If we are talking 1994 it is ‘Illmatic’ and ‘Ready To Die’ that most will remember but, Jeru The Damaja’s stunning debut ‘The Sun Rises In The East’, produced from start to finish by DJ Premier, shouldn’t be forgotten. Check ‘Da Bitchez’ on Code of the Streets mixtape for a reminder of why.
The highlight of the album has to be the classic first single ‘Come Clean’ - a faultless hip-hop tune with a dripping-tap beat which provides the perfect bassline to Jeru’s rhyming. ‘The Sun Rises In The East’ is a reminder of how music can make you think about your place in the world, so reach for this album. For enlightenment and a unique perspective, look to the horizon in the east.