Exclusive: Black Moon Prep First Proper Full-Length Since 2003, Branch Off with Side-Projects

Exclusive: Black Moon Prep First Proper Full-Length Since 2003, Branch Off with Side-Projects

While Black Moon  - the Brooklyn trio of MCs Buckshot and 5ft and DJ/producer Evil Dee - have been performing shows this year in celebration of their 1993 classic backpack rap debut, Enta da Stage, don't take these tribute concerts as a sign of the group resting on their laurels.

"Look out for another Black Moon album. 5ft's home," asserts Buckshot in an interview with Exclaim!, confirming what would mark the group's first proper album since 2003's Total Eclipse.

In addition to Black Moon's yet-to-be-titled fourth official LP, the first 5ft solo album is in the works, Evil Dee reveals, though 5ft is absent from Exclaim!'s Toronto interview with the group. "5ft is back in New York. You know how it is in Canada. Customs don't even want to let me through," Buckshot expains. "Last time I came I had a big thing about something I had in my wallet; it wasn't drugs or nothing, just an old ID that was the same but different. So the cat at the Canadian border was real tough. Maybe that's why y'all crime rate is the way it is."

As for Evil Dee, he has a spanking-new disc from his Da Beatminerz production team with his brother Mr. Walt as well. "Also, I did, like, four joints on the Keith Murray and Canibus album," Evil Dee says. "I know one of them definitely made the album."

First up from the camp is the full-length collaboration between Buckshot and KRS-One, to be released September 15 on Duck Down.

"He would say, 'I got a concept: Let's make a record called The Clean Up Man, where we become cleaning products and clean up the whole industry," Buckshot says of the creative process between two East coast titans. "We did everything besides 'hotel, motel, money, jets, money, money, money.' We didn't do that because it's boring."