"When this album came out, heads had only gotten a taste of the Black Moon. A few years after the release of "Enta Da Stage", came this uniquely appropriate ablum. One thing about the B.C.C, they have (well, HAD) one of the greatest production teams of the early to mid 90's; Da Beatminerz. So it was only right to remix hits after hits. In my eyes, I see this release as more of an EP, rather than a full LP, where more than half the tracks are remixes of "Enta Da Stage" hits. In fact only 5 are original songs. For one thing, the U Da Man Remix (track #5) feat. Smif-N-Wessun is one of my favorite B.C.C tracks. It's absolutely captivating.
Also the I Got Cha Opin Remix (track #8), was used in the video and is also much better than the original (not to say the original wasn't bangin', I love that track, this one's just much better).
As for the rest of the remixes, I honestly think that the originals are all much better. But hey, they're still good tracks, and you won't know if you don't try.
The original songs on this album are all pretty dope, especially Headz Ain't Redee w/ the whole B.C.C (track #11).Bottom Line: A perfect album for any fan of Black Moon or the B.C.C. 3 1/2 stars. Peace."
Don't Front... Ya Know I Got Cha Opin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
D. Thomas | Seattle, WA | 05/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Usually remix/b-side joints are okay at best. This one blew it out the box. This album was released shortly after Black Moon broke up and Smif-n-Wessun left Nervous Records. At the time of the release, the BCC fans gave the disc a thumbs down. Now that the dust has settled, this one's been looked at as a great companion to "Enta Da Stage." This is a great collection of B-sides and remixes, including the remix of "I Got Cha Opin" and "Buck 'Em Down."
My only beef and the reason I didn't buy it when it first came out 10 years ago... "Reality (Killin' Every Ni@@a)" was not on the LP. If that song was on there, this LP would be even crazier, but nonetheless IT'S STILL SOLID!!!
Grab ya' Tims and ya' hoodies and remember what "representing" was really about!"
Dug in dah Vaults and struck gold
Solution | Lakeland, Florida | 01/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Black Moon unfortunately never experienced fame and fortune like many "sellout" mainstream artists do nowadays, but real hip hop fans have always loved and respected what they brought to the table. Diggin' in dah Vaults is a collaboration of Black Moon's greatest hits...many of the songs are either from their debut album "Enta Da Stage", the album's remixes or B-sides to their successful singles. The CD insert also provides a timeline of Black Moon's rise(a nice addition). This compilation is not intended for rookies of the Black Moon experience and those without an appreciation for real hip hop and not the typical braggadocio rap. Real hip hop heads will appreciate this album from one of the greatest trios to set foot in hip hop."
A Good Companion to Enta Da Stage
Lynn Robinson | 05/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Diggin is made up of mostly remixes of classic songs from Enta Da Stage, but also features some "new" songs as well. I thought the remixes of Son Get Wrec, U Da Man, and I Got Cha Opin (which was used for the video) were all superior to the originals. The remix of Sh*t Iz Real has new vocals by Buckshot, but basically the same beat as the original. I thought the remixes of How Many Emcees and Buck Em Down weren't as good as the original, but still okay. As for the "new" songs, the best of the bunch are Act Like U Want It, Buckshots Freestyle, and Six Feet Deep. F**k It Up is good and Murder MC's and Headz Ain't Redee are more like Boot Camp Click songs more than Black Moon but are still alright. Overall, most of the remixes are either superior to or as good as the original and the "new" songs are all good too. A very good Black Moon album."