Monday, April 27, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
WITH SUPPORT FROM
01 Streets Wont Let Me Chill
02 Who I Be
03 Back To Basics
04 I Mean Business
05 Get In Line
06 In The Ruff
07 The Shining
08 The District
09 Make It Clear
10 Off The Late Night
11 Let Me Explain
12 First Time
In The Ruff is the highly anticipated debut album from new DC hip hop group "The Diamond District", created by state veterans Oddisee, X.O. & YU. In The Ruff is the answer for any lover of hip hop who asks the question - “Where did that grimy East coast sound go?”
The group was founded by rapper/ producer Oddisee, who has a long list of production & collaboration credits with the likes of Freeway, Talib Kweli, Saigon, Little Brother, Trek Life, Charles Hamilton, Jazzy Jeff, Buck Shot, Royce the 5'9'', Nikki Jean, Muhsinah, J-Live, Lil Fame of MOP, Skyzoo and many more. Oddisee's soulful, haunting samples over bass-heavy beat breaks create the perfect instrumentals for him, XO & YU to match with their street savvy, politically conscious lyrics.
"The ware wolves wear wool suits, be ware of them..."
In The Ruff is a raw mid-90's Boom-Bap themed album for the DC state of mind, destined to appeal to all lovers of hip hop's golden era, managing to travel back in time and push the boundaries of DC Hip-Hop simultaneously.
The Diamond District introduced themselves to the world this spring, with the first single "Who I Be" which dropped on March 17 2009, followed by the second single "I Mean Business" March 31 2009. The full album "In The Ruff" is now available for free download from their site http://www.diamondistrictdmv.com on April 14, 2009 or through the links below.
THE DIAMOND DISTRICT ALBUM - IN THE RUFF
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
"I Mean Business" by The Diamond District (Oddisee, X.O. & YU)
I Mean Business is the second single from DC Hip-Hop group The Diamond District.
Their full length debut album In The Ruff will be available for download from their website www.diamonddistrictdmv.com on April 14, 2009. Check the site for the mini documentary.
I Mean Business
Also check out the first single from theDiamond District
Who I Be