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  • Audio CD (7 April 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002JP2
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mic Checka
2. Jussummen
3. They Want EFX
4. Looseys
5. Dum Dums
6. East Coast
7. If Only
8. Brooklyn To T-Neck
9. Klap Ya Handz
10. Straight Out The Sewer

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Format: Audio CD
This album is really a masterpiece in hip hop. The duo who share the same, original style had developed it by not hearing much of the other hip hop happening except Brand Nubian. The nonsense uses of the word iggity helped create this infections, fun and crazy piece of music. The beats are funky and quirky and were handled by the rap duo as well as a production duo called Solid Scheme and not EPMD like you might have expected. The album is only 10 songs long but at least this means no (or very little) filler! Early on I had a problem with the heavy delay on some of the songs' vocals such as Jussummen which I found annoying at first but I guess it adds character to it. Every track has it's own feel but similarity too and are thoroughly enjoyable with their heightened energy and character. This was when Das EFX was at it's peak and is really a must have album for all hip hop enthusiasts. It looks like Sainsbury's is the only major store that currently sells it though which is a damn shame! There are also some great remixes to the songs on this album by Pete Rock among others so look out for them too.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By barryw@quista.net on 27 Jun 2000
Format: Audio CD
an awesome c.d. full of phat beats groovy guitar rifts and some of the best lyrics without being overly offensive.it lends itself to early dela soul and pharcyde. If you loved bizzare ride to the ... (pharcyde) you'll love it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Diggity Dead Siggidy Serious 6 Oct 2005
By Carltouis Stevenson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This duo founded by EPMD by the name Das Efx had so much originality that it actually may have hurt a more prosperous career as the entire industry began mocking their style. The debut, Dead Serious is comprised of nursery rhymes and a stutter step flow that originated from this LP. Maybe thought of as a gimmick, but this was East Coast hip-hop in its purest form. Filled with simple funk samples that acknowledged the flow. The fulfillment is in the orthodox lyrics by Crazy Drazy and Books.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Dasheikz2Centz: I Diggity Make The Wonder Twins Deactivate. Whoooey!! 6 Oct 2005
By DASHEIK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
How could u give this album anything but 5 stars, mics whatever. This is the most original and imitated group and album of all time! IZ u STUPID?!! Man! I played this album over and over and over... These dudes should definitely be in the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame! And don't listen to fools that say some of these tracks are wack. There are no whack Das Efx songs anywhere in the world. Buy this one. Definitely.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Copied but never duplicated 17 May 2004
By Kevin G. Pitchford - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Das Efx was one of the most immitated artists in the early 90's.
Lyrically and style wise they were as original as it comes.
Even there look was unlike any other. There are a few filler songs on this cd. But They want efx, Microphone checker
and Straight from the Sewer are 3 classics.Even the videos
for each of these songs stand the test of time in there originalty.
And if your tired of rap songs and videos looking and sounding
like commercials for whatever products these new artists are endorsing. Then You will love Das Efx. From the parka jackets to the gas masks there is nothing pretty about these cats. This
is music for men made by men before all these artists catered
to females (ll.cool j) .
All in all this is a classic album. That no real hip-hop fan
should be without.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HORRIBLY UNDERRATED GEM 5 Oct 2005
By Big J Moreno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Man, I can't tell you how cool it was to find this album. It's not candy-coated cheesy pop-rap crap [...] that they pan out these days. These 2 MCs, Dre and Skoob (no not Dr. Dre) have some of the most zaniest, craziest, catchiest rhymes ever. They're just so unique. For example, they throw in a lot of "iggity" ends onto their words and have pop-culture references coming out the wazoo such as "no more pork sausages mom", a song called Dum-Dums (remember those lollipops?), "if yer happy and ya know it clap ya hands", etc. It goes on and on, I don't know how they kept thinking of them but they do. I think it's pretty damn amazing how they keep up with themselves and have amazing flow. They also have nice beats to go along with them, not those half-@$$ed lame obnoxious ones that are in rap now. Yeah don't expect to really get the party "krunked" or whatever with this album. This is only for people with good taste in rap. It's very casual and laid back, these guys don't take themselves too seriously which I see as a VERY good thing. So I guess it makes the album title a little ironic. Here's a brief rundown of the songs.

1- Mic Checka 10/10
Nice beat goin' on here, goes perfectly with the song here which of course is littered with pop culture references like Hawaiian punch, goldilocks, flintstones, etc. They're talkin about how theyre pretty good MCs on stage.

2- Jussummen 10/10 SWEET song, once again the brilliant pop culture filled flow. They're being pretty modest here calling themselves "Jus some men thats on the mic". Very nice.

3- They Want EFX 50/10 This is THE rap song dude. This was I guess the "hit" off the album. It had a pretty cool video w/ the guys in a dark tunnel. You just have to listen to it.

4- Looseys 7/10 all right song, one of my least favorites though.
If I remember correctly, according to the Dave Chapelle show a loosey is a single loose cigarette. Not sure if that's what they're talking about though.

5- Dum Dums- Yeah those lollipops ruled. But anyway, pretty good song and probably the slowest on the album. I think it's about a chick that Dre or Skoob wanted to get with but couldn't. And GASP! almost no pop-culture references!

6- East Coast - 9/10 A nice song representing the place where real hip-hop was born- the East Coast. The "iggities" return strong in this song. Also talking about private benjamins, terminator, etc. Includes a sample of the original Rappers Delight by Sugarhill gang.

7- If Only 8/10 This song has a cool melody that makes me feel I'm in an old super hero movie. Yeah don't ask.

8- Brooklyn to T-Neck 9/10 Cool tune with one of funkier beats on the album, this is one of the songs you would be able to dance to if you really wanted to.

9- Klap Ya Handz 9/10 A nice upbeat track here with something like a crowd roaring and whistling that's incorporated into the beat, once again these guys show how unique they are. Another decent song to dance too. One of my faves on the album.

10- Straight out the Sewers 8/10 In this song the boys are a little more louder and in your face while rapping. It kinda drowns out the beat which is ok since it's not one of the best on the cd. Has a cool car crash sound effect in the middle.

I'm telling you people, I just can't get enough from these guys. Dre and Skoob along with all the other early 90s/80s rap acts makes me not so ashamed to like rap. I will now proceed to spread the word of quality rap onto the unlucky misguided souls who listen to FIDDY and other losers.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great listen 27 July 2005
By ctrx - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Das Efx was a group that's kind of been forgotten through the years, but Dre and Skoob made some of the most entertaining raps of the nineties, especially on "Dead Serious". The Brooklyn boys are never really serious, and they are talented in their speed and raps. The production matches their lyrics and this is a really great album.

The first three songs on the album are the best. "Mic Checka" has a good guitar beat and the entertaining raps that become standard for the album. "Jussummen" introduces the boys as, well, "jussummen that's on the mic". "They Want Efx" is a classic, you still hear it today, because of the head spinning raps and "siggity stiggity liggitys" and the crazy beat. There are a lot of funny references to 90s culture if you listen to it. "Dum Dums", "Klap Ya Handz", and "Brooklyn to T-Neck" are all good too. I really like "If Only", which has a saxophone in the chorus and good bass with the good lyrics. "Straight From The Sewer" shows the playfullness that Das Efx was known for and ends the album on a good note.

Although Das Efx's name may be somewhat forgotten, their influence was felt in rap. Everyone from Rev Run to Kris Kross to Young Black Teenagers were saying "iggitys" in his raps by the nineties. "Dead Serious" is a really fun album to listen to, and all ten songs are good, and you can sit down and listen to the whole thing.
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