Sunday, September 2, 2007

Diamonds In The Dirt "Bring It Back"

So I'm mindin' my own business checkin' my e-mail and what do I see in my inbox but a track from a Brooklyn group called Diamondz In The Dirt. I get a lotta tracks in the mail. I get a lotta garbage in the mail. But I'm pretty diligent. I try to check out everything so I don't throw a diamond (pardon the pun, and the following alliteration) out with the disposables.

I'm immediately struck by the fact that one of the members of the group (Loustar) is the son of Bow Legged Lou (of Full Force). You remember, the cat Pee Wee from House Party, who said "I smell somethin. What is that? Oh yeah! I smell....PUSSY!!!"

So they have a little pedigree. Because besides being in House Party, the members of Full Force have produced and written music for such diverse artists as Rhianna, UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Jasmine Guy, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, La Toya Jackson, and Selena. Full Force received their first record contract thanks to their production of UTFO's "Roxanne Roxanne" (1985), a record that led to countless answer records, most notably by Roxanne Shanté. I'm at least gonna give 'em a chance.

So I check 'em out to see what's up. They strike me as a mix between Destiny's Child and DJ Kool ("let me clear my throat"). No lyrics to speak of, the production is OK, but on some level I gotta give respect to the track as a kinda DJ party starter record. Not great but who knows, we could be hearin' more from these cats in the future.

Check em out on their myspace page

Download "Bring It Back"

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