Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop

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Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1992
StudioJazzy Jay's Recording Studio
(Bronx, New York)
Calliope Studios
(New York City, New York)
GenreHip hop
LabelChemistry, Mercury, PolyGram Records
ProducerDiamond D, Showbiz, Lakim Shabazz, Jazzy Jay, The 45 King, Large Professor, Q-Tip
Diamond D chronology
Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
Hatred, Passions and Infidelity
Professional ratings
Review scores

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 da Gangsta, 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 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.

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 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 "F 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[4]

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: December 1992
  • B-side: "Check One, Two"
"What U Heard"
  • Released: April 1993
  • B-side: "I'm Outta Here"


Chart (1992) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 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


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Columnist. The 100 Best Rap Albums. The Source. Retrieved on 2010-03-05.
  4. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Discover Classic Samples On Diamond D's 'Stunts, Blunts, And Hip Hop'. YouTube.
  5. ^ "Diamond D Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 28, 2016.

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