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Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
A photo of Diamond D playing dice with a group of men on a street. The photo is mostly monochrome and is slightly blurred. It is focused on Diamond D, who is located in the middle and is the only person colored. In the top left corner there is the "Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics" logo, a yellow ribbon with the album's title, and three small yellow pictures, showing lips, smoke, and a microphone.
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1992
StudioJazzy Jay's, Calliope Studios, New York City
GenreHip hop
Diamond D chronology
Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
Hatred, Passions and Infidelity
Singles from Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
  1. "Best-Kept Secret"
    Released: 1992[1]
  2. "Sally Got a One-Track Mind"
    Released: 1992[2]
  3. "What U Heard"
    Released: 1993[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Source[6]

Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop is the debut album by the American hip hop producer and rapper Diamond D, released on September 22, 1992.[7] The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond's later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe da Gangsta,[8] as well as his crew the Psychotic Neurotics.[9] 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.[10] The album features three singles: "Best-Kept Secret", "Sally Got a One-Track Mind", and 'What U Heard".[11] The album was not released on vinyl; however, there were promotional copies pressed with full artwork which were highly sought-after.[citation needed] The vinyl edition was eventually made available as a reissue years later. The original promo version has a sticker on it; the reissue had this sticker scanned into the artwork.[citation needed]

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.[12]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Intro" Diamond D *Interlude*
2 "Best-Kept Secret" Diamond D Diamond D, Bonita, Fat Joe da Gangsta, 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 da Gangsta
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 da Gangsta
Samples credits[13][14]


Weekly charts
Chart (1992) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 47
Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[16] Hot Rap Singles[17][18]
1992 "Best-Kept Secret" 2
1993 "Sally Got a One-Track Mind" 84 12


  1. ^ Jenkins et al. 1999, p. 325.
  2. ^ Jenkins et al. 1999, p. 225.
  3. ^ Jost, Matt (April 24, 2007). "Buckwild :: Diggin' In The Crates - Rare Studio Masters: 1993-1997 :: Ground Floor Recordings". RapReviews. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  4. ^ Swihart, Stanton. Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop at AllMusic
  5. ^ Doggett, Tom (May 10, 2005). "Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics :: Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop :: Mercury Records". RapReviews. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  6. ^ Big B. (November 1992). "Record Report: Diamond and The Psychotic Neurotics – Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop". The Source. No. 38. p. 66.
  7. ^ Ducker, Jesse (September 18, 2022). "Rediscover Diamond D's Debut Album 'Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop' (1992)". Albumism. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  8. ^ Lavin, Will "ill Will" (September 22, 2022). "Diamond D Revisits 'Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop' On Classic LP's 30th Anniversary". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  9. ^ Mao, Jeff "Chairman" (October 6, 2023). "'Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop': Diamond D & the Psychotic Neurotics' Debut". uDiscover Music. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  10. ^ Patrin, Nate (September 27, 2013). "D.I.T.C." Pitchfork. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  11. ^ Scott, Dana (September 22, 2017). "Diamond D's "Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop" Is A Hip-Hop Classic That Still Burns Strong". Ambrosia For Heads. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  12. ^ "100 Best Albums: The Top Hip-Hop LP's of All Time". The Source. No. 100. January 1998. p. 25.
  13. ^ Diamond D (1992). Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop (liner notes). Chemistry Records. 314 513 934-2.
  14. ^ "Diamond D 'Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop' 25th Anniversary Mixtape". Wax Poetics. October 3, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  15. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. November 28, 1992. p. 25. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  16. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. April 10, 1993. p. 21. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  17. ^ "Hot Rap Singles". Billboard. November 28, 1992. p. 28. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  18. ^ "Hot Rap Singles". Billboard. April 10, 1993. p. 24. Retrieved March 8, 2024.

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