Über Da Beatminerz
A Brooklyn-based production team, Da Beatminerz burst onto the scene in '93, producing Black Moon's seminal debut Enta Da Stage. From there they hooked up with Smif-N-Wessun, lacing them with beats for the Bucktown classic Dah Shinin'. Their style behind the boards is dark and murky, with raw drums, thick jazz loops, and seriously deep bass grooves. Da Beatminerz went on to produce for various members of the Boot Camp Clik as well as Bahamadia, the Roots, and others. Comprising DJ Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, Baby Paul, Chocolate Ty, and Rich Black, their long awaited compilation album dropped in the summer of 2001. It sported collaborations with the Cocoa Brovaz, Pete Rock, Freddie Foxxx, and more.