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For years west coast Hip
Hop music has been a man's game. Rappers such as Tupac, Snoop
Dogg, Ice Cube, Eazy-E as well as many others have pioneered
to put the west coast on the map. However, now in 2005, hell
hath no fury like a woman's scorn.
The title, "Queen of the
West Coast," this year will finally be given to its rightful
owner; the one and only, Diamond in Da Ruff, Diamonique. Not
only is this female MC known to eat and defeat the
competition, but she also possesses the charisma and presence
that only a star could exude. This diamond has paid her dues
and is ready to come up and take what's hers.
Diamonique is more than focused, she has created an enormous
buzz on the streets all independently. Within the last couple
of years Nique has put out an album called "Diamond In Da'
Ruff", toured the world, and is ready for what is about to
Her album was put together by one of the tightest
producers on the west coast, Fingazz of Streetlight
Productions. "Diamond In Da' Ruff" was definitely a diamond in
da' ruff, but at the same time got her recognition in the
game. It showed her skills as an MC with songs like "Boom Bap",
as well as her vocal skills on "Taboo" and "Chain Reaction".
She has also worked with producers like, DJ Quik, Jon B., Dr
Stank, and Bobby Ross Avila. Diamonique has collaborated with
artist such as Hi-C, Big Steele, Sly Boogie, Dirty Birdy, and
Xzibit just to name a few. She's also a part of the tightest
crew reppin the I.E., Homeless Nation.
Nique has performed
with artist like Pitbull, Lil' Jon, Ciara, Baby Bash, D-12,
and many others. Her stage presence was described by a concert
goer as "...off da chain!" Nique captivates her audience with
raw delivery and intense energy, she was definitely born to
perform. Diamonique writes, sings, and produces as well. Her
next album "Queen Of Da' West" will wrap the game up!
plans to release a double album, one rap and one r&b. On this
album she we show the world what a real artist consist of, by
producing, writing, rapping, and singing. Diamonique will also
keep the formula that caught people's attention on the first
album, that bangin' production from Fingazz. With other
producers like Dr. Stank, Scott Storch, and the Track Starz
this album will live up to it's title "Queen Of Da West".
Apparently, Diamonique has alot to thank the Almighty for, as
this year promises to be the best yet. She's embarking on a
Midwest tour around the United States that promises to be
nothing short of the shit.
Nique is also going to the far east
side of the world to tour Japan and Spain and represent for
Cali's Inland Empire world style. " I want to put the I.E. on
the map. I want people all over the world to know the I.E.
like they know L.A., Oakland, Long Beach or Compton." So now
that this diamond has risen from all the bull that holds most
back, what left? Only one more thing ...the world, It's her
time to shine!