Hold It Down (Das EFX album)

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Hold It Down
Studio album by Das EFX
Released September 26, 1995
Recorded Late 1994-Mid 1995
D&D Studios
(New York, New York)
Green Street Studios
(New York City)
Ian London Studios
(East Islip, New York)
Chung King Studios
(New York City)
Genre Hip hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Length 73:39
Label EastWest
Producer PMD (exec.), Easy Mo Bee, Solid Scheme, DJ Premier, DJ Scratch, Pete Rock, Showbiz, Clark Kent, Peter Lewis, Kevin Geeda, Soul G., Das EFX
Das EFX chronology
Straight Up Sewaside
(1993)
Hold It Down
(1995)
Generation EFX
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 2/5 stars[2]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[3]

Hold It Down is the third album by Brooklyn-based Rap duo Das EFX, released on September 26, 1995 via East West Records. It contains production from acclaimed producers such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Easy Mo Bee. The track "Represent The Real Hip Hop" featuring KRS-One is the same version which appears on KRS-One's 1995 album KRS-One

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "Intro (Once Again)" A. Weston, W. Hines Peter Lewis *Interlude* 1:08
2 "No Diggedy" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Martin DJ Premier Das EFX 4:03
3 "Knockin' Niggaz Off" A. Weston, W. Hines, O. Harvey Jr. Easy Mo Bee Das EFX 3:24
4 "Here We Go" A. Weston, W. Hines Solid Scheme Das EFX 4:05
5 "Real Hip Hop [Original Version]" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Martin DJ Premier Das EFX 4:09
6 "Here It Is" A. Weston, W. Hines, K. Geeda, J. Bishop, G. Jenkins Kevin Geeda Das EFX 4:59
7 "Microphone Master" A. Weston, W. Hines, O. Harvey Jr. Easy Mo Bee Das EFX 4:30
8 "40 & A Blunt" A. Weston, W. Hines, O. Harvey Jr. Easy Mo Bee Das EFX 3:17
9 "Buck-Buck" A. Weston, W. Hines Das EFX Das EFX 3:12
10 "Intro" *Interlude* 0:09
11 "Can't Have Nuttin'" A. Weston, W. Hines, G. Stevens Soul G. Das EFX 5:34
12 "Alright" A. Weston, W. Hines, O. Harvey Jr. Easy Mo Bee Das EFX 4:23
13 "Hold It Down" A. Weston, W. Hines, O. Harvey Jr. Easy Mo Bee Das EFX 4:47
14 "Dedicated" A. Weston, W. Hines, R. Franklin DJ Clark Kent Das EFX 3:46
15 "Ready To Rock Rough Rhymes" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Solid Scheme Solid Scheme, Das EFX 4:34
16 "Represent The Real" A. Weston, W. Hines, K. Parker Showbiz Das EFX, KRS-One 3:19
17 "Comin' Thru" A. Weston, W. Hines, G. Spivey DJ Scratch Das EFX 3:32
18 "Hardcore Rap Act" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Solid Scheme Das EFX 4:30
19 "Bad News" A. Weston, W. Hines, G. Spivey DJ Scratch Das EFX, PMD 2:20
20 "Real Hip Hop [Pete Rock Remix]" A. Weston, W. Hines, P. Phillips Pete Rock Das EFX 3:58

Samples[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1995 Hold It Down #22 #4

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1995 "Real Hip-Hop" #61 - - -
1996 "Microphone Master" #86 #39 #5 #5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Hold It Down - Das EFX". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Gabriel, Rashied (November 2, 1995). "Review: DAS EFX - Hold It Down (EastWest)". Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Hinds, Selwyn Seyfu. EFX-1995/128/Archive---Classic-Reviews Review: Hold It Down. The Source: November 1995.