808Factory proudly presents SMIFNWESSUN
Representing Brownsville & Bed Stuy Brooklyn, rap duo Smif-N-Wessun, Tek and Steele, first appeared on Black Moon’s debut album Enta Da Stage in 1993. Adding relentless rhymes to tracks “U da Man” and “Black Smif N’ Wessun,” the pair paved the way for the Brooklyn Supergroup Boot Camp Clik.Smif-N-Wessun released their classic debut Dah Shinin’ January 10, 1995 on Nervous Records. The album was noted for its hardcore lyrical content and gritty production, handled by Da Beatminerz production crew and was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums of all time.After receiving a cease and desist letter from Smith & Wesson firearm company, the duo rebranded themselves Cocoa Brovaz in 1996. Under this new moniker, they released their second album The Rude Awakening.In late 2005 they reactivated their original moniker and released Smif-N-Wessun: Reloaded.
They followed that with Smif-N-Wessun: The Album, two years later. In 2011, they collaborated with hip-hop legend Pete Rock on the album Monumental, which also featured guest spots from Styles P, Memphis Bleek, Raekwon, Bun B and others. In late 2013, they drew on their reggae influences for the EP Born and Raised that included contributions from Jahdan Blakkamoore and Junior Reid, among others. The duo’s seventh album The ALL was released in 2019 produced by 9th Wonder & The Soul Council.