Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!!

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Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!!
Studio album by Maestro Fresh-Wes
Released 1994
Recorded 1992–1994
Genre Canadian hip hop
Length 57:19
Label Attic/LMR
Producer Maestro Fresh-Wes, Showbiz
Maestro Fresh-Wes chronology
Maestro Zone
(1992)
Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!!
(1994)
Built to Last
(1998)
Singles from Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!!
  1. "Fine Tune da Mic"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Certs wid Out da Retsyn"
    Released: 1994

Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!! is the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Maestro Fresh-Wes, released in 1994 on Attic/LMR Records. Singles from the album include "Fine Tune da Mic" and "Certs wid Out da Retsyn". Most of the production was handled by Maestro, with contributions from D.I.T.C. member Showbiz.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RapReviews (8.5/10)[2]

RapReviews.com gave the album an 8.5/10 rating and praised its underground sound, calling it "anything but a commercial album."[1] Maestro also changed his image to reflect hip hop fashion in the mid-1990s, "Gone was the tuxedo, replaced by a hoodie."[1]

The album was a commercial failure and after its release, many members of Toronto's hip-hop community began dissing Maestro.[3][4] However, it was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 1995 Juno Awards.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1. "I'm Drinkin' Milk Now" Maestro Fresh-Wes 3:46
2. "Check My Vernacular" Maestro Fresh-Wes 3:14
3. "Pray to da East" Maestro Fresh-Wes Percee P 4:37
4. "Certs wid Out da Retsyn" Maestro Fresh-Wes 4:07
5. "Mic Mechanism" Showbiz 4:13
6. "Makin' Records" Maestro Fresh-Wes 4:49
7. "Fine Tune da Mic" Showbiz Showbiz 3:45
8. "Brown Sugar" Maestro Fresh-Wes 4:32
9. "How Many Styles" Maestro Fresh-Wes 4:36
10. "Dat's My Nigga!!" Maestro Fresh-Wes 4:03
11. "Higher Level" Maestro Fresh-Wes 3:16
12. "Bring It On (Remix)" Showbiz 4:15
13.* "Make It for the Ruff" (bonus track) Showbiz 4:26
14.* "Dat's My Nigga!! (Instrumental)" (bonus track) Maestro Fresh-Wes 3:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Armitage – Assistant Engineer
  • Reid Butscher – Assistant Engineer
  • Chris Conway – Engineer, Mixing
  • Chris Gehringer – Mastering
  • Graham Kennedy – Photography
  • Maestro Fresh-Wes – Producer, Performer
  • Liz Mercado – Assistant Engineer
  • Anton Pukshansky – Bass, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Showbiz – Producer
  • W. Williams – Lyricist
  • Nicole Willis – Photography
  • Dino Zervous – Assistant Engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maestro Fresh-Wes :: Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be From Canada?!! RapReviews. Accessed on May 30, 2010.
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Border Block - Canadian Hip Hop vs. America CBC. Accessed on May 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Fresh rapped Maestro Jam!. Accessed on May 30, 2010.