yU – If U Down [Prod. Slimkat78]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Check out the new yU track “If U Down” produced by Skimkat78 off his upcoming The Earn project which you can pre-order here. If U Down by yU

yU – A Garbage Tape

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Check Mello Music Group member yU’s new comically titled A Garbage Tape, a 23 track instrumental project. A Garbage Beat Tape by yU

You Need This Music: DMTD, Grieves, Phonte, Derek 32zero, Talib Kweli, Premrock & Willie Green

You Need This Music: DMTD, Grieves, Phonte, Derek 32zero, Talib Kweli, Premrock & Willie Green

Monday, September 26th, 2011

New heat from artists new and old. DMTD, Grieves, Phonte, Derek 32zero and more.

DMTD ft. yU – Keep On

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Take a listen to “Keep On” by DMTD featuring yU of the Diamond District off their upcoming Makin’ Dollas album dropping September 20th through Mello Music Group. It’s a tribute to EPMD in case you were wondering. Keep On (feat. yU) by DTMD

Oddisee ft. yU – Still Doing It

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Still Doing It (feat. yU) by Oddisee Oddisee keeps dropping heat, featuring yU is the song “Still Doing It.” Rock Creek Park is out September 6th via Mello Music Group.

yU - Before Taxes

yU (Diamond District) – Before Taxes

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Our team’s favorite record from last year is now available for free from Mello Music Group’s BandCamp page. yU of Diamond District’s solo album, Before Taxes, was given top honors in our run-down of albums from last year. The album features some additional remixes not included in the original. Download: yU – Before Taxes 1. […]

Pro'Verb ft. yU - Too Hip Hop [Prod. Soulful!]

Pro’Verb ft. yU – Too Hip Hop [Prod. Soulful!]

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Pro’Verb ft. yU – Too Hip Hop Pro’Verb teams up with 1/3 of Diamond District for this cut about being “too hip hop”. Off of his upcoming mixtape, which drops on March 22. Here’s the lowdown: Pro’Verb’s While You’re Waiting… mixtape drops on March 22nd and features guest appearances by yU of Diamond District, Lyriciss, […]

A countdown of the top 10 underground hip hop albums for the year 2010. With appearances from more-mainstream artists such as Big Boi to unsung heroes like Homeboy Sandman and Diamond District's yU.

The 10 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums of 2010

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Our favorite hip hop albums for the year of 2010

Diamond District is a DMV-area based hip hop group comprised of MC/producer Oddisee, MC yU and MC X.O.. The group recently received news that both their group album, In The Ruff, and yU's solo release, Before Taxes, have earned a place on the Grammy's pre-nomination list for Best Album of the Year.

Diamond District’s ‘In The Ruff’ and yU’s ‘Before Taxes’ Named Pre-Nominees for Grammy Award

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Who says the small guy can’t get a little shine every now and again? Following last year’s nomination of The Foreign Exchange for song of the year, another well-known independent hip hop group is getting some recognition. According to a report from a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences member, Diamond District’s 2009 album […]

Apollo Brown – Brainwash Remix ft yU, Grap Luva & Finale

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Listen: Apollo Brown – Brainwash Remix ft yU, Grap Luva & Finale Apollo Brown offers up a leak from his debut album The Reset. The Detroit-based producer enlisted Grap Luva, Finale & the tracks originator yU for his remix of Brianwash. With a series of vocals chops, deft filtering techniques, and a supporting, straight-ahead drumbeat […]