Today in Hip-Hop: Boogie Down Productions Drop ‘Edutainment’

On this day, July 17, in hip-hop history… 1990: Boogie Down Productions was a driving force for South Bronx hip-hop back in the 1990's. The group, comprised of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock, pioneered the fusion of social commentary and political consciousness in rhymes. Their fourth album, Edutainment, featured KRS sticking to his winning formula of speaking on Black history, racism, homelessness and other heavy topics. The album wasn’t preferred by most during the explosion of gangsta rap at the time. However, Edutainment was geared toward intellectual rap fans that found KRS’s assertions riveting. Mixed in the 21-track effort were ...

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