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Black Moon's Enta Da Stage 25th anniversary mixtape by Chris Read

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Black Moon's Enta Da Stage 25th anniversary mixtape by Chris Read
Black Moon's Enta Da Stage 25th anniversary mixtape by Chris Read

    Released October 19, 1993, Black Moon‘s classic debut LP Enta Da Stage celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Produced entirely by Da Beatminerz, the album’s production style epitomises early ’90s East Coast boom bap sonics with laid back, filtered jazz-funk samples meeting crunchy drums, cut choruses and gritty wordplay. In celebration of the anniversary, we’ve teamed up once again with WhoSampled to present this exclusive mixtape pairing album tracks and remixes with their sample sources, interview snippets and more. Mixed by Chris Read.


    1. Black Moon – Niguz Talk Shit (DJ Evil Dee ’96 Instrumental)
    2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
    3. Barry White – Playing Your Game (sampled in ‘I Got Cha Opin (Remix)’)
    4. Black Moon – Rap City Interview 1993
    5. Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
    6. Grover Washington Jr. – Hydra (sampled in ‘How Many MCs’)
    7. Black Moon – How Many MCs
    8. Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy [Extract] (sampled in ‘How Many MCs’)
    9. Black Moon – Murder MCs
    10. Lee Dorsey – Get Out My Life Woman [Loop] (sampled in ‘U Da Man’)
    11. Black Moon feat Dru Ha, Havoc & Smif N Wessun – U Da Man
    12. Ahmad Jamal – Misdemeanor (sampled in ‘Black Smif N Wessun’)
    13. Black Moon feat Smif N Wessun – Black Smif N Wessun
    14. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (sampled in ‘Black Smif N Wessun’)
    15. Baby Huey – Hard Times [Loop] (sampled in ‘Powaful Impak!’)
    16. A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders of the New School – Scenario [Extract] (sampled in 'Powaful Impak!')
    17. Black Moon – Powaful Impak!
    18. Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidinanda (sampled in ‘Enta Da Stage’)
    19. Cannonball Adderley – Eye of the Cosmos [Extract] (sampled in ‘Enta Da Stage’)
    20. James Brown – It’s A New Day So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn [Extract] (sampled in ‘Enta Da Stage’)
    21. Black Moon – Enta Da Stage
    22. Boogie Down Productions – We In There [Loop] (sampled in ‘Make Munne’)
    23. Alyson Williams – I Need Your Lovin [Loop] (sampled in ‘Make Munne’)
    24. Black Moon – Make Munne
    25. Tyrone Washington – Submission (sampled in ‘Act Like U Want It’)
    26. Black Moon – Act Like U Want It
    27. Donald Byrd – Wind Parade (sampled in ‘Buck Em Down’)
    28. Run DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) (sampled in ‘Buck Em Down’ (Beatminerz Remix))
    29. Black Moon – Buck Em Down (Beatminerz Remix)
    30. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache [Loop] (sampled in ‘Buck Em Down’ (Beatminerz Remix))
    31. Ronnie Laws – Tidal Wave (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
    32. Lightnin Rod – Sport [Loop] (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
    33. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day [Loop] (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
    34. DJ Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Five – Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie [Extract] (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
    35. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props
    36. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props (MW Smooth Instrumental)
    37. Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stils – Season of the Witch [Loop] (sampled in ‘Son Get Wrec’)
    38. Black Moon – Son Get Wrec
    39. John Klemmer – Song to Katherine (sampled in ‘Shit Iz Real’)
    40. Black Moon – Shit Iz Real
    41. Buddy Montgomery – Winding Up (sampled in ‘F**k It Up’ (Ruff & Rugged Mix))
    42. Black Moon – F**k It Up (Ruff & Rugged Mix)
    43. Quincy Jones – Summer in the City (sampled in ‘Reality…’)
    44. Black Moon – ‘Reality…’
    45. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – We Live in Brooklyn Baby (sampled in ‘Reality…’)