Every artist started with an album that set their identity in stone - A$AP Rocky's Live Love A$AP, Kendrick's Section.80, and now Kidd Upstairs' DMNDS Deluxe. When is the last time you've heard a self-produced solo album with zero features? After receiving positive reception to the first three singles released off the album, Kidd is ready for the world to hear his masterpiece in its entirety.
A complete overhaul of Kidd's criminally slept on 2012 album DMNDS (pronounced "diamonds"),
DMNDS Deluxe aims to give the foundational album the true attention it deserved without compromising the original.
In addition to remastering and remixing the original 12 tracks, Kidd Upstairs has added 6 brand new songs to the collection, many of which were created during the original DMNDS recordings but never saw light of day until now.
DMNDS (Kidd's term for a true dimepiece) are spread throughout the album in stories among deep, introspective dialogue that Kidd provides over hypnotic drug-induced production.
Out of the 18 tracks on DMNDS Deluxe, 14 them are self-produced by Kidd Upstairs, while North Carolina-based producer Big O handles the rest. The restricted amount of creative input provides an authentic listening experience, most of which is derived from Kidd himself.