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 Kwamé
Released January 31, 1989
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length 35:28
Label Atlantic
Producer Hurby "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)A Day in the Life: A Pokadelick Adventure1990
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 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. Title Music Length
1. "Boy Genius" Fingerprints, Holland 4:13
2. "U Gotz 2 Get Down!" Dale, Holland 4:44
3. "The Rhythm" Kwamé 3:51
4. "The Man We All Know and Love" Holland 6:20
5. "The Mic Is Mine" Holland 3:49
6. "Keep on Doin' (What You're Doin' Baby)" Brown, Byrd, Martin, Wesly 4:19
7. "Push the Panic Button!!!" Holland 3:59
8. "Sweet Thing" Khan, Maiden 4:35

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

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