Edutainment (album)

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Studio album by Boogie Down Productions
Released July 17, 1990[1]
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Political Hip Hop,[2] East Coast Hip Hop,[3] Golden Age hip hop[4]
Length 69:57
Label Jive/RCA Records
Producer KRS-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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[6]
Entertainment Weekly B+[7]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/5 stars[8]
Rhapsody (favorable)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Spin (favorable)[11]
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 Nigga's" 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]