Twenty-six years ago, MC/producer Diamond D from New York's mighty D.I.T.C. (Diggin' In The Crates) collective debuted with a stunning classic that entailed elements of what brought him and his crew notoriety-grimy boom-bap anchored by effusive yet obscure samples. Diamond emerged in the late ‘80s as a member of Ultimate Force, a short-lived troupe whose debut album was shelved and didn't see the light of day until over a decade afterwards. Diamond's encyclopedic knowledge of records, after years of contributions and studious vision, came to the forefront in 1992 with his first official solo venture, Stunts, Blunts and Hip-Hop. The album is a jazzy foray bound with storytelling narratives, battle raps, and light-hearted lyrics. At 70-minutes, Diamond D's organized structure keeps the release above water and remains to this day an underground, and often under-mentioned, rap masterwork. The album is being reissued on standard black vinyl.
A2. "Best Kept Secret"
A3. "Sally Got A One Track Mind"
A4. "Step To Me"
B1. "Shut The "*!*!" Up"
B2. ""*!*!" What U Heard"
B3. "I'm Outta Here"
B4. "A Day In The Life"
C1. "Comments From Big "L" And Showbiz"
C2. "Check One, Two"
C3. "What You Seek"
C4. "Lunchroom Chatter"
D1. "Pass Dat S**T"
D2. "Freestyle (Yo, That's What Sh..)"
D3. "K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)"
D4. "Stunts, Blunts, & Hip-Hop"
D5. "Best Kept Secret (Radio Edit)"