“Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop” -Anniversary

“Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop” -Anniversary: “Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop” was the debut album released on Sept 22, 1992 by producer-emcee extraordinaire Diamond D. He produced most of the album himself, but the assistance that he did get was from talented producers like Showbiz, Sadat X, Jazzy Jay, The 45 King, Large Professor and Q-Tip. The album also featured guest appearances from Fat Joe, The Psychotic Neurotics, Showbiz, Brand Nubian and Big L. A number of samples were used on the album as well ranging from James Taylor, Schoolhouse Rock, Three Dog Night, Donnie Hathaway, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool & the Gang, Big L & Showbiz. Singles from the album were “Best Kept Secret”, “Sally Got a One-Track Mind” & What U Heard”. Even though his debut album wasn’t too successful, it put him on the map and did help build his rep.. Diamond D went on to drop another 6 solo albums but is probably more known for his production. He is most commonly known for his work done on 2 huge LP’s being A Tribe Called Quest’s “The Low End Theory” and The Fugees’ “The Score”. He has credentials for his production working with Lord Finesse, Cypress Hill, Fat Joe, Brand Nubian, Leaders of the New School, The Fu-Schnickens, Sadat X, House of Pain, Outkast, The Pharcyde, KRS-One, Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Jodeci, Ras Kass, Organized Konfusion, D.I.T.C., Busta Rhymes, Queen Latiffa, A.G., Mos Def, Pharoah Monche, Too Short, Jay-Z, Freddie Foxxx, Akrobatik, Edo G, & Dilated Peoples. His credentials show how engraved he is in Hip-Hop history.

Diamond D featuring The Psychotic Neurotics “Best Kept Secret”

Johnny V

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