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“Shell Shock” is an incredibly rare release by rap group The Crimies hailing from Compton, California. This single, released in 1997, showcases the raw talent and unique sound of The Crimies. Released exclusively on cassette tape by Aw Records, this single features one track, “Shell Shock,” on both sides of the tape.
The track was produced by A. Waters and co-produced by Doc CE, with lyrics penned by Doc CE, Chess Nut, and Daleon. J. Campbell engineered and mixed “Shell Shock” at Invisable Studio, capturing the gritty essence of the group’s sound. The single features DJ scratches by Ace and additional contributions by The Mystro.
As an executive producer, A. Waters played a significant role in shaping the sound and vision of “Shell Shock.” The release is manufactured and distributed by Kingswood Records in association with Family Records. The address provided on the cassette tape is P.O. Box 2102, Artesia, CA 90702-2102, and the release is marked with AW/Family Records copyright.
The rarity of this one-track tape-only release, coupled with its origins in Compton, California, makes “Shell Shock” a highly sought-after collector’s item for fans of underground hip-hop and West Coast rap. The single serves as a testament to the talent and potential of The Crimies in the late 90s hip-hop scene.
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