Producer: Diamond D
Album: “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” (Single)
Diamond D: “Somebody at LaFace reached out to [my management company] Violator Management, and Chris Lighty told me about it. I had the acapellas, and I think I just went in [the studio] and demo’d it. I submitted the demo. Then when they said they liked it, I went back in the studio and beefed it up a little more. Shout out to Outkast. Everytime I see them it’s all love. Whether I see Big Boi or Dre, they still acknowledge me, so it’s all love.
“There was a mixed reaction [in New York to Outkast when they first came out], like any new artist. But I do know that the remix I did kind of helped break them in the New York market. Big Boi at one point was like, ‘Big Diamond’s remix helped us get a little footing up in New York.’
The single itself was big already, but I guess at that time they wanted a more urban sound. They wanted some old gritty shit. But I can’t take any credit for the success of that single.”