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.
Performance CreditsSmif-N-Wessun Primary Artist
Technical CreditsKieran Walsh Engineer
DJ Evil Dee Producer
Big Dru Ha Executive Producer
Da Beatminerz Producer
MW Executive Producer
Buckshot Executive Producer
Joe Quincy Engineer
Leo Swift Morris Engineer
Naughty Cotto Engineer
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Dah Shinin' based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dah Shinin was one of the two best albums that came out in 95. Rae's Cuban Link being the other. Tek & Steele more than did their thing on every track. Da Beatminerz layed down hard hitting tracks. A hip hop classic and a must have.