Holy Intellect

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Holy Intellect
Holyintellect.jpg
Studio album by Poor Righteous Teachers
Released May 29, 1990
Recorded 1989−1990
Genre 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)Pure Poverty1991
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]

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

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. 

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