“May 10th TDP2,” he wrote on Instagram.
The founding member of Diggin’ In The Crates also shared The Diam Piece 2 tracklist, which includes 16 songs and an impressive lineup of contributors.
Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Elzhi, Styles P, multiple members of Boot Camp Clik, Fat Joe, Talib Kweli and Havoc are among the guests.
The upcoming project is just the beginning of what Diamond D has in store for 2019. Earlier this month, he revealed a third Diam Piece album would be released in the fall.
“Ive recorded 30 songs for TDP2 but in the spirit of working smarter & not harder I’ll be releasing half of the songs on vol 2 (early may) & the remaining songs on vol 3 (early fall) #DymondMineRecords #Empire #DoubleUp,” he wrote on Instagram.
Check out the tracklist for Diamond D’s The Diam Piece 2 below.
1. Intro f. Verse & Snooze
2. Watch Yo Back f. Buckshot, General Steele & Rock of Helthah Skeltah
3. O.M.G. f. Pharoahe Monch
4. Turn It Up f. Snoop Dogg and Case
5. The 3 Kings f. Erick Sermon, Havoc & Kid Capri
6. I Can’t Lose f. Elzhi & Blake Moses
7. I Got It Covered f. O.C. & Adela
8. Fly f. Raekwon, Fat Joe & Fred The Godson
9. Bodied f. David Banner, Big Rec & Edson Sean
10. Maintaining f. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
11. Children Of The Ghetto f. Styles P, Xzibit & Ashton Martin
12. Chivas Blanc
13. Next To You f. The Crossrhodes (Raheem DeVaughn & Wes Felton)
14. The Hit f. Termanology & The Diaz Brothers
15. The Zone Out f. Talib Kweli, Niko Is & Terror Van Poo
16. Hold Up f. Twista, A-F-R-O and Dillon
[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on June 27, 2018.]
Legendary MC/producer Diamond D is preparing to release a follow-up to 2014’s The Diam Piece. The Diggin’ In The Crates co-founder has unveiled the cover art and guests for The Diam Piece 2, which will be released this fall on Dymond Mine Records/EMPIRE.
“I’m very excited about this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Vol. 1 released in 2014,” he told HipHopDX. “Once again, I assembled some of my favorite classic and new MCs and artists to paint pictures over my productions. The only outside producer is D.R.U.G.S Beats, who did one track on the LP.”
The upcoming album features a stacked lineup of contributors, boasting a who’s who of Hip Hop artists.
Guests include Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, Pharoahe Monch, Fat Joe, Styles P, Twista, David Banner, Boot Camp Clik, Grand Puba, O.C. and Havoc, among others.
“Those familiar with the first album already know what to expect: hard crisp productions and lyricism,” Diamond D said. “There will be 16 songs, so I’m currently in the process of trimming it down since well over 25 songs were recorded. It will be available digitally with a limited pressing of the LP on vinyl.”
Check out The Diam Piece 2 cover below.
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