Diamond in the Back

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"Diamond in the Back"
Single by Ludacris
from the album Chicken-n-Beer
Released May 11, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:12
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam[1]
Producer(s) DJ Paul, Juicy J
Ludacris singles chronology
"Yeah!"
(2004)
"Diamond in the Back"
(2004)
"Break Bread"
(2004)

"Diamond in the Back" is a single released from the album Chicken-n-Beer by Ludacris. It is based on William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got" and samples it heavily in the southern chopped & screwed format. It is produced by DJ Paul & Juicy J of Three Six Mafia. This was Ludacris's first single to not hit the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks's Top 20.

Performance[edit]

"Diamond in the Back" peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #94. On the Hot Rap/R&B chart it reached #51.[2] Lupe Fiasco has also freestyled over this instrumental.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 94
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 51
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 40

Composers[edit]

  • Beauregard,
  • P./Devaughn,
  • W./Houston,
  • J./Bridges, C.[1]
  • R./Moody,

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chicken and Beer". Archived from the original on 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  2. ^ "51 and 64 on the charts". Retrieved 2006-12-04. 

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