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Dah Shinin' is the debut album from American East Coast hip hop duo Smif-N-Wessun.[3] Members Tek and Steele made their debut previously on Black Moon's classic 1993 album Enta Da Stage. Dah Shinin' was noted for its hardcore lyrical content and production, which was handled by Da Beatminerz members DJ Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, Rich Blak and Baby Paul.[4]

Dah Shinin'
Dahshinin.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 10, 1995
Recorded1993–1994
StudioD&D Studios
(New York, NY)
GenreEast Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Length67:35
LabelWreck, Nervous
ProducerDa Beatminerz
Smif-n-Wessun chronology
Dah Shinin'
(1995)
The Rude Awakening
(1998)
Singles from Dah Shinin'
  1. "Bucktown"/"Let's Git It On"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Wontime"/"Stand Strong"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Wrekonize"/"Sound Bwoy Bureill"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Source3/5 stars[2]

The album marked the arrival of Hip Hop supergroup, the Boot Camp Clik, a prominent rap crew of the 1990s. The group includes Black Moon member Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C., as well as Tek and Steele. All members make an appearance on the posse-cut "Cession at da Doghillee".[5][6]

The album has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States, and includes the underground single "Bucktown".[7] In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.

The album's cover draws its inspiration from Roy Ayers Ubiquity's 1972 album He's Coming.

Contents

Track listingEdit

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Timz N Hood Chek" Ewart Dewgarde, Darrell Yates, Tekomin Williams DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
2 "Wrektime" Walt Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele
3 "Wontime" Richard Nurse, W. Dewgarde, D. Yates, T. Williams Mr. Walt & Rich Blak of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek, Rock
4 "Wrekonize" Paul Hendricks, T. Williams, D. Yates Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz, Remix Produced by Steele Steele, Tek
5 "Sound Bwoy Bureill" E. Dewgarde, W. Dewgarde, Deshawn Yates, T. Williams, D. Yates, Jack McNair Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Top Dog, Tek, Steele, Starang Wondah, Jahdan Blakkamore
6 "K.I.M. (Keep It Moving)" W. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
7 "Bucktown" E. Dewgarde, W. Dewgarde, D. Yates, T. Williams Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
8 "Stand Strong" E. Dewgarde, D. Yates, T. Williams DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
9A "Shinin..." E. Dewgarde DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz *Instrumental*
9B "Next Shit" W. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates, Kenyatta Blake Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele, Buckshot
10 "Cession at da Doghillee" E. Dewgarde, Sean Price, J. McNair, K. Blake, Barret Powell, Jamal Bush, T. Williams, D. Yates, D. Yates DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Boot Camp Clik
11 "Hellucination" E. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele
12 "Home Sweet Home" P. Hendricks, T. Williams, D. Yates Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele, Buckshot
13 "Wipe Ya Mouf" P. Hendricks, D. Yates, T. Williams, K. Blake Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
14 "Let's Git It On" E. Dewgarde, W. Dewgarde, J. Bush, D. Yates, T. Williams Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Rock, Steele, Tek
15 "P.N.C. Intro" *Interlude*
16 "P.N.C." E. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele

ChartsEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard 200 59
Billboard Top R&B Albums 5

SinglesEdit

Year Song Chart positions
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rap US Dance
Sales
1994 "Bucktown" 93 61 14 1
1994 "Let's Git It On" 14
1995 "Wrekonize" 95 29 5
1995 "Sound Bwoy Bureill" 29
1995 "Wontime" 48 18

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