Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop

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Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
Studio album by Boogie Down Productions
Released June 28, 1989
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Hip hop, Political Hip Hop,[1] East Coast Hip Hop [2]
Length 49:33
Label Jive/RCA Records
Producer KRS-One
Rebekah Foster
Spaceman Patterson
Sidney Mills
Boogie Down Productions chronology
By All Means Necessary
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/5 stars[5]
New York Times (favorable)[6]
Rhapsody (favorable)[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Trouser Press (favorable)[9]
The Washington Post (favorable)[10]

Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop is the third album from Boogie Down Productions. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 25, 1989.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "The Style You Haven't Done Yet" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
2 "Why Is That?" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
3 "The Blueprint" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
4 "Jack Of Spades" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
5 "Jah Rulez" KRS-One, Harmony KRS-One KRS-One, Harmony
6 "Breath Control" KRS-One KRS-One D-Nice, KRS-One
7 "Who Protects Us From You?" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
8 "You Must Learn" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
9 "Hip Hop Rules" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
10 "Bo! Bo! Bo!" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
11 "Gimme, Dat, (Woy)" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One
12 "Ghetto Music" KRS-One, William S. Patterson KRS-One, Spaceman Patterson KRS-One
13 "World Peace" KRS-One KRS-One KRS-One

Instrumental credits[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Billboard 200 36
US Top R&B Albums 7


Year Song Chart positions
1989 "Jack of Spades" 3 15
1989 "Why Is That?" 5 48 20
1989 "You Must Learn" 15