|Boogie Down Productions – Edutainment: 4 stars
Precon: I’ve heard early BDP and late KRS but I’m missing a lot of stuff in the middle. I’m assuming this is the one where he really becomes “The Teacher.” I like him well enough but never got too into his stuff partly because of the expansive catalog. I’m hoping he brings it on this one.
Favorite Track: Blackman in Effect/7 Dee Jays
Good stuff from KRS. His edutaining might get a little tiresome, especially when so much is packed into one album, but there’s a lot of insight to be found here. The beats are good for the most part. His rapping is clear and forceful, though somewhat stuck in old school phrasing. My main problem with KRS is that he doesn’t have much of a flow. It’s not a make or break thing, he gets by on his powerful delivery, but it sticks out sometimes. On this album, though, it kind of fits the lesson plan.