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Diamond District-The Stand Interview

by Eric C. on January 15, 2010

Diamond District is the latest group to receive the official interview treatment from The Stand ( For those who want to delve deeper into the people behind the music, the video features Oddisee and yU talking about what it’s like to be a part of the talented trio that is Diamond District. Personal and deep, Oddisee and yU describe the process of making the album In The Ruff and working together alongside X.O. Despite the different talents and styles of the three members, Oddisee states how important it was for “like-minded individuals” to come together to create a Diamond District sound that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Perhaps the most exciting bit of the interview is the news that the next project for Diamond District is not too far away from fan’s ears. Already four tracks into their new album, March On Washington, look for the album’s release later in the year. In the meantime, Diamond District fans can look forward to upcoming solo releases from yU and Oddisee via Mello Music Group.

Critical Praise for Diamond District:

“If Diamond District is any indication, DMV really does have what Oddisee refers to as ‘the hottest edition of what you’ve been missing.’”

“On ‘Back To Basics,’ the MCs liken themselves to the ’93 version of De La Soul. While it’s a bit too early to go that far, Diamond District comes close.”

“In the Ruff (Mello Music Group) recalls hip-hop from yesteryear (and sometimes Slum Village at their best), but remains quite forward thinking nonetheless… Simultaneously thoughtful and rugged, intelligent and funky, Diamond District have created an excellent album that will hopefully fly way above the radar as 2010 approaches.”

Peep the interview below:

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