Tuesday, June 01, 2004

WEHT DITC? (Updated)

Inquiring minds want to know! If any of Manifest Destiny's loyal readers have additional info, get at me.

One of the most dominant crews in the early-90s golden era, Diggin In the Crates crew held their own alongside more well-known rap collectives like the Wu-Tang Clan. Featuring the ill lyrical abilities of Big L, Lord Finesse, and Fat Joe...backed by the head nodding soundscapes crafted by Diamond D, Buckwild and Show, the DITC always came correct. Ten years later we ask, "What ever happened to the Diggin in the Crates crew?" Manifest Destiny investigates.

Show
Last heard: ???
from mizzensch: I believe is mainly doing club DJing these days

A.G.
Last heard: ???
from mizzensch: Check out "Deceived Me" from the latest Thirstin Howl album. AG in effect!

Lord Finesse
Last heard: Released a great retrospective of his work, "From the Crates to the Files," this past year, highlighting both his production and lyrical talents.
from mizzensch: Also doing alotta DJing. He spun at Joes Pub last Wed night w/ DJ Scratch - and I heard it was off the meter.

O.C.
Last heard: Fell off lyrically with his last effort, entitled "Bon Appetit." Looking forward to the return of the OC that created the timeless "Time's Up."
from mizzensch: I thought had an album after Bon Appetit - some total indie shit that also tanked. Not sure though. Check out hiphopsite.com/news though for the skinny on an apparent 3 way beef between Monch, Prince Po & OC following their attempt to unite for an Organized reunion LP...

Diamond D
Last heard: The father of DITC, and "the dopest producer on the mic," came out with a new album "Grown Men Talk", haven't heard it yet though.

Big L
RIP. Performing nightly with Biggie and Big Pun in the posthumous super group "Big AfterLyfe."

Fat Joe
Last heard: The only member of the DITC who has performed with his shirt off at MTV Spring Break. Blown up, crossed over, but may yet return to his roots.
from mizzensch: Yeah hes blown up and crossed over. BUT - once in awhile comes thru with some signs of his grimy Bronx roots. Dont sleep on the new Terror Squad shit -"Lean Back" and "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" which freaks an ILL hard as f*** old school breakbeat...

Buckwild
Last heard: Hmmm...hard to say. Certainly the most under-appreciated producer in the click, Buckwild has laced some of the most lovely vibes and drums I've ever heard. Case in point: his remix of the Alkaholik's joint Daaaam!.
from mizzensch Last I heard was signed to Bad Boy's Hitmen production camp and was churning out shit for their artists. This happened after he produced "Whoa" for Black Rob in 2000. Not too much memorable after that from him - he did a joint for Faith's 2001 LP though that was lovely, forget the name though... but if you check the credits of any 2000+ Bad Boy release you'll likely see some Buckwild credits...

1 Comments:

At 6/03/2004 11:12 AM, Blogger mizzensch said...

hmm heres what I know

* Show(biz) - I believe is mainly doing club DJing these days

* AG - Check out "Deceived Me" from the latest Thirstin Howl album. AG in effect! Mike holler at me and I'll FTP it to you..

* Lord Finesse - Also doing alotta DJing. He spun at Joes Pub last Wed night w/ DJ Scratch - and I heard it was off the meter.

* OC - I thought had an album after Bon Appetit - some total indie shit that also tanked. Not sure though. Check out hiphopsite.com/news though for the skinny on an apparent 3 way beef between Monch, Prince Po & OC following their attempt to unite for an Organized reunion LP...

* Fat Joe - yeah hes blown up and crossed over. BUT - once in awhile comes thru with some signs of his grimy Bronx roots. Dont sleep on the new Terror Squad shit -"Lean Back" and "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" which freaks an ILL hard as f*** old school breakbeat...

* Buckwild - last I heard was signed to Bad Boy's Hitmen production camp and was churning out shit for their artists. This happened after he produced "Whoa" for Black Rob in 2000. Not too much memorable after that from him - he did a joint for Faith's 2001 LP though that was lovely, forget the name though... but if you check the credits of any 2000+ Bad Boy release you'll likely see some Buckwild credits...

 

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