[Vintage Goods] Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop (Full Album) :: Diamond D

Diamond D

I don’t usually post full albums for the Vintage Goods section, but I think it’s important that I start in order to show how the focus used to be on creating a complete product, not just a collection of unrelated potential singles.  Diamond D released Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop in 1992, a classic album that contained some of the first appearances of Big L and Fat Joe, who would later become his partners in the D.I.T.C. crew.  Production is done mostly by Diamond D, making him one of the best producer/MCs that novices may have never heard of.  Q-Tip, Large Professor, Sadat X, DJ Mark the 45 King, Jazzy Jay, and Showbiz also show up to lend some production assistance, making a varied but cohesive blend of soundscapes for Diamond D to kick his effortlessly smooth flow over.  This is the blueprint of a dope album that’s true to hip-hop culture and those not familiar with this sound and artist should take some time and understand why this was listed as one of the 100 best rap albums of all time.  Shout out to C. Lee for pulling this out of the crates.  Side Note: I can’t be the only one who wanted that green leather.

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