The venerable Diggin’ In The Crates crew are one of New York City’s most influential groups. From a family tree perspective, Ma$e, Cam’ron, Big Pun, Dr. Dre’s “The Message,” Remy Ma, and a host of others are just some of the many artists and songs that can all be linked back to the group. After announcing their apparent demise in 2012 D.I.T.C. would reunite at the top of the year, releasing “Make ‘Em So Proud (Hold Up)” and kick-starting a months long series of drops every Monday throughout 2016 thus far.
The group used these drops as precursors to their first new project in several moons. Appropriately titled D.I.T.C. Studios, the 16-track album features many of the drops from the weekly series, as well as all-new songs featuring Pharoahe Monch, A Bless, , and David Bars among others. The true stars of the LP, however, are A.G. and O.C. as they appear on 15 tracks combined. While the stream of the album’s snippets can be heard below, the LP — which contains both the vocal and instrumentals — can be copped at their e-home now.