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Rev Run presents Sin Assasinz (1995)

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

In 1995, Rev Run released his self-produced gospel project “Rev Run Presents Zoe Bros, Soul Tempo, Sin Assasinz”. Being the first and only release on Rev Run Records, the album did not do well sales wise. According to Soundscan, it only sold 2,000 copies. Many fans taught that Run was doing this as a publicity stunt, they didn’t follow up on the release.

The hip-hop group Sin Assasinz, rnb/hip-hop group the Zoe Brothers and an a cappella quartet called Soul Tempo were all involved in the project and they each have three solo tracks. I believe that the only group worth checking on this ep is Sin Assasinz. All of their tracks are always on point. The production they received from Run was incredible, JMJ even co-produced on one of the songs.

People are sleeping on this…

“On a recent Sunday, the Bishop had just finished his sermon when Alberto Aponte and Kenneth Cook took the stage before an unlikely gathering of silver-haired matrons and street-toughened youths. Wearing hip-hop gear and pressing microphones to their lips, the 18-year-old rappers from the Bronx began strutting beside the altar with all the macho bravado that fans of rap music have come to expect.

But instead of spewing out the misogynistic and boastfully violent lyrics that send politicians and religious leaders into a tizzy, Sin Assasinz, as they call themselves, rapped about Jesus, heaven and forgiveness.” Andrew Jacobs

01 Sin Assasinz – Things Ain’t What They Used to Be*
02 Sin Assasinz – Precious Lord, Take My Hand-Let Me Stand^
03. Sin Assasinz – What Is a Sin Assassin

Produced by Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons
Additional Production from Larry Smith* & Jam Master Jay^


— Thomas V