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The Sun Rises in the East [Import]

Jeru the Damaja Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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1. Intro (Life)
2. D. Original
3. Brooklyn Took It
4. Perverted Monks In Tha House (Skit)
5. Mental Stamina
6. Da Bichez
7. You Can't Stop The Prophet
8. Perverted Monks In Tha House (Theme)
9. Ain't The Devil Happy
10. My Mind Spray
11. Come Clean
12. Jungle Music
13. Statik

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When a Rastafarian MC stole the show on Gang Starr's posse cut "I'm the Man" (from their Daily Operation LP), rap fans took notice. And they were not disappointed by Jeru the Damaja's aptly titled debut, The Sun Rises in the East. His ability to drop rhymes filled with Biblical references and simultaneously speak out against the C.R.E.A.M credo that permeates hip-hop is unparalleled. The Brooklyn mic fiend's vast vocabulary and clear delivery are on display on "Mental Stamina," where he gloats that he's a "Phoenician with more stamina than a Christian," as he introduces the world to rhyme partner Afu Ra. And the street anthem "Come Clean" features DJ Premier--arguably hip-hop's best producer--at his finest (check the drippy faucet sample). This album isn't without controversy, however. On "Da Bichez," Jeru draws a distinction between what he calls "bitches" and "young ladies" over a hot horn loop. But in spite of some inconsistencies in his stance as a prophet, this 40-minute album contains no filler, and remains his best work to date. --Dalton Higgins

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty, Raw, Grimy production March 13 2013
By Paul
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you enjoy raw, dark, grimy beats then this album is for you. Premier comes through with some real bangers here and this is probably his best work as a producer to date. This is a must have album for any fan of hardcore East Coast rap.
If you like mainstream hip hop stay far away from this album because this will not be for you.
Stay thirst my friends...
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4.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC HIP HOP July 6 2010
Format:Audio CD
great rapper, best beat ever and powerful songs! a living legend in the hip hop industry for sure. but why is Jeru always dissing Christians like that? check out the lyrics of "Mental Stamina" on that CD and check out the lyrics of the song "Whatever" on the Wrath of Math CD. that's the only thing that I don't like with him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If You Don't Know I Aint Gonna Tell Ya May 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
One word...Primo...
Classic DJ Premier production and knowledge droppin from Jeru on a solid debut...no filler here,just straight mind expanding hip hop with the best producer in the game behind the boards...Afu-Ra slides thru on the album with some lyrical kung-fu and "Come Clean" is a hip hop classic...buy it if u aint got it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The sun rises in the east April 15 2004
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
This is another certified Headbanger in Rap this one is by the Dirty Rotten Scoundrall and this is his 1994 Classic the Sun Rises in the East and it contains some good material on it.I would recommend it to any serious rap listener like my self.
Here is the song by song review of this album that is good.
1.The Intro/Life-This is a great introduction
2.D.Original-The Dirty Rotten Scoundral him self 9/10
3.Brooklyn Took it-This is another good rap song 9.5/10
5.Mental Stamina-This features Afu-Ra this is very nice 10/10
6.Da B*****Z-Has classic samples from DJ Premier 10/10
7.You can't stop the prophet-called a concept classic 9/10
9.Aint the Devil Happy-what a beat by Premo classic 10/10
10.My Mind Spray-This is a classic what sampling 9.5/10
11.Come Clean-such a good and timeless song this is great 10/10
12.Jungle Music-Has some good jungle backgrounds 9/10
13.Static-The last song on this album a great album 9/10
This is a great album and you will not be dissapointed it is
Jeru the Damaja doing his style and DJ Premier doing his production like he is always is doing a nice album
Lyrics 10/10 Production 10/10 X factor 10/10 Style 10/10 Voice10
Music 10/10 Innovative 10/10 Classic 10/10 Guest 10/10 Blends 10
Overall=100 wich means a 5 Mic Classic ***** Classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic fire from the underground March 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
"The Sun Rises In The East" is one of the true centerpieces of the mid 90's east coast underground resurgence. It also resides in the pantheon of astonishing debut albums keeping company with era classics such as "Illmatic" and "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)." Showcasing some of the best production of DJ Premier's career (outside of his group Gang Starr) the dense, bass heavy, jazz influenced backdrops are at once subtle and engaging. The production while very formidable only serves to amplify the intensity Jeru's lyrical proposals bring forth. Nearly verging on being a braggart (it's a line he deserves to approach, if not step over, given his well known slept on status) he explains in vivid detail why he is an alpha class lyricist, and why his views on topics such as ignorance, jealousy, black on black crime, and money hungry other halves are the most accessible and correct to any black man who truly gives them thought.
Highlights include the masterpieces "Come Clean," "Ain't the Devil Happy" and "You Can't Stop The Prophet" as well as the absolute guilty pleasure (given politically correct attitudes) "Da Bitchez" and "D.Original." Succeeding albums by Jeru The Damaja did capture similar moments of excellence, but none were as seamlessly electrifying as a whole. Listening to this album is an outright prerequisite to anyone who claims to really know, or want's to really know, what the ABC'S of hip hop are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Please...Come Clean Aug. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
If there is a song that represents the golden era(in my opinion) of hip-hop "Come Clean" is definitely one of them. Jeru, with his phenominal lyricism, and tight beats to go with it, still would crush any so-called rapper in the mainstream now.
If anything, you would think it not being more than 10 years old that "The Sun Rises in the East" would be used as the present standard for quality hip-hip.
Anyway, that being said. This is definitely a collectors item, and a life long head nodding piece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 10 stars July 9 2003
By Free
Format:Audio CD
This album is 10 stars even though Amazon only provides 5! Jeru drops knowledge on each track, he is not your everyday MC. He is one of my top 5 no doubt, up there with KRS, Chuck D and G Rap. If you are a hip hop head you have to have Jeru's Sun Rises in the East. This was a great period for Hip Hop. Black Moon's first album, Wu-Tang's first album, Dr. Dre's the Chronic (a little before in 1992) and Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt all get honorable mention, but this album is blowing them out because it is more balanced, street smarts, hardcore, intelligence, and even spiritual. Take Guru's smoothness, with Killah Priest's biblical knowledge/spiritualness and mix it with street smarts and you got Sun Rises in the East.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Guru could ever wish to be June 12 2003
By G. Mack
Format:Audio CD
This album is better than ANY Gangstarr Album. This is an hard thing to say, being that I love Gangstarr's music. . .but the bottom line is that Jeru is better on the mic than Guru, and furthermore, Premo's beats on this album exceed his overall production on any other. And by the way, the hit single "Come Clean" is not even close to the best song on this album. The only negative to this CD is that it is less than 40 minutes long. . .too bad. And don't bother buying any of Jeru's other LP's because this one is the best by a long shot.
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