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Brooklyn-based rappers, whose entrance on the New York scene was rewarded with sales of over 200, 000 of their debut cut, Who Got Da Props?. Black Moon, who comprise 5ft Excellerator, DJ Evil Dee (Eward Dewgarde) and Buckshot (b. Kenyatta Blake), signed with Nervous Records offshoot, Wreck, despite stern competition, in 1991 (there were certainly offers on the table from major companies). Black Moon (signifying Brothers Lyrically Acting Combining Kickin Music Out On Nations) also kept a firm handle on the management of their own affairs, setting up their own production and management companies, Beat Minerz (Evil Dee and his brother Mr. Walt) and Duck Down (Buckshot and Big Dru Ha). The latter also looked after the affairs of Wrecks second signing, Smif N Wessun, fellow members of the Brooklyn-based Boot Camp Clik of MCs. Musically, Black Moon are a throwback to raps old school, with Evil Dees bleak bass and beatbox...