Dah Shinin'

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Dah Shinin'
Studio album by Smif-N-Wessun
Released January 10, 1995
Recorded 1993-1994
D&D Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre Horrorcore, Alternative Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop
Length 67:35
Label Wreck Records
Producer Da Beatminerz, Steele
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
RapReviews.com 10/10 stars link
The Source 3/5 stars

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-1990s, 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 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".

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]

Track listing[edit]

# 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 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" *Interlude*
16 "P.N.C." E. Dewgarde, T. Williams, D. Yates DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Tek, Steele


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Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Naimon's Top 10 Albums Naimon's Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Albums Naimon's Top 10 Rap Albums
1995 Dah Shinin' #59 #5 #3 #2 #1

Singles chart positions[edit]

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