Sunday, June 25, 2006

Diamond D "With the Dope Sound" (1994/8)

This track showed up in record bins in '98, after Diamond's disappointing album "Hatred, Passions, and Infidelity". The label claims it was made in '94, and it seems possible, although the production feels more '98-Diamond than '94-Diamond. Lyrically, though, it showcases his frustrations with trying to drop his second LP, and is as good as (if not better than) anything on the LP that would drop in '97. Still with me?

The track is pretty simple, but most of Diamond's bangers relied on simple loops. He samples himself for the chorus ("'s Diamond D with the dope sound"), and the track would fall flat if it wasn't actually dope. And it is, on the head-nod tip, with a nice snare. The lyrics are vintage Diamond:

Like Jesse Owens, you know I got it goin'
showin' and provin', you know I got you movin' to the
boom-boom-bap, boom-ba-boom bap
my new rap, I'm hangin' n*ggas with a shoe-strap

With a shoe strap? Werd...

[UPDATE, 7/12, 10pm: Re-archived, re-upped file]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant thank ya enough for this

10:06 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Can you repost this please!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

This definitely was from '94 or '95. I first heard it on a Stretch and Bobitto show back then and was amped when it was finally released in '98

8:21 PM  

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