- Performer Das EFX
- Title Phat Classics
- Other formats TTA DXD MIDI MP1 WAV MP2 DTS
- Genre Rap
- Size MP3 1800 mb
- Size FLAC 1252 mb
- Rating: 4.2
- Votes: 395
Hold It Down is the third album by Brooklyn-based Rap duo Das EFX, released on September 26, 1995 via East West Records. It contains production from acclaimed producers such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Easy Mo Bee. The track "Represent the Real" featuring KRS-One is the same version which appears on KRS-One's 1995 album KRS-One.
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The duo Das EFX emerged in 1991 from the well-established East Coast Hip-Hop scene. The group is composed of Willie Skoob Hines and Andre Krazy Drayz Weston. With their first album Dead serious released in 1992, the group creates a mini-revolution by using an ultra-fast rap associated with funky beats. The album was a commercial success. The following year, Das EFX released their second LP Straight up Sewaside", Hold it down in 1995, and Generation EFX in 1998. Their last album was "How We Do" which was released in 2003.
It is an uncompromisingly and raw album, where Das EFX changed their style to one with harder edges. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Hold It Down can be seen as the rebirth of Das EFX. The American hip-hop duo worked together with acclaimed producers as DJ Premier and Pete Rock. The beats aren't the only superior factor of this album, the lyrics are just as good. It's one of those underground classics which didn't came the whole way to reach the surface. But nowadays it can be seen as one of the finer hip-hop albums from the early nineties. It is an uncompromisingly and raw album, where Das EFX changed their style to one with harder edges
Das EFX never quite recovered from the perception that their hyperspeed rhyming style was little more than a novelty. Not only were they written off in some quarters, but their hard-edged, rhyme-centric style was overshadowed by the moked-out gangsta funk coming from the West Coast. Hold It Down, their third album, suffered not only from these problems, but the fact that it wasn't very good. On the other hand, its follow-up, Generation EFX, is a hard-hitting return to form.
Classics like They Want EFX and Freakit showcase Das EFX‘s innovative nature to the fullest. Newer hits like Microphone Master with Mobb Deep, and Rap Scholar featuring Redman round out the disc nicely. Unfortunately, the compilation is missing one of Das EFX‘s greatest hits, the original Real Hip Hop, a track that would prove to be an asset to this package. The Very Best of Das EFX is certainly not for everyone, as its dark melodies and tag-team, complex rhyme patterns don’t lend themselves to ears yearning for pop hits
|A1||If Only (Album Mix)|
|A2||Klap Ya Handz (Album Mix)|
|A3||Straight Out The Sewer (Album Mix)|
|B1||They Want EFX (Dead Serious Remix)|
|B2||They Want EFX (Album Mix)|
|B3||They Want EFX (Remix)|
|B4||Jusseman (Album Mix)|
|C1||Mic Checka (Remix)|
|C2||Mic Checka (Album Mix)|
|D1||They Want EFX (Instrumental)|
|D2||Mic Checka (Instrumental Remix)|
|D3||Jusseman (Instrumental Remix)|
|D4||They Want EFX (Dub Mix)|