Dah Shinin'

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Dah Shinin'
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 10, 1995 (1995-01-10)
StudioD&D Studios (New York, NY)
Smif-N-Wessun chronology
Dah Shinin'
The Rude Awakening
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
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Source3/5 stars[2]

Dah Shinin' is the debut studio album by American East Coast hip hop duo Smif-N-Wessun. It was released on January 10, 1995 via Wreck/Nervous Records. Recording sessions took place at D&D Studios in New York City. Production was handled by Da Beatminerz. It features guest appearance from the Boot Camp Clik. The album peaked at number 59 on the Billboard 200.


Members Tek and Steele made their debut previously on Black Moon's classic 1993 album Enta da Stage. Dah Shinin' was noted for its hardcore lyrical content and production, which was provided by Da Beatminerz members DJ Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, Rich Blak and Baby Paul.[3]

The album marked the arrival of hip hop supergroup, the Boot Camp Clik, a prominent rap crew of the 1990s. The group includes Black Moon member Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah and Originoo Gunn Clappaz, as well as Tek and Steele. All members make an appearance on the posse cut "Cession at da Doghillee".[4]

The album has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States, and includes the underground single "Bucktown".[5] In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.

The album's cover draws its inspiration from Roy Ayers Ubiquity's 1972 album He's Coming.

Track listing[edit]

1."Timz n Hood Chek"DJ Evil Dee3:17
Mr. Walt4:05
3."Wontime" (featuring Rock)
Baby Paul3:54
5."Sound Bwoy Bureill" (featuring Top Dog and Starang Wondah)
  • DJ Evil Dee
  • Mr. Walt
  • Yates Jr.
  • Williams
  • W. Dewgarde
Mr. Walt2:55
  • Yates Jr.
  • Williams
  • E. Dewgarde
  • DJ Evil Dee
  • Mr. Walt
8."Stand Strong"
  • Yates Jr.
  • Williams
  • E. Dewgarde
DJ Evil Dee4:10
9."Shinin........"/"Next Shit" (featuring Buckshot)E. Dewgarde/
DJ Evil Dee/Mr. Walt5:30
10."Cession at da Doghillee" (featuring Boot Camp Clik)
DJ Evil Dee5:15
  • Williams
  • Yates Jr.
  • E. Dewgarde
DJ Evil Dee5:09
12."Home Sweet Home"
  • Williams
  • Yates Jr.
  • Hendricks
Baby Paul4:44
13."Wipe Ya Mouf"
  • Yates Jr.
  • Williams
  • Blake
  • Hendricks
Baby Paul4:45
14."Let's Git It On" (featuring Rock)
  • Bush
  • Yates Jr.
  • Williams
  • E. Dewgarde
  • W. Dewgarde
  • DJ Evil Dee
  • Mr. Walt
15."P.N.C. (Intro)" DJ Evil Dee1:06
  • Williams
  • Yates Jr.
  • E. Dewgarde
DJ Evil Dee5:41
Total length:1:07:35



Year Song Chart positions
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rap US Dance
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


  1. ^ Witt, Chris. "Dah Shinin' - Smif-N-Wessun | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  2. ^ https://ifihavent.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/classic-reviews-dah-shinin-in-the-source-1995/
  3. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2012/11/the-50-greatest-debut-albums-in-hip-hop-history-/smif-n-wessun-dah-shinin
  4. ^ http://theboombox.com/smif-n-wessuns-da-shinin-20-year-anniversary
  5. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/01/smif-n-wessun-dah-shinin-album
  6. ^ "Cocoa Brovaz Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "Cocoa Brovaz Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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