Buckshot (* as Kenyatta Blake ) is an American rapper and member of the group Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik. It is attributed to the genres of gangsta rap and hardcore rap and released his music on the label Duck Down Records, which he co-founded is. Its name refers to buckshot, in English as " buckshot " means. He is also known as Buckshot Shorty and The BDI Thug.
Buckshot grew up in Brownsville in New York and began to rap there. In high school, he became friends with the MC 5ft and the later founders of the Beatminerz, DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt, to. With the two first mentioned he formed the group Black Moon and published as part of this his first works. Until then, he was on the label Nervous Records home, but this left in 1994 along with Dru Ha founded Duck Down Records and. In addition to himself, he took among other groups Heltah Skeltah and Originoo Gunn Clappaz under contract.
In 1996, he worked with Tupac Shakur, Dru Ha and Smif- N- Wessun on an album entitled " One Nation ". Although it was never published, but he received from Shakur during this time the nickname "The BDI Thug ", which he later used as the name for his solo debut album.
The following year he formed with other musicians, the artists' collective Boot Camp Clik, with them released the album " For the People ", as well as with Black Moon in 1999 another factory, and finally, on 26 October this year, his debut, which once again in 2003 in a longer version re- appeared.
After further shots as part of his group he joined in 2005 with producer 9th Wonder together and brought with him in 2005 " Chemistry" by the Black Moon with "Alter the Chemistry" a remake was released, and in 2008 "The Formula" out.
With " Survival Skills " followed in 2009, another collaboration album, this time with the now under contract with Duck Down KRS -One.
With 9th Wonder
- 2005: Chemistry
- 2008: The Formula
With KRS -One
- 2009: Survival Skills