What We're Reading:

G&B: Apologies to Sting

It's been a blast, folks. The Worlds Most Popular Podcast is signing off. Truth to be told, there's not enough hours in the day for ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

classic: you can't front (shit is real) - diamond d feat. sadat x

Once again, it's time for Classic where we throw it back and look at the Hip Hop gems of yesteryear that inspired the game today. We haven't done it for a while, so I thought I would give you a little refresher. In the past we've looked at such tracks as Erik B for President, and Proceed. Today's edition is going out to my Hip Hop homie, Tweeze. Have to thank him and Circle Research for putting on yet another great podcast. Rumor is that Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop is his favorite LP of all time. So here you go, Tweeze. Enjoy!

Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released with his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. 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 production from popular beat makers such as Large Professor, Q-Tip, and DJ Mark the 45 King. 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 up with full artwork which were very highly sought-after. The vinyl edition was eventually made available as a reissue years later. The original promo 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.