Diamond D – Stunts, Blunts and Hip-Hop
The landmark DITC album. There aren’t enough words to describe the impact, importance, and overall funkiness of this album. Sadat X and Fat Joe show up for finesse spots while Large Professor, Q-Tip, and the 45 King lend co-production with Diamond D steering the project’s sound behind the boards.
Whether it’s the basslines (“Sally Got A One-Track Mind”, “I Went For Mine”), the samples (“Step To Me”, “Red Light, Green Light”) or the no-frills raps (“A Day In The Life”), Stunts, Blunts, And Hip-Hop is a hall of fame rap album that finds Diamond D spitting with the relaxation of a street corner cipher. Why this isn’t on Spotify, then, has me confused as shit.