Diamonds on My Neck

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"Diamonds on My Neck"
Diamonds on My Neck cd.jpg
Single by Smitty
Released July 5, 2005
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:29
Label J
Writer(s) Varick Smith, Kasseem Dean
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
Smitty singles chronology
"Diamonds on My Neck"
"Died in Your Arms"

"Diamonds on My Neck" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Smitty, released under J Records on July 5, 2005, as his debut single. The song, co-written and produced by Swizz Beatz, was set to be the first single from Smitty's planned debut album Life of a Troubled Child. The single was released in 2005 to moderate success, charting at #89 on the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[citation needed] The album was expected to drop shortly after the single but was ultimately shelved.

The song samples the hook of "Dangerous MC's", as performed by The Notorious B.I.G..[1] The official remix was officially released on November 5, 2011 and features fellow American rappers Lil' Wayne and Twista.[2] The song's music video was directed by Hype Williams.[citation needed]

Chart position[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #25