August 07, 2017

Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin' (1995)

Country: U.S.A
Genre: Hip-Hop
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© 1995 Wreck Records
AllMusic Review by Chris Witt
Upon its release in 1995, Smif-n-Wessun's Dah Shinin' was unfortunately swept aside by the popular onslaught of the Notorious B.I.G. and the Wu-Tang Clan. That's too bad, because the group's album is a masterpiece of New York City crime rap. The stars of the album aren't really the two MCs, Tek and Steele, but the Beatminerz production team. They were responsible for the groundbreaking tracks on Black Moon's Enta da Stage, the album on which Smif-n-Wessun made their debut, and they continue their strong track record on Dah Shinin'. Da Beatminerz craft their songs with deep, fluid basslines and moody jazz samples. On Smif-n-Wessun's debut, they create a series of hazy soundscapes perfect for the group's brand of lyrical mayhem. Tek and Steele don't break any new ground, but they bring enough joyful abandon to their tales of guns, drugs, and thugs to keep things interesting. Their smoked-out rhymes match the beats perfectly. Indeed, few hip-hop albums offer such a unified coherent effort. Dah Shinin' is certainly Smif-n-Wessun's strongest album to date, and it represents da Beatminerz's high point as well.

tags: smif n wessun, smif-n-wessun, dah shinin, shinin', 1995, flac,

4 comments:

  1. Can you make a 256 aac link for this please?

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    1. In order for us to make an AAC link, both links have to be dead first. I'll make an exception and have Sentinel publish an AAC link, just this one time ☺

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