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Dah Shinin'
Studio album by Smif-N-Wessun
Released January 10, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Ragga
Length 67:35
Label Wreck Records
Producer Da Beatminerz
Professional reviews
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. "Wrekonize"/"Sound Bwoy Bureill"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Wontime"/"Stand Strong"
    Released: 1995

Dah Shinin' is the debut album from Brooklyn Hip Hop duo Smif-N-Wessun. Members Tek and Steele made their debut previously on Black Moon's classic 1993 album Enta Da Stage. Dah Shinin' has become one of the most heralded New York Hip Hop albums from the mid-90's, famous for its hardcore lyrical content and dark, dusty beats. Production was handled by Da Beatminerz members DJ Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, Rich Blak and Baby Paul.

The most famous aspect of the album is arguably the arrival of Hip Hop supergroup, the Boot Camp Clik, one of the most prominent rap crews of the 90's. 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 "Session At Da Doghillee".

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

The album's cover clearly draws its inspiration from Roy Ayers Ubiquity's 1972 album He's Coming.[1]

Contents

Track listing

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Timz N Hood Chek" E. Dewgarde, D. Yates, T. Williams DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
2 "Wrektime" W. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele
3 "Wontime" R. Nurse, W. Dewgarde, D. Yates, T. Williams Mr. Walt & Rich Blak of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek, Heltah Skeltah
4 "Wrekonize" P. Hendricks, T. Williams, D. Yates Baby Paul of Da Beatminerz Steele, Tek
5 "Sound Bwoy Bureill" E. Dewgarde, W. Dewgarde, D. Yates, T. Williams, D. Yates, J. McNair Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Top Dog, Tek, Steele, Starang Wondah
6 "K.I.M." 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
9 "Shinin...Next Shit" E. Dewgarde, W. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates, K. Blake Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele, Buckshot
10 "Cession at Da Doghillee" E. Dewgarde, S. Price, J. McNair, K. Blake, B. Powell, J. Bush, T. Williams, D. Yates, D. Yates DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Ruck, Starang Wondah, Buckshot, Louieville Sluggah, Rock, Tek, Top Dog, Steele
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" D. Yates Steele
16 "P.N.C." E. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele

Samples Used

  • "Wrektime"
    • "Somebody to Love" by Barbara and Ernie
    • "Get out of My Life, Woman" by Mad Lads
  • "Wrekonize"
  • "Sound Bwoy Bureill"
  • "K.I.M."
    • "Momma Miss America" by Wings
  • "Bucktown"
    • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
    • "Born to Be Blue" by Jack Bruce
    • "Sorcerer of Isis" by Power of Zeus
  • "Stand Strong"
  • "Shinin...Next Shit"
  • "Cession At Da Doghillee"
  • "Hellucination"
    • "Only When I'm Dreaming" by Minnie Riperton
    • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
    • "Help is on the Way" by The Whatnauts
  • "Home Sweet Home"
  • "Wipe Your Mouf"
  • "Let's Git It On"
  • "P.N.C."
    • "Get it Over" by One Way & Al Hudson

Music videos

Album chart positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1995 Dah Shinin' #59 #5

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles 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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