Shut 'Em Down

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This article is about the music album by Onyx. For other uses, see Shut 'Em Down (disambiguation).
Shut 'Em Down
Studio album by Onyx
Released June 2, 1998 (US)
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore rap, underground rap
Label Def Jam, Jam Master Jay Records
Onyx chronology
All We Got Iz Us
(1995)
Shut 'Em Down
(1998)
Bacdafucup Part II
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Shut 'Em Down is the third album from rap group Onyx. it was released on June 2, 1998 through Def Jam. The album marked the group's highest debut on the Billboard 200, peaking at #10. Two singles were released from the album, "React", which features the very first major label appearance of 50 Cent and "Shut 'Em Down, featuring DMX. Another single, "The Worst", a collaboration with members of the Wu-Tang Clan, previously appeared on the Ride soundtrack. The album reached gold sales status by the RIAA.

"Shut 'Em Down (Remix)" has been featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It Was Onyx" – 0:48
  2. "Raze It Up" – 4:00
  3. "Street Nigguz"– 4:54
  4. "Shut 'Em Down"– 3:58 (Featuring DMX)
  5. "Broke Willies"– 3:49
  6. "For Nothin'"– 0:18
  7. "Rob & Vic"– 4:54 (Featuring Chocolate)
  8. "Face Down" – 4:40
  9. "Cops"– 0:51
  10. "Conspiracy"– 4:31 (Featuring Clay the Raider)
  11. "Black Dust"– 3:54
  12. "One Nation" – 0:37
  13. "React"– 4:09 (Featuring 50 Cent, Bonifucco, X1 and Still Livin')
  14. "Veronica"– 4:29 (Featuring Sunshine)
  15. "Fuck Dat"- 4:58
  16. "Ghetto Starz"– 3:34 (Featuring Lost Boyz)
  17. "Take That"– 1:27
  18. "The Worst"- 5:34 (Featuring Raekwon, Method Man, and Killa Sin)
  19. "Overshine"– 3:59 (Featuring All City)
  20. "Shut 'Em Down" (Remix)– 4:14 (Featuring Noreaga and Big Pun)

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