June 06, 2021

Def Squad - El Niño (Limited Edition) (1998)

*Contains the "Def Jam: Survival of The Illest, Volume 1
promotional disc as a bonus. 
A photo of the 2 CD's is included in the RAR file.

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: 314 558 343-2

© 1998 Def Jam/Jive Records
As the first album from a genuine hip-hop supergroup, the Def Squad's El Nino has all the makings of a classic release. After all, Erick Sermon, Redman and Keith Murray have all appeared on each other's albums before, but this is the first time they've had the opportunity to tear it loose for the length of a full album. Unfortunately, El Nino doesn't have the power of a full-force storm and, given the combined talents of the crew, it should. Instead of hitting hard and moving into new territory, the group plays it safe, keeping the productions spare and simple, relying on old school breaks and beats. At times, they pull it all together, as on the propulsive "Can You Dig It," but considering the Def Squad's pedigree, El Nino should have been better.

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