Dah Shinin'
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Studio album by Smif-N-Wessun

Released

January 10, 1995

Recorded

1993 - 1994

Studios

D&D Studios
(New York City, New York)

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

67:35

Label

Nervous Records / Wreck

Producer

Da Beatminerz, Dru-Ha (exec.), Buckshot (co-exec.)

Smif-n-Wessun chronology

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The Rude Awakening (1998)

Dah Shinin' is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Smif-N-Wessun, released in January 10, 1995 under Wreck Records and Nervous Records. After members Tek and Steele made their debut on Black Moon's 1993 album Enta da Stage, the group signed to Wreck Records in 1992. Recording sessions mostly took place at D&D Studios in New York City during 1993 and 1994. Production was handled entirely by Da Beatminerz members: DJ Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, Rich Blak and Baby Paul. It features guest appearances by Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah, O.G.C. and Jahdan Blakkmore (as members of the formed supergroup Boot Camp Clik).

The album peaked at #59 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Dah Shinin' spawned the six charted singles: "Bucktown" (which reached #93 on the Hot 100 and #14 on the Hot Rap Songs charts), "Let's Git It On", "Sound Bwoy Bureill, "Wontime", "Wreckonize" and "Stand Strong". It has since become one of the most heralded mid-1990s New York hip hop albums because of its hardcore lyrical content and dark production. The album has sold over 300,000 copies in the United States.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Timz n Hood Chek" Steele, Tek Dewgarde, Williams, Yates DJ Evil Dee 3:17
2. "Wrektime" Tek, Steele Dewgarde, Williams, Yates Mr. Walt 4:05
3. "Wontime" Steele, Tek, Rock Dewgarde, Nurse, Williams, Yates Mr. Walt, Rich Blak 4:42
4. "Wrekonize" Steele, Tek Hendricks, Williams, Yates Baby Paul, Steele 3:54
5. "Sound Bwoy Bureill" Top Dog, Tek, Steele, Starang Wondah, Jahdan Blakkamore Dewgarde, Dewgarde, McNair, Williams, Yates, Yates Mr. Walt, DJ Evil Dee 4:19
6. "K.I.M." Steele, Tek Dewgarde, Williams, Yates Mr. Walt 2:55
7. "Bucktown" Steele, Tek Dewgarde, Dewgarde, Williams, Yates Mr. Walt, DJ Evil Dee 4:08
8. "Stand Strong" Steele, Tek Dewgarde, Williams, Yates DJ Evil Dee 4:10
9. "Shinin..." - Dewgarde DJ Evil Dee 5:30
"Next Shit" Tek, Steele, Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde, Williams, Yates Mr. Walt
10. "Cession at da Doghillee" Ruck, Starang Wondah, Buckshot, Louieville Sluggah, Rock, Tek, Top Dog, Steele Blake, Bush, Dewgarde, McNair, Powell, Price, Williams, Yates, Yates DJ Evil Dee 5:26
11. "Hellucination" Tek, Steele Dewgarde, Williams, Yates DJ Evil Dee 5:28
12. "Home Sweet Home" Tek, Steele, Buckshot Hendricks, Williams, Yates Baby Paul 4:43
13. "Wipe Ya Mouf" Steele, Tek Blake, Hendricks, Williams, Yates Baby Paul 5:00
14. "Let's Git It On" Rock, Steele, Tek Bush, Dewgarde, Dewgarde, Williams, Yates Mr. Walt, DJ Evil Dee 3:47
15. "P.N.C. Intro" - - DJ Evil Dee 1:06
16. "P.N.C." Tek, Steele Dewgarde, Williams, Yates DJ Evil Dee 5:41



Samples[edit | edit source]

Timz N' Hood Chek

  • "The Sorcerer of Isis (The Ritual of the Mole)" by Power of Zeus
  • "Bedroom" by Galt MacDermot
  • "U Da Man" by Black Moon

Wrektime

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by The Mad Lads
  • "Somebody to Love" by Barbara & Ernie
  • "Forecast" by Eric Gale

Wontime

  • "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown

Wrekonize

  • "Blind Alley" by The Emotions
  • "Home on a Rainy Day" by New York Port Authority

Sound Bwoy Bureill

  • "My Heart Just Won't Let You Go" by The Waters
  • "Heart Song" by Ramatam
  • "Louisiana Blues" by Climax Blues Band

K.I.M.

  • "Momma Miss America" by Paul McCartney
  • "Gimme Some More" by The J.B.'s

Bucktown

  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
  • "Born to be Blue" by Jack Bruce

Stand Strong

  • "Sport" by Lightnin' Rod feat. Kool & the Gang
  • "The Look of Love" by Isaac Hayes

Shinin...Next Shit

  • "The Jam" by Graham Central Station
  • "So You'll Know My Name" by Roland Hanna Trio
  • "The Sorcerer of Isis (The Ritual of the Mole)" by The Power of Zeus

Cession at the Doghille

  • "Harlem River Drive" by Bobbi Humphrey

Hellucination

  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too? by The Whatnauts
  • "Only When I'm Dreaming" by Minnie Riperton

Home Sweet Home

  • "Hit or Miss" by Bo Diddley
  • "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Wipe Ya Mouf

  • "You're Welcome, Stop on By" by Ahmad Jamal
  • "Slow Dance" by Stanley Clarke

Let's Git It On

  • "North Carolina" by Les McCann
  • "After the Race" by Mandrill
  • "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren

P.N.C.

  • "Love Potion Cheeba-Cheeba" by Mighty Tom Cats
  • "Get It Over" by One Way feat. Al Hudson
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