Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning

Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning

by Kwamé

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Overview

Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning

Kwamé's debut album, Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning, is an all-too-brief affair, clocking in at just over half an hour. Although it makes no explicit connection, it's a perfect fit with the Daisy Age revolution being spearheaded by De La Soul around the same time. Positive vibes and offbeat humor abound, and even if producer Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor is no Prince Paul, the music is bright, appealing, and funky. Despite a load of goofy boasts and disses, and an occasional reference to his Islamic faith, Kwamé doesn't take himself too seriously, and he keeps things upbeat and genial the whole way through. The album's centerpiece is the freewheeling narrative "The Man We All Know and Love," which quotes songs from Sesame Street, Louis Jordan, and Minnie Riperton (among others) as Kwamé seduces one of his mother's friends and then thinks better of it. It's proof that Kwamé is a sorely neglected figure today, even among fans of playful, intellectual hip-hop.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678194122
catalogNumber: 81941
Rank: 130543

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kwamé   Primary Artist
Curt D.I.S.S.   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
B. Flat   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
M.A.D. Scratches   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Allan Sharp   Vocals
Speaker of the House   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Young   Background Vocals
Angela White   Background Vocals
New Beginning   Track Performer
Sharp   Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor & the Invincibles   Producer
Andre Debourg   Engineer
Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor   Producer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Invincibles   Producer
Invincible   Producer

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