Hey folks, you should respect the Boot Camp Clik. You might not like the BCC, but you should respect.
The breakout album for the crew (even before there was a Clik) was Black Moon’s Enta da stage. Hip hop is Read has run down the beatminer’s great sample hits here. I vote for the Ronnie Laws flip . . . but I’m a sucker for the Laws bros.
Recorded at NYC’s famed D&D Studios, Enta Da Stage’s soundscape is basement rap at its finest. The album epitomizes the aesthetic of raw boom bap, with DJ Evil Dee (and Mr. Walt) truly mastering the art of hard drums, snapping snares and low, deep basslines which can only be described as “subterranean”. Enta Da Stage was Da Beatminerz’ introduction to the world – and what a great first impression they made! The brothers’ crate digging skills are hoisted up for display, well represented by some impressive gems provided by the likes of Lee Michaels, Ten Wheel Drive, John Klemmer, The 9th Creation, Donald Byrd and Ronnie Laws – just to name a few. You can imagine it was quite a pleasure scooping these tracks up for Sample Set #172.