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Edutainment (Clean)
Boogie Down Productions
Edutainment (Clean)
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1

Arguably the last "good" BDP album before KRS-One took a slight misstep with Sex and Violence (and then had to reinvent himself on Return of the Boom Bap), Edutainment was a classic blend of puffed-chest bravado mixed with...  more »

      
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All Artists: Boogie Down Productions
Title: Edutainment (Clean)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jive
Release Date: 5/1/1992
Album Type: Clean
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Old School, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012414139429, 012414139443

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Arguably the last "good" BDP album before KRS-One took a slight misstep with Sex and Violence (and then had to reinvent himself on Return of the Boom Bap), Edutainment was a classic blend of puffed-chest bravado mixed with socially conscious missives. This multifaceted scope is best reflected in the album's three best-known songs: "Love's Gonna Getcha," an antimaterialist, anticrime narrative; "Ya Know the Rules," a furious rhyme pelting; and "Beef," where KRS lays into the meat industry. Keeping the beats strictly b-boy are producers KRS, Kenny Parker, and others. Even if you're not a BDP completist, this album deserves to be in your collection. --Oliver Wang
 

CD Reviews

A Classroom Course Has Never Been So Cheap
Bobby Michaels | USA | 02/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How much is this CD? $15.00? How many college courses can you take for that? None. Edutainment, (Education Through Entertainment) is not only dope hip hop, but is educational. Breaking down the walls of ignorance that the goverment wants us to stay behind, KRS-1 comes with some truly mentally uplifting material on this one. His strong beats and fluidic firey lyrics, make this a true hip hop classic. From the Ruff and hard hitting Hous Ni**a's and You Know The Rules to the smoothness of Love's Gonna Getcha. Edutaiment is 90 minutes of beats, rhymes, and street education. When I say street, I am not referring to gangstr BS, im talking about the street being the one place where what you here is real, and its where to get the real story. Edutainment is a true hip hop classic, great reference material for the newby's who want to be "down". This will test you. HAA! Mark D gives this CD a 5 on the hype scale. (Check the "More About Me" section for details."
VERY STRONG
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 05/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"BDP was History FOr ME&Many Others.Black History at it's Finest.The Great Mind Of KRS-One Spoke of Things that A School Book Couldn't or Wouldn't Mention.The Music is as Strong as The Message.Along With Rakim,Public Enemy,Gil Scott-Heron etc.. School is in Session.Before Rap Got Watered Down this was The Real Deal.The way The Words were Meant to Be said.Track 9&13 don't Front."
A breath of fresh air-good anti-racist CD
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 03/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This came out in the midst of a lot of negativity in hip hop which has since overtaken the genre. KRS-One did a good job here in denouncing racism both inside and outside of the black community, dealing with issues of identity (the homeless and ya strugglin-note the subtle swipe at Michael Jackson in the latter) and an all-star jam with the BDP crew (D-nice, Miss Melody, Sister Harmony, etc). Some excerpts from Stokely Carmichael (yes, THAT Stoke-shortly before his death) are quite enlightening.

Sadly, Kris Parker's hold on the youth did not last much longer as gangster (c)rap went on to destroy the music, but that's another story. Get this and see how rap COULD have been."