Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop

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Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
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Studio album by Diamond D
Released September 22, 1992
Recorded September 1991 - June 1992
Genre Hip hop
Length 66:38
Label Chemistry, Mercury, PolyGram Records
Producer Diamond D, Showbiz, Lakim Shabazz, Jazzy Jay, The 45 King, Large Professor, Q-Tip
Diamond D chronology
Stunts, Blunts & 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 & Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released on September 22, 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 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, Brand Nubian
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, 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 D
19 "K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid)" Diamond D, Q-Tip Diamond D
20 "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop" Diamond D Diamond D
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.