PREMIERE: D.I.T.C. Unearth Their ‘Sessions’ on New LP and “Rock Shyt Too” Video
The boys are back
There are so many things about the Diggin’ In The Crates Crew that make them timeless. The number of emcees they molded or worked with, the level of sample flipping in the production, and their staying power all combine for one very under-appreciated supergroup.
For their newest album, Lord Finesse, Diamond D, O.C., Fat Joe, Buckwild, Showbiz, and A.G. maintain that vintage sound that they’ve perfected since the ’90s. Big L also makes an appearance on the opening track and Fat Joe shares a funny story that speaks to L’s confidence early in his career. The beats are still crisp and the lyrics are tight. It’s the right balance of back pack raps and street apostle stories. You have to remember that these cats grew up rapping in cyphers with friends on the block so they’re equipped to tackle it all but each falls back on his signature style. You can dive in below and purchase the album on iTunes and Google Play.
You can also check out a video for “Rock Shyt Too” below. It has enough of a feel to be timely for Halloween but also a year round gritty hip hop visual to throw up on the TV at a house party.