Diamond D ‘Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled:

“Celebrating its 25th year a little over a week ago, Diamond D’s largely self produced debut LP ‘Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop’ also featured production contributions from an all star cast that included Jazzy Jay, Showbiz, The 45 King, Large Professor and Q-Tip. The LP was notable for its eclectic sample sources from Blues to Funk, Soul and Jazz, largely steering clear of cuts that had previously been sampled by other artists. Together with Showbiz & A.G.’s debut (Runaway Slave), released the same day, it helped lay down the blueprint for the D.I.T.C sound, mining obscure cuts for memorable loops. In celebration of this classic album anniversary, we’ve teamed up with Wax Pooetics to present this exclusive mixtape of album cuts, remixes, alt versions, interview snippets and of course original sample material, mixed by Chris Read.”

Track list:

1. Diamond D – ‘Intro‘ (Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3’ (Scratchapella)
3. Diamond D – ‘A Day In The Life‘ (Instrumental)
4. Diamond D Interview 22nd September 1992
5. Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills – ‘Stop’ (sampled in ‘Check, One, Two’)
6. Stezo – ‘Gets Into His Move’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Check, One, Two’)
7. Diamond D – ‘Check, One, Two’
8. Jack Bruce – ‘Sam Enchanted Dick’ (sampled in ‘Step to Me’)
9. Big Daddy Kane – ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Step to Me’)
10. Diamond D – ‘Step To Me’
11. Solomon Burke – ‘Fight Back’ (sampled in ‘Step to Me’)
12. Three Dog Night – ‘I Can Hear You Calling’ (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
13. Kool & The Gang – ‘N.T’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
14. James Brown – ‘Make It Funky’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
15. Diamond D – ‘Best Kept Secret’
16. Big Daddy Kane – ‘Mortal Combat [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
17. Ultimate Force – ‘I’m Not Playing’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret’)
18. Diamond D – ‘Best Kept Secret’ (45 King Remix)
19. James Brown – ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Best Kept Secret (45 King Remix)’
20. Diamond D – ‘Pass Dat Shit’ (Instrumental)
21. Diamond D feat Fat Joe, Maestro Fresh Wes & Mike GQ – ‘Pass Dat Shit’
22. Magic Disco Machine – ‘Scratchin’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Pass Dat Shit’)
23. Black Sabbath – ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Red Light, Green Light’)
24. Diamond D – ‘Red Light, Green Light’
25. Run-DMC – ‘Here We Go (Live at The Funhouse’) [Extract] (sampled in Red Light, Green Light’)
26. Leaders of the New School – ‘Sobb Story’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Red Light, Green Light’)
27. Baby Huey – ‘Hard Times’ (sampled in ‘Red Light, Green Light’)
28. Earth Wind & Fire – ‘Bad Tune’ (sampled in ‘Feel The Vibe’)
29. The Shades of Brown – ‘The Soil I Tilled For You’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Feel The Vibe’)
30. Diamond D – ‘Feel The Vibe’
31. Brother Jack McDuff – ‘Hold It For A Minute’ (sampled in ‘Feel The Vibe’)
32. Detroit Emeralds – ‘You’re Getting A Little Too Smart’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘I Went For Mine’)
33. SSO – ‘Faded Lady’ (sampled in ‘I Went For Mine’)
34. Diamond D – ‘I Went For Mine’
35. A Tribe Called Quest feat Sadat X, Lord Jamar & Diamond D – ‘Show Business’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Fuck What U Heard’)
36. John Handy – ‘Alvina’ (sampled in ‘Fuck What U Heard’)
37. Donny Hathaway – ‘Magnificent Sanctuary Band’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Fuck What U Heard’)
38. Diamond D – ‘Funk What U Heard’
39. Kleeer – ‘Intimate Connection’ (sampled in ‘Confused’)
40. Diamond D feat Jasmine & Michelle Sweeting- ‘Confused’
41. Tower of Power – ‘Sparkling in the Sand’ (sampled in ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’)
42. Skull Snaps – ‘It’s A New Day’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’)
43. Diamond D – ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’
44. Diamond D – ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’ (Showbiz Remix)
45. Diamond D – ‘Sally Got A One Track Mind’ (Two Track Beatdown)
46. Flaming Ember – ‘Gotta Get Away’ (sampled in ‘I’m Outta Here’)
47. Diamond D – ‘I’m Outta Here’
48. George Benson – ‘Footin’ It’ (sampled in ‘Freestyle (Yo That’s That Shit)’)
49. Diamond D – ‘Freestyle (Yo That’s That Shit)’
50. Sly & The Family Stone – ‘You Can Make It If You Try’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
51. Diamond D – ‘What You Seek’
52. Kool & The Gang – ‘Who’s Gonna Take The Weight’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
53. Black Sheep – ‘To Whom It May Concern’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
54. The J.Bs – ‘Gimme Some More’ (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
55. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Good Life’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘What You Seek’)
56. Herbie Hancock – ‘Do A Thing’ (sampled in ‘You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)’)
57. Brethren – ‘Outside Love’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)’)
58. Diamond D feat Lord Finesse & Sadat X – ‘You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)’

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