Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Laura Diamante: Styles Upon Styles (Too Savvy Entertainment, 2003)

Further Latina R&B and hip hop music from Miami, FL with Laura Diamante, an artist who was destined for big things but sadly never got the break she deserved. Discovered while performing with her former band Deadbeatz, she was one of the label Too Savvy’s first signees. Able to sing and rap, a handful of major labels were interested but it seemed they wanted to turn her into the next Angie Martinez when she aspired and had the potential to be the Latina Lauryn Hill. Instead she remained underground, delivering a set that is both hip hop and contemporary, as well as staying true to her Latin roots. The buzz single “Spanish Fly” also included a reply to Diddy’s 2002 song “I Need a Girl” that did not appear on the set.
Intro    4:35
My DJ ft. Vortex    4:19
Move Wit Me    4:05
Spanish Fly    5:01
High Times    4:50
Da Bounce ft. Gold    4:12
MCs    3:44
Interlude    2:51
Déja Vu    4:19
Live My Life    4:28