Can’t wait for this. The Diam Piece drops August 26th.
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“I make wax, I pay tax, I don’t show cracks,” OC rapped on “Constables,” one of the many standout cuts off his debut album Word…Life. Nearly twenty years after that seminal album dropped, OC’s stayed true to those words, releasing a slew of albums showcasing his lyrical acrobatics with a variety of talented producers, including Soul Supreme, Apollo Brown, and most recently, Ray West.
O’s latest album, Ray’s Cafe, a pairing with producer/engineer and co-head of the recently created boutique label Red Apples 45 Ray West, provides jazz-infused backdrops that compliment Omar Credle’s smooth baritone. In a rare interview with HipHopGame, the legendary OC talks about the making of Ray’s Cafe, reflects on Word…Life and the moves he’s made, his immortal crew Diggin’ in the Crates, and much more in this can’t-miss interview.
It’s not easy to catch the ear of someone who’s crafted bangers for hip-hop’s elite, so when you do, you must be doing something right. Enter BIGREC, the rookie vet who’s been spitting flames since he got his start 20 years ago in Tulsa. Now residing in Atlanta, the MC recounts how him and Diamond D first met, his Diamond D executive-produced album, Doomsday, dropping in April, and much more in this exclusive interview.
From crafting hits with one of the greatest collection of musical talents ever assembled, the Diggin’ in the Crates crew, to carving out a successful solo career, Diamond D has earned true legend status. Oh yeah, let’s not forget how his dusty, head-nodding collection of beats helped to define what most fans would consider to be the greatest era of hip-hop. And then there’s The Diam Piece, Diamond D’s new compilation, produced entirely by the legend himself and featuring a slew of vets and new school MCs. Diamond D talks to HipHopGame in an exclusive interview to discuss The Diam Piece, his artist BigRec, the 15th anniversary of the passing of Big L, some new D.I.T.C. music, and much more.
Coming straight from Hip-Hop’s golden era is this demo version of the song Fat For The 90′s featuring Lord Finesse and AG, produced by Diamond D. More details on ‘Funky Man: The Prequel’, a project of demos and remixes featuring some of the best MCs.