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Da Beatminerz

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Da Beatminerz
OriginBrooklyn, New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1992–present
MembersMr. Walt
DJ Evil Dee
Past membersBaby Paul
Rich Blak
Chocolate Ty

Da Beatminerz are an American hip-hop production crew from Bushwick, Brooklyn, known for their dark, gritty sound that is very popular with the underground hip-hop scene.[1]


The crew, originally composed of brothers Mr. Walt (born June 2, 1968) and DJ Evil Dee (born May 24, 1971), formed in 1992, making their production debut with Evil Dee's group Black Moon, on its debut single, "Who Got Da Props?" The duo produced the entirety of Black Moon's acclaimed debut album, Enta Da Stage, in 1993, then continued production work with Black Moon's Buckshot and his crew Boot Camp Clik. In 1995, along with its third official member, Baby Paul, the group produced the entirety of Smif-N-Wessun's debut album, Dah Shinin'. It continued work with fellow Boot Camp members Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C. in 1996, contributing multiple beats for their respective debuts, Nocturnal and Da Storm. In the late 1990s, da Beatminerz expanded its client list, producing popular hip hop artists such as Afu-Ra, Black Star, Eminem, Flipmode Squad, M.O.P., De La Soul, Mic Geronimo, and O.C.

Also in 1996, they appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.

By 2001, the crew expanded to five members, with producers Rich Blak and Chocolate Ty joining Baby Paul, Evil Dee, and Mr. Walt. That year, the group released its debut album, Brace 4 Impak, on popular independent label Rawkus Records, featuring guest appearances from Royce Da 5'9", Black Moon, Ras Kass, Diamond D, Cocoa Brovaz, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Freddie Foxxx, Jean Grae, and Naughty by Nature. The album's lead single, "Take That," became a hip hop hit in 2001, hitting the Top 5 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. By 2004, the crew narrowed back to its original members, Evil Dee and Mr. Walt, and the duo released its second album, Fully Loaded w/ Statik, on Copter Records. In the new millennium, the group has crafted beats for artists such as Akrobatik, Big Daddy Kane, Black Moon, Boot Camp Clik, Craig G, Dilated Peoples, Jean Grae, KRS-One, Naughty By Nature, Smif-N-Wessun, and Wordsworth. Currently, Da Beatminerz are running their own internet radio station. They are currently set to produce the entirety of Black Moon's next LP, 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.




Year Artist Album Songs Produced
1992 Ultramagnetic MCs Poppa Large 12" 1
1993 Black Moon Enta da Stage 14 of 14
1994 House of Pain On Point 12" 1
Over There 12" 1
Finsta Baby Finsta 12" 1
Miss Jones Don't Front 12" 1
Terror Fabulous Yaga Yaga 12" 1
1995 Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin' 15 of 15
Sista, Craig Mack Dangerous Minds (soundtrack) 1 of 12
Doug E. Fresh Play 1 of 14
Lady Apache Rock and Comeen 12" 2 of 4
Ill Breed The D&D Project 1 of 12
Mic Geronimo The Natural 2 of 13
8Ball & MJG Break 'Em Off 12" 1
1996 The Roots Silent Treatment 12" 1
Bahamadia Kollage 4 of 15
Heather B. Takin' Mine 1 of 10
Don T Professional Girls' Man 1 of 11
Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal 8 of 17
De La Soul America Is Dying Slowly 1 of 16
The Pharcyde Drop 12" 1
Sadat X Wild Cowboys 1 of 15
Shadz of Brooklyn Change 12" 1
Black Moon Diggin' in dah Vaults 12 of 12
Originoo Gunn Clappaz Da Storm 8 of 15
1997 O.C. Jewelz 3 of 15
Monie Love Slice O' da Pie 1
Royal Flush Ghetto Millionaire 1 of 22
Afro Jazz Afrocalypse 2 of 17
Artifacts That's Them 1 of 16
Rino 回帰線 12" 1
Next Rated Next 1 of 18
1998 Funkdoobiest The Troubleshooters 1 of 20
Cocoa Brovaz The Rude Awakening 4 of 17
Shadz of Brooklyn How It's Done 12" 2 of 3
Calm Under Pressure 12" 1
Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star 1 of 13
M.O.P. First Family 4 Life 1 of 17
Hussein Fatal In the Line of Fire 1 of 11
Joe No One Else Comes Close 12" 1
Fat Joe Don Cartagena 1 of 15
Flipmode Squad The Imperial 1 of 16
1999 Black Moon War Zone 19 of 19
Eminem Soundbombing II 1 of 27
Originoo Gunn Clappaz The M-Pire Shrikez Back 1 of 17
Brixx Everything Happens for a Reason 3 of 24
Duck Down Duck Down Presents: The Album 4 of
Ras Kass Oral Sex 12" 1
Pharoahe Monch Next Friday 1 of 15
2000 Afu-Ra Body of the Life Force 1 of 18
Rah Digga Dirty Harriet 1 of 18
2001 Nas Stillmatic 1 of 14
Dilated Peoples Expansion Team 1 of 16
2002 KRS-One The Mix Tape 1 of 13
Boot Camp Clik The Chosen Few 3 of 15
AZ Aziatic 1 of 14
Naughty By Nature IIcons 2 of 18
2003 Black Moon Total Eclipse 9 of 17
The Last Emperor Music, Magic, Myth 6 of 21
KRS-One Kristyles 3 of 17
2004 Truth Enola 6 O'Clock Straight 1 of 20
Vast Aire Look Mom... No Hands 1 of 17
2005 Tek & Steele Smif 'n' Wessun: Reloaded 4 of 15
2006 Boot Camp Clik The Last Stand 1 of 14
Buckshot Alter the Chemistry 13 of 13
2009 Tiye Phoenix Half Woman, Half Amazin' 1 of 13
Steele Welcome to Bucktown 1 of 14
2010 Vinnie Paz Season of the Assassin 1 of 21
2011 Apathy Honkey Kong 1 of 23
2014 Connecticut Casual 1 of 12
2016 Truth From Ashes to Kingdom Come 1 of 17
2019 The Fight for Survival 2 of 15
2022 For All Intents and Purposes 14 of 14
2024 Nostalgia ThEraPy 9 of 9


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