Generation EFX

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Generation EFX
Studio album by Das EFX
Released March 24, 1998
Recorded 1997-98 Northshore Soundworks, Commack NY, Rockin Reel Studios NYC, Music Palace, Long Island NY,
Genre Hip hop Hardcore Hip Hop
Label Elektra
Producer PMD (exec.), 8-Off, Tony L, Armando Colon, Rashad Smith, Mike Lowe, Solid Scheme
Das EFX chronology
Hold It Down
(1995)
Generation EFX
(1998)
How We Do
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

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Generation EFX is the fourth album by rap duo Das EFX, released on March 24, 1998. The bulk of its production is done by 8-Off, PMD, and long time Das EFX collaborators Solid Scheme. Unlike the first three Das EFX albums, it features a number of guest appearances, including Redman, M.O.P., EPMD, and Miss Jones.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Weston, Hines, Charity, Lynch, Aguilar   0:32
2. "Raw Breed"   Weston, Hines, Aguilar, Charity, Lynch, A. Williams, R. Turner, M. Adams, S. Arrington, M. Hicks, D. Webster 8-Off, Solid Scheme 3:02
3. "Shine"   Weston, Hines, Aguilar, Y. Muhammedi Tony L 4:04
4. "Somebody Told Me" (featuring 8-Off & Nocturnal) Weston, Hines, Aguilar 8-Off 3:38
5. "Set It Off"   Weston, Hines, R. Smith, A. Colon Rashad Smith, Armando Colon 4:17
6. "No Doubt" (featuring M.O.P. & Teflon) Weston, Hines, Murray, Grinnage, Starling, Charity, Lynch Solid Scheme 3:41
7. "Rap Scholar" (featuring Redman) Weston, Hines, Noble, P. Smith, R. Smith, A. Colon, E. Irons, R. Hargis, R. Ransom Rashad Smith, Armando Colon 3:21
8. "Generation EFX" (featuring EPMD) Weston, Hines, Sermon, Smith, Aguilar, Sullivan PMD & 8-Off 3:46
9. "Rite Now"   Weston, Hines, M. Loe, A. Johnson, K. Muchita Mike Lowe 2:58
10. "Whut Goes Around" (featuring Miss Jones) Weston, Hines, T. Jones, Smith PMD 3:34
11. "Make Noize"   Weston, Hines, Charity, Lynch Solid Scheme 3:09
12. "New Stuff"   Weston, Hines, Smith, Marotta, Aguilar PMD, 8-Off 3:28
13. "Take It Back" (featuring PMD) Weston, Hines, Smith PMD 2:18
14. "Change"   Weston, Hines, Aguilar, B. May 8-Off 4:35
15. "Rap Scholar (Original Version)" (featuring Redman) Weston, Hines, Noble, Smith, Irons, Hargis, Ransom PMD 3:59

Samples[edit]

  • "Intro"
  • "Change"
    • "Sail Away Sweet Sister" by Queen
  • "Generation EFX"
  • "Make Noize"
  • "New Stuff"
  • "Rap Scholar"
  • "Set It Off"
  • "Shine"
    • "Just a Touch a Love" by Slave
  • "Take It Back"
    • "One For The Treble (Fresh)" by Davy DMX
  • "What Goes Around"

Production[edit]

  • Solid Scheme – track 2, 6, 11
  • Tony L – track 3
  • 8-Off – track 2, 4, 8, 12, 14
  • Armando Colon and Rashad Smith – track 5, 7
  • Mike Lowe – track 9
  • PMD – track 8, 10, 12, 13, 15 (and executive producer)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Billboard 200 48
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 10