Maximum Strength

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Maximum Strength
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 2008
GenreHip hop
LabelKoch Records
ProducerOh No
James "Desi" Desmond
Duane "DaRock" Ramos
KRS-One chronology
Adventures in Emceein
Maximum Strength
Survival Skills

Maximum Strength is the tenth album released by rapper KRS-One in 2008. It peaked at number 78 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums on June 28, 2008.[1]

The name Maximum Strength was originally the title for an album recorded by KRS-One in 1998-1999 for Jive Records that still remains unreleased. When promoting this album in 2008 it was said to finally be a release of the shelved LP and the label even posted track lists and cover very different from the final release.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
PopMatters6/10 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by KRS-One.

  1. "Beware"
  2. "Pick It Up"
  3. "All My Men"
  4. "Straight Through"
  5. "Rockin' Til the Morning"
  6. "The Kool Herc"
  7. "Busy Bee Shout Out"
  8. "New York"
  9. "Hip Hop"
  10. "Let Me Know"
  11. "Nah"
  12. "The Heat"


Chart (2008) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 78


  1. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums".
  2. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Maximum Strength - KRS-One". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  3. ^ Huff, Quentin B. (17 September 2008). "KRS-One: Maximum Strength 2008". PopMatters. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. ^ Juon, Steve "Flash" (17 June 2008). "KRS-One :: Maximum Strength 2008 :: Koch Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. ^ "KRS-One Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.