Diamond D came into hip-hop with the Golden Age Avengers, Diggin' In The Crates. The crew is a bit splintered now, but most of the individuals are still crafting dusty, hard-hitting hip-hop (Fat Joe being the notable exception).
With Diam Piece, his his sixth solo album, the legendary producer proves that inspiration and style doesn't stale with age -- it ferments and bubbles. A standout cut is "Only Way 2 Go," which cleverly features fellow rhyming producer Pete Rock as a guest MC. A slinky sample and buttery verses make for a banger.
No frills, no filler, just unadulterated dope beats and rhymes. What more do you want?