Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Xzibit f/ Catastrophe, J-Ro, & Hurricane G "Bird’s Eye View" (1996)

Producer: Diamond D

Album: At the Speed of Life

Label: Loud/RCA

 
I was hanging out at Ice-T’s house with Xzibit, smoking a blunt on the balcony just chillin’ overlooking Los Angeles. I was there when Ice-T was building the retractable roof to his pool. He had a big 6’3’’ samurai at his door.
 

Diamond D: “I met Xzibit through Tha Alkaholiks. I just finished producing ‘The Next Level’ and ‘Let It Out’ for them, and that led to me meeting and working with Xzibit. It was the Likwit Crew. That was one of the beats he picked, and we went in the studio and did it. E-Swift [from Tha Alkaholiks] mixed it. At the time Hurricane G was working with E-Swift, doing a couple tracks, so she came through and jumped on the record.

“I remember I was hanging out at Ice-T’s house with Xzibit, smoking a blunt on the balcony just chillin’ overlooking Los Angeles. I was there when Ice-T was building the retractable roof to his pool. He had a big 6’3’’ samurai at his door. I remember all that shit. I knew Ice-T from the early ‘90s, when Lord Finesse was a part of the Rhyme Syndicate that Ice-T had. He was instrumental in Finesse getting his second deal, over at Giant Records. Lord Finesse is in the video with Ice-T for ‘We’re All In The Same Gang.’”

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