Hatred, Passions and Infidelity
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Studio album by Diamond D


August 26, 1997


June 1996 - February 1997


Studio With a View
(New York City)
Chung King Studios
(Manhattan, New York)
D&D Studios
(New York City)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Mercury Records / PolyGram


Diamond D (exec.), Sha-Eaze, Buckwild, Kid Capri

Hatred, Passions and Infidelity is the second studio album by American rapper and producer Diamond D. It was released in August 26, 1997 under Mercury Records and PolyGram. The album was released five years after his acclaimed debut Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop. Recording sessions took place in June 1996 to February 1997 at Studio With a View, Chung King Studios and D&D Studios in New York City. The album was primarily produced by Diamond D, Sha-Eaze, Buckwild and Kid Capri. Features guest appearances by K.Terroribul, John Dough, Gina Thompson, Mark Lo, Paradise, Don Barron, Veronica, Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest), Pete Rock, Sadat X, Busta Rhymes, and D.I.T.C. members: Fat Joe, Lord Finesse, Big L and A.G.. In the period between his album releases, he spent some time producing for a number of hip hop artists and groups, including Brand Nubian, Cypress Hill, Fat Joe, Fugees, House of Pain, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Tha Alkaholiks, The Pharcyde, Illegal and Xzibit. Hatred, Passions and Infidelity features the singles "The Hiatus" and "5 Fingas of Death" produced by Kid Capri.

The album received positive reviews from music critics and fans.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Intro" - 1:27
  2. "Flowin'" (feat. John Dough) - 2:50
  3. "MC Iz My Ambition" (feat. Don Barron) - 4:03
  4. "No Wonduh (The Projects)" - 3:50
  5. "The Hiatus" - 3:47
  6. "J.D.'s Revenge" (feat. John Dough and Gina Thompson) - 3:40
  7. "Painz & Strife" (feat. Phife Dawg and Pete Rock) - 3:08
  8. "Can't Keep My Grands to Myself" (feat. Mark Lo and Paradise) - 3:28
  9. "5 Fingas of Death" (feat. Big L, Lord Finesse, A.G. and Fat Joe) - 4:53
  10. "This One" (feat. Busta Rhymes) - 4:01
  11. "Never" (feat. Sadat X and K.Terroribul) - 4:27
  12. "Cream N' Sunshine" (feat. Veronica) - 3:50
  13. "Gather Round" - 3:20
  14. "K.T." (feat. K. Terroribul) - 0:55
  15. "On Stage" (feat. John Dough and K. Terroribul) - 4:16
  16. "Epilogue" - 5:02

Samples[edit | edit source]


  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
  • "Piktor's Metamorphosis" by David Sancious & Time

MC Iz My Ambition

  • "The Warnings (Part I)" by David Axelrod
  • "Bam Bam" by Sister Nancy
  • "All This Ambition" from Foxy Brown

No Wonduh (The Projects)

  • "Project and High Rises - Music: Bee Bump" by Eddie Harris
  • "Whole Lot of Love" by Dennis Coffey
  • "Stakes Is High" by De La Soul

The Hiatus

  • "Studewood" by The Jazz Crusaders

J.D.'s Revenge

  • "(You're Puttin') a Rush on Me" by Stephanie Mills
  • "Tell Me" by Groove Theory

Painz & Strife

  • "Pneumonia" by Kool & the Gang
  • "Risin' to the Top" by Keni Burke

Can't Keep My Grands to Myself

  • "Can't Keep My Hands to Myself" by T.S. Monk

5 Fingas of Death

  • "Wade Chases Tom" from The River Wild
  • "A Diamond Love" by Georges Garvarentz

This One

  • "Procession" by Bobby Hutcherson


  • "I've Got Some Grass" by David Peel & the Lower East Side
  • "Never Gonna Give Up" by Jerry Butler

Cream N' Sunshine

  • "Moonchild" by Rick James

Gather Round

  • "Get Outta My Life Woman" by The New Apocalypse
  • "Give Me a Happy Day" by Heart (Funk)
  • "Bring It Up (Hipster's Avenue)" by James Brown


  • "N.T." by Kool & the Gang

On Stage

  • "Diana by the Sea" by Stouffville Grit


  • "Both Ends Against the Middle" by Richard "Popcorn" Wylie
  • "Odds Against Tomorrow" by The Modern Jazz Quartet
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