Diamond District might love its dusty soul samples and classic ’90s vibes. But never accuse D.C.’s best hip-hop group of shunning experimentation. It’s all over the trio’s new 13-track collection of March on Washington remixes, out today on Mello Music Group.
March On Washington Redux hands over Oddisee’s productions to an assortment of underground beatmakers to reshape: In the hands of California producer/rapper Oh No, album highlight “These Bammas” still skewers Diamond District’s slackin’ peers, but with an otherworldly touch heard (in way more bonkers form) on Oh No’s work with Gangrene.
Elsewhere, The Doppelgangaz bring a booming beat to “You Had To Be There,” morphing the jazzy cut into a jam fit for a late-night drive through L.A.:
Stream and purchase March On Washington Redux on Bandcamp.