I've said it before, and I will say it again, the best thing about running this site is the contact I get from hip hoppers across the globe. I've met some cool people, been given the lowdown on some new breaks & beats to find, and been presented with some dope ass mixes from the UK, Europe, U.S.A. and beyond. Plus the odd artist has been in touch showing the love. And it makes me realise that appreciation for real deal hip hop is alive and kicking out there!
But this week my reward was stepped up a notch
when I received an email from the one and only DIAMOND D from DITC. It seems we have celebrity readers here at BREAKS FOR DAYS, and I'm not gonna deny that DIAMOND ranks highly as one of my idols - hence I had to pinch myself for a moment.
The man responsible for STUNTS BLUNTS & HIP HOP (that's one of my top 5 LPs right there!), HATRED PASSIONS & INFIDELITY, GROWN MAN TALK, and the HUGE HEFNER CHRONICLES had also checked out BREAKS FOR DAYS RADIO and wanted to comment on some of the beat-heavy 45s we spin.
But here's the newsflash....nowadays DIAMOND likes to rock the wheels of steel as well as the mic, and has been spinning a 45rpm only breakbeat extravaganza in his recent DJ sets. (Any promoters across Europe and in the UK need to take note - we need to see this shit in London.) We hope to bring you a short interview with DIAMOND in the near future, so stay locked to BREAKS FOR DAYS for the dusty scoop on the DITC trooper who brought us classics like BEST KEPT SECRET, F#CK WHAT YA HEARD, THE HIATUS and has worked with ATCQ, PHARAOH MONCH, JAZZY JAY, etc. etc.. And how can I forget "I'm Not Playing" by ULTIMATE FORCE, the record that broke the sampling mould in 1988. This was whaaay back when DIAMOND D was teamed up with MASTER ROB on vocal duties, and signed to STRONG CITY (see business card to the right). And DIAMOND is by no means a slouch when it comes to the mic skills these days, over 20 years later. While we wait for the interview, enjoy DIAMOND D rocking the m-i-c in association with DJ MARK the 45 KING and beat produced by DJ SCRATCH.