October 25, 2008
CRDS Presents The Diamond D Remix Files...
"It's Diamond D with the dope sound..."
The Bronx, New York legend, born Joseph Kirkland is one of Hip Hop's greatest ever producers (and is one of my all time favourite producers) first starting out carrying records for DJ Jazzy Jay and then as a DJ himself way back in 1979, Diamond D got into production and laced records for the Ghetto Girlz and then fellow D.I.T.C. members Lord Finesse and Showbiz and AG's first albums,Funky Technician (1990) and Runaway Slave (1992) and Diamond's classic debut album, Stunt, Blunts and Hip Hop dropped in 1992.
After that album dropped, Diamond D was in big demand and produced, appeared with and/or remixed for...
House of Pain
Leaders of The New School
Brand Nubian (and Sadat X)
The 45 King
DJ Jazzy Jay
ED OG & Da Bulldogs
Red Hot Lover Tone
Tribe Called Quest
Shadz of Lingo
and more than a few others (phew), Diamond followed up his debut with Hatred, Passions and Infidelity in 1997.
Diamond D's beats often consisted of ill jazz horns, hard hitting drums,thick basslines, flutes, pianos and strings all sampled from classic jazz,rock, soul and funk etc albums, Diamond D is also a founding member of the infamous DITC (Diggin In The Crates) crew (Showbiz and AG, Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Big L (RIP),O.C., Fat Joe, Milano and Buckwild) who released their first album in 2000 and have an upcoming album titled The Movement, DITC records released the album Unreleased Production 1994, which featured unreleased material from Fat Joe, Amed, Page,Lord Finesse, Deshawn and others, Diamond recently released The Huge Hefner Chronicles album, which sadly was pretty bland, but I guess he just wants a piece of the pie.
The never before released Ultimate Force (Diamond D & Master Rob)-I'm Not Playing album finally saw the light of day, when it was released last year (2007) and showed that Diamond D was well head of his time when it came to the beats and production, the album was originally supposed to be released in 1990, but stayed in the vaults until Jazzy Jay got it out and re-mastered it.
I hope you enjoy this compilation of ill Diamond D remixes and a very special shout out to Sterbyrock from Rhode Island and Roy Johnson from the incredible T.R.O.Y. blog
crds presents the diamond d remix files
1-house of pain ft diamond d-word is bond (remix)
2-private investigators-who am i? (god) (diamond d remix)
3-the a.t.e.e.m.-yeah(diamond d remix)
4-red hot lover tone-give it up (diamond d remix)
5-brand nubian ft diamond d-punks jump up to get beatdown (remix)
6-justice system-dedicated to bambaata (diamond d reminisce version)
7-a.d.o.r.-day 2 day (diamond's mecca mix)
8-diamond d & the psychotic neurotics-i'm outta here (unreleased remix)
9-diamond d ft cru-hiatus (remix)
10-outkast-southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (diamond remix)
11-ras kass-soul on ice (remix)
12-leaders of the new school-classic material (remix)
13-cypress hill-when the ship goes down (remix)
14-illegal-we getz buzy (remix)
15-lord finesse-praise the lord (diamond d's mix)
16-yaggfu front ft diamond d-slappin suckas silly (yaggfu remix)
17-krs one-ah yeah (diamond d remix radio)
Bonus: Busta Rhymes-Bus A Bus (Remix)