sticky

Search Off The Corner

Monday, March 2, 2015

Diamond D "Superman"


 By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.

This week our spot light is on veteran producer/ MC Diamond D- who by his own admission, is "by far the best producer on the mic". Diamond D's first full length project was 1992s' Stunts, Blunts And Hip-Hop, which is revered as an all time classic in underground Hip-Hop circles.  He followed that with Hatred, Passions And Infidelity in 1997. He has done production for a countless number of artists including Lord Finesse, Brand Nubian, Cypress Hill, KRS-ONE and The Fugees. He has done seven albums to date and is back with his latest single Superman, from his most recent endeavor The Diam Piece.

Superman was produced by turntablist DJ Scratch of EPMD fame, the video was directed by producer/ director, Nick Burnz and Amond Jackson.



  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Visual Caffeine Episode 39: D.I.T.C.

 
Peace and bliss planet rockers!

The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.
 
This month we pay respects to one of the most talented groups in Hip Hop. When you get something from the members of D.I.T.C-you get nothing but quality.
Sit back and enjoy the sounds! 1.FAT JOE-"Flow Joe"
2.LORD FINESSE-"Return of the Funky Man"
3.DIAMOND D and the PSYCHOTIC NEUROTICS-"Sally Got a One Track Mind"
4.SHOWBIZ and A.G.-"Fat Pockets"
5.BIG L-"Put it On"
6.O.C.-"Times Up"
7.DIAMOND D and the PSYCHOTIC NEUROTICS-"Best Kept Secret"
8.SHOWBIZ and A.G.-"Soul Clap"

VISUAL CAFFEINE-episode39-D.I.T.C from SEN ONE6 UZN on Vimeo.
 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Diamond D Feat. Pharoahe Monch "Rap Life"


By Ralo

Diamond D appeared onto the hip hop scene in 1992 with the release of his first album "Stunts, Blunts And Hip-Hop". It is considered by many to be one if the best rap albums ever recorded. With hits like "Best Kept Secret" and "Sally Got A One Track Mind" Diamond D was obviously way ahead of most of his counterparts in Rap Music. The Bronx native is one of the quintessential  producers of his genre. His name is high on the list of best producers  being counted among the likes of Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Large Professor.

After "Stunts" Diamond D released "Hatred, Passion And Infidelity" in 1997, which featured the single and video "Hiatus". He followed that with four more projects from 2003 to 2008.

He is back with a new full length album called "Diam Life" due out this summer. It features special guest appearances from Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Camp Lo, Alchemist, Hi-Tek and Rapsody. The lead single "Rap Life" features lyrical genius, Pharoahe Monch. Check out the latest video filmed and directed by Salem Psalms.

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diamond D Feat. Pharoahe Monch "Rap Life"


By Ralo

Diamond D appeared onto the hip hop scene in 1992 with the release of his first album "Stunts, Blunts And Hip-Hop". It is considered by many to be one if the best rap albums ever recorded. With hits like "Best Kept Secret" and "Sally Got A One Track Mind" Diamond D was obviously way ahead of most of his counterparts in Rap Music. The Bronx native is one of the quintessential  producers of his genre. His name is high on the list of best producers  being counted among the likes of Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Large Professor.

After "Stunts" Diamond D released "Hatred, Passion And Infidelity" in 1997, which featured the single and video "Hiatus". He followed that with four more projects from 2003 to 2008.

He is back with a new full length album called "Diam Life" due out this summer. It features special guest appearances from Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Camp Lo, Alchemist, Hi-Tek and Rapsody. The lead single "Rap Life" features lyrical genius, Pharoahe Monch. Check out the latest video filmed and directed by Salem Psalms.



RECENT ARTICLES

Popular Articles