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Edutainment [Explicit Lyrics]

Boogie Down ProductionsAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Exhibit ABoogie Down Productions 1:40$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Blackman In EffectBoogie Down Productions 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Ya Know the RulesBoogie Down Productions 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Exhibit BBoogie Down Productions0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. BeefBoogie Down Productions 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. House Nigga'sBoogie Down Productions 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Exhibit CBoogie Down Productions0:13$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)Boogie Down Productions 6:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. 100 GunsBoogie Down Productions 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ya Strugglin' (Featuring Kwame Toure)Boogie Down Productions 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Breath Control IIBoogie Down Productions 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Exhibit DBoogie Down Productions0:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. EdutainmentBoogie Down Productions 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The HomelessBoogie Down Productions 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Exhibit EBoogie Down Productions0:38$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Kenny Parker ShowBoogie Down Productions 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Original LyricsBoogie Down Productions feat. Special K 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The RacistBoogie Down Productions 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. 7 Dee JaysBoogie Down Productions 9:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. 30 Cops or MoreBoogie Down Productions 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Exhibit FBoogie Down Productions0:55$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 17, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B0000004WO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,481 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kris' most under appreciated record... April 2, 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
...well, i believe all'a his cds are under appreciated, but thats jus me.

i thought this was pure genius when it first dropped and time has done nothing to change that opinion.

i found a crate of my ol' school cassette tapes yesterday and i been playin ER'THANG... all'a yo yo's tapes, salt n pepa's stuff... wc and the maad circle, audio two's first two tapes... schooly d, 3 times dope, del... ER'BODY! ...even isis (of xclan) and harmony (from the bdp camp)...

ya know, most ol school hip hop is only good for reminiscing nowadays... the lyrics and production were good for the day, but dont always hold up under the 'modern standards'...

but edutainment's different. this remains nearly as fresh today as it first did when i got it. might be brotha parkers 3rd or 4th best album of all'a em: criminal minded, ghetto music, edutainment, then live/hardcore/worldwide...

i could put this on around family gatherings, just to educate the young'uns on what 'real' hip hop is about.

im'a have this on cd before the weekend's out...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edutainment September 7, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Obviously not but it sounds like on some Tracks he is live.He goes into some great stories about everything,there are a number of classics.The beats are pretty cool but KRS-One is killing all songs on here.This album must be consumed purely awesome beats

Lyrics 10/10 Production 9/10 X Factor 10/10 Classic 10/10 Replay 10/10-Total=10 out of 10 Fingers
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Class Is Now In Session {5 Stars} January 22, 2007
Format:Audio CD
With this 1990 release, Boogie Down Productions was steamrolling their way to legendary status. This was back when BDP dropped fresh material every year from '87 (Criminal Minded) until '92 (Sex & Violence), so that's not necessarily as easy as it may sound. With classic tracks like "Love's Gonna Get 'Cha", "Ya Strugglin' ", "House Ni***s", "100 Guns" (Ja Rule bit this joint), "Beef", and "Blackman In Effect", you know that the album is, at the very least, doper than most other 1990 hip hop releases. But there are solid tracks laced throughout the album and there are no fillers. Personally, I can't imagine why anyone would give this album less than 5 stars, but that's just me. This album is just as fresh now as it was 17 (oh my god, 17 years?!!!) years ago.

As far as flaws, I can't think of any. Sure, KRS gets political, so obviously it's going to rub some people the wrong way (like most political stances do), but I loved it and saw nothing wrong with it. The beats are strictly b-boy styled boom bap vibes and nothing less. If you ain't feelin' that, then you may be browsing the wrong genre for your music.

Edutainment is just that -- educational entertainment. There isn't a beat that KRS One can't get busy on and he entertains the masses with knowledge instead of dreams of material prosperity. Hip hop heads all around the world (myself included) recognize him as one of the illest to ever stand in front of a microphone. The production is on point, so what more could you ask for? I recommend grabbing this album if you cross paths with it.

Standout Tracks: The Homeless, Ya Strugglin' feat. Kwame Toure, Beef (My Favorite), Ya Know The Rules, Love's Gonna Get 'Cha (Material Love), House Ni***s, Blackman In Effect, Original Lyrics feat. Special K, and 100 Guns
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's not a perm, it's a temporary" April 24, 2008
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Straightened hair may be temporary, but KRS-One's influence on Hiphop is permanent. And this CD is just one of the reasons why. The beats and music are slammin' and the lyrics are boombastic-fantastic. It gets better and better everytime I spin it. I've heard it said that KRS is too political, or too "conscious", or all about his philosophy, but how is that even a complaint? I like music that rocks me, or makes me want to dance, or drops the funky beatdown like James Brown with a badge, but that is merely the minimum requirement. It has to do all that AND make me think, otherwise, why bother? If I wanted music to go braindead to, I'd just tune into top 40 radio and put my head under a truck tire. If you want more from your music than something to eat up your time while the world floats past you, BUY THIS ALBUM, then check out the rest of KRS's incredible catalog. Peace.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This is one of the sickest, and most appropriately titled, albums ever in any genre. KRS-One lays down his manifesto immediately on "Blackman in Effect" and doesn't let up one ounce on gems such as "Beef" "Edutainment" House Niggas" "Ya Know the Rules" etc etc etc. In Fact, the only tracks I don't like on this record are "Love's Gonna Getcha" and "30 Cops or More". Every other track on this is slammin' in my humble opinion. Way back in the day I would play this constantly along with "By Any Means" and "Ghetto Music"
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest album of any genres August 12, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've been a BDP&(KRS)since the beginning I was in middle school when CRIMINAL MINDED dropped.Personally "By all means necessary" was my favorite for long time. I remember when I got EDUTAINMENT christmas 1990...I thought it was true brilliance with songs like "BEEF" and "BREATH CONTROL 2". But it hasn't been 'til recently that i've changed my opinion...THIS IS THE BEST BDP ALBUM everything just came together on this one ..not to say By all means...or criminal isn't just as good, but EDUTAINMENT is like the title claims EDUCATION & couldn't ask for anything more...its also the most clever name for an album that i've ever heard..I think it took for me to get older to really realize how Near Perfect this album is...and probably is the first "CONCEPT ALBUM" in hip hop. THIS ALBUM IS A MUST FOR ANY KID WHO WANTS TO CHECK OUT SOME "OLD SCHOOL" HIP HOP WITH SOME SUBSTANCE IN IT..THAT'S ENTERTAINING ALSO...EASILY A TOP 5 HIP HOP ALBUM OF ALL TIMES..NO EXAGGERATION!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Preachy, but OH so good!
Awfully preachy IMHO, with frequent monologues by people who probably ought to leave history to the historians, but beneath all that is the intense, original sound of Kris. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Doley
5.0 out of 5 stars THE TEACHER
Published 8 months ago by LORDDRE7
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential KRS
Great album by a pioneer artist. I would recommend this to anyone interested in old school hip hop, as I think it is an excellent example.
Published 8 months ago by shopperwhale
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album and a big fan
When this album came out I got it and lost it when I sold my CD play and CD was still in it. I am glad to have it again after all these years.
Published 10 months ago by JIBMONEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hip Hop Album
This album is KRS-1, and perhaps hip hop, at the highest level. Beats are ridiculous... complex, full of bass, and banging. Lyrics are amazing. Read more
Published on June 3, 2012 by Mega Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Edutainment BDP
Dear Amazon,
This is a rare find. Not only was it not popular when released, it was all but buried. I am happy to say that with only a few clicks it became mine. Read more
Published on March 21, 2010 by Sherod Laliveres
5.0 out of 5 stars Education + Entertainment = Edutainment
When I first bought this tape cassette (yes tape cassette lol) back in 1990 I was hooked from the intro "Exhibit A. Read more
Published on January 21, 2010 by X Man
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Hip-hop Album
This album was unlike any before it, either by BDP or other hip-hop outfits. I'm listening to it now (for the first time in years) and just cannot stop moving in my seat. Read more
Published on April 7, 2009 by mootzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet Another Classic Among Classics
By All Means Necessary gave us a taste of what was to come on's like he lead us with baby steps to this. This album is a beast. Read more
Published on July 30, 2007 by Aaron Creagh
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air-good anti-racist CD
This came out in the midst of a lot of negativity in hip hop which has since overtaken the genre. KRS-One did a good job here in denouncing racism both inside and outside of the... Read more
Published on March 3, 2007 by Andre M.
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