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Dah Shinin'

Smif N' WessunVinyl
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Vinyl (October 1, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nervous Records
  • ASIN: B000000ZT0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,349 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Timz n Hood Chek
2. Wrektime
3. Wontime
4. Wrekonize
5. Sound Bwoy Bureill
6. K.I.M.
7. Bucktown
8. Stand Strong
9. Shinin......Next Shit
10. Cession at da Doghillee
11. Hellucination
12. Home Sweet Home
13. Wipe Ya Mouf
14. Let's Git It On
15. P.N.C. (Intro)
16. P.N.C.

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Smif-n-Wesson Album "Dah Shinin".

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "nuff man a die, nuff man a come try... November 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD test the warrior -I, me na know why, a new breed of conqueror is on the rise, step to my boot camp and catch black eyes from the heltah skeltah, the gun the clappas..." The line from Session at Da Doghille, which features Heltah Skeltah and the gunclappas, sums it up well. These cats can go from storytellin (Hellucination) to straight up anthems like Lets git it On over the best beats the Beatminerz have ever put together. This album is even better than Black Moon's first classic, Enta Da Stage. It has a slower tempo, more weeded out, and I think Steele is the best rapper in the whole BCC. It's not quite as direct punch you in the face type of thing. Sound Bwoy Buriel is a unique classic, slow and meditative and strong and hard, but I also like the version which is on the video with the chatter kid -"Tell them fi come if a trouble them want.." That's not here, nor is the version of Wreckognize with the "Just the Two of Us" sample. The album version of this song is better, though. Furthermore, the album does not get old. It does not sound outdated, it is truly classic. Its definitely a winter album, a cold album, a night album. "Bring ya lighters/ prepare for another alnighter." This album also happened to make a true weedhead out of many a youngster from boston to new york during the winter of 1995. It also came out when dancehall reggae was arguably at its best point in the 90's, when superstars like Buju, Beenie, Spragga, and Bounty were building popularity among people outside of just the WestIndian communities, and this album fueled that growth well, too. It is actually quite rare that reggae and hip hop can combine into something this good, though it seems like such a natural pairing. That New York Jamaican influence in all the BCC, but especially this album, adds flavor to this unique laid back sound. The whole album is great, start to finish, and so I'm saying even in the 2G, its well worth buying.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAY IT CONTINUE TO SHINE October 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album based on amazon reviews, I had not even heard the track samples, I had purchased the recent reloaded album and I enjoyed it enough to start perusing through smif n wessuns back catalogue and Im glad I did.

Smif n Wessun are the duo consisting of Tek and Steele and are part of the well known underground coalition Boot Camp Click.

This album is raw from start to finish, when I put it on I was brought back to the classic mid ninties era and reminded once again why this was hip hop at It's peak.

The beats (produced by the Beatminerz) are dark grimy with the turntable scratch being used often providing that much loved new york sound, Tek and Steele both have a firm grasp on the mic and demonstrate why new york rappers are often imitated.

If you love mid ninties new york rap I highly recommed you check this out. It is a shame that this type of hip hop is hardly coming out of new york now, the sound of new york mainly being polluted by the likes of Ja Rule and company today just makes you want to did deeper into your own collections rather than buy new material, still I suppose thats why we have the underground.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smif N Wessun SHINES with this album!! April 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
What a year 1994 was. The release of CLASSIC material that year was relevant, and this album by Smif N Wessun is relevant too, for all the right reasons. Just like Black Moon before them, this album represents not only Smif N Wessun, but the entire Boot Camp Clik in their primes. Tek and Steele come off smoothly on every track, and the production by The Beatminerz in something amazing. Here's the review:
Album Highlights: Every song here KNOCKS!! Absolutely NO filler on this one.
Production: Thumbs up, some of The Beatminerz' best work.
Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up.
Originality: Thumbs up.
The Last Word: This is one AWESOME album, from start to finish. It didn't set me on fire when I first heard it, but after a couple of listens, it grew on me just like Black Moon's first album did. This album, out of many, represents the resurgence of the East Coast sound in hip hop, after hip hop was dominated by the West Coast for a period. Overall, I strongly recommend this album to anyone who wants to purchase this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Heads Wrekonize "Dah Shinin'" (4.5/5) February 14, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In the mid-90s, crews ruled underground hip hop. Posses such as D.I.T.C., Hieroglyphics, Def Squad, Wu-Tang, Dungeon Family, Native Tongues, and the Boot Camp Clik each achieved huge alternative fanbases despite little mainstream airplay. The Boot Camp Clik, a Brooklyn collective including Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, Originoo Gun Clappaz, Representativz, and the Beatminerz established a following beginning with Black Moon's Enta da Stage in 1993. The second out the gate was the duo Tek and Steele, known here as Smif-N-Wessun, with their 1995 offering "Dah Shinin'," which further develops the unique BCC sound.

Like the rest of BCC, Tek and Steele are rugged underground rappers with a distinctly Brooklyn flair. Subtle Jamaican inflections can be detected in their deliveries, and they display chemistry. Their lyrical content isn't exactly revolutionary, and nearly all of their verses speak of gunplay and threats. Their ready-for-war mindstate isn't anything new, but although they aren't great lyricists, their verses tend to be well-written, and they are good performers. The album thrives on its production, handled entirely by BCC's in-house beatsmiths the Beatminerz. In sharp contrast to the rough lyrics, the beats are surprisingly smooth and subdued, using loopy basslines and dusty, distant jazz samples. The product is a blunted experience that takes the listener into the dangerous land of Bucktown, where Tims and hoodies are the standard and neighborhood hangouts have names like the Doghouse. Guest appearances are limited to BCC members, which along with the excellent production gives the album a focused consistency.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC!!!!!!!
If you like or love Hip Hop, you will love this album. Especially because its a 90's CLASSIC album. I bought this album many times just like Raekwon's first one( Only built 4 Cuban... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Quron Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars The likeable music for Hip-Hop lovers' during the early to mid-90's
This album seems to stick with this genre of studio music since pre-production until this record was released. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jonathan
This is a classic album with great rough in your face Jamaican & Rastafarian-inspired lyrics and seemingly monotonous production by Da Beatminers but at the time (1994) it was... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jekyl n Hyde
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Still Shinin'
Str8 Classic From Da Bucctown Soldiers.Stand Strong,Let's Git It On & Partners n Crime are Crazy,they rep'd hard for da 718.
Published 12 months ago by SxS
5.0 out of 5 stars the best
One of my favorite albums of all time. They got me back into hip hop after a long absence. Duck Down 4 Life
Published 13 months ago by txtech1997
4.0 out of 5 stars I missed this album
from when I was younger, but still don't listen to it much, thinking of it though I should play it now....
Published 19 months ago by Nic
5.0 out of 5 stars Forever Shinin
Dah Shinin is a timeless piece of perfection. Every joint is a banger. It is arguably one of the greatest albums of all-time, putting Tec & Steele in the dual elite demographic. Read more
Published 22 months ago by fanofthearts585
5.0 out of 5 stars and still shining
this album is a absolute classic. they learned from the best. which being black moon. anyway i love it. the darkness, the errie sound. Read more
Published on June 30, 2010 by Gerald D. Garrett Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must-have" for any hip-hop collection.
Whether you are a casual or rabid fan of hip-hop, this album should be nestled somewhere between Nas' "It Was Written" and Jeru the Damaja's "Wrath of the Math" in your collection. Read more
Published on December 7, 2009 by N. Razon
5.0 out of 5 stars Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin
After Black Moon dropped "Enta Da Stage" in 1993, people knew about Boot Camp was about. Then 2 years later in 1995, Smif N Wessun came up with a CLASSIC debut album! Read more
Published on March 24, 2007 by Wu-Tang_Assassin
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