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War Zone
Studio album by Black Moon
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Label Duck Down Records, Priority Records
Producer Da Beatminerz
Rockwilder
Professional reviews
Black Moon chronology
Diggin' in Dah Vaults
(1996)
War Zone
(1999)
Total Eclipse
(2003)

War Zone is the second album from Hip Hop group Black Moon, released almost six years after their 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 moderately strong 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 their debut Enta Da Stage, makes the most appearances of his career here, dropping in 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.

Contents

Track listing

# 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 Steele, Tek, 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
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Bonus tracks

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"

Album Chart Positions

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

Singles Chart Positions

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

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