39. Smif N Wessun, Dah Shinin'
Release Date: 1/10/1995
After a string of dope Black Moon remixes, Da Beatminerz really hit their stride with Dah Shinin', which no stands as their crowning achievement in terms of the Bucktown sound they introduced. Rumbling, filtered bass, neck-snapping drums and eerie samples make tracks like "Wontime" nothing short of ruthless. Tek and Steele play their position perfectly, expertly populating each song with the right mix of gun talk and survival stories while they rep the Boot Camp Clik.
With gems like "Sound Bwoy Buriell" and the Roy Ayres driven "Home Sweet Home" at their disposal, Smif N Wessun presents a portrait of the rugged "old" Brooklyn that's now disappearing in a sea of Whole Foods, craft beers, and fixed gear bikes. Long live Bucktown.