Diamond D’s New Album Features Erick Sermon, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & More
It has been nearly five years since D.I.T.C. co-founder Diamond D released a solo album. The self-proclaimed “best producer on the mic” dropped one of his most exciting albums in the form of 2014’s The Diam Piece. Producing all but one of the tracks (which was by DJ Scratch), the affair involved a who’s who of Hip-Hop, and many of the MCs closely tied to the Bronx, New York native’s 30-year career.
On May 10, Diamond will release The Diam Piece 2. Like the first volume, this LP involves a cross-section of Rap artists as well as singers. Features include Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Styles P, Xzibit, Elzhi, Boot Camp Clik, Erick Sermon, Havoc, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, O.C., Termanology, Raekwon, Fred The Godson, Twista, A-F-R-O, and David Banner. The project comes from D’s Dymond Mine Records, LLC.
The Diam Piece 2 artwork and tracklist are as follows:
1. “Intro” featuring Verse and Snooze
2. “Watch Yo Back” featuring Buckshot, General Steele, and Rockness Monsta
3. “O.M.G.” featuring Pharoahe Monch
4. “Turn It Up” featuring Snoop Dogg and Case
5. “The 3 Kings” featuring Erick Sermon and Havoc, with scratches by Kid Capri
6. “I Can’t Lose” featuring Elzhi and Blake Moses
7. “I Got It Covered” featuring O.C. and Adela
8. “Fly” featuring Raekwon, Fat Joe, and Fred The Godson
9. “Bodied” featuring David Banner, Big Rec, and Edson Sean
10. “Maintaining” featuring Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
11. “Children Of The Ghetto” featuring Styles P, Xzibit, and Ashton Martin
12. “Chivas Blanc”
13. “Next To You” featuring The Crossrhodes (Raheem DeVaughn & Wes Felton)
14. “The Hit” featuring Termanology and The Diaz Brothers
15. “The Zone Out” featuring Talib Kweli, Niko Is, and Terror Van Poo
16. “Hold Up” featuring Twista, A-F-R-O, and Dillon
Diamond tells Ambrosia For Heads, “I’d like to thank all of the MCs and artists featured on the album who came aboard to make it something special. To all my fans and supporters and The Dymond Mine Records staff, much love.” The Diggin’ In The Crates O.G. adds that a third volume will release before year’s end.
In 2017, Diamond produced Sadat X’s The Sum Of A Man album. Since his latest LP, he has produced joints for The eMC and Diggin’ band-mates Showbiz & A.G.
#BonusBeat: Diamond recently dropped the video to “The Mirror,” featuring Sy Scott: