Edutainment (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 17, 1990[1]
GenrePolitical Hip Hop,[2] East Coast Hip Hop,[3] Golden Age hip hop[4]
LabelJive/RCA Records
ProducerKRS-One, D-Nice
Pal Joey
Boogie Down Productions chronology
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
Sex and Violence
Singles from Edutainment
  1. "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)"
    Released: July 5, 1990
  2. "Ya Know the Rules"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[7]
Los Angeles Times3.5/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
Trouser Press(favorable)[12]

Edutainment is the fourth album from Boogie Down Productions. Released on July 17, 1990, it is an album whose lyrics deal with afrocentricity and socio-political knowledge. It has 6 skits/interludes known as 'exhibits' that all talk about or relate to Black people. Many skits feature Kwame Ture (né Stokely Carmichael) a leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 10, 1990. KRS One has stated in interviews that the album has sold over 700,000 copies [13]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Exhibit A" KRS-One *Interlude*
2 "Blackman In Effect" KRS-One, D-Nice KRS-One
3 "Ya Know The Rules" KRS-One KRS-One, D-Nice
4 "Exhibit B" KRS-One *Interlude*
5 "Beef" KRS-One KRS-One
6 "House Niggas" KRS-One KRS-One
7 "Exhibit C" KRS-One *Interlude*
8 "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)" Pal Joey KRS-One
9 "100 Guns" KRS-One KRS-One
10 "Ya Strugglin'" D-Nice, KRS-One KRS-One, Kwame Toure
11 "Breath Control II" KRS-One KRS-One
12 "Exhibit D" KRS-One *Interlude*
13 "Edutainment" KRS-One KRS-One
14 "The Homeless" KRS-One KRS-One
15 "Exhibit E" KRS-One *Interlude*
16 "The Kenny Parker Show" KRS-One KRS-One
17 "Original Lyrics" KRS-One KRS-One, Special K
18 "The Racist" KRS-One KRS-One
19 "7 Dee Jays" Decadent Dub Team, KRS-One, Sidney Mills KRS-One, D-Nice, Heather B., Jamal-Ski, Ms. Melodie, Harmony, D-Square
20 "30 Cops Or More" Decadent Dub Team, KRS-One, Sidney Mills KRS-One
21 "Exhibit F" KRS-One *Interlude*

Instrumental credits[edit]

"100 Guns"

  • Keyboards: Sidney Mills


Chart (1990) Peak
US Billboard 200[14] 32
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 9

Later samples[edit]


  1. ^ Diep, Eric (July 17, 2015). "Today in Hip-Hop: Boogie Down Productions Drop 'Edutainment'". XXL. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
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  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  7. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  8. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  9. ^ Rhapsody review
  10. ^ Rolling Stone review
  11. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  12. ^ Trouser Press review
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  14. ^ "Boogie Down Productions Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Boogie Down Productions Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.