Über Diamond D
One of the most influential and revered producers in the game, Diamond D got his start deejaying with Jazzy Jay and making beats with Ultimate Force, before releasing his classic solo debut Stunts, Blunts, & Hip-Hop in 1992. Though he can also rock a mic, Diamond is better known for his skills behind the boards, working on a number of landmark albums. His tracks have appeared on Fugees' The Score, ATCQ's Low End Theory, Showbiz & A.G.'s Runaway Slave, and many others. Diamond's second LP, Hatred, Passion, & Infidelity, dropped in '97, and he's also stayed active as a member of D.I.T.C., who released their long-awaited album in 2000. Other collaborators include Mos Def, Organized Konfusion, Bumpy Knuckles, and the Pharcyde.