Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

KRS-One ft Busta Rhymes "Build Ya Skillz" (1995)

Producer: Diamond D

Album: KRS-One

Label: Jive

 
At the beginning, Busta’s on the record talking. I don’t remember if he was just in the session or what. I do know that song led to us working together down the road [on his solo projects] just from Busta telling me that he was really feeling that beat.
 

Diamond D: “BX baby, BX! Kris reached out to me for that. We came up loving KRS-One. ‘South Bronx’ and all those iconic songs. Working with him was an honor. And he paid me what I wanted too. I would have done it for half. But you know no man is going to talk himself out of no guap.

“That’s one of those gems that not too many people even know about right there. The beat was made already, and when he heard it, he was like, ‘This is the one right here.’ I think I might’ve left and came back, and the shit was done.

“At the beginning, Busta’s on the record talking. I don’t remember if he was just in the session or what. I do know that song led to us working together down the road [on his solo projects] just from Busta telling me that he was really feeling that beat.”

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