Release date: 7th April 1992
Label: East West
Producers: Solid Scheme, Das EFX, Dexx
Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):
”Dead Serious is the debut studio album of American hip hop duo Das EFX, released April 7, 1992 on compact disc and audio cassette on East West Records and distributed through Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Firehouse Studios in Brooklyn, New York and at Charlie Marotta’s North Shore Soundworks studio in Long Island, New York. The album was a certified hit, peaking at 16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, topping the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for five weeks and reaching platinum sales by 1993. Well-received upon its release, Dead Serious has since been regarded by music writers as a significant and influential album in hip hop.”
- Listen to Chris Read’s 25th Anniversary Mixtape on Mixcloud.
- The album comes in at #10 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1992.
- The singles ‘They Want EFX’ and ‘Mic Checka’ come in at #3 and #13 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.