Here go one for uall early 90s hip hop heads. I was introduced to the Diggin' In The Crates crew through Big L. The Harlem emcee was ahead of his time and would have played an immeasurable role in the current hip hop landscape. The D.I.T.C. collective of producers and emcees came together in 1990 with members: Big L, Lord Finesse, Diamond D, O.C., Fat Joe, Buckwild, Showbiz and A.G.
With ups and downs over the past 16 years, the remaining members (Big L was killed in a drive by shooting in '99) will finally come together to release the album Sessions later this month. The single "Rock Shyt" features Fat Joe, Lord Finesse and Diamond D. The guitar and drum heavy sample calls back to the grimy New York block parties where emcees would master the crowds. With braggadocio bars and metaphors, the trio of spitters bless the track and make you yearn for that golden era rap.
Peep the video for "Rock Shyt" below, and keep an eye out for Sessions dropping October 28th.