Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Dana Barros, Cedric Ceballos, Grand Puba, Sadat X, A.G., and Diamond D "Ya Don't Stop" (1994)

Producer: Diamond D

Album: B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret

Label: Epic

 
During the session though, Sadat and A.G. said Cedric Ceballos tried to say some old slick shit about somebody’s rhyme or some shit. And they said all they did was look at each other and bust out laughing. Like, ‘This dude can’t be serious.’
 

Diamond D: “Epic Records reached out to me, and told me the list [of artists and basketball players] they were trying to put together. It was a nice-sized budget, so it wasn’t hard to get everyone onboard. Somehow for that song again it wound up being everybody in the family. A.G. and Puba already knew some basketball players, and Sadat used to play ball. It’s crazy how it worked out.

“I remember Dana Barros. I liked his verse. During the session though, Sadat and A.G. said Cedric Ceballos tried to say some old slick shit about somebody’s rhyme or some shit. And they said all they did was look at each other and bust out laughing. Like, ‘This dude can’t be serious.’

“No question, I was a big basketball fan. I go to games, but not as much as I used to. Knicks games and boxing. Mainly those two [sports]. The Knicks were a step up from last year, but it’s a learning curve. We’ll see what happens next year.”

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