Serious (album)

Dead Serious (album)

Dead Serious was the debut album of the hip hop duo Das EFX. The first single, "They Want EFX," was a #25 pop hit and a #5 R&B hit that propelled Dead Serious to platinum status. The song can be heard in episode one, season three of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, titled How I Spent My Summer Vacation. The song was also referenced in the popular teen-soap opera show, Beverly Hills 90210 and is frequently referenced by comedian Dave Chappelle.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums.

Track listing

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Mic Checka" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, Dead Leach Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
2 "Jussummen" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
3 "They Want EFX" A. Weston, W. Hines, J. Brown A. Weston, W. Hines, Kevin Byrdsong (co-producer), Marcus Logan (co-producer) Das Efx
4 "Looseys" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
5 "Dum Dums" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
6 "East Coast" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
7 "If Only" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch, S. Turrentine Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
8 "Brooklyn to T-Neck" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx
9 "Klap Ya Handz" A. Weston, W. Hines, D. Porter Andre Weston, Willie Hines, Dexter James (co-producer) Das Efx
10 "Straight Out the Sewer" A. Weston, W. Hines, C. Charity, D. Lynch Chris Charity, Derek Lynch Das Efx

Samples Used

Album Chart Positions

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1992 Dead Serious #16 #1

Singles Chart Positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Hot Dance Music/Club Play
1992 "Mic Checka" - #22 #1 #10 -
1992 "Straight From Da Sewer" - #66 #3 #35 -
1992 "They Want Efx" #25 #5 #1 #1 #29

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