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

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

    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.


    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)’

    Artwork : Leon Nockolds