Da Beatminerz rank among the sharpest producers to dominate the underground scene back in the good ol' days of the '90s. They had a crew of dope emcees in the Boot Camp Clik who they gave a unique sound, resulting in the hardcore rap classics "Enta Da Stage" by Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun's "Da Shinin'", Heltah Skeltah's "Nocturnal" and O.G.C.'s "Da Storm". As soon as BCC started feeling like the stripped down rugged sounds of Evil Dee, Mr. Walt and Baby Paul were holding them back the quality of their projects declined for a good while. Meanwhile Da Beatminerz started getting a good rep as in-demand beatmakers for artists ranging from Rakim to Craig Mack. A whole bunch of incredible 12" singles came strapped with a Beatminerz remix and if that was the case you could count on it being superior to the A-side mix. Here I present a collection of some of my favorite productions from the Dewgarde producers (with the occasional help from underrated former Beatminer Baby Paul), released between 1995 and 1999 which in my opinion was their creative peak (although they still put out some heat every once in a while, you'll might catch a volume 2 of this focusing on their 2000-2011 productions). You won't find any tracks from the early Boot Camp Clik albums but as usual a mixture of remixes, unreleased cuts and outside production. TURN IT UP!!
01. Da Beatminerz - "Intro"
02. Bahamadia - "Spontaneity"
03. Black Moon/Smif-N-Wessun - "Headz Ain't Redee" [Remix]
04. Smif-N-Wessun - "Nothin' Move (But The Money)"
05. The Roots - "Proceed Part 5" [Da Beatminerz Remix]
06. Rakim - "Shades Of Black" [Da Beatminerz Remix]
07. Originoo Gun Clappaz Ft. Smif-N-Wessun - "Likkle Youth Man Dem"
08. D'Angelo Ft. Kool G Rap - "Brown Sugar" [Da Beatminerz Remix]
09. De La Soul - "The Hustle"
10. Sadat X - "Da Interview"
11. Pharcyde - "Drop" [Da Beatminerz Remix]
12. Shadez Of Brooklyn - "Change"
13. Mic Geronimo Ft. OC & Royal Flush - "Men vs. Many"
14. Shortie No Mass - "U Like My Style"
15. Royal Flush - "Movin' On Ya Weak Production"
16. Flipmode Squad & Black Moon - "We Got Ya Open Pt. II"
DA BEATMINERZ - "MOVIN' ON YA WEAK PRODUCTIONS"