Boogie Down Productions – Edutainment

The Record Club loves its challenges doesn’t it? Well, here’s 70 minutes worth of Boogie Down Productions. And not the awesome head nodding-ness of Criminal Minded, we’re talking about the introspective audio sociology lesson Edutainment. This is the album with “Material Love” (a minor hit back in the day) on it, but I guarantee that’s the only song you’ve ever heard from this (if you’ve even heard  that). But, it should be noted that this album has a significant place in hip hop history and is arguable the first album where we see the KRS-One that we’re used to seeing today. The wiki page doesn’t offer a lot of info but a simple google search will turn up plenty. Most often the comments about this album being either “overlooked” or “underappreciated”.

Edutainment is the fourth album from Boogie Down Productions. It is an album whose lyrics are based around afrocentricity and socio-political knowledge. It has 6 skits/interludes known as ‘exhibits’ that all talk about or relate to Black people.

Here ya go: (should be 21 tracks)


40’s Insights
Ali’s Appraisal
Chris’s Cuts
Christina’s Takes
Josh’s Musings
Paul’s Perceptions
Riss’s Ramblings
Seth Surmises



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Record Club began in the cold, dank, snowmageddon scene that was New England of January 2011. We’re probably no different than you. We all work in cubicles, some in smaller, less private cubicles than others; that just means we have to be even sneakier about how we listen to our music. But we have to listen to our music, mostly as a way of saving our own personal sanity. Sometimes our opinions lead us to debates that may or may not be published in their entirety on this site, but I can promise you’ll at least get a glimpse of the way our minds work. The main goal is to find new music we like or find old music that we didn’t know we liked. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes it’s a total and complete disaster. After our ears have rejoiced or stopped bleeding we try something else. This is our pattern, every Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes, when the club isn’t officially in session, just to keep everyone on their toes, we throw in a theme day. We’re beginning to run low on our original list, so please, if you have albums that you’d like us to review or themes that you’d like to see our playlist of, feel free to contribute. After all, we’re all in this together once we punch the time clock. So if you’re busy (or just plain bored) lurking in your cubicle as you read this join in. After all, life wasn’t meant to be lived staring at a computer screen. I guarantee you, it’s at least more fun when you plug the headphones in.

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