KRU, which stands for Knowledge, Respect and Unity, were formed in 1994. They were a group of five musicians with an abundant musical heritage. The line-up featured Troy Wilson, Errol Bonnick and Dale Harrison with brothers Richard and Robert Browne. The Browne siblings were the offspring of Jamaican legend Glen Browne, who was in turn the brother of Danny Browne of Main Street Crew. Robert and Richard took an early interest in music forming their first band at age 11. Individually, however, the brothers followed contrasting musical paths, with Richard becoming the resident engineer at Main Street Studios while Robert performed in a variety of bands. One such group was the Real Deal Band, which also featured the playing skills of Dale Harrison. Following his departure from the group, Robert performed alongside Dennis Brown, Ziggy Marley and the Uprising Band. It was at this stage that he met Troy Wilson, the drummer with the Ruption Band, who supported Dennis Brown; Wilson also had a family history in reggae, being the offspring of Wallace Wilson, who performed with Byron Lee And The Dragonaires in addition to being a member of the original line-up of Jimmy James And The Vagabonds. KRU recorded their debut, ‘Beautiful World’, at Main Street, although their first release was ‘Can’t Live Without You’. The song featured the first appearance on vinyl of Wilson’s DJ brother Mice - inspired by General Degree, he went on to enjoy a phenomenal career as Red Rat. The group continue to demonstrate their versatility and there have been numerous media predictions of a long and fruitful career.
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