Rocky Diamonds – “The Diamond Life 5″
The Twin Cities’ finest in drug-induced conscious music (October 1, 2015). Rocky has been grinding outta his mind for years now and finally inked a deal with Epic last year. The rapper’s serious tales, recounted in his slurred voice, sound like they’ve been damaging, but with his passion for early 2000’s lifestyle beats, the artist is able to keep things light.
It’s been wild to see the development of Minnesota Hip Hop over the course of my lifespan. Madison is only 4 hours away from The Cities, so we heard the bigger names coming out of there. For a while, it was really only Rhymesayers – Brother Ali and Atmosphere. Now, emcees Prof, Allan Kingdom and Rocky Diamonds, and new wave R&B artists Corbin and Bobby Raps have made a name for themselves outside of that conglomerate.
Rocky Diamonds is a trap rapper but takes the time to reflect. He’s working harder than the competition and I think he’ll hit nationally soon enough.
Watch the video for “Very Special.”