Rappaz R. N. Dainja

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"Rappaz R. N. Dainja"
Single by KRS-One
from the album KRS-One
Released November 29, 1995 (1995-11-29)
Format Vinyl, 12"
Recorded 1994
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 5:58
Label Jive
Producer(s) DJ Premier
KRS-One singles chronology
"MC's Act Like They Don't Know"
"Rappaz R. N. Dainja"
"1, 2 Pass It"

Rappaz R. N. Dainja is the first track and a single from KRS-One's 1995 self-titled album. It contains production from DJ Premier that samples "Come On, Come Over" by Jaco Pastorius, "Toys" by Herbie Hancock and "Telephone Girl" by Assagai. It contains an intro in which various hip hop artists such as MC Shan, Grand Wizard Theodore and Kool DJ Herc say positive things about KRS-One. KRS-One then starts rhyming three verses of braggadocios lyrics, each ended with a vocal sample from "Time's Up" by O.C.. A music video directed by Brian "Black" Luvar was made for it, but it still did not reach any Billboard charts.

Lyrics from "Rappaz R. N. Dainja" were sampled in "Skills" by Gang Starr.

Track list[edit]


  1. Rappaz R. N. Dainja (LP version) (5:58)
  2. Rappaz R. N. Dainja (Kenny Parker mix) (4:04)


  1. Ah – Yeah (Mellow Vibe mix) (4:35)
  2. Sound of Da Police (LP version) (4:18)


Track Sample type Sampled track Artist Year
Rappaz R. N. Dainja[1] Multiple Elements Come On, Come Over Jaco Pastorius and Bob Herzog 1976
Drums Telephone Girl Assagai 1971
Multiple Elements Toys' (Live) Herbie Hancock 1976
Vocals / Lyrics Time's Up O.C. 1994
Vocals / Lyrics Richard Pryor Dialogue Richard Pryor 1976
Vocals / Lyrics South Bronx Boogie Down Productions 1987
Vocals / Lyrics World's Famous Supreme Team Show (Remix) Malcolm McLaren and World's Famous Supreme Team 1990