Diamond D ‘Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 22nd September 1992

Label: Chemistry / Mercury / Polygram

Producers: Diamond D, Showbiz, Lakim Shabazz, jazzy Jay, The 45 King, Large Professor, Q-Tip

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released on September 22, 1992. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond’s later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe, as well as his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album’s production, other popular beat makers such
as Large Professor, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jay, Showbiz and The 45 King co-produce on several tracks. The album features the singles “Best-Kept Secret” and “Sally Got a One-Track Mind.” The album was not released on vinyl. However, there were promotional copies pressed with full artwork which were highly sought-after..The vinyl edition was eventually made available as a reissue years
later. The original promo version has a sticker on it. The reissue had
this sticker scanned into the artwork. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums.

Additional info:

- The tracks ‘Best Kept Secret (45 King Remix)’, ‘Sally Got a One Track Mind’ and ‘Sally Got a One Track Mind (Showbiz Remix)’ appear on our Classic Material 1992 Mixtape

- The track ‘Best Kept Secret’ appears on our 1992 Rap Megamix

- The album comes in at #5 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1992.

- The single ‘Best Kept Secret’ comes in at #26 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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