The dynamic duo of Tek and Steele known as, Smif-N-Wessun, are survivors of the game of hip-hop. Their street slick rhymes, personal chemistry, and ability to trade the mic smoother than a Henny and Coke, are a testament to team work. Tek and Steele have stood tall in the face of adversity as an impenetrable force. Natives of Brooklyn, New York, Tek and Steele made their first appearance to the world of hip-hop on Black Moon’s 1993 debut, Enta Da’ Stage. The tracks, “Black Smif N’ Wessun” and “U Da Man,” showcased their fierce and unrestricted lyrics.
Tek N’ Steele stormed the masses with hardcore rhymes and a flawless ability to trade the mic without hesitation. “Dah Shinin’, was an album layered with heavy bass lines, razor sharp scratching and a dungeon sound that basted through any roof. While tracks like, “Timbz N’ Hood Check,” told of the underbelly of street life, “Won Time,” discussed the results of snitching; “Cession At Da Doghillee,” previewed the soon to be Boot Camp Clik and the jazz influenced Brooklyn anthem, ”Buck Town,” became a Duck Down trademark.
The duo of Tek and Steele, have shown themselves to be more than emcees. Hitting hip hop music with a raw and un-duplicable style, business sense and survival skills, the name, Smif-N-Wessun, shines above the rest.