Uncut Gems (feat. Diamond D)
Pick up the Pace
Comin' Out Swingin' (feat. Elzhi)
Turn the Heat Up
Pardon Our Dust (feat. Planet Asia & Ras Kass)
Just Breathe (feat. Stacy Epps & Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde)
Devil in a Blue Dress
-Follow-up to 2017 collaborative album w/ Dillon + Diamond D on production, 'Black Tie Affair' which featured Paten Locke (RIP) + DJ Harrison on Keys.
-Album is produced entirely by Grammy-Award winning Hip Hop legend, Diamond D. Beats run the gamut from lost 90's tracks straight off the beat machine to more recent, polished productions.
-Guest features include iconic Hip hop rappers/vocalists: Diamond D, Elzhi, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Stacy Epps & Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde.
-Artwork/Design by Mr. Krum (Alchemist, Roc Marciano, Daupe!, Slice of Spice, etc.)
-European tour dates locking in with Dillon, Diamond D & The Alkaholiks for Fall 2023.
-Standard weight translucent 'gem' blue vinyl in white paper sleeve, in a vintage, heavyweight tip-on jacket. Comes with download card inside.
Once again, Atlanta-based rapper/DJ, Dillon has teamed up with Grammy award-winning beatsmith and bonafide Hip-Hop legend, Diamond D on production duties; this time for a full-length album. Where their first collaborative effort, Black Tie Affair (2017), had a more polished approach, Uncut Gems offers a deeper glimpse of the Underground - a sound that Diamond D and his crew, D.I.T.C. helped define in the 90's and an aesthetic that Dillon came to embody in the early 2000's as a student of the era. Production-wise, Diamond's beats run the gamut both sonically and chronologically. Some were composed more recently with Diamond's current equipment & expertise, fully tracked out and able to be manipulated & mixed. Others range back to the late 90's, condensed down to chunky 2-tracks exported from the arsenal of beat machines that Diamond had at his dusty fingers. Armed with a pen as his pickaxe, Dillon is up to the challenge of chiseling this eclectic arrangement of beats into songs worthy of being examined like the uncut gems they are. By simplifying his skillsets down to the basic elements, Dillon digs ever deeper to compliment the gritty gems unearthed by Diamond. To add some luster they enlisted a roster of rap's finest including Elzhi. Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Stacy Epps & Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde. Dillon's blue-collar work ethic and quiet consistency have made him a beloved underdog of the underground and with Diamond D holding him down, he no longer can be overlooked. Behold, Uncut Gems.