Diamonds (Fabolous song)

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"Diamonds"
Single by Fabolous featuring Young Jeezy
from the album From Nothin' to Somethin'
Released April 3, 2007
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:16
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) John Jackson, Jay Jenkins, Christian Ward
Producer(s) Steve Morales
Fabolous singles chronology
"Baby"
(2005)
"Diamonds"
(2007)
"Return of the Hustle"
(2007)
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"Dreamin'"
(2007)
"Diamonds"
(2007)
"5000 Ones"
(2007)

"Diamonds" is the first single from Fabolous' album From Nothin' to Somethin'. The song features Young Jeezy.

The original version of the song featured Lil Wayne but was changed because of Def Jam Recordings, who wanted to have a Def Jam artist on the song.[1] Fabolous confirmed he was shooting a video for the song on his Myspace page. The song was produced by Steve Morales. The video for Diamonds is available on YouTube.[2][copyright violation?] Coincidentally, the voice sampled on the "Diamonds" chorus is actually Young Jeezy, and it is a line from the Fabolous song "Do the Damn Thing" from his album Real Talk.

The single was released through iTunes on April 3, 2007. On the issue date of April 21, 2007 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 83.[3] This song samples Jay-Z's line, "said she loved my necklace, started relaxing, now that's what the fuck I call a chain reaction" from the 1998 Jermaine Dupri song, "Money Ain't a Thang".

Music video[edit]

The video features cameos from Blood Raw, Red Cafe and Slick Pulla.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 83
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 59
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 87

Remixes and freestyles[edit]

  • "Diamonds on My Damn Chain (RMX)" featuring Remy Ma, Lil Wayne
  • "Diamonds on My Damn Chain (RMX)(2)" featuring Red Cafe
  • "Diamonds on My Damn Chain (RMX)(3)" featuring Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne
  • "Diamonds on My Damn Chain (RMX)(4)" by Lil Wayne
  • "Diamonds on My Damn Chain (Mega RMX)(5)" featuring Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Remy Ma, Red Cafe

Lil Flip has recorded a freestyle, and Jody Breeze has also recorded a freestyle entitled "Blow You Out Ya Frame".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Replace Weezy For Jeezy?, Rap Basement, Dallas - 27 Feb 2007
  2. ^ Diamonds on YouTube, accessed 14 Mar 2007
  3. ^ a b "Fabolous and Young Jeezy - Diamonds global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved April 14, 2007.

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