Diggin' in the Crates Crew

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D.I.T.C.
Origin New York, New York
Genres Hip Hop
Years active 1990–2000, 2012–Present
Labels Zyx Records, Tommy Boy
Associated acts Big Pun, Cuban Link, DJ Premier, Brand Nubian, KRS-One, Freddie Foxxx, Organized Konfusion, Tha Alkaholiks, Milano, Party Arty
Past members Big L (deceased)
Lord Finesse
Diamond D
O.C.
Fat Joe
Buckwild
Showbiz
A.G.

The Diggin' in the Crates Crew, also known as D.I.T.C., was a New York-based hip-hop group, deriving its name from the art of seeking out records to sample for production. Its members have achieved substantial and consistent recognition in underground rap circles, having often collaborated with undiscovered talents and underground artists alongside the most commercial of rappers. All of its members were from the Bronx, with the exception of Big L (from Harlem) and O.C. (from Brooklyn).

History[edit]

D.I.T.C. consisted of rappers, DJs, and producers. The members were Showbiz & A.G., Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild, and Big L.

In 2008, Freddie Foxxx (using his Bumpy Knuckles pseudonym) released the long-shelved Crazy Like A Foxxx album. The second of two discs featured DITC produced demo versions of the original tracks dating to 1993.[1] DITC production contrasted with the Jailhouse version of production from 1994.

In 2011, Showbiz confirmed that the crew itself is now defunct and will no longer create any new albums in the future citing musical creative differences.[2] However, member O.C. confirmed that the group will indeed record a brand new album with production so far from Diamond D & Lord Finesse awaiting Buckwild. He stated that their deceased member Big L would not want them to end their legacy like this.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Live At Tramps New York (Vol.1 + Vol. 2) (ZYX music, 2000)
  • All Love (Next Level Recordings / File Rec Inc., 2000)
  • D.I.T.C. (Tommy Boy, 2000)
  • The Official Version (DITC/Fat Beats, 2000)
  • DITC Presents Wild Life (EP) (Wild Life Entertainment, 2001)
  • Rare & Unreleased (D.I.T.C. Records, 2007)
  • Unreleased Production (DITC Records, 2008)
  • The Movement (D.I.T.C. Records, 2008)
  • Rare & Unreleased Vol. 2 (D.I.T.C. Records, 2009)
  • The Remix Project (D.I.T.C. Entertainment / Slice Of Spice, 2014)
  • TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bumpy Knuckles - Crazy Like A Foxxx (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ "PodOmatic | Best Free Podcasts". Conspiracyworldwide.podomatic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (April 16, 2012). "O.C. Confirms D.I.T.C. Recording Sophomore Album, Big L Inspired Reunion". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 

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