War Zone (album)

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This article is about the Black Moon album. For the Jungle Rot album, see Warzone (album). For other uses, see War zone.
War Zone
Studio album by Black Moon
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded 1997 – 1999
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Label Duck Down Records/Priority Records/EMI
0499 2 50039 2 5
P2-50039
Producer Da Beatminerz
Rockwilder
Black Moon chronology
Diggin' in Dah Vaults
(1996)
War Zone
(1999)
Total Eclipse
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rap Pages 4/5 stars link
RapReviews.com 7/10 stars link
The Source 4/5 stars link

War Zone is the second album from Hip Hop group Black Moon, which was released almost six years after its influential debut Enta Da Stage. The group began a lengthy legal battle with Nervous Records in 1995 over the licensing of their name, which finally settled soon before the release of War Zone. Though many of the albums released from the Boot Camp Clik family between 1997 and 1999 received mediocre reviews, War Zone garnered some strong acclaim and moderate sales. The album features the singles "Two Turntables & a Mic", "War Zone" and "This Is What It Sounds Like [Worldwind]".

MC 5ft, who only appeared on three tracks on its debut Enta Da Stage, makes the most appearances of his career here, dropping verses on six songs.

Da Beatminerz production crew crafts a different sound for War Zone then that heard on Enta Da Stage, lacing the tracks with a futuristic, lo-fi sound. Although War Zone has its share of gritty and hardcore tracks (similarly found on Enta Da Stage), the majority of War Zone consists of songs talking about social and economic problems, as Buckshot displays a maturity unseen on Enta Da Stage.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Intro" Da Beatminerz *Interlude*
2 "The Onslaught" Da Beatminerz Buckshot, Busta Rhymes
3 "War Zone" Da Beatminerz Buckshot, 5ft
4 "This Is What It Sounds Like (Worldwind)" Da Beatminerz Buckshot
5 "Freestyle" Da Beatminerz Buckshot
6 "Five (interlude)" Da Beatminerz 5ft
7 "For All Y'all" Da Beatminerz 5ft, Heather B.
8 "Come Get Some" Da Beatminerz Louieville Sluggah, Buckshot
9 "Weight of the World" Da Beatminerz Buckshot, 5ft
10 "Evil Dee Is on the Mix" Da Beatminerz *Instrumental*
11 "Show Down" Da Beatminerz Buckshot, Q-Tip
12 "One-Two" Da Beatminerz Buckshot, 5ft
13 "Frame" Da Beatminerz Cocoa Brovaz, Buckshot
14 "Buckshot (interlude)" Da Beatminerz Buckshot
15 "Two Turntables & a Mic" Da Beatminerz Buckshot
16 "Annihilation" Da Beatminerz Teflon, 5ft, M.O.P.
17 "Duress" Da Beatminerz Buckshot
18 "Throw Your Hands in the Air" Da Beatminerz, Rockwilder Buckshot
19 "Outro" Da Beatminerz Buckshot, Rock

Bonus tracks[edit]

In 2006, Duck Down Records released an album named War Zone Revisited with the original War Zone track list as well as two bonus tracks.
20. "The Streets"
21. "Just Us"

Samples[edit]

Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1999 War Zone #35 #9

Singles Chart Positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1999 "Two Turntables & a Mic" - #82 -
1999 "This Is What It Sounds Like [Worldwind]" - - #13