Born and Raised (EP)

Born and Raised is the debut EP by American hip hop duo Smif-N-Wessun, released on December 3, 2013, under Duck Down Music Inc.. Entirely produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam, the 6-song EP is a blend between reggae and hip hop, and includes guest appearances from Junior Reid, Jr. Kelly, Jahdan Blakkamoore, and DJ Full Factor. The EP was preceded by one single — "Solid Ground" featuring dancehall icon Junior Reid.

Critical reception

reviewer Homer Johnsen gave the album a three out of five, saying "Fans of Smif-N-Wessun will likely be pleased with Born and Raised. It is a notable change from their last effort, Monumental with Pete Rock, which speaks to their versatility as artists. The Reggae flavor is also reminiscent of their raggamuffin-Rap days as Cocoa Brovaz. In all, Born and Raised is an amalgamation of Reggae and Hip Hop that displays Tek and Steele's ability to think inside and outside the box simultaneously."

Track listing