D.I.T.C. Show They Are Still Juggernauts On A New Compilation Album (Audio)
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The Diggin’ In The Crates crew is one of the most trusted brands in Hip-Hop. This Bronx, New York-based outfit is responsible for introducing the world to Big L and Fat Joe, as well as assembling some of the most talented producers and MCs in the genre. This collective decorated the 1990s with acclaimed albums like Diamond D’s Stunts, Blunts And Hip Hop, Showbiz & A.G.’s Runaway Slave, O.C.’s Buckwild-produced Word…Life, Lord Finesse’s The Awakening, Joe Crack’s Represent, and Big L’s Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous. However, through shifting sounds and tragedies, D.I.T.C. has stayed consistent for the next 25 years too.
Recently, D.I.T.C. released another compilation with Show at the helm. D.I.T.C. Studios, Vol. 2 involves some core members of the collective, as well as affiliates such as Papoose, Milano Constantine, and David Bars. M.O.P.’s Lil Fame joins O.C. on “Juggaknots,” produced by Show. Over a sinister groove, O attacks the first verse while Fizzy Womack adds those menacing Mash Out ad-libs. “The flow’s serious / From years of experience,” spits the MC. Moments later, he salutes Big L. “This here’s a warning shot in the air, like when ya first heard ‘Da Enemy’ / See, I won’t stop / ‘Til I’m in the box / The flow’s by Lamont, call him the crown prince of The Immortals / Us.” He shouts out Wu-Tang Clan, D-Block, M.O.P., and his engineer, Parks (also of The Joe Budden Podcast). Fame takes on the bridge and the chorus.
This Friday (December 6), Fat Joe is releasing Family Ties. The album features Eminem. In 2019, Diamond D dropped The Diam Piece 2 while O.C. dropped a compilation of rarities. Last week, Diamond told AFH that he is producing a full LP for Talib Kweli and dropped some footage. This month (December 20), Lil Fame is producing a Sean Price album, Price Of Fame.
In addition to new music from D.I.T.C., the official AFH playlist includes new songs from Reason, Ab-Soul, Griselda, Brother Ali, The Game, Add-2, Anderson .Paak, Smoke DZA, Benny The Butcher, and Pete Rock, Gang Starr, J. Cole, DaBaby, Nas, Little Brother, Skyzoo, Elzhi, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, H.E.R., YBN Cordae, Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Duckwrth, Joyner Lucas, André 3000, Billy Danze, Tobe Nwigwe, Aaron May, 2 Chainz, Ghostface Killah, Casey Veggies, Boogie, Erick Sermon, Eminem, EARTHGANG, Denzel Curry, GoldLink, Lute, Atmosphere, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake and others. Songs from Andy’s last two solo albums are also included.
Videos featuring Big L, Lord Finesse, O.C., Diamond D, and A.G. are available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 7-day trial subscriptions.
#BonusBeat: D.I.T.C. recently produced a project, The Bar Code, from MC David Bars. “Next Season,” featuring Cory Gunz, is produced by Lord Finesse and The Bossmen. DJ Premier, Buckwild, Fat Joe, Showbiz, Da Beatminerz, and Breakbeat Lou also contributed to the seven-song drop: