Enta da Stage
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Studio album by Black Moon


October 19, 1993


June 1992 - January 1993


D&D Studios
(New York City, NY)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Nervous Records


Buckshot, Da Beatminerz

Black Moon chronology


Diggin' in dah Vaults (1996)

Enta da Stage is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Black Moon, released in October 19, 1993 on Nervous Records. Recording sessions for the album were held at D&D Studios in New York City from June 1992 to January 1993. The album was produced by DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt of Da BeatminerzEnta da Stage marks the debut of duo Smif-n-Wessun, who appear on two songs, 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, the album sold poorly, and is often overlooked in favor of subsequent East Coast hip hop albums such as Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)IllmaticReady to DieOnly 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.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Powaful Impak!" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde DJ Evil Dee, Buckshot (co.) 4:02
2. "Niguz Talk Shit" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde DJ Evil Dee 4:19
3. "Who Got da Props?" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde DJ Evil Dee 4:24
4. "Ack Like U Want It" Buckshot, 5ft Blake, Dewgarde, Dewgarde, Reid Da Beatminerz 4:42
5. "Buck Em Down" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde, Mizell DJ Evil Dee 4:37
6. "Black Smif-n-Wessun" Tek, Buckshot, Steele Blake, Dewgarde, Williams, Yates DJ Evil Dee 3:18
7. "Son Get Wrec" 5ft Dewgarde, Reid DJ Evil Dee 3:26
8. "Make Munne" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde Mr. Walt 4:23
9. "Slave" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde Mr. Walt 2:47
10. "I Got Cha Opin" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde Mr. Walt 4:10
11. "Shit Iz Real" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde DJ Evil Dee 3:53
12. "Enta da Stage" Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde Mr. Walt 2:49
13. "How Many MC's..." Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde, Dewgarde Da Beatminerz 3:53
14. "U da Man" 5ft, Dru Ha, Havoc, Tek, Steele, Buckshot Blake, Dewgarde, Friedman, Muchita, Reid, Williams, Yates DJ Evil Dee 4:18

samples[edit | edit source]

Powaful Impak!

Niguz Talk Shit

  • "Cussin', Cryin and Carryin' On" by Ike & Tina Turner
  • "Tryin' Ain't Dyin'" by Eddie Harris
  • "Matrix" by Dizzy Gillespie

Who Got da Props?

  • "It's A New Day" by Skull Snaps
  • "Tidal Wave" by Ronnie Laws

Ack Like U Want It

  • "Knocking Round the Zoo (1971 Version)" by James Taylor and The Flying Machine
  • "(Don't Want No) Woman" by Lee Michaels
  • "Submission" by Tyrone Washington

Buck 'Em Down

  • "Hihache" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
  • "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd

Black Smif-n-Wessun

  • "Misdemeanor" by Ahmad Jamal
  • "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith

Son Get Wrec

  • "Sport" by Lightnin' Rod feat. Kool & the Gang
  • "Oblighetto" by Brother Jack McDuff
  • "Season of the Witch" by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills

Make Munne

  • "Get Out of My Life Woman" by Jimi Hendrix
  • "I Need Your Lovin'" by Alyson Williams
  • "We In There" by Boogie Down Productions


  • "Rule of Mind" by 9th Creation

I Got Cha Opin

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Iron Butterfly
  • "Come Live With Me" by Ten Wheel Drive
  • "Odwalla" by Art Ensemble of Chicago

Shit Iz Real

  • "Love Song to Katherine" by John Klemmer
  • "Riding High" by Faze-O
  • "California Soul" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Enta da Stage

  • "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith
  • "Journey in Satchidananda" by Alice Coltrane
  • "Eye of the Cosmos" by Cannonball Adderley
  • "Shiftee" by Onyx

How Many MC's

U da Man

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
  • "Risin' to the Top" by Keni Burke
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