Diamond D Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Mixed by Chris Read for Wax Poetics & WhoSampled




To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Diamond D’s debut LP Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop, originally released September 22, 1992, our buddy Chris Read has crafted one of his signature mixtapes: expertly blending album tracks including “Sally Got a One-Track Mind,” “Best-Kept Secret,” and “What U Heard” with alternative versions, remixes, interview snippets, and original sample material.


Artwork : Leon Nockolds

Track list:

1. Diamond D – ‘Intro‘ (Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3’ (Scratchapella)
3. Diamond D – ‘A Day In The Life‘ (Instrumental)
4. Diamond D Interview 22nd September 1992
5. Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills – ‘Stop’ (sampled in ‘Check, One, Two’)
6. Stezo – ‘Gets Into His Move’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Check, One, Two’)
7. Diamond D – ‘Check, One, Two’
8. Jack Bruce – ‘Sam Enchanted Dick’ (sampled in ‘Step to Me’)
9. Big Daddy Kane – ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Step to Me’)
10. Diamond D – ‘Step To Me’
11. Solomon Burke – ‘Fight Back’ (sampled in ‘Step to Me’)
12. Three Dog Night – ‘I Can Hear You Calling’ (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
13. Kool & The Gang – ‘N.T’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
14. James Brown – ‘Make It Funky’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
15. Diamond D – ‘Best Kept Secret’
16. Big Daddy Kane – ‘Mortal Combat [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
17. Ultimate Force – ‘I’m Not Playing’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
18. Diamond D – ‘Best Kept Secret’ (45 King Remix)
19. James Brown – ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret (45 King Remix)’
20. Diamond D – ‘Pass Dat Shit’ (Instrumental)
21. Diamond D feat Fat Joe, Maestro Fresh Wes * Mike GQ – ‘Pass Dat Shit’
22. Magic Disco Machine – ‘Scratchin’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Pass Dat Shit’)
23. Black Sabbath – ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Red Light, Green Light’)
24. Diamond D – ‘Red Light, Green Light’
25. Run-DMC – ‘Here We Go (Live at The Funhouse’) [Extract] (sampled in Red Light, Green Light’)
26. Leader of the New School – ‘Sobb Story’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Red Light, Green Light’)
27. Baby Huey – ‘Hard Times’ (sampled in ‘Red Light, Green Light’)
28. Earth Wind & Fire – ‘Bad Tune’ (sampled in ‘Feel The Vibe’)
29. The Shades of Brown – ‘The Soil I Tilled For You’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Feel The Vibe’)
30. Diamond D – ‘Feel The Vibe’
31. Brother Jack McDuff – ‘Hold It For A Minute’ (sampled in ‘Feel The Vibe’)
32. Detroit Emeralds – ‘You’re Getting A Little Too Smart’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘I Went For Mine’)
33. SSO – ‘Faded Lady’ (sampled in ‘I Went For Mine’)
34. Diamond D – ‘I Went For Mine’
35. A Tribe Called Quest feat Sadat X, Lord Jamar & Diamond D – ‘Show Business’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Fuck What U Heard’)
36. John Handy – ‘Alvina’ (sampled in ‘Fuck What U Heard’)
37. Donny Hathaway – ‘Magnificent Sanctuary Band’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Fuck What U Heard’)
38. Diamond D – ‘Funk What U Heard’
39. Kleeer – ‘Intimate Connection’ (sampled in ‘Confused’)
40. Diamond D feat Jasmine & Michelle Sweeting- ‘Confused’
41. Tower of Power – ‘Sparkling in the Sand’ (sampled in ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’)
42. Skull Snaps – ‘It’s A New Day’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’)
43. Diamond D – ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’
44. Diamond D – ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’ (Showbiz Remix)
45. Diamond D – ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’ (Two Track Beatdown)
46. Flaming Ember – ‘Gotta Get Away’ (sampled in ‘I’m Outta Here’)
47. Diamond D – ‘I’m Outta Here’
48. George Benson – ‘Footin’ It’ (sampled in ‘Freestyle (Yo That’s That Shit)’)
49. Diamond D – ‘Freestyle (Yo That’s That Shit)’
50. Sly & The Family Stone – ‘You Can Make It If You Try’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
51. Diamond D – ‘What You Seek’
52. Kool & The Gang – ‘Who’s Gonna Take The Weight’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
53. Black Sheep – ‘To Whom It May Concern’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
54. The J.Bs – ‘Gimme Some More’ (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
55. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Good Life’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
56. Herbie Hancock – ‘Do A Thing’ (sampled in ‘You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)’)
57. Brethren – ‘Outside Love’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)’)
58. Diamond D feat Lord Finesse & Sadat X – ‘You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)’


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