The Lex Diamond Story

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The Lex Diamond Story
Studio album by Raekwon
Released December 16, 2003
Recorded 2001-2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 59:08
Label Ice H20, Universal
Producer Raekwon (exec.), Mizza, Crummie Beats, Mercury, Andy C, Smith Bros, Emile, Zephlon, Brutal Bill, DJ Khalil, EZ ELPEE, Hangmen 3, Mike "Punch" Harper, Spontaneous
Raekwon chronology
Immobilarity
(1999)
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
(2009)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
RZA:
Birth of a Prince
(2003)
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)
Method Man:
Tical 0: The Prequel
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[3]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[4]
RapReviews (8/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Stylus (F)[8]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[9]
Vibe 2.5/5 stars[10]

The Lex Diamond Story is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist and Wu-Tang Clan-member Raekwon, released December 16, 2003 on his Ice H2O label through Universal Records.[11] The album features contributions from Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, and Cappadonna, with production by several hip hop producers, including Emile and DJ Khalil. It is the only Raekwon album that omits the "chef" moniker on the cover art.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Lex Diamond Intro"     1:03
2. "Pit Bull Fights" (featuring Polite) Mizza 2:02
3. "Hitman Salary (Skit)"     0:10
4. "King of Kings" (featuring Havoc) Crummie Beats 3:50
5. "Missing Watch" (featuring Ghostface Killah & Polite) Mizza 3:25
6. "All Over Again"   Mercury 3:34
7. "Clientele Kidd" (featuring Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah & Polite)   3:53
8. "Smith Bros"   Smith Bros. 4:16
9. "Restaurant (Skit)"     2:08
10. "Robbery" (featuring Ice Water Inc.) Emile 3:50
11. "Fuck You (Skit)"     0:25
12. "Pa-Blow Escablow" (featuring Polite) Zephlon 3:09
13. "Musketeers of Pig Alley" (featuring Masta Killa & Inspectah Deck) Brutal Bill 3:06
14. "Ice Cream Pt. 2" (featuring Method Man & Cappadonna) DJ Khalil 3:44
15. "The Hood" (featuring Tiffany Villarreal) Ez Elpee 3:48
16. "Wild Chimpanzees (Skit)"     1:59
17. "Planet of the Apes" (featuring Capone, Sheek Louch & Polite) Hangmen 3 4:28
18. "Wild in da Club" (featuring Ultra & Ice Water Inc.) Punch 4:05
19. "Once Upon a Time" (featuring Tekitha) Spontaneous 5:05
20. "Lex Diamond Story Outro"     1:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 102
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  2. ^ Ex, Kris. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. Blender. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  3. ^ Capobianco, Ken. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  5. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash'. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  6. ^ Goldstein, Hartley. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Review: The Lex Diamond Story". Rolling Stone: 672. November 2, 2004.
  8. ^ McKeating, Scott. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. Stylus Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  9. ^ Jones, Steve. Review: The Lex Diamond Story. USA Today. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  10. ^ Meadows-Ingram, Benjamin. "Review: The Lex Diamond Story". Vibe: 218. December 2003.
  11. ^ Dansby, Andrew. Raekwon Hits the Streets. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  12. ^ "Raekwon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Raekwon. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  13. ^ "Raekwon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for Raekwon. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2013.

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