Black Moon ‘Enta Da Stage’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 19th October 1993

Label: Wreck / Nervous

Producers: Da Beatminerz, Buckshot

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Enta da Stage is the debut album of American East Coast hip hop group Black Moon, released on October 19, 1993 through Nervous Records. The album was produced by DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz. Enta da Stagefeatures the debut of underground hip hop duo Smif-N-Wessun, as well as appearances from Havoc of Mobb Deep and Dru Ha, the co-founder of Duck Down Records. Despite being critically acclaimed and having two singles that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 (“Who Got da Props?” and “I Got Cha Opin”), the album sold poorly, and is often overlooked in favor of subsequent East Coast albums such as Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, and The Infamous. Nonetheless, Enta da Stage preceded those releases and served as a precursor to the resurgence of the New York hip hop scene in the mid-1990s.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #5 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1993.

- The track ‘How Many MCs’ appears on the Classic Material 1993 Mixtape.

- The track ‘Who Got Da Props’ appears on our 1993 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

Listen: Spotify / Youtube

Purchase: Discogs

Classic Material