Shut 'Em Down
Shut 'Em Down
Studio album by Onyx


2 June 1998




Streetlight Studios (NYC) and Track Records Studios (LA, CA)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop




JMJ Records, Def Jam


Randy Allen (exec.), Bud'da, Clay the Raider, DJ Scratch, Keith Horne, Latief, Jason Mizell (exec.), Onyx (also exec.), Self

Onyx chronology


All We Got Iz Us (1995)


Bacdafucup Part II (2002)

Shut 'Em Down is the third album by American hip hop group Onyx, released in 1998 on Def Jam Recordings and Jam Master Jay Records. Two singles were released from the album: "React", which features the first major label appearance of 50 Cent, and "Shut 'Em Down", featuring DMX. Another single, "The Worst", a collaboration with members of the Wu-Tang Clan, previously appeared on the Ride soundtrack. The album features a significantly higher amount of guest artists than on their previous albums, and has additional guest appearances by Big Pun, Noreaga and Lost Boyz, among others.

The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200, and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It received average reviews from music critics. It has acheived gold status in sales by the RIAA.

Track listing

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "It Was Onyx (Skit)" - Jones Onyx 0:48
2. "Raze It Up" Fredro Starr, Sonsee, Sticky Fingaz Horne, Jones, Parker, Scruggs, Taylor Keith Horne, Onyx (co.) 4:00
3. "Street Nigguz" X-1, Fredro Starr, Sonsee, Sticky Fingaz Jones, Sandlin, Scruggs, Spivey, Taylor DJ Scratch 4:54
4. "Shut 'Em Down" Fredro Starr, Sonsee, DMX, Sticky Fingaz Hinson, Jones, Scruggs, Simmons, Taylor Self 3:59
5. "Broke Willies" Fredro Starr, Sonsee, Sticky Fingaz, X-1 Horne, Jagger, Jones, Richards, Sandlin, Scruggs, Taylor Keith Horne, Onyx (co.) 3:49
6. "For Nothin' (Skit)" - Jones, Scruggs, Taylor Onyx 0:18
7. "Rob and Vic" X-1, Sticky Fingaz, Chocolate Jones, Horne, Sandlin Keith Horne 4:54
8. "Face Down" Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, Sonsee Fulson, Hinson, Jones, McCracklin, Scruggs, Smith, Taylor Self 4:41
9. "Cops (Skit)" - Jones Onyx 0:51
10. "Conspiracy" X-1, Sonsee, Clay the Raider, Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr Jones, Sandlin, Scruggs, Spivey, Taylor DJ Scratch 4:32
11. "Black Dust" X-1, Fredro Starr, Sonsee, Sticky Fingaz Jones, Sandlin, Scruggs, Spivey, Taylor DJ Scratch 3:54
12. "One Nation (Skit)" - Jones Onyx 0:38
13. "React" Bonifucco, Sonsee, Fredro Starr, 50 Cent, X-1, Sticky Fingaz, Still Livin Anderson, Jones, Sandlin, Scruggs, Taylor Bud'da 4:10
14. "Veronica" Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, Sonsee, X-1, Sunshine Buie, Cobb, Hinson, Jones, Middlebrooks, Sandlin, Shapiro, Scruggs, Taylor Self, Clay the Raider (co.) 4:30
15. "Fuck Dat" J. Mega, Fredro Starr, Greg Valentine, Sticky Fingaz, Bubba Smith, X-1 Hinson, Jones, Sandlin, Scruggs, Taylor Self 4:59
16. "Ghetto Starz" Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, X-1, Lost Boyz Anderson, Ford, Jones, Kelly, Miller, Moore, Rogers, Sandlin, Scruggs, Smith, Taylor, Walker Bud'da 3:35
17. "Take That" Sticky Fingaz Jones, Horne Keith Horne 1:27
18. "The Worst" Raekwon, Fredro Starr, X-1, Sonsee, Killa Sin, Sticky Fingaz, Method Man Grant, Jones, Sandlin, Scruggs, Smith, Taylor, Woods Latief 5:33
19. "Overshine" Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr, Sonsee, All City Cordew, Horne, Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Jasper, Jones, Scruggs, Taylor, Troupe Keith Horne, Onyx (co.) 4:06
20. "Shut 'Em Down Remix" Noreaga, Fredro Starr, Big Pun, Sticky Fingaz Hinson, Jones, Scruggs, Simmons, Taylor Self 4:15
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