|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: