Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Diamond D f/ Busta Rhymes "This One" (1997)

Producer: Diamond D

Album: Hatred, Passions and Infidelity

Label: Mercury/Polygram

 
I wanted ‘This One’ to be a single. But around that time, Busta was about to drop his single. And Sylvia Rhone [from Elektra] and the powers that be at Mercury couldn’t work it out.
 

Diamond D: “On the intro to my second album, Busta does a shout out. And it was long, so I basically just faded it out. Towards the end, there was some extra talking that he was doing, and that’s where I took the vocal sample that he’s doing on the hook. I put it in there, played it for him, and then he came in and did the overdubs personally.

“I wanted ‘This One’ to be a single. But around that time, Busta was about to drop his single, and Sylvia Rhone [from Elektra] and the powers that be at Mercury couldn’t work it out. But I definitely felt it had potential.”

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