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Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
Studio album by Diamond and The Psychotic Neurotics

Released

September 22, 1992

Recorded

August 1991 - April 1992

Studio

Jazzy Jay's Recording Studio
(Bronx, New York)
Calliope Studios
(New York City, New York)

Genre(s)

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

66:38

Label

Chemistry Records LTD., Mercury

Producer(s)

Diamond, DJ Mark the 45 King, Jazzy Jay, Lakim Shabazz, Large Professor, Q-Tip, Showbiz

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Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop is the debut studio album by American hip hop musician Diamond and his group The Psychotic Neurotics, released in September 22, 1992 on Chemistry Records. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond D's later Diggin' in the Crates Crew partners Big L and Fat Joe. Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album's production, other popular producers such as Large Professor, Q-Tip, Showbiz and DJ Mark the 45 King co-produce some of the songs.

The album peaked at #47 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 1998, it was selected by The Source as one of the 100 Best Albums.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - Kirkland Diamond 0:42
2. "Best Kept Secret" Diamond Bell, Bell, Brown, Handy, Horne, Kirkland, Mickens, Reed, Reed, Smith, Thomas, Westfield Diamond 4:07
3. "Sally Got a One Track Mind" Diamond Castillo, Kirkland, Kupka, Lopez Diamond 3:44
4. "Step to Me" Diamond Bell, Burke, Hart, Kirkland Showbiz 3:25
5. "Shut the "*!*!" Up - Kirkland Diamond, Showbiz (co.) 0:52
6. ""*!*!" What U Heard" Diamond Handy, Kirkland Diamond, Lakim Shabazz (co.) 3:17
7. "I'm Outta Here" Diamond Kirkland, Plunk Diamond, Showbiz (co.) 5:07
8. "A Day in the Life" Diamond, Brand Nubian Dechalus, Kirkland, Murphy Diamond 4:19
9. "Last Car on the 2 Train" - Kirkland Diamond 0:37
10. "Red Light, Green Light" Diamond Kirkland Diamond 5:02
11. "I Went for Mine" Diamond Kirkland Jazzy Jay, Diamond (co.) 3:19
12. "Comments from Big "L" and Showbiz" - Kirkland Diamond 0:22
13. "Check One, Two" Diamond Kirkland Diamond, DJ Mark the 45 King (co.) 4:16
14. "What You Seek" Diamond Kirkland Diamond 3:30
15. "Lunchroom Chatter" - Kirkland Diamond 0:27
16. "Confused" Diamond Cunningham, Durham, Kirkland Diamond 3:38
17. "Pass Dat S**t" Diamond Barett, Cartengenia, Johnson, Kirkland, Wilson Diamond 5:55
18. "Free (Yo, That's That Sh...)" Diamond Kirkland Diamond, The Large Professor (co.) 3:01
19. "K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)" Diamond Kirkland Diamond, Q-Tip (co.) 3:54
20. "Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop" Diamond Johnson, Kirkland Diamond 2:31
21. "Wuffman Stressed Out" - Kirkland Diamond 0:31
22. "Feel the Vibe" Diamond, Showbiz Kirkland, LeMay, McDuff Diamond, Showbiz (co.) 3:41
23. "A View from the Underground" - Kirkland Diamond 0:21

Notes

  • Track 2 features additional vocals performed by Fat Joe, Whiz One, Bonita and LaReese.
  • Track 5 features vocals performed by The Psychos.
  • Track 9 features vocals performed by The Psychos.
  • Track 10 features additional vocals performed by Gigi from Lincoln Projects and The Kids of Forrest Day Care Center (Class of '92).
  • Track 11 features scratches performed by Master Tee.
  • Track 12 features vocals performed by Big L and Showbiz.
  • Track 15 features vocals performed by The Psychos.
  • Track 16 features additional vocals performed by Michelle Sweeting and Jasmine.
  • Track 17 features additional vocals performed by Whiz One, Maestro, Mike G.Q. and Fat Joe.
  • Track 18 features guitar performed by Shane "Fret Physician" Faber, and additional vocals performed by The Psychos.
  • Track 20 features additional vocals performed by The Psychos.
  • Track 23 features vocals performed by Fat Joe.

Samples Edit

Intro

  • "Knocking 'Round the Zoo" by James Taylor and The Flying Machine
  • "Figure Eight" by Blossom Dearie

Best Kept Secret

  • "I Can Hear You Calling" by Three Dog Night
  • "N.T." by Kool & the Gang

Sally Got a One Track Mind

  • "It's a New Day" by Skull Snaps
  • "Sparkling in the Sand" by Tower of Power

Step to Me

  • "Sam Enchanted Dick" and "Born to be Blue" by Jack Bruce
  • "Fight Back" by Solomon Burke

Shut the F#@! Up

  • "Soul Man" by "Sweet" Charles Sherrell

F*@# What U Heard

  • "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" by Donny Hathaway
  • "Alvina" by John Handy
  • "Show Business" by A Tribe Called Quest

I'm Outta Here

  • "Gotta Get Away" by The Flambing Ember
  • "The R (Remix)" by Eric B. & Rakim

A Day in the Life

  • "Virginia's Pretty Funky" by Watsonian Institute

Red Light, Green Light

  • "Behind the Wall of Sleep" by Black Sabbath
  • "Down by the River" by Miles Davis
  • "Hard Times" by Baby Huey

I Went for Mine

  • "You're Getting a Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds
  • "Faded Lady" by SSO
  • "Jack the Ripper" by LL Cool J

Comments from Big "L" and Showbiz

  • "Occapella" by Lee Dorsey

Check One, Two

  • "Stop" by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills
  • "Gets Into His Move" by Stezo

What You Seek

  • "You Can Make It If You Try" by Sly & the Family Stone

Confused

  • "Intimate Connection" by Kleeer
  • "Long Red" by Mountain

Pass Dat S*%#

  • "Keeping Me Out of the Storm" by Rare Earth
  • "Pride and Vanity" by Ohio Players

Freestyle (Yo, That's That S#!@)

  • "Footin' It" by George Benson

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

  • "American Tango" by Weather Report
  • "Hey Jude" by Clarence Wheeler and The Enforcers

Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop

  • "Almustafa the Beloved" by The Billy Cobham George Duke Band

Feel the Vibe

  • "The Soil I Tilled for You" by The Shades of Brown
  • "Bad Tune" by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Hold It for a Minute" by Brother Jack McDuff

A View From the Underground

  • "Bamboo Child" by Ryo Kawasaki
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