Diggin’ in the Crates Crew founding father Diamond D is the epitome of what it means to be a rapper/producer. Not only will he “take a beat and flip it, with so much flavor niggas wanna sip it,” but he’ll also “smoke an MC like a Newport.” The South Bronx bomber, who’s responsible for crafting all the dope beats and witty raps for his quintessential debut solo album, Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop, has worked alongside legends from coast to coast.
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Brooklyn Bodega’s Wes Jackson speaks to legendary producer / deejay Marley Marl about his humble beginnings with the late Mr. Magic, the legendary Juice Crew All-Stars, and reveals some of his special guests for his tribute to Rap Attack & Mr. Magic’s legacy.
Marley also remembers hearing his work for the first time in the early days of Hip Hop radio, helping his roommate Eric B. with Paid in Full, & giving a young Pete Rock some opportunities.
In the last part of the interview, Marley talks about resurrecting LL Cool J’s career with Mama Said Knock You Out, discovering the Lords of the Underground and more.
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