Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning

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Kwamé the Boy Genius:
Featuring a New Beginning
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 31, 1989
Recorded1988
GenreHip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length35:28
LabelAtlantic
ProducerHurby "Luv Bug" Azor, The Invincibles
Kwamé chronology
Kwamé the Boy Genius:
Featuring a New Beginning

(1989)
A Day in the Life: A Pokadelick Adventure
(1990)
Singles from Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning
  1. "The Man We All Know and Love"
    Released: 1989
  2. "The Rhythm"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Sweet Thing"
    Released: 1990

Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning is the debut studio album from American hip hop artist Kwamé, released on January 31, 1989, on Atlantic Records.

The album peaked at number 114 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The album peaked at 114 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the thirteenth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[2]

Steve Huey at Allmusic called the album's production "bright, appealing, and funky," and remarked that Kwamé himself was "a sorely neglected figure today, even among fans of playful, intellectual hip-hop."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Boy Genius"Fingerprints, Holland4:13
2."U Gotz 2 Get Down!"Dale, Holland4:44
3."The Rhythm"Kwamé3:51
4."The Man We All Know and Love"Holland6:20
5."The Mic Is Mine"Holland3:49
6."Keep on Doin' (What You're Doin' Baby)"Brown, Byrd, Martin, Wesly4:19
7."Push the Panic Button!!!"Holland3:59
8."Sweet Thing"Khan, Maiden4:35

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989)[2] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 114
U.S. R&B Albums 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[3]
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1989 "The Man We All Know and Love" 33 2
align="The Rhythm" 7
1990 "Sweet Thing" 20

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[4]

  • art direction – Bob Defrin
  • choir – B. Flat, Curt D.I.S.S., M.A.D. Scratches, The Sharp, Speaker of the House
  • chorus – B. Flat, Curt D.I.S.S., M.A.D. Scratches, The Sharp, Speaker of the House
  • design – Lynn Kowalewski
  • engineering – Andre Debourg
  • mastering – Dennis King
  • performer – New Beginning
  • photography – Robert Manella
  • production – Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, The Invincibles
  • vocals – B. Flat, Curt D.I.S.S., M.A.D. Scratches, The Sharp, Allan Sharp, Speaker of the House
  • vocals (background) – Angela White, Jimmy Young

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  2. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. ^ "allmusic ((( Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-02.

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