The Calm Before The Storm has passed…
And a whirlwind of experiences followed, starting with The Takeover, a mixtape showing the world that the Diamond Boiz were poised to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the country’s top talent, all handpicked by Eminem’s official DJ, Green Lantern.
From their single “The Vista,” the Diamond Boiz (Zome, Zé (pronounced “zay”) & Dyalekt) were all able to see the path they had started on, and while Dyalekt let people into his mind full of Dreams, Caffeine and Nicotine in May 2010, just to let them get their fix, the three MC’s were planning something much bigger…grander…and the time has come.
November 2010 marked the release of three solo projects, which will allow each of the Diamond Boiz to gleam and glimmer individually after having shared the stage with prominent major acts including Clipse, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa, Nappy Roots, Likwit Junkies, Blue Print, Akrobatik, Kenan Bell, among others.
Zome, the figurative head of Diamond Boiz, released his second full-length album, Diamond In The Flesh which boasts features from Dyalekt and Zé but also includes Colorado pillars: A.V.I.U.S., Julox, Mane Rok to name a few. Zome’s drive to accomplish every goal set forth has found him leading the Diamond Boiz all while making sure every piece of his new full length was on point, knowing that with their previous successes, the Diamond Boiz had already set their own bar high.
Simultaneously, Zé released his first solo endeavor, Advanced Placement. The self-proclaimed “Denver City Kid” is usually seen as the quiet one of the Diamond Boi family, but with Advanced Placement that mind set is sure to change. Trading bars with the likes of F.O.E. of Jewell Tyme and Lil Ceej; Zé made sure to reach out to the upper echelons of Denver City Hip Hop in his quest to “Take the Whole Nine.”
And as if all of that wasn’t enough, the trifecta for the perfect storm could only be complete with the release of November Hates Me from Dyalekt. Younger brother to Zome, Dyalekt has seemingly taken note following in big brother’s footsteps in creating masterful landscapes lathered in colorful wordplay, but also enlist the help of Colorado’s top producers such as Yonnas Abraham (of The Pirate Signal and BLKHRTS,) to further the landscape he’s created for November Hates Me. While Zome has taken the reigns more so as the business head, Dyalekt handles graphic design work for the trio as well. With his amazing visual art gracing the covers of both Zome’s previous works, Zé’s new album, Diamond Boi affiliate Lil’ Ceej’s last mixtape along with work on his own Dreams, Caffeine and Nicotine, which gained media attention by making Westwords (Village Voice) Best Albums of 2010, all three Diamond Boi releases promise to help the trio shine. No. Out shine the doubters over looking these diamonds in the rough.
Westword (Village Voice):
The Onion (AV-Club): http://www.avclub.com/denver/articles/dyalekts-rule-the-world-video-calls-for-sanity,48075/
The Denver Post (Reverb):