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3 Years After Sean Price’s Passing The Boot Camp Clik Is Still Saluting Him (Video)

Three years ago today (August 8, 2015), the world lost a true original with the passing of Sean Price. The Brownsville, Brooklyn MC was a deft lyricist as a vocation, and also renowned for his role as a father, a husband, and a mentor and ally to so many peers.... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Mobb Deep vs. Black Moon. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

Respect The Sole: A New Collection Of Hip-Hop Sneakers Is Genius (Video)

Sneakers and Hip-Hop have been hand-in-hand for more than 30 years. In 1986 Run-D.M.C. screamed "My Adidas" so loud that the German apparel brand responded with a check. That relationship has evolved to JAY-Z, 50 Cent, and Kanye West signing off on shoe lines, and some equally great Rap lines... Read more

Masta Ace Reveals Why The Crooklyn Dodgers Lineup Changed (Video)

In conjunction with the Spike Lee Joint Crooklyn, A Tribe Called Quest and Q-Tip began assembling a Hip-Hop collaboration for the Geffen Records soundtrack. While the film was set in the 1970s, director Spike Lee has historically attached Hip-Hop to his films. According to Q-Tip, considerations were reportedly made for... Read more

Buckshot & DJ Evil Dee Are in the Studio Making New Black Moon Music (Video)

Brooklyn, New York's Black Moon is one of Hip-Hop's most celebrated trios, and one whose contributions to the borough's signature dark and brooding underground sound continue to influence MCs today. Comprised of Buckshot, 5ft and DJ Evil Dee, the Duck Down Music group first appeared with 1992's "Who Got Da... Read more

Buckshot Credits Sean Price For Saving Duck Down & Taking Over Boot Camp Clik (Video)

Whether solo, or as part of Heltah Skeltah or Random Axe, Sean Price would release all of his albums with Duck Down Music. The label founded by Black Moon's Buckshot and manager Dru Ha would launch with the release of 1996's Nocturnal album by Sean Price (as Ruck) and Rockness... Read more

Price Is Right: Why Sean Price Should Be Every MC’s Hope Story

One year ago today, I remember where I was when I got the text message. Sean Price had died. I was sitting at a red light in the city of Pittsburgh. After putting my phone down, I made a U-turn, went home and started to prepare the story that needed... Read more

Easy Mo Bee Confirms Tupac Was Trying To End The East/West Beef

Easy Mo Bee is one of the artists who worked with Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. the closest, during the mid-1990s. While acts like Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Method Man, and Buckshot would record with both MCs, the Brooklyn, New York producer was deeply responsible for the soundscapes of Biggie Smalls'... Read more

Greg Nice Reveals Details About The East/West Peace Album Tupac Was Recording When He Died (Video)

In the month of May, the unreleased music of Tupac Shakur has been the topic of discussion. The reported 152 songs belonging to the estate of the slain Hip-Hop superstar are said to now be in the hands of the music executive who signed him to Interscope Records in the... Read more

Macklemore Releases “Buckshot” With KRS-One & DJ Premier. Is That “Real Hip-Hop” Enough? (Audio)

Ever since the blockbuster success of their album The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been scapegoated as the poster children for the appropriation of Hip-Hop. To some, their catchy hooks and pop-influenced productions are anathema to the culture. The hate for the group was compounded by their win for... Read more

Listen To The History Of Black Moon In 3 Minutes (Audio)

When the trio of Buckshot, 5ft and Evil Dee, otherwise known as Black Moon, hit the Hip-Hop scene, they brought a sound that fused dark Jazz chords and boom bap drums with gritty Brooklyn flows. The group is the latest subject of Ed Lover's "Behind The Hip-Hop" segment, which takes... Read more

This Little Boy Blues Record Was A Seed Of Love For Some Brooklyn Rap Giants (Audio)

Little Boy Blues released a single album, 1968's In The Woodland Of Weir. The Psychedelic Garage Rock outfit fronted by "Little Boy Blue" Ray Levin, would eventually rise to open for the Rolling Stones, The Association, and Lovin' Spoonful. Formed four years before the Fontana Records LP, the band was... Read more

Duck Down Artists Old & New Celebrate By Performing The Hits, For 3 Hours (Video)

How many labels in Hip-Hop can get all of their artists over the last 20 years back together on stage? Duck Down Music (a/k/a Duck Down Records) celebrated its 20th anniversary this month. On B.B. Kings' Manhattan stage, founders Dru Ha and Buckshot Shorty celebrated this massive milestone accomplishment with a... Read more

Sean Price Music Will Release For Years To Come, According To Duck Down

This month, Duck Down Music (formerly known as Duck Down Records) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It's been a challenging year for the independent label launched by Dru-Ha and Black Moon's Buckshot. Although the label continues to expand its roster and extend its storied catalog, it lost a Duck Down... Read more

Black Moon’s ‘Powaful Impak’ Is The Focus Of A Duck Down Feature Documentary (Video)

In looking at Hip-Hop artists and consistency, Heads regularly point to De La Soul, Outkast, and A Tribe Called Quest. There are acts who made extensive catalogs, by-and-large, never disappointing fan-bases. Is Brooklyn, New York trio Black Moon not one of them? Buckshot, DJ Evil Dee, and 5FT have released... Read more

Buckshot & Smif N Wessun Have a Boot Camp Clik Reunion on a Statik Selektah Banger (Video)

Last week, Statik Selektah released his stellar Lucky 7 album on Duck Down Music. That compilation, which Statik says is his last solo project, features a smorgasbord of MCs, including Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Royce Da 5'9", Your Old Droog, Rapsody, Big K.R.I.T., Styles P, Bun B and more. Ever... Read more

Ras Kass Salutes The O.G.’s Of Hip-Hop (Video)

Southern California veteran Ras Kass celebrates his 20-plus-year run in "So OG." As the West Coast Rap mainstay reminisces over a laid-back lavish beat, several critical figures of the 1990s Hip-Hop scene appear in the form of VHS footage. This gives the viewer the impression they are watching a Rap... Read more

Black Moon Had a Lot on Their Mind In This 1999 Future Flavas Freestyle (Audio)

Six years after Enta Da Stage, Black Moon made a powerful return in 1999. War Zone would be a Top 40 debut for the Brooklyn, New York trio, and the last of the three studio B.M. albums produced entirely by DJ Evil Dee and Da Beatminerz. With all the hype... Read more

A Handwritten Letter from Tupac Confirms He Had Plans to Unify the Coasts.

A handwritten letter from Tupac has been unearthed that confirms he was seeking to do an album which would unify the coasts. In the letter, Tupac tells a friend he is working on an album titled One Nation, which would include Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smiff-N-Wessun, Scarface, E-40 and...OutKast. While the... Read more

Crooklyn Dodgers ’94 & Crooklyn Dodgers ’95 Trade Uniforms In This ILL Blend (Audio)

DJ Hellee Hooper (a play on famed Soul II Soul/Bjork/No Doubt producer Nellee Hooper), swapped the vocals of Special Ed, Masta Ace, and Buckshot from "Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers" with the instrumental to the 1995 original (Chubb Rock, O.C., Jeru The Damaja). The results (thus "94.5") trick your mind,... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Andre 3000 vs. Buckshot…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Black Moon’s First New Song In Years Is Slow-Moving Dopeness (Audio)

This week, Black Moon/Da Beatminerz' DJ Evil Dee released his first free online mixtape in recent memory. Part of the Broadcasting Live Mix is "Go To War," a Black Moon cut, and the first new one from Evil, Buckshot, and 5FT in nearly a decade. The Duck Down trio last... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Buckshot vs. Billy Danze…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Catch Up On the Best in Hip-Hop Video From the Last Week (Video Playlist)

The last week brought several gems in Hip-Hop video. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunited to perform "Summertime" in Vegas, DJ Babu recounted what happened to a fan who punched DJ Premier in the face, Marco Polo made a compelling and entertainment argument about why "Your Old Droog" is... Read more

On Their BackPack Travels, Buckshot & P-Money Have Just Begun (Video)

Buckshot and Raz Fresco hit the baseball diamond for some straightforward bars over a crisp production from P-Money in their latest visuals to the cut, "Just Begun." Buckshot, who hit the stage in a different capacity on Hot 97's comedic improv segment a few months ago, dropped this single and... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in June 2014 (Audio Playlist)

June brought some of the best Hip-Hop of the year, so far. We got new music from G-Unit, Common, Marsha Ambrosius & Dr. Dre, Ab-Soul & Kendrick Lamar, Souls of Mischief, Cormega, Mac Miller & Pete Rock, Black Thought, The Lox, Buckshot, Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh, Black Milk, Ice... Read more

Buckshot, P-Money & T’Nah Apex Remind That Hip-Hop is a Living Spectrum…and It’s the Sweetest Thing (Video)

There's a lot of chatter about which era is better in Hip-Hop. Truth is, Hip-Hop is and always will be a living, breathing spectrum of the music that is made, one day at a time. There was great Hip-Hop in the 90's. There was TERRIBLE Hip-Hop then too. There is... Read more

Buckshot’s Stories Reenacted At The Hip-Hop Improv Show (Video)

Hot 97 links up with Buckshot for the latest segment of "Take It Personal: The Hip-Hop Improv Show" at UCB East in New York City. The Black Moon affiliate shares stories about his career, Tupac, and his family for the "Tribe Called Yes" improv crew to reenact in front of... Read more

Buckshot & P-Money Have “Just Begun” With Raz Fresco (Audio)

Buckshot and P-Money, who recently released a video with Pro Era's CJ Fly and Joey Bada$$ for their upcoming project, BackPack Travels, continues the trend of working with up and coming Hip-Hop youth with 19 year old Toronto producer and MC Raz Fresco on the cut, "Just Begun." Smooth vocal... Read more

Boot Camp Clik Meets Pro Era, As Buckshot Crosses Paths With Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly (Video)

Whether it be with Black Moon, Boot Camp Clik, or just on his own two as the B.D.I. Thug, Buckshot Shorty has been dropping music for over two decades and has worked with a slew of notable artists including 9th Wonder and KRS-One. To add to his extensive catalog, the... Read more

25 Tracks From Stars & Emerging Voices Affirm That Jamla Most Definitely Is The Squad (Album Stream)

Just in the last five years, 9th Wonder's Jamla Records has released critically-acclaimed and commercially-dominant albums from the likes of Skyzoo, Rapsody, and Murs, among a host of others. The North Carolina-based label is ramping up for its latest wave, with a blossoming expanded roster, which includes TP, Add-2, and... Read more

Buckshot & 9th Wonder Come Back Together For Some 3am Square Biz (Audio)

From 2005 to 2012, Black Moon's Buckshot and Little Brother's 9th Wonder made an Interstate 95 link to record three albums together. These works charted new waters for both artists, who when they set out to collaborate, were largely known for the personas created in their respective groups. By 2012,... Read more

Did You Know Eminem Was Originally Going to Sign with Buckshot and Duck Down? (Video)

Eminem released a dope remake of Black Moon's Don't Front earlier in the week. Buckshot gave the inside story on how the song came to pass and his involvement. During the interview, he also revealed that Eminem was going to sign with Buckshot on Duck Down before going to Dre... Read more

Eminem Don’t Front When It Comes To Honoring Black Moon, Buckshot & Duck Down (Audio)

One of Rap's ultimate "what-if's" has always surrounded Eminem and Duck Down Records. The house that Buckshot and Dru Ha built made a play to sign the Detroit MC when he was kickin' around the NYC underground with Skam?, Thirstin Howl III, and Wordsworth. In the end, Eminem inked a... Read more

The Masterful Place & Time Of Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage (Food For Thought)

Place and time can be everything in art. If a creator properly conveys place and time, the viewer of the artwork can learn so much more about the world it speaks from. When watching Goodfellas, you can undoubtedly know the stakes of every action before it’s explained to you. You... Read more

Black Moon Tells Enta Da Stage Stories 20 Years Later (Video)

Twenty years ago this month, Buckshort, DJ Evil Dee and 5FT made history with their debut album Enta Da Stage. As Black Moon, the Brooklyn trio gave Hip-Hop a sound that sounded just as edgy as the lyrics. A careful balance of stick-up tactics, weed-induced riddims, and '90s NYC imagery,... Read more

Kid Tsunami – The Chase (Full Album Stream)

With all the commotion about Kanye, J. Cole, Mac Miller and Statik Selektah's album, it was easy for Kid Tsunami's to get lost in the shuffle. But, with guest appearances from Masta Ace, OC, J-Live, Bahamadia, Sadat X, Kool Keith, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Chubb Rock, Pharoahe Monch, Buckshot and... Read more

Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Joey Bada$$ & Kirk Knight Freestyle (Video)

Now School meets Next School in this cypher between Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight, with Evil Dee on the wheels. Check out the video. Related: Pro Era – Like Water (Video)... Read more

Buckshot – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Buckshot is the latest go to work and drop a verse in The Backroom on 106 & Park. Check out the video. Related: 9th Wonder & Buckshot – Crazy (Video)... Read more

Roc Marciano, Sean Price & Buckshot in Concert (Video)

Roc Marciano, Sean Price and Buckshot are on a limited East Coast tour of Boston, NYC and DC. If you're not in any of those 3 cities or can't make it out to a show, here's a video playlist of performances from each of the 3 dope MCs. Check it... Read more

DJ Premier, 9th Wonder & Buckshot on The Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Here's some more footage from the Sway in the Morning show that featured DJ Premier, 9th Wonder and Buckshot. In this clip, Buckshot performs What I Gotta Say and then the 3 legends chop it up with Sway. Check out the video. Related: 9th Wonder & Buckshot – Crazy (Video)... Read more

9th Wonder & Buckshot – Crazy (Video)

Here's the latest video from 9th Wonder & Buckshot. Check out Crazy. Their album The Solution is in stores now. Related: 9th Wonder breaks down the making of a beat from The Solution (Video)... Read more

9th Wonder breaks down the making of a beat from The Solution (Video)

9th Wonder's album The Solution with Buckshot dropped earlier today. Here's a video of 9th breaking down how the beat for What I Gotta Say off the album was made. Check it out below. Related: 9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Solution (Full Album Stream)... Read more

9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution (Full Album Stream)

9th Wonder & Buckshot's album The Solution is in stores now. You can listen to a full stream of the album below. Related: 9th Wonder & Murs - Funeral for a Killer + 9th Wonder Interview (Audio & Video)... Read more

9th Wonder & Buckshot – What I Gotta Say

9th Wonder & Buckshot drop their grimiest single yet from their upcoming album The Solution. Check out What I Gotta Say below. The Solution hits stores on 11/13. Related: 9th Wonder & Buckshot – Stop Rapping (Audio)... Read more

9th Wonder & Buckshot – Stop Rapping

Here's a hot new joint from 9th Wonder and Buckshot off their forthcoming album, The Solution. The message is pretty clear to wack rappers...Check out Stop Rapping. Also, if you missed it, you can also watch our new interview with 9th Wonder below. Related: 9th Wonder & Murs - It's... Read more

Buckshot & 9th Wonder – The Change Up (Video)

Buckshot and 9th Wonder have an album dropping next month called The Solution. Here's the first video from the project. Check out The Change Up. Related: Naledge - Project Blowed ft Buckshot (Audio)... Read more

9th Wonder to release collabo albums with both Murs and Buckshot on 11/13 (Video)

The mighty 9th Wonder is handling all the production on not 1 but 2 albums that will be released on November 13th. The will include The Final Adventure, his 5th and final collabo album with Murs and The Solution, his 3rd album with Buckshot. Check out a video featuring the... Read more

Buckshot & Sean Price – Black Dynamite (Video)

Adult Swim premiered a new animated series called Black Dynamite last night that was based on the 2009 film. Buckshot & Sean Price did a song for the film that was produced by 9th Wonder & Dan the Man. Check out the trailer for the movie (accompanied by the Buckshot... Read more

Talib Kweli, Buckshot, Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae Behind the Scenes Rehearsal Footage (Video)

Here's some dope behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli, Buckshot, Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae rehearsing for their showcase at the CMJ conference in New York this weekend. Each one is doing it big with a live band. The footage shows a snippet of each performing as well some... Read more