Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop

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Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
Studio album by Diamond D and the Psychotic Neurotics
Released September 22, 1992
Recorded Autumn 1991-Summer 1992
Genre Hip hop
Length 66:38
Label Chemistry, Mercury, PolyGram Records
Producer Diamond D, Showbiz, Lakim Shabazz, Jazzy Jay, DJ Mark the 45 King, Large Professor, Q-Tip
Diamond D and the Psychotic Neurotics chronology
Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
(1992)
Hatred, Passions and Infidelity
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (9/10)[2]

Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released in 1992. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond's later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe, as well as his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album's production, other popular beat makers such as Large Professor, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jay, Showbiz, and DJ Mark the 45 King co-produce on several tracks. The album features the singles "Best-Kept Secret" and "Sally Got a One-Track Mind." The album was not released on vinyl, however, there were promotional copies pressed up with full artwork which were very highly sought-after. The vinyl edition was eventually made available as a reissue years later. The original promo has a sticker on it; the reissue had this sticker scanned into the artwork.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Intro" Diamond D *Interlude*
2 "Best-Kept Secret" Diamond D Diamond D, Bonita, Fat Joe, LaReese & Whiz One
3 "Sally Got a One-Track Mind" Diamond D Diamond D
4 "Step to Me" Showbiz, Diamond D Diamond D
5 "Shut the Fuck Up" Diamond D, Showbiz The Psychotic Neurotics
6 "Fuck What U Heard" Diamond D, Sadat X Diamond D
7 "I'm Outta Here" Diamond D, Showbiz Diamond D
8 "A Day in the Life" Diamond D Diamond D, Lord Jamar, Sadat X
9 "Last Car on the 2 Train" Diamond D The Psychotic Neurotics
10 "Red Light, Green Light" Diamond D Diamond D
11 "I Went for Mine" Jazzy Jay, Diamond D Diamond D
12 "Comments from Big L and Showbiz" Diamond D Big L, Showbiz
13 "Check One, Two" Diamond D, DJ Mark the 45 King Diamond D
14 "What You Seek" Diamond D Diamond D
15 "Lunchroom Chatter" Diamond D The Psychotic Neurotics
16 "Confused" Diamond D Diamond D, Michelle Sweeting, Jasmine
17 "Pass Dat Shit" Diamond D Diamond D, Whiz One, Maestro, Mike G.Q., Fat Joe
18 "Freestyle (Yo, That's That Shit)" Diamond D, Large Professor Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics
19 "K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid)" Diamond D, Q-Tip Diamond D
20 "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop" Diamond D Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics
21 "Wuffman Stressed Out" Diamond D *Interlude*
22 "Feel the Vibe" Diamond D, Showbiz Diamond D, Showbiz
23 "A View From the Underground" Diamond D Fat Joe

Samples used[edit]

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Best-Kept Secret"
  • Released: 1992
  • B-side: "A View From the Underground", "Freestyle (Yo, That's That Shit)"
"Sally Got a One-Track Mind"
  • Released: 1992
  • B-side: "Check One, Two"
"What U Heard"
  • Released: 1993
  • B-side: "I'm Outta Here"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1992 Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop - 47

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1992 "Best-Kept Secret" - 2
"Sally Got a One-Track Mind" 84 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Columnist. The 100 Best Rap Albums. The Source. Retrieved on 2010-03-05.