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Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop

Diamond & Psychotic Neurotics, Diamond & the Psychotic NeuroticsAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 14, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: September 22, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • ASIN: B000001DX5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Diamond D's 1992 debut album may not have been hip-hop's first producer-driven album (far from it), but it was one of the first after the new-school era that suggested superior music could overcome lackluster lyrics. Not that Diamond wasn't nice on mic, but his rhymes were a triumph of function over form. It didn't matter though--you couldn't front on his beats, a loop-driven aesthetic that sparked DJs everywhere to dig into the crates to find his original samples. Whether it was the frenetic guitar melody on "Freestyle (Yo That's That S**t!)," the boomin' bass line on "K.I.S.S.," or the raucous riff that powered his first single, "Best Kept Secret," Diamond clearly knew how to milk funk, jazz, and soul loops for their full potential. Along with peers like Pete Rock, Showbiz, and Large Professor, Diamond showed that strength on the board was worth at least as much as skills on the mic. --Oliver Wang

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Day in The Life January 11, 2001
By beelove
Format:Audio CD
Yep, it's another "classic era" New York n***a album, but you can't front on this one. It's funny, because in a way, back then things for all of us were way more violent, but at the same time they were more innocent. So, in a way, this record can now be viewed as a memory piece set to exceptionally dope tracks.
Diamond's lyrics, as we all know, weren't exactly verbal pearls of wisdom but they were a passably enjoyable accompaniment to his slambangin' beats. Basically, it didn't matter what the hell HE said, 'cause he had hardcore players like the in-they-prime Brand Nubian who dropped "A Day in the Life," which was SUCH a product of its time that to this day, you can still practically smell the weed smoke and Kush incense wafting out your CD player whenever you crank this tune up.
Other highlights include "I'm Outta Here", which still gives me shudder-inducing flashbacks to crazy s**t that went down among various people I knew back in the early 90s, the (now-hard-to-believe-it-ever-was-a) club anthem/proto-antichickenhead manifesto "Sally Got a One Track Mind", and the totally authentic relationship song, "Red Light Green Light" ('don't mean to dis, but I don't frenchkiss').
Seek this one out and hold it close.
Peace out to Elf Fletcher, who did the inside CD artwork!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A remnant of the good old days January 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album came out when hip-hop artists were hungry and had to perform well, or they would get snipped from their label right quick. This was before people could make wack, ice and Moet-laden raps and coast through gold or platinum courtesy of a lot of ignorant listeners. This album covers everyday life topics that everyone can relate to like the dilemma between long-term relationships and one-night stands as elaborated on in "Red Light, Green Light," the eventual deterioration of gold-diggin' girls who were spoiled from day one in "Sally Got a One Track Mind," or the tension of sticky situations in "I'm Outta Here". The rest of the album contains other topics barely touched by today's emcees and just straight skills on the mic. This was the best era that hip-hop had ever seen and Diamond D was not only in tune with it, but ahead of it as well. It is shocking to hear him foreshadow the inevitable decline of hip-hop on "Stunts,Blunts,&Hip-Hop", when he says "back then it wasn't done for the cash, I hope the legacy continues to last." Well, the legacy has not lasted to its fullest extent in all ciphers, so I have to be content living in the past with this album by my side, and if you are a true hip-hop head I recommend you do the same. Peace, The Sugglife MC
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the vibe you desire...(4.5/5) September 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Diamond D's 1992 debut is a really underrated album from the golden era of east coast hip hop. Diamond would soon gain huge underground status as a member of the Diggin' in the Crates crew, the New York collective that gained acclaim for their clever battle rhymes and artistic beats using obscure samples from old recordings. But even when D.I.T.C. got press, Diamond always seemed to be overshadowed by the more recognizable names of Big L, Fat Joe, Showbiz & AG, Lord Finesse, OC, and Buckwild. "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop" is a classic that too many people are still sleeping on. In 1992, alternative New York hip hop was evolving with focused LPs on the heels of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's Mecca and the Soul Brother and A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory. Diamond went against the grain, and "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop" is built around single songs. There's no pervading message or idea, the songs are all individually minded compositions. Diamond's a producer first and a rapper second, but here he establishes himself as an expert at both. His beats are wonderfully appealing, emitting a very breezy and light quality that gives off fun and cheerful vibes. The beats are built around simple loops and choppy instrumental samples, and his sound is unique and creative. He can come off as soulful and jazzy, but you wouldn't describe him primarily as either. Diamond is really entertaining on the mic too, and his raps reflect a lot of what was so great about hip hop in 1992. Even though this was a strictly underground album, the genre was in such a state that an LP like this could have major label distribution and even get radio spins. Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars production superior June 11, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
one of the best producers in hip hop that should be placed at the same level of Dr. Dre. rare loops unforgotten beats and the lyrics, c'mon, one of the best ever, yeah you better believe it. check ot this album if you just starting your collection and experience the outstanding production if you heading in this direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have July 31, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those albums that was slept on thanks to the poor marketing and promotional efforts of Mercury. A majority of this album is tight and while it doesn't rely on G-Funk and cursing like many of today's albums, it an album that you can play for years and years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This album is so dope and I think that I think that Diamond's satirical disses and self-bragging is absolutely consummate and the 70's and soul jazz feel of the album makes this one of my favorite all time. Each song is so well-crafted and that there are no highlight songs because every one of them is the best definitely :o) seriously. If you love old-school, everything here is so dope. And they don't make old school rap records like they used to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars classic material
Diamond was the original Kanye... this album was a banger, true hip hop!
I also recommend Goodfellas by show and ag also a part of D.I.T.C.
Published 1 month ago by Derrick Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
I heard one of their songs on Sirius radio and had to cop the album. Definitely all bangers here. Get you a copy.
Published 3 months ago by txtech1997
5.0 out of 5 stars classic underground
production stellar, rhymes are really good. this album as long as it is has very few tracks to skip, meaning it's awesome. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jared Jennings
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Classic
This album is a pure Platinum classic CD, nuff said! They don't make albums like this anymore...it brings back memories of the 80's and 90's when music was at its best....!!
Published 10 months ago by Tony M
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLY UNDER RATED ALBUM!!
There is so much I can say about this album. This album is not normally on the " must have" lists when it comes to BET or MTV. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Hector Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond D. releases his debut "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop"
When Diamond D. first started in the music business, he was under the tutelage of legendary DJ Jazzy Jay. Read more
Published on January 14, 2012 by Perverted Alchemist
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Hip Hop!
Diamond D and the DITC crew were integral to the development of Hip Hop, particularly during the "Golden Age". Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by DJ Nate Da Great
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your Collection
Our younger generation doesn't even know about Diamond D. This has to be one of the best CDs of all time. A top 50 and a must have for your rap collection. Read more
Published on February 11, 2009 by Stinky Fingers
5.0 out of 5 stars D.I.T.C. Classic - Diamond D's magnum opus (5 stars)
Diamond D is mostly known for his superb work behind the boards with one of the most groundbreaking hip-hop collectives to grace the game - the Diggin' In The Crate's Crew... Read more
Published on September 29, 2008 by Alan Pounds
4.0 out of 5 stars Old School Hip Hop
Great album. Brings back memories. This is definitely a must buy for those of you that are into that old school hip hop.
Published on October 23, 2007 by A. A. Rodriguez
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