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Boy Genius
Kwame
Boy Genius
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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All Artists: Kwame
Title: Boy Genius
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Experimental Rap, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678194122, 075678194146

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Classic Rap
brenda2000 | 08/05/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who loves the days when Rap was just good fun with nice beats to do "the troop", "cabbage patch" or whatever to; Kwame is a must have."
Before Hip Hop Became So Serious... {4.5 Stars}
Norfeest | Washington DC USA | 12/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Call me crazy if you want, but no one was rapping like Kwame' when he came out. His flow was original and he tore up beat after beat on his 1989 debut. It's no surprise that Kwame' makes a living nowadays as a producer because if you read the credits you'd know that he produced EVERY track on all of his releases (Kwame' was one of my favorites growing up and I have all of his albums -- even the Incognito LP released in '94 -- so I read all of his credits). A lot of his joints are centered around chasing women, rocking mics, and having fun. This was released at a time in hip hop when it was okay to have fun and be positive. I miss the fun, care free days of late 80's rap music when it was all about rocking the party. *sigh*

As far as flaws go, there really aren't any. The album is only eight tracks deep and all of the songs are good. Well, then again, "Sweet Thing" was a pretty mediocre slow joint that didn't really belong, but that's about it. If anything, I kind of wish it was a little longer (like I mentioned, there were only 8 tracks that clocked in at just over 36 minutes).

Though this album didn't get a lot of press, the strong cuts forced people to pay attention. Some folks would mistakenly write Kwame off simply because he rocked polka dots, but his rhymes and beats are unique and his albums are top notch pieces of hip hop history that still hold up well almost 18 years after he debuted. I recommend grabbing this album, along with his excellent sophmore release, if you can find them. Now that I think about it, I need to get this in CD format too.

Standout Tracks: U Gotz 2 Get Down, The Man We All Know And Love, The Mic Is Mine, & The Rhythm"
Hello mr.kwame
brenda2000 | 03/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I met kwame at a concert in ohio in 1991. He was touring with nwa,jj fad,2short,kid n play. He is really sweet and funny. We spent probaly about 20 minutes together just chatting. I also met Dre who was also very friendly. It would be nice to know how kwama career is going and want is he doing today. Well Kwame you are in our memory book of music and the good old days. When polka dots were in and big fades. I still have his autograph he wrote for me on a note pad with eyeliner because I could not find a pen(eazy e refused to sign it with eyeliner). Man i missed those fun days. I hope all is well Kwame. God Bless. BREN BREN"