Holy Intellect

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Holy Intellect
Studio album by Poor Righteous Teachers
Released March 13, 1990
Recorded 1989−1990
Genre Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop,[1] Golden Age hip hop,[1] Jazz Rap[1]
Label Profile/Arista Records
01515-11289
Producer Tony D
Eric IQ Gray
Poor Righteous Teachers chronology
Holy Intellect
(1990)
Pure Poverty
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Holy Intellect is the debut album by hip-hop group Poor Righteous Teachers, famous for its pro-Five-Percenter messages. The album includes the hip-hop classic "Rock Dis Funky Joint", which sampled "Slippin' Into Darkness" by War, a 1970s funk band.

The album is broken down track-by-track by Poor Righteous Teachers in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.[2]

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source '​s 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Can I Start This?" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
2 "Rock Dis Funky Joint" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
3 "Strictly Ghetto" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
4 "Holy Intellect" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
5 "Shakiyla" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
6 "Time To Say Peace" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
7 "Style Dropped/Lessons Taught" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
8 "Speaking Upon A Blackman" Eric IQ Gray Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
9 "So Many Teachers" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
10 "Word From The Wise" Eric IQ Gray Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
11 "Butt Naked Booty Bless" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom
12 "Poor Righteous Teachers" Tony D Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1990 Holy Intellect #142 #17

Singles[edit]

Year Song Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1990 "Rock Dis Funky Joint" 17 4
1990 "Holy Intellect" 71 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Andy Kellman. "Holy Intellect - Poor Righteous Teachers | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ Coleman, Brian. Check The Technique: Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies. New York: Villard/Random House, 2007.
  3. ^ "100 Best Rap Albums". The Source (New York) (#100). January, 1998. ISSN 1063-2085. Retrieved November 24, 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)