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Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage 25th Anniversary Mixtape by Chris Read



What’s Up Good People,

I don’t know about you but Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage album put me in quite a zone when it first dropped. It was released in 1993 and let’s see, if I do the math correctly, I was about 15 or 16. A lot was happening around that time. I had just gotten a new job sweeping up hair in a barbershop out in St. Albans. I was just starting High School and these were definitely the glory years for an abundance of “firsts”.

As I listen to this mix all of those memories just came rushing back dressed in army fatigue and black chukka boots from Jamaica Ave. If you’re a Black Moon fan, you will thoroughly enjoy this mix.


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Released October 19th 1993, Black Moon’s classic debut LP ‘Enta Da Stage’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. Produced entirely by Da Beatminerz, the album’s production style epitomises early 90s East Coast boom bap sonics with laid back, filtered jazz-funk samples meeting crunchy drums, cut choruses and gritty wordplay. In celebration of the anniversary we’ve teamed up once again with Wax Poetics magazine to present this exclusive mixtape pairing album tracks and remixes with their sample sources, interview snippets and more. Mixed by Chris Read.

Track List

1. Black Moon – Niguz Talk Shit (DJ Evil Dee ’96 Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. Barry White – Playing Your Game (sampled in ‘I Got Cha Opin (Remix)’)
4. Black Moon – Rap City Interview 1993
5. Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
6. Grover Washington Jr. – Hydra (sampled in ‘How Many MCs’)
7. Black Moon – How Many MCs
8. Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy [Extract] (sampled in ‘How Many MCs’)
9. Black Moon – Murder MCs
10. Lee Dorsey – Get Out My Life Woman [Loop] (sampled in ‘U Da Man’)
11. Black Moon feat Dru Ha, Havoc & Smif N Wessun – U Da Man
12. Ahmad Jamal – Misdemeanor (sampled in ‘Black Smif N Wessun’)
13. Black Moon feat Smif N Wessun – Black Smif N Wessun
14. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (sampled in ‘Black Smif N Wessun’)
15. Baby Huey – Hard Times [Loop] (sampled in ‘Powaful Impak!’)
16. A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders of the New School – Scenario [Extract] (sampled in Powaful Impak!)
17. Black Moon – Powaful Impak!
18. Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidinanda (sampled in ‘Enta Da Stage’)
19. Cannonball Adderley – Eye of the Cosmos [Extract] (sampled in ‘Enta Da Stage’)
20. James Brown – It’s A New Day So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn [Extract] (sampled in ‘Enta Da Stage’)
21. Black Moon – Enta Da Stage
22. Boogie Down Productions – We In There [Loop] (sampled in ‘Make Munne’)
23. Alyson Williams – I Need Your Lovin [Loop] (sampled in ‘Make Munne’)
24. Black Moon – Make Munne
25. Tyrone Washington – Submission (sampled in ‘Act Like U Want It’)
26. Black Moon – Act Like U Want It
27. Donald Byrd – Wind Parade (sampled in ‘Buck Em Down’)
28. Run DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) (sampled in ‘Buck Em Down’ (Beatminerz Remix))
29. Black Moon – Buck Em Down (Beatminerz Remix)
30. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache [Loop] (sampled in ‘Buck Em Down’ (Beatminerz Remix))
31. Ronnie Laws – Tidal Wave (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
32. Lightnin Rod – Sport [Loop] (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
33. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day [Loop] (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
34. DJ Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Five – Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie [Extract] (sampled in ‘Who Got Da Props’)
35. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props
36. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props (MW Smooth Instrumental)
37. Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stils – Season of the Witch [Loop] (sampled in ‘Son Get Wrec’)
38. Black Moon – Son Get Wrec
39. John Klemmer – Song to Katherine (sampled in ‘Shit Iz Real’)
40. Black Moon – Shit Iz Real
41. Buddy Montgomery – Winding Up (sampled in ‘F**k It Up’ (Ruff & Rugged Mix))
42. Black Moon – F**k It Up (Ruff & Rugged Mix)
43. Quincy Jones – Summer in the City (sampled in ‘Reality…’)
44. Black Moon – ‘Reality…’
45. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – We Live in Brooklyn Baby (sampled in ‘Reality…’)

Amon Focus is absolutely enamored with travel, good eats, great people and pretty much all things creative. Ask your mother about him.

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A Tribe Called Quest ‘People’s Instinctive Travels’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read



A Tribe Called Quest

What’s up Good People,

I’m friggin’ grooving right now. I was listening to this mix, sending links to people and then it just dawned on me. Why don’t I share this shit with you?! Lemme know what you think and if you have a supadope mix to share, send it over.

It’s been a little minute since I’ve posted tunes, to be honest with you, I just straight up forgot that I had the ability to do such things. In this new super high tech world of direct messages, group chats and texts it really easy to forget the community. I’ve been finding a to of shit I want to share, I guess I’ll just share it here.


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To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, our buddy Chris Read has put together a sweet mixtape for Wax Poetics and WhoSampled. Delving into the album’s DNA, the mix includes original sample material from the likes of Roy Ayers, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, the Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, and RAMP, all to celebrate the genius of such a special record.

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A Tribe Called Quest People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Mixtape Track list:

1. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Extended Boilerhouse Mix) (Extract).
2. A Tribe Called Quest – If The Papes Come (Loop)
3. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
4. Jimi Hendrix – EXP (sampled in “If the Papes Come”)
5. Eugene McDaniels – Jagger The Dagger (sampled in “Push It Along” and others)
6. Ali Shaheed Muhammad interview for Wax Poetics
7. Junior Mance – Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (sampled in “Push It Along”)
8. Grover Washington Junior – Loran’s Dance (sampled in “Push It Along”)
9. A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along
10. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Why? Version)
11. Carly Simon – Why (Extended Version) (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Why? Version)”)
12. Little Feat – Fool Yourself (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Album Version)”)
13. Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)”)
14. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)
15. RAMP – Daylight (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Album Version)”)
16. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Album Version)
17. Funkadelic – Nappy Dug Out (sampled in “Ham & Eggs”)
18. A Tribe Called Quest – Ham & Eggs
19. Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side (sampled in “Can I Kick It?”)
20. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Extended Boilerhouse Mix)
21. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (sampled in “Can I Kick It?”)
22. Chambers Brothers – Funky (sampled in “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”)
23. A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
24. A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
25. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke (sampled in “Footprints”)
26. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat Jesse Jackson – Walk Tall (sampled in “Footprints”)
27. Donald Byrd – Think Twice (sampled in “Footprints”)
28. Sly & The Family Stone – Remember Who You Are (sampled in “After Hours”)
29. A Tribe Called Quest – After Hours
30. Billy Brooks – Forty Days (sampled in “Luck of Lucien”)
31. A Tribe Called Quest – Luck of Lucien
32. A Tribe Called Quest – Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
33. Earth Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo Interlude) (sampled in “Mr. Muhammad”)
34. A Tribe Called Quest – Mr. Muhammad
35. A Tribe Called Quest – Description of a Fool
36. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away (sampled in “Description of a Fool”)
37. Billy Baron and his Smokin Challengers – Communication Is Where It’s At (sampled in “Public Enemy”)
39. A Tribe Called Quest – Public Enemy
40. Reuben Wilson – Inner City Blues (sampled in “Youthful Expression”)
41. A Tribe Called Quest – Youthful Expression
42. Slave – Son of Slide (sampled in “Go Ahead in the Rain”)
42. A Tribe Called Quest – Go Ahead in the Rain
43. A Tribe Called Quest – Ham & Eggs (Outro)

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