Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

House of Pain "Word Is Bond (Remix)" (1994)

Producer: Diamond D

Album:”Legend/Word Is Bond” (Single)

Label: Tommy Boy

 
I would never jump out there and tell someone I’m rhyming on [their song]. Whatever I rhymed on, I was asked to spit on.
 

Diamond D: “I had a little rapport with Tommy Boy Records from me doing work with Apache and some other little stuff. House of Pain reached out to me, and Everlast and DJ Lethal came to my house in the Bronx. They hung out for a little while, and I played some stuff, and they picked the joint that they picked, and did it for the album. Then when it was time to do the remix, we all did new vocals, and I changed the beat up too. I would never jump out there and tell someone I’m rhyming on [their song]. Whatever I rhymed on, I was asked to spit on.

“They were more relaxed than people thought they were. Actually, a couple of times, I would just go out there to California and hang out with Lethal, and go see [Everlast], so it wasn’t just music. Everybody got along. You gotta remember, in the early 90’s, I was one of the first people to start producing for artists on both coasts. I like Cali. Every time I went out there, I had a lot of fun. Still do.”

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