Dillon & Diamond D

Atlanta emcee Dillon Maurer has teamed up with producer Diamond D for "Feast", the lead single from Black Tie Affair, their forthcoming collaboration EP. Residing in Atlanta, Dillon recently released the Food Chain full-length with producer Paten Locke, which featured Dres of Black Sheep, Homeboy Sandman, Count Bass-D, J-Live and Supa Dave West. A bona fide Hiphop legend and Grammy-Winner, Diamond D is a member of the Diggin In The Crates crew which also includes Lord Finesse, O.C., Fat Joe, Buckwild, Showbiz and A.G. and the late Big L, and has produced tracks for The Fugees, Big L, Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes and Mos Def. Dillon's solo releases include Studies In Hunger, Dillon Ain't Playin', and Cupid's Revenge (Bandcamp). Diamond most recently produced Sadat X's new album The Sum of a Man. "Whenever Diamond and I get up, whether it's to work or chill or whatever, it's always a celebration," Dillon says. "Something's gettin poured up, something's gettin rolled up, and somebody's gonna crack up. It's jokes, it's breaks, it's Sanford & Son. We just cook. With the music, the food, the wax, all that. We FEAST, always." Black Tie Affair drops September 8 via FULL PLATE (Bandcamp)/ Fat Beats.

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88N8, "Day One"

Southside Chicago-bred, Las Vegas-based rapper 88N8 presents "Day One", his new single produced by David Grants with guest vocals from Lonny B. "Everybody need somebody to hold them down, especially when times is rough," Formerly known as That Nigga Nate (aka TNN), 88N8 (pronounced 'Eighty-Eight Nate') says about the new song. "Shout out to love - that day one love. Get you somebody you can build with." Previous singles include "Plottin" (watch the music video on Youtube).

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