 "How Bad Do You Want It" Gato Luna KRS-One, Peedo
6 "Ain't The Same" Ghetto Pros KRS-One
7 "It's All A Struggle" Ghetto Pros KRS-One
8 "What Else Happened" DJ Tiné Tim KRS-One
9 "Somebody" Da Beatminerz KRS-One
10 "Survivin'" Choco, KRS-One KRS-One, Tekitha, Priest & Shuman
11 "Things Will Change" DJ Revolution KRS-One
12 "The Movement" Da Beatminerz KRS-One
13 "Gunnen' Em Down" Choco, KRS-One KRS-One
14 "Philosophical" DJ Tiné Tim KRS-One
15 "9 Elements" DJ Revolution KRS-One
16 "Alright With Me" Kenny Parker KRS-One, Truck Turner
17 "The Only One" Inebriated Beats KRS-One

Album singles[edit]

Single information
  • Released: May 20, 2003
  • B-side:
"How Bad Do You Want It"
  • Released: 2003
  • B-side: "Ya Feel Dat", "Undaground"


Chart (2003) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 186
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 10
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 30


  1. ^ 411Mania review Archived 2013-08-15 at
  2. ^ a b Album reviews at CD Universe
  3. ^ The A.V. Club review
  4. ^ Weiner, Jonah (2003-06-27). "The Kristyle (sic) Review". Entertainment Weekly (716–717): 139. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  5. ^ No Ripcord review
  6. ^ RapReviews review
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 94. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ "KRS-One - Kristyles (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  9. ^ "KRS-One Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "KRS-One Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "KRS-One Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.