Das EFX Celebrate 25 Years Of Dead Serious Rhymes With Reunion Concert
Twenty five years ago next week (April 7), Das EFX released their debut album, Dead Serious. The duo of Dray and Skoob took a giant leap from under EPMD’s Hit Squad umbrella when they released their first LP on EastWest Records. Produced almost entirely by Solid Scheme, this was a “Straight Out The Sewer” attack from the underground that the mainstream loved. Debuting in the Top 20, Met with a platinum response, the LP was the first of six albums that popularized a stuttering flow, inventive diction, and more. Along with contemporaries such as the Fu-Schnickens, Das EFX would change the game, joining K-Solo and Redman (as well as Keith Murray later) in showing the deep family tree rooted around Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith.
In honor of the album, Das EFX (who released Old School Throwback two years ago today) will take the stage April 6 at B.B. King’s in New York City. Joined by former EPMD mix-master/producer DJ Scratch, the show will also feature 1990s contemporary AZ.
This event is presented and hosted by Combat Jack.