Local To Global: Nine Homegrown Hip-Hop Crews

By: 08.07.12

Diggin’ In The Crates Crew

Members: Diamond D, Big L, Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, Showbiz, AG, Buckwild & O.C.

Legacy: The D.I.T.C. might not be revered by casual rap fans, but that won’t stop certain purists from dubbing this New York collective the most significant. Featuring some of the genre’s most notable sample-based producers in Lord Finesse and Buckwild; a crossover hall-of-famer in Fat Joe and the significance of Big L’s tragic murder amidst his prime, these brothers in breaks ensured the organic Hip-Hop tradition carried on during the turn of the century when rap became flashier than ever.

Highlights: Showbiz & AG Feat. Big L, Deshaun & Lord Finesse – “Represent,” Big L & Fat Joe – “Da Enemy,” D.I.T.C. – “Dignified Soldiers,” D.I.T.C. – “Way Of Life (Remix)” & Big L Feat. AG, Stan Spit & Miss Jones

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