Legendary Producer/MC/DJ Diamond D, constituent of the seminal
collective D.I.T.C. (also included Fat Joe, Big L. & more), has signed
a multi-album deal with renowned indie Babygrande Records. His
inaugural release with the label will be October 14th’s The Huge
Hefner Chronicles, Diamond’s third official release and first
offering in 3+ years.
A classic and respected talent, Diamond D got his start as a member
of D.I.T.C., but soon parlayed this success into a thriving solo
career, which included the release of the widely regarded classic
Stunts Blunts & Hip-Hop in 1992. His second solo offering, 1997’s
Hatred, Passions & Infidelity,”featured appearances from such A-list
luminaries as Busta Rhymes, Phife Dawg, Pete Rock & more.
Over the years, aside from independently releasing his subsequent two
LP’s, Diamond has remained an active participant behind the boards,
having contributed his trademark style to some of the most iconic
records in hip-hop history including The Fugees’ The Score, A
Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory, as well as releases by Mos
Def, Pharoahe Monch & many more.
With The Huge Hefner Chronicles,”Diamond returns to form, with a
record that recalls the nostalgic stylings of the “golden age,” while
maintaining a contemporary sensibility accessible to the modern day
This duality of form is on full display on the first single from the
forthcoming LP, entitled “D-I-A-M-O-N-D.” A vicious head-nodder, the
track instantly explodes into a “golden-age” inflected beat,
produced by none other than the infamous beat maestro Nottz
(Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Scarface, J Dilla,
Snoop Dogg & more). Diamond answers with the lyrical fluidity that
only a vet of his stature can offer. “D-I-A-M-O-N-D” is the
feel-good back-to-school jam that hits the sweet spot for both
purists and modern day heads alike. Listen right here!