BLACKMOON - BUCKTOWNERS: This piece was a recreation of the cover of one of my favorite albums, BlackMoon's debut "Enta da Stage." For some reason I still don't have this album on CD. So a few months back, when I came across my cassette, and popped it in, I realized that even 10 years later, I still get the same grimey, hardcore, early-'90s, New York City vibe that is best expressed on "Enta Da Stage" and Mobb Deep's "The Infamous."

There's no polish, no joy, no dance songs, just hardcore beats, rhymes, and stark urban reality. Classic.

The featured lyrics are taken from the cut I was listening to when I decided to do the piece, "Shit Iz Real."