Diamond D Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Fat Joe da Gangsta f/ Kool G. Rap and Apache "You Must Be Out Of Your Fuckin’ Mind" (1993)

Producer: Diamond D

Album: Represent

Label: Relativity

 
The vocal sample on the hook is from the movie Straight Out Of Brooklyn. [To sample movies, I would just use] the line out on the back of the VHS.
 

Diamond D: “That was recorded at Jazzy Jay’s studio. G. Rap and Apache, they both came through. I remember that session that night was incredible. Just the fact that Joe was able to get them both to come through and do that. At the time, Apache had that big record ‘Gangsta Bitch.’ And Joe was already a Kool G. Rap fan. It all came together. I already knew Apache from the Flavor Unit, but me being affiliated with Fat Joe’s project also [led to me producing for Apache in the future].

“The vocal sample on the hook is from the movie Straight Out Of Brooklyn. [To sample movies, I would just use] the line out on the back of the VHS. The beat sounded real sinister, and I was feeling that movie a lot back then, and I remembered that part, and said, ‘This could be some shit right here.’

“Kool G. Rap was a professional. Came there, laid his verse down in one or two takes, hung out for a little while, then bounced. Only one or two takes, Apache too.”

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