As for why Talib Kweli chose to make an entire project with Diamond D alone, he explained in a press release that DD embodied the culture and environment he was raised in.
It’s common knowledge that André Lauren Benjamin (bka André 300o) is not to be trifled with in the booth. However, his penchant for staying in tune with what moves younger MCs often goes unsung. Today, the legends wins with a verse on this formula on $ilk Money’s “Decemba (Remix).”
With the new year underway, Mike WiLL Made-It releases Rae Sremmurd’s new track “By Chance,” the first single from his upcoming Ransom 2 mixtape.
Coalmine Records is coming in the clutch for the middle of the year for those yearning to get bruises with the bars their rappers spit.
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.
FUSE’s “Crate Diggers” series caught up with the great Diamond D. The Bronx representing producer and rapper is one of Hip-Hop’s greatest beat technicians, and as expected his record collection reflects that status.
Three well respected, veteran MCs in the game–Detroit’s Royce Da 5’9″, VA’s Skillz & the Bronx’s Diamond D–connect for a song called “One For The Money.” Spry horns get chopped and laid over some sharp drums for the assembled rappers to get busy to. The D-Squared beat is cool and all, but we’d be lying if we […]
Ashamed to say that this slipped under the radar, but better late than never. Diamond D drops a video for “Deflate Cha.” The storied Bronx MC/producer, and member of the Diggin’ In The Crates crew, spits pinpoint rhymes over buttery horns and slick drums. The Great Diamond sounds comfortably in the pocket on this joint. […]
Golden Era MCs and Diggin’ In the Crates statesmen O.C. & A.G. are returning on October 27th with their collaborative effort Oasis. Executive produced by A.G.’s former partner Showbiz, the album will feature production by Lord Finesse, E. Blaze, and Statik Selektah. O.C. & A.G, longtime friends and crewmates, first collaborated together on the