Sunday, 6 September 2009

Kwamé ”The Boy Genius” ''Featuring a New Beginning''


The Boy Genius
''Featuring a New Beginning''
( LP Atlantic Records, 1989 )
Catalog # 7567-81941-1

A1 Boy Genius (4:10)
Written-By – Fingerprints
A2 U Gotz 2 Get Down! (4:40)
Written By – A. Dale
A3 The Rhythm (3:45)
A4 The Man We All Know And Love (6:17)
Written By – Heeme
Written-By – Minnie Riperton , Richard Rudolph
B1 The Mic Is Mine (3:46)
B2 Keep On Doin’ (What You’re Doin’ Baby) (4:16)
Written-By – B. Byrd, F. Wesly, H. Martin, J. Brown
B3 Push The Panic Button!!! (3:55)
B4 Sweet Thing (4:39)
Written-By – C. Kahn, T. Maiden

Artwork By [Art Direction] – Bob Defrin
Artwork By [Design] – Lynn Kowalewski
Backing Vocals – Angela White, Real Jimmy Young, The
Chorus – A. Sharp, B. Flat, Curt D.I.S.S.,
M.A.D. Scratches, Speaker Of The House
Engineer – Andre “The Record Lord” DeBourg
Mastered By – Dennis King
Photography – Robert Manella
Producer – Hurby Luv Bug , Invincibles, The
Written-By – K. Holland (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B3)

Recorded at Bayside Sound Recording Studios.
Mastered at Atlantic Studios, NYC.
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1989
Real Name: Kwamé Holland
Profile: US producer (aka K 1 Mil),
born in Queens, New York.

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.
By Steve Huey (AMG)

By Pier


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Satchelmouth said...

This takes me back to my youth and my ghetto blaster. Thanks!

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