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The Sun Rises in the East
Studio album by Jeru the Damaja
Released May 24, 1994 (1994-05-24)
Recorded 1993
D&D Recording
(New York, New York)
Genre Hip hop
Length 39:33
Label PayDay/FFRR/PolyGram
124 011 United States
828 526 (international)
Producer DJ Premier
Kendrick Jeru Davis
Professional reviews
Jeru the Damaja chronology
The Sun Rises in the East
(1994)
Wrath of the Math
(1996)

The Sun Rises in the East is the debut album of American hip hop rapper Jeru the Damaja, released May 24, 1994 on PayDay Records. Production on the album was handled by legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier. The album features fellow Gang Starr Foundation member Afu-Ra. An interesting sidenote, the album cover depicts the World Trade Center on fire only one year after the 1993 bombing of the North Tower.[11]

The Sun Rises in the East was well-received by most music critics upon its release. It is considerably significant in hip hop, as it contributed to the revival of the East Coast hip hop scene, along with albums such as Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993), Nas's Illmatic (1994) and Black Moon's Enta Da Stage (1993). The album has been considered by critics to be Jeru the Damaja's best work.[11]

Contents

Reception

  • The Source (8/94, p. 86) - 4 mikes - Slammin' - "...the music both contrasts and complements his disjointed flow and deep poetical lyricism."
  • Melody Maker (8/13/94, p. 33) - Bloody Essential - "...hypnotic and chilling as a blues party on Pluto...Another step forward for hip hop."
  • NME (6/18/94, p. 34) - Very Good - "Jeru is more original than most...there are delights aplenty here." [12]

Track listing

# Title Length Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Intro (Life)" 0:40 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja *Interlude*
2 "D. Original" 3:36 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru The Damaja
3 "Brooklyn Took It" 3:24 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru The Damaja
4 "Perverted Monks in tha House (Skit)" 1:15 K.J. Davis, C. Martin, A. Phillip, W. Garfield, C. Clay DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja *Interlude*
5 "Mental Stamina" 2:21 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Afu-Ra, Jeru the Damaja
6 "Da Bichez" 3:52 *Uncredited* DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja
7 "You Can't Stop the Prophet" 3:53 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja
8 "Perverted Monks in tha House (Theme)" 1:02 *Uncredited* DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja *Interlude*
9 "Ain't the Devil Happy" 3:45 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja
10 "My Mind Spray" 3:45 K.J. Davis, C. Martin, B. James DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja
11 "Come Clean" 4:57 K.J. Davis, C. Martin, C. Parker, F. Scruggs, K. Jones, T. Taylor DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja
12 "Jungle Music" 3:51 *Uncredited* DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja
13 "Statik" 3:07 K.J. Davis, C. Martin DJ Premier, Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja

Sample credits

"Intro (Life)"

D. Original

  • "Give It Up" by Upp (drum kit)
  • "I'm the Man" by Gang Starr (vocals by Guru)

"Brooklyn Took It"

"Mental Stamina"

"Da Bitchez"

"You Can't Stop the Prophet"

"Ain't the Devil Happy"

"My Mind Spray"

"Come Clean"

"Jungle Music"

"Statik"

Singles

Single information
"Come Clean"
  • Released: 1993
  • B-side:
"D. Original"
  • Released: 1994
  • B-side:
"You Can't Stop The Prophet"
  • Released: 1994
  • B-side:

Chart history

Album
Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1994 The Sun Rises In The East 36 5
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1993 Come Clean 88 53 10 6
1994 D. Original - 74 22 6
You Can't Stop the Prophet - - 45 19

References

  1. ^ Bush, John. Review: The Sun Rises in the East. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  2. ^ Nelson, Havelock. "Payday Set Marks Jeru the Damaja's Rise". Billboard: 24. June 11, 1994.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. Review: The Sun Rises in the East. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  4. ^ Bernard, James. Review: The Sun Rises in the East. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  5. ^ Columnist. "Review: The Sun Rises in the East". Melody Maker: 33. August 13, 1994.
  6. ^ Columnist. "Review: The Sun Rises in the East". NME: 34. June 18, 1994.
  7. ^ Columnist. "Review: The Sun Rises in the East". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 20. August 26, 1994.
  8. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash'. Review: The Sun Rises in the East. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  9. ^ Columnist. "Review: The Sun Rises in the East". The Source: 86. August 1994.
  10. ^ Drake, David. Review: The Sun Rises in the East. Stylus Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  11. ^ a b "The Sun Rises in the East at CDUniverse.com". http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1160467&BAB=M. Retrieved December 20, 2006.  
  12. ^ http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1160467

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