Randy Hubbard Parker was the son of an American rapper, lyricist, and producer, KRS-One and his wife actress Simone Parker. Known for being the son of a famous rapper, Randy died at the age of 23 at his apartment in Atlanta in 2007.
Randy’s father is best known as a lead singer for hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. The group, formed by KRS-One and DJ Scott La Rock in the mid-1980s, won several awards and accolades. He rose to prominence with his hit songs “Sound of da Police”, “Love’s Gonna Get’cha (Material Love)”, and “My Philosophy”. After his fellow artist, Scott La Rock was shot dead following the release of their debut album, Criminal Minded in 1987, KRS-One went on to take forward the group as a solo project. He started the “Stop the Violence Movement” to raise awareness after Scott’s death.
Randy Hubbard Parker’s Family Background
Randy died of a gunshot in his head on July 6, 2007, at his apartment in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 23. His death was classified as a suicide by Medical Examiner’s office.
Randy’s father was born Lawrence Parker on August 20, 1965, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn to an American mother and Trinidadian father. KRS-One left home at the age of 16 and spend several years in shelters, where he came in contact with DJ Scott La Rock, with whom he formed hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. Randy has a younger brother Kris Parker, who wants to be a DJ and music producer.
Randy Hubbard Parker’s Career
Randy’s father KRS-One even after the death of Scott, continued the group by releasing 5 solo albums under the group’s name. However, in 1993, he decided to record under his own name, by releasing his maiden solo album “Return of the Boom Bap” 1993 with DJ Premier, Kid Capri, and Showbiz. The lead song “Sound of da Police” was a hit. He released his second album KRS-One in 1995, which featured Channel Live, Mad Lion, Busta Rhymes, Das EFX, and Fat Joe. His 1997 album “I Got Next”, featuring rap icon Puff Daddy, was a best-selling solo album, reaching no. 3 on the Billboard 200. In 2009, KRS-One collaborated with Buckshot to release their first album Survival Skills with its lead single, “ROBOT”. The album debuted at #62 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 8,500 copies in its first week.
Randy’s mother Simone Parker, also an actress, appeared in small roles in movies like Daddy Longlegs (2009), Hiding Place (2010), and KILD TV (2016).
Randy Hubbard Parker’s Family Net Worth
Since Randy died at the age of 23 when he was about to start his career, there is no information about his wealth. Nonetheless, Randy had a decent life as his father KRS-One is known to earn a lot of wealth throughout his successful musical career. The rapper has an estimated wealth of about $6 million. KRS-One started a ministry, archive, school, and society (M.A.S.S.) The Temple of Hip Hop to promote Hip Hop music. The rapper won the VH1 Hip Hop Honors award in 2004 and received BET Hip Hop Awards for “I am Hip Hop” and a BET Hip Hop Awards for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.