Da Dirty 30 – CRU

In 1997, CRU (Yogie, Mighty Ha & Chadeeo) got together and put out Da Dirty 30.  The name Da Dirty 30 comes from how many tracks were on the album, although many were skits.  This would be the first and only album CRU released but is still widely considered a classic throughout the Hip-Hop community.  The record bolstered appearances from the Lox, Black Rob, Slick Rick & Ras Kass and consisted of hits like Loungin’ with my CRU, Just Another Case, Dat Shit, Goines Tale, Live at the Tunnel, and The Ebonic Plague.  I personally still own this tape, which still gets play in my boombox each summer when I’m Ballin.

Just Another Case was the most successfull song from the album and even had a video, the version I have features a verse from Slick Rick.

Live at the Tunnel is my favorite track from the Da Dirty 30 album and features the Rhythm Blunt Cru trading punches with a young and hungry Lox.