For appreciators of 90s Hip-Hop, one of the era's landmark album is the great Diamond D's Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop. The OG producer and MC combo artist recently broke down every record on the classic LP in detail.
Well respected Hip-Hop blog Unkut is celebrating its 10th anniversary and chopped it up with the Bronx native about his musical opus. On one of the record's standout cuts, "Check One, Two," (it was a "Rhyme of the Month" in The Source back in the day) Diamond shared some cool history.
45 King, good friend of mine, he gave me the record. I met The 45 King in 1989 at an Ultimate Force show, we were on the same bill as Queen Latifah. He was doing a DJ set and he played an old breakbeat by Melvin Sparks that only a b-boy would even know, so when I heard that shit I'm saying to myself, “Yo! Who the fuck is in here playing this shit?” This is an original Bronx park break! So I make my way over there and I'm like, “Yo! I feel you.” That's how we met, at Hunter College in Manhattan. It was Slick Rick, Queen Latifah and the Ultimate Force.
Be sure to head over to Unkut to read the full story.