#30thAnniversary – Black Moon “Enta da Stage”

When you talk about grimy NYC Hip Hop, you need to have “Enta da Stage” at the top of that list. The first album from 5Ft. Excellerator, Buckshot Shorty and DJ Evil Dee aka Black Moon didn’t have the success of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” or “Illmatic” commercially, but can easily be mentioned in the same sentence as those classics. The filthy boom bap productions of Evil Dee and his brother Mr Walt, known as Da Beatminerz, combined with the smooth but menacing flow of Buckshot is an impeccable amalgam. It’s an all killer, no filler LP, but even the remixes are as good, if not better, than the album cut. The best example is the remix of “Buck Em Down”, where The Beatminerz re-flipped the Donald Byrd “Wind Parade” sample, giving even more swing to the beat than on the original, creating the perfect backdrop for Buckshot to switch his flow into a melodic lyrical barrage. Undoubtedly one of the best Hip Hop tracks ever created.

For the album, videos, remixes, b-sides, live performances and interviews, just scroll down. You can also dig in the samples on www.whosampled.com. Enjoy!

Full album on YouTube:

Stream on Spotify & Apple Music.


  • Who Got da Props?
  • How Many MC’s…
  • Buck Em Down
  • I Got Cha Opin

Remixes & B-Sides:

  • Who Got The Props (Evil Dee’s Deadly Mix)
  • Who Got The Props (MW Smooth Mix)
  • F * * k It Up (Rugged And Ruff Mix)
  • Act Like U Want It (F.A.P. Mix)
  • How Many Emcee’s (Must Get Dissed) (Bushwick Jeep Mix)
  • I Got Cha Opin (Da Beatminerz Remix)
  • Reality (Killing Every…)
  • Buck Em Down (Da Beatminerz Remix)
  • Murder MC’s (B Side Vocals)
  • U Da Man (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
  • Headz Aint Redee (Original Buckshot Mix)
  • Headz Aint Redee (Beatminerz Remix)

Live Performances & Interviews:

25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read:

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