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Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.): The Diam Piece

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Summary

Grammy award-winning, legendary producer Diamond D of the historical Diggin' In the Crates (D.I.T.C.) collective returns with a brand new, star-studded compilation titled "The Diam Piece". "The Diam Piece" features the likes of Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Rapsody, Hi-Tek, A.G., FAT JOE, Alchemist, Pharaohe Monch, Black Rob, ELZHI, Kurupt, Ras Kass, Scram Jones, Guilty Simpson, Tha Alkaholiks, Nottz and more. This is Diamond's first production compilation album and is produced entirely by himself, except for the bonus track "Superman" produced by DJ Scratch. The album is being released on Dymond Mine Records and is full of the classic productions for which he is best known.

"I wanted to make a classic sounding project with some of my favorite iconic and new MC's... I call it "Brand New Retro" in this age of keyboard synth beats and dumbed down lyricism." Says Diamond on the new album.

No watered-down Hip Hop, just the MPC 3000, The Yamaha Motif ES8, an intricate selection of samples and the mic skills.

Track Listing

1. Rap Life
featuring Pharoahe Monch (of Organized Konfusion)
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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2. Where's The Love
featuring Talib Kweli (of Black Star + Reflection Eternal); Elzhi; Skyzoo
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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3. It's Nothing
featuring Fat Joe; Chi Ali; Freddie Foxxx (aka Bumpy Knuckles)
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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4. Only Way 2 Go
featuring Pete Rock
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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5. Hard Days
featuring The Pharcyde
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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6. I Ain't The One To Fuc Wit
featuring Scram Jones
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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7. Pump Ya Brakes
featuring Rapsody; Boog Brown; Stacy Epps
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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8. Take Em Off Da Map
featuring Black Rob
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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9. We Are The People Of The World
featuring Kurput (of Tha Dogg Pound); Tha Alkaholiks
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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10. Jose Feliciano
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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11. Handz Up
featuring Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal)
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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12. Pain
featuring A.G. (of D.I.T.C.); Chino XL
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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13. Vanity
featuring Nottz
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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14. It's Magic
featuring Step Brothers (Alchemist + Evidence of Dilated Peoples)
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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15. The Game
featuring Grand Daddy I.U.
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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16. Let The Music Talk
featuring Kev Brown
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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17. Ace Of Diamonds
featuring Masta Ace
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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18. 187
featuring Guilty Simpson; Ras Kass
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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19. Superman (Bonus)
Producers: DJ Scratch
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Total Comments: 17
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/30/2014 10:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 99.99.5.1)
Location: Bklyn
Comment: Mad mediocre c'mon diamond. U could've done way betta. What was the point of pushing it back if u were gonna drop this average ass album. Sometimes cats need to bow out gracefully
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/30/2014 9:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .194.38.87)
Location: Rotterdam
Comment: Good Dope Nuff Said
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/30/2014 6:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 96.126.149)
Location: Belgium
Comment: Amazing how Diamond D created a sound that perfectly reflects the style for each of the guest appearances!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/29/2014 10:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 236.25.139)
Location: Paris France
Comment: Very disappointed and angry, a lot of features but no boom bap and Scratch did the best track. Happy I did not purchase the CD,so I'm back buying back my 904s classics boom bap, all this waiting for this f*ckery? No disrespect, I love Diamond but this sh*t right here is wack.
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2014 5:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .76.37.172)
Location: Latham, NY
Comment: Sept. 30th is my birthday. I ordered this the day it became official. What I heard has been making me want the 30th to get here even quicker. I can't wait to hear "Jose Feliciano". Thanks for this one D.
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2014 10:07:00 AM; Partial IP: .170.73.89)
Location: Orlando
Comment: There are lots of producers hopping on this mic on this one. I'm looking forward to checking it out.
Name: (Posted: 9/12/2014 1:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.105.133)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: I've heard a few tracks and Diamond D has come back strong and smashed it as his previous album was garbage. I've also got my pre-order in!
Name: (Posted: 9/12/2014 5:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 35.128.219)
Location: Asheville, NC
Comment: From the samples posted online, this sounds like it could possibly end up being one of the illest records dropped this year. Definitely quality hip hop here produced by a legend and featuring more than a handful of dope MC's. Cannot fathom why anyone who appreciates "real" hip hop would pass up on this. A definite cop.
Name: (Posted: 9/11/2014 8:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 164.243.25)
Location: Mexico
Comment: I heard a few songs, I'm sold I have my pre-order in!
Name: (Posted: 8/28/2014 5:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.76.8.201)
Location: Worcester
Comment: Is Kev Brown getting on the mic on that feature... I like that.
Name: (Posted: 8/26/2014 6:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .39.36.105)
Location: NEW YORK
Comment: I heard a few joints off this album already and they are fire. This album is gonna be dope no commercial sh*t over here.
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2014 1:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 02.132.144)
Location: KALi
Comment: Absolute honesty is brutal it might kill other's soul momentum and maybe their dignity. Only say what is necessary enough for positive development. This ish is dope.
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2014 2:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 231.175.32)
Location: London
Comment: @ "Looks like an attempt to gain commercial fans" Did you actually read the line up son? It gets no more underground than this!
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2014 1:53:00 PM; Partial IP: .98.224.98)
Location: Illadelphia, Pa
Comment: Mandatory to cop this!
Name: (Posted: 8/9/2014 12:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 164.243.25)
Location: Norway
Comment: I hope he sticks to the production because that's his strong point, he was decent on the mic in the 90s but that last album in 2008 was not good.
Name: (Posted: 8/6/2014 1:49:00 PM; Partial IP: .37.244.44)
Location: tent city
Comment: Hey boob, I mean Bob - Diamond D is also 100x's doper than you will ever be. What have you done to advance hip hop? Rather, what have you done to pioneer any cultural movement? Sorry, keyboard gangsterism doesn't count.
Name: (Posted: 8/3/2014 10:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .72.66.156)
Location: planet earth
Comment: Looks like an attempt to gain commercial fans. This never works. Stick to your loyal fans.
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