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Straight Up Sewaside
Das Efx
Straight Up Sewaside
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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All Artists: Das Efx
Title: Straight Up Sewaside
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: East/West Records
Original Release Date: 11/16/1993
Release Date: 11/16/1993
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679226525, 094171424710

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A collector's item.
L. Clotman | Philly, PA | 02/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this album in a used CD store many years after its release and was shocked at how good it still sounds. Fuggedabout the lyrically bankrupt emcees you see atop the Billboard 100--Dray and Skoob pioneered the streetcorner, tag team, battle-rhyme style and clearly had a profound influence on cats like Meth and Redman.My personal favoites on this album are "Check it Out and "Baknaffek"; songs in which Das Efx's creativity is magnified by their high-octane delivery. And songs like "Kaught in Da Ak" display their storytelling ability--something that was overlooked during their heyday. These are not your average emcees rhyming the last syllable of each sentence as they talk about money, women and guns. Instead, this is a collection of sreet ciphers of the highest caliber created back when hip hop was... (you fill in the blank).Also worth mentioning are the production skills of Solid Scheme (Chris Charity and Derek Lynch). Expert sampling of hip hop classics, some skillful scratching and funky beats complement the two emcees by creating a sonic landscape that's as grimy as the tracks of the 1 and 9 train lines that bisect the Bronx. Cop this joint ... and treasure it."
The best of das efx
Kd | 03/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved dead serious and was expecting something different to this before I heard it. Hip hop was large in '93, and there was so much stuff out. Then this dropped and it was the definition of heavily rippin sh#t on the mic over some mad beats, it was all fun and nothing too serious like hip hop should be. They made some good witty and funny lyrics flow with humour and just general reference metaphores that were light and worked perfect with the tracks. The production was highest grade with perfect mixing and mastering. I think most of the tracks except 3 were tight over and over again. And 'check it out' was heating my amp and damaging my speakers when I first heard that beat. Altogether I would say it was definately a classic album and one worth getting. I liked das efx more until just after their 2000 album where I felt they were not that raw anymore and had lost a lot of what I liked about their style. But anyways, for now If you are thinking of getting this or buying some real hip hop classics. Make sure you get this album. Hope I helped. Peace!"
BthaSmoov1 | ATL,USA | 01/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a classic Das-EFX release. Almost every track was a hit, not like their debut. This group is still making music, just got to look in the sewa! (HIT SQUAD IS THE S**T)"