Da Beatminerz defined the dark, gritty sound of underground Hip-Hop in the ’90s. Formed in 1992 by brothers Walter “Mr. Walt” and Ewart “DJ Evil Dee” Dewgarde, the production duo pioneered Hip-Hop’s brooding vibes, a tonal shift that came with the release of Black Moon’s classic debut album Enta Da Stage. As producers of the seminal 1993 project in its entirety, Da Beatminerz set a precedent for hardcore Hip-Hop. Their sample-heavy, gutter tracks laced with heavy basslines, and hard kicks and snares helped reshape the music genre. Da Beatminerz continued to refine their distinct sound and identity with countless classic records for other artists and two albums of their own (2001’s Brace 4 Impak and 2004’s Fully Loaded w/ Statik) over the course of their illustrious 30-year career. Stifled Creativity is the duo’s first full-length album in 20 years.


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“We started working on this album in 2009… We had one focus and the focus was to stick to our core sound,” said Mr. Walt. “We just wanted to bring back our traditional way of attempting a classic album. Everybody has their own type of hip hop that they love. Well, this is ours.”

TRACKLIST:

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  1. Intro-Live from Bushwick General
    Hospital, Part 1 (feat. Zoi Ellis & DJ Rell)
  2. Seckle (feat. KRS-One)
  3. Product (feat. Ruste Juxx)
  4. Back In Style (feat. Ras Kass)
  5. Champion (feat. Mickey Factz)
  6. Martial Law (feat. Apathy)
  7. Fear None (feat. The Villanz)
  8. It’s All 4 U (feat. Halley Hiatt & Al
    Skratch)
  9. Can’t Live Without It (feat. Marquee &
    Monifah)
  10. Live from Bushwick General Hospital,
    Part 2
  11. ANTI (feat. Black Moon)
  12. The Birds (feat. Bishop Lamont)
  13. Adore [HER] (feat. Keith Murray)
  14. Where You From (feat. Loaf Muzik)
  15. B-Ville Pioneers (feat. General Steele &
    Lil Fame)
  16. Cheeba (feat. Stahhr & C
  17. It’s All 4 U [REPRISE] (feat. Halley Hiatt
    & AZ)
  18. 100 Proof (feat. Ras Kass)
  19. Live From Bushwick General Hospital,
    Part 3
    1. My Year (feat. De La Soul, Rasheed
      Chappell, Pharoahe Monch & Corey
      Glover)
  20. Back In Style [REMIX] (feat. Ras Kass)
  21. Seckle ….. ONCE AGAIN (feat.
    KRS-One & Smif N Wessun)

All tracks produced by Da Beatminerz (except “Martial Law”, co-Produced by Apathy) | All songs mixed by Jake Paulumbo for Space Lab Recordings | Executive Produced by Walter Dewgarde, Ewart Dewgarde, Lucious Mercer & Guy Routte | Artwork by Dom “Dirtee” Rinald

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