Über Black Moon
A trio out of Brooklyn, Black Moon first made waves with their excellent first single "Who Got Da Props" in 1992. Buckshot, 5 Ft Accelerator, and DJ Evil D released their classic debut album the following year. Produced by Da Beatminerz, Enta Da Stage was a landmark LP, featuring timeless joints like "How Many MCs" and "I Got Cha Opin." It also contained the first appearance of Smif-N-Wessun (later known as Cocoa Brovaz) and sparked the whole Boot Camp Clik, an imposing crew of groups that included Originoo Gunn Clappaz and Heltah Skeltah. Despite major respect in the hip-hop underground, label woes and personality conflicts took their toll, and Black Moon disbanded. A collection of remixes and unreleased tracks appeared as Diggin In Dah Vaults in 1996. They reunited a few years later and dropped War Zone in '99, but it failed to live up to the high standards set by their classic debut.