Friday, April 10, 2009


The second album from Dray and Skoob is their first drop after the break up of EPMD and the Hit Squad (which included the Def Squad at the time). While Redman and Keith Murray decided to roll with Erick Sermon, Das EFX stayed with PMD/Parrish Smith. Personally, I think that was a mistake since this album was virtually ignored; which is a problem since I think it's better than their platinum debut. They would go on to have a solid career, probably more solid than, say, Keith Murray, but I think these guys could've been just as popular as Redman had they rolled with E Double -- who had the 90's on lock at one point. They did drop the "iggety" style on this album since so many people bit their style (everyone from Masta Ace to Kriss Kross was biting their shit) and, to my surprise, it was still really, really good.

Straight Up Sewaside [Eastwest 1993]

1. Intro
2. Undaground Rappa
3. Gimme Dat Microphone
4. Check It Out
5. Interlude
6. Freakit
7. Rappaz
8. Interview
9. Baknaffek
10. Kaught In Da Ak
11. Wontu
12. Krazy Wit Da Books
13. It'z Like Dat
14. Host Wit Da Most (Rappaz Remix)

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