Sun Rises in the East - (Import CD)

Jeru the Damaja

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Categories
Hip-HopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. R&B
  3. East Coast Rap
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Producer
Kendrick Jeru Davis; DJ Premier
Title
The Sun Rises in the East
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel includes: Jeru The Damaja (rap).
Recorded at D&D Recording Studio, New York, New York.
As the title indicates, THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST is one of a handful of albums (also including Nas' ILLMATIC, Mobb Deep's INFAMOUS, and Black Moon's ENTA DA STAGE) that put the East Coast back on the hiphop map. West Coasters Dr. Dre and Snoop had stolen the spotlight with THE CHRONIC back in the summer of 1992. Jeru helped to usher in a renaissance of true-school rap.
SUN was entirely produced by hardcore composer DJ Premier, and the album represents his finest work. The beats themselves are nothing short of mindblowing. Shelly Manne's waterphones ("Come Clean") and the off-kilter piano loop on "D.Original" are worked into soundscapes worthy of Philip Glass or Steve Reich without any compromise of the music's ineluctable street appeal. In contrast to other Premier undertakings--where sterling production languishes beneath mediocre or inconsistent vocals--Jeru matches the producer in quality. His rhymes are at once simple and complex, employing an offbeat cadence and a compelling narrative flow. Even the ostensibly misogynistic "Da Bichez" breaks the mold, showing love to the queens and young ladies who defy the titular epithet.

BarCode
769712401122
Country of Origin
USA
Barcode
0769712401122
Label
Full Frequency Range Recordings (US
Studio / Live
Studio
Performer
Jeru the Damaja
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Intro (Life)
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] D. Original
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Brooklyn Took It
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Perverted Monks in Tha House (Skit)
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mental Stamina
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Da Bichez
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] You Can't Stop the Prophet
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Perverted Monks in Tha House (Theme)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ain't the Devil Happy
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] My Mind Spray
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Come Clean
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Jungle Music
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Statik
Artists
  1. Jeru the Damaja
Distributor
Fontana Distribution
Previews

The Source (8/94, p.86) - 4 Stars - Slammin' - "...the music both contrasts and compliments his disjointed flow and deep poetical lyricism..."
Melody Maker (8/13/94, p.33) - Bloody Essential - "...hypnotic and chilling as a blues party on Pluto...Another step forward for hip hop..."
NME (Magazine) (6/18/94, p.34) - 7 - Very Good - "...Jeru is more original than most...there are delights aplenty here..."

Duration
39m 39s
Video Disabled
0
Engineer
Eddie Sancho

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