Hold It Down
Hold It Down
Studio album by Das EFX


September 26, 1995


August 1994 - March 1995


D&D Studios
(New York City)
Greene St. Recording
(New York City)
Ian London Studios
(East Islip, New York)
Chung King Studios
(Manhattan, NY)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop






PMD (exec.), Peter Lewis, DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Solid Scheme, Pete Rock, Kevin Geeda, Das EFX, Soul G., DJ Scratch, DJ Clark Kent, Showbiz

Hold It Down is the third studio album by American Hip hop duo Das EFX. It was released in September 26, 1995 by EastWest. Recording sessions took place in July 1994 to March 1995 at D&D Studios, Greene St. Recording, Ian London Studios and Chung King Studios in New York City. The production on the album was handled by Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Solid Scheme, DJ Scratch, Kevin Geeda, Easy Mo Bee, Showbiz, Soul G., and DJ Clark Kent. The album spawned the singles: "Real Hip Hop" and "Microphone Master".

Track listing Edit

  1. "Intro (Once Again)" - 1:08
  2. "No Diggedy" - 4:03
  3. "Knockin' N*!@#z Off" - 3:24
  4. "Here We Go" - 4:05
  5. "Real Hip Hop (Original)" - 4:09
  6. "Here It Is" - 4:59
  7. "Microphone Master" - 4:30
  8. "40 & a Blunt" - 3:17
  9. "Buck-Buck" - 3:12
  10. "Interlude" - 0:09
  11. "Can't Have Nuttin'" - 5:34
  12. "Alright" - 4:23
  13. "Hold It Down" - 4:47
  14. "Dedicated" - 3:46
  15. "Ready to Rock Rough Rhymes" - 4:34
  16. "Represent the Real" (feat. KRS-One) - 3:19
  17. "Comin' Thru" - 3:32
  18. "Hardcore Rap Act" - 4:30
  19. "Bad News" - 2:20
  20. "Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix)" - 3:58

Samples Edit

No Diggedy

  • "Dirty Feet" by Daly-Wilson Big Band
  • "Hummin'" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Here We Go

  • "Cussin', Cryin' and Carryin' On" by Ike & Tina Turner

Real Hip Hop

  • "Papa Was Too" by Joe Tex
  • "The Creator Has a Master Plan" by Norman Connors

Here It Is

  • "You Can Fly" by Sons of Champlin
  • "Blue Prelude" by Nina Simone

Microphone Master

  • "Scratchin'" by The Magic Disco Machine

40 & a Blunt


  • "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier


  • "Ode to Billie Joe" by Lou Donaldson
  • "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson
  • "Razor Blade" by Little Royal & the Swingmasters

Hold It Down

  • "Slum Creeper" by Quincy Jones


  • "Lock It In The Pocket" by Grover Washington, Jr.

Ready to Rock Rough Rhymes

Represent the Real

Comin' Thru

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Iron Buterfly

Hardcore Rap Act

  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
  • "Warrior's Drum" by King Just

Bad News

  • "The Sorcerer of Isis (The Ritual of the Mole)" by Power of Zeus

Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Mix)

  • "Rebirth" by Gershon Kingsley
  • "The Bridge" by MC Shan
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