Diamond (rapper)

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Diamond
Birth name Brittany Nicole Carpentero
Born (1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 26)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter, actor
Years active 2004–present
Labels RCA, Polo Grounds
Website diamondatl.com

Brittany Nicole Carpentero (born May 20, 1988),[1][2][3] better known by her stage name Diamond, is an American rapper and former member of the group Crime Mob.[4]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Brittany Nicole Carpentero was born in Atlanta, Georgia[1] to an African American mother and a Puerto Rican father.[1][3][5]

Crime Mob, 2004–2007[edit]

Main article: Crime Mob

At the age of fifteen, Diamond joined the group Crime Mob in 2004. Crime Mob first garnered national attention in 2004 with their single "Knuck If You Buck,"[6] which was eventually certified Platinum.[7] They released their debut album Crime Mob later that summer. Their next charting single, "Rock Yo Hips," was released in August 2006 and was followed by a second album, Hated on Mostly, in March 2007.

Solo career & various mixtapes, 2008–present[edit]

In November 2007, Diamond left Crime Mob to pursue a solo career. In 2010, she appeared on the remix version of "My Chick Bad", a Ludacris single, along with Trina and Eve. Her debut single "Lotta Money" was released in the summer of 2010; the video for the single included Gucci Mane. In 2011, Diamond released a song featuring Waka Flocka called "Hit That Hoe" a video was released in August 2011. Also in November 2011 Diamond released her single "Buy It All" on BET's 106 & Park.[8] Diamond was nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards of 2011.[9] Diamond released her new single "Loose Screws" in 2012. She was nominated the second time for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards 2012.

Diamond is scheduled to release her album The Young Life on August 28, 2012, with the singles "American Woman" featuring Verse Simmonds and "Love Like Mine" featuring Nikkiya.[10] Diamond is slated to appear as a cast-member for the Oxygen docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.[11]

Influences[edit]

Diamond has stated that artists who have influenced her musical style include Missy Elliott, Da Brat, Salt n Pepa, Queen Latifah, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, The Notorious B.I.G., Trina, Tupac Shakur, DMX, Eminem, Outkast, and Eve (entertainer).[1]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007: Bitch Musik
  • 2008: Bitch Musik Vol. 2: Ms. Boojhetto
  • 2009: P.M.S. (Pardon My Swag)
  • 2010: Bitch Musik: Part Three
  • 2010: Cocaine Waitress
  • 2011: Bitch Musik 4: Poor Little Rich Gurl
  • 2012: The Young Life
  • 2014: (TBA)

As featured performer[edit]

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Lotta Money" 2010 Non-album single
"Buy It All" 2011 Bitch Musik 4: Poor Lil Rich Gurl
"Loose Screws" 2012
"Love Like Mine"
(featuring Nikkiya)
The Young Life
"American Woman"
(featuring Verse Simmonds)

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B
"Superbad"
(featuring Cee-Lo Green)
2009 Non-album singles
"Hit That Hoe"
(featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
2011 Cocaine Waitress

As featured artist[edit]

Song Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[12]
US R&B US Rap
"Shawty Wus Up"
(Dondria featuring Johntá Austin and Diamond)
2010 66 Dondria vs. Phatfffat
"Fly Girl"
(Dukwon featuring Diamond)
2012
"Main Chick"
(Dominique Reighard featuring Diamond)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Bitches Ain't Shit" 2009 Attitude '
"My Chick Bad" (Remix) 2010 Ludacris, Trina, Eve '
"BedRock" (Remix) Rasheeda, Toya, Kandi Burruss, LoLa Monroe '
"Get Big" (Remix) Dorrough Diddy, Yo Gotti, Shawty Lo, Maino, DJ Drama N/A
"Lick The Cat" Yelawolf Trunk Muzik
"Flash The Cash" 2011 Driicky Graham
"Big & Fat" (Remix) 2012 Shawnna N/A
"Ice Cream" Freeway Freedom Of Speech
"Diamond Lane" Millionaires Your Girl Does Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Quick Facts". diamondatl.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Diamond Carpentro Biograpghy". diamondatl.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Diamond - The DOPE MAG Interview". DOPE MAG Magazine. 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Keith (October 2007). "Girl Talk". Vibe. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  5. ^ BallerStatus Staff (2011). "Diamond Talks Sex Positions, Her 'Ms. 32 Flavas' Nickname & Crime Mob". ballerstatus.com. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Crime Mob Biography". artistdirect.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Knuck If You Buck" at the RIAA database.
  8. ^ "106 & Park: Diamond, "Buy It All"". bet.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Best Female Hip Hop Artist". BET. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  10. ^ "Female Rappers NET – Top Quality Female Rap Daily Music : Diamond Feat. Verse Simmonds 'American Woman'". Female Rappers NET. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  11. ^ Corry, Kristin (9 June 2014). "'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' to Debut on Oxygen This Summer". Vibe. Vibe.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  12. ^ U.S. Chart Positions via Billboard

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