Diamond D Puts His Rap Skills Back In Front Alongside D.I.T.C. Brother A.G. (Audio)
Diamond D once proclaimed he was “the best producer on the mic.” Even in his own D.I.T.C. crew, the Bronx, New York native is brothers with producing/rapping double-threats like Lord Finesse and Showbiz. While Show ceased rapping on Showbiz & A.G.’s Runaway Slave album, Finesse has also scaled back his rhyming to choice spots. Diamond, whose lyricism was a key attraction on 1992’s debut Stunts, Blunts, and Hip Hop appears more focused on production and DJ’ing these days. His 2014 LP The Diam Piece featured a plethora of guests to excite Diamond’s dusty tracks, with less verses than previous albums. However, just when it seemed safe to assume Diamond was less interested in verses, D-Tension’s “Godly” appears out of the skies.
Here, Diamond kicks off the song with one of his best verses in years. The MC who added stellar verses to albums by Fat Joe, A Tribe Called Quest, and Tha Alkaholiks makes a grand microphone return on a song he did not even produce. D flexes perfect in-the-pocket timing, strong confidence, and a great tie-in to the song’s theme and title. This is ill.
A.G. book-ends the track with some slick autobiographical rhymes, as D.I.T.C. sandwiches the Lowell, Massachusetts MC D-Tension verse (who also takes the chorus).
Previously, D-Tension has worked with Vinnie Paz, Slug, 7L & Esoteric, and others. Diamond is presently said to be working on The Diam Piece 2, as A.G. readies A Taste Of Ambrosia.