BLACK MOON “War Zone” Album Review

Brothers who Lyrically Act and Combine Kickin Music Out On Nations
Black Moon formed back in Brooklyn’s @ Bushwick High School when 5ft and Evil Dee formed the group Unique Image. They later met Buckshot in Brownsville and created a bond over having the same music views. With the help from Mr. Walt (Evil Dee’s older brother) they recorded their debut album at his house. The big single that put them on the radar was “Who Got da Props?” and upon playing it for Nervous Records they were inked in 1992.
This Is What It Sounds Like (Worldwind)

Buckshot got close with Drew Friedman (Dru Ha) and the two created “Duck Down Management” to oversee the release of their debut album along with assisting with co-production. “Enta Da Stage” was released in October 1993 and sold over $350K copies in the US. Despite moderate success the artists started down different paths than each other and the group was on a hiatus. During this time Buckshot formed the Boot Camp Clik with Brooklyn artists Smif-n-Wessun (aka Cocoa Brovaz –Tek & Steele), Heltah Skeltah (Rock & Ruck) & O.G.C. (Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah & Top Dog). After the release of debut albums “Dah Shinin’” from Smif-n-Wessun, “Nocturnal” from Heltah Skeltah & “Da Storm” from O.G.C., Black Moon reunited under Duck Down to work on their second album. Nearly 6 years after their debut album “War Zone” dropped on February 23rd 1999.
“Two Turntables & A Mic”

It featured 3 singles “Two Turntables & a Mic”, “War Zone” & “This Is What It Sounds Like [Worldwind]”. 5 ft only made appearances on 6 songs dropping 1 verse on each track. “The Onslaught” features Busta Rhymes, “For All Y’all” features Heather B, “Come Get Some” features Louieville Sluggah”, Q-Tip is featured on “Show Down”, Cocoa Brovaz joined in on “Frame”, Teflon & M.O.P. add to “Annihilation” and Rock dropped in on the last track “Outro”. The album differs from their first with displays of Buckshots growth and talking about social and economic problems.
“War Zone”

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