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HIP HOP ALBUMS THAT WENT DIAMOND | EPISODE 4 | "THE SIC SHOW "

Updated: Mar 24








Hip Hop Albums that went diamond and the 10 best selling Rappers of all time are the topics of episode 4 of "THE SIC SHOW " as @thachillcmw @montageone @iammannyup dive in to the 7 rap albums that sold 10 x Platinum, a very rare accomplishment that only a few artist have uptrained. MC HAMMER | EMINEM | 2PAC| OUTKAST | NOTORIOUS BIG | Lets get to it reference: www.complex.com


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MC HAMMER 6:18 –

2PAC 7:25

– EMINEM


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– NOTORIOUS BIG

– EMINEM

– 2PAC

– POD GAS OF THE WEEK

- OUTKAST

- 10 BEST SELLING RAPPERS ALL TIME



Montage One

And you know what it is it's the Sick Show Episode fucking four


yes it is once again man come on yeah. So for I'm just I'm just happy to see y'all again man.


Manny Up

All right Welcome to the sixth show with my co host. montage one yeah


Manny Up

and we know the chill


ah yeah hey Manny Up Manny.


Oh, you got it yeah there we go all right all right, let's get timing. D motherfucking.


Montage One

week I got


The Chillcmw

a guy remind me I don't have to meet them in in the video. Yeah, graphics. Alright, let's get right to it. Yeah. Wow. All right. What it is Manny.


Manny Up

The topic of today is ranking the seven rap albums that went diamond. Diamond 10 million


The Chillcmw

10 million though right


Manny Up

10 million 10 million ranking the seven rap albums that went diamond. We're going from seven down to number one


Montage One

hmm not cubic zirconium


Manny Up

actual dice go and of course since this is a very rare rare accomplish this VVS pirate oh that's gotta be anytime you and this is back in the day when you had albums Do you think stream Yeah. not stream stream diamonds uses


diamond I


Montage One

already know Dre is somewhere in the top


The Chillcmw

got to be


Manny Up

so we know that.


The Chillcmw

I kind of have an idea who it is.


Manny Up

Yeah, it's a few it's a few so since it's such rare Rarity to go diamond there's no honorable mentions. Either you went diamond or you didn't go design a few got co I mean a few got close and we'll may talk about that. But diamond is diamond all


The Chillcmw

right number I gave him a flower we gave him the flowers but we talked about the diamond


Manny Up

die if you went nine to eight that's still fucking crazy. Diamonds Are Forever no four and that's why we're talking about it.


The Chillcmw

I rate higher rate last two.


Manny Up

That's true. Number seven. Let's get right to it. MC Hammer Please don't hurt that's to be expected Don't hurt him hammer.


Montage One

Let's just keep it a stack I just love the fact that hammer was making so much goddamn money.


The Chillcmw

I'm happy HAMMER even mentioned in this conversation. Well,


Montage One

he has to be Yeah, he earned his soul


The Chillcmw

is on this list. No. He didn't go diamond. No.


Manny Up

No, maybe a single but we talked about Wow. Bob is talking about an album. Please hammer don't hurt. But it was okay. My February 2 1990 Capital EMI and I was like yeah, Diamond my friend Diamond Diamond had


The Chillcmw

MC Hammer. See hammer


Manny Up

danced his way to 10 million sold. Hey, I'm just gonna say the shit. A lot of that shit was catchy. You'll catch yourself in the car. Yeah. jingling to that shit humming to that shit.


Montage One

I mean, it was put together kind of well, for you know what I'm gonna be honest with you. Hammer is one of those artists that made me begin to understand what the a&r and the labels were looking for. Like, I finally kind of got it around that man like, Okay, you guys are looking for this man. Hammer was


The Chillcmw

entertaining, right? I was blessed to go to a


Manny Up

MC Hammer concert. Oh, yeah, it was 400 people on the stall,


The Chillcmw

man. He had the whole arena. This is at the forum in Inglewood. Yo man and it was cool bracket like that. He made me a believer. Yo, man. Like I went in and I am following this hammer show. Go see your mean I left that motherfucker like


oh,


Montage One

yeah, I've never seen him live but I can imagine I would enjoy cuz


The Chillcmw

he goes in it was better than going to the circus.


Manny Up

It was better than the Cirque show. Let me tell you and that's what's great about hip hop. You can have many genres. You can have many styles, but the key is to entertain to do what's in you because that was in him.


The Chillcmw

Great timing.


Manny Up

Oh man and Tommy tells MC Hammer. Please don't hurt him. Went diamond. February 2 1990.


The Chillcmw

Shout out the hammer shout out.


Manny Up

Give me some Yeah, that's a shout out


The Chillcmw

to two big MC one. Artis hike man


Manny Up

come on yeah, you still remember to


The Chillcmw

have a whole crew was live three six what was it


Manny Up

365


The Chillcmw

something like that something like that was a montage II don't


Montage One

know bro


The Chillcmw

Oh yeah


Manny Up

that's right you gotta believe like again


Montage One

I respected the brother for like making all that bread like I never not do but like Was it my shit no I never yeah


like that


Manny Up

yeah and that's what he's supposed to do put your peoples on


Montage One

a no Hammer oh


Manny Up

no no he employed people he's in I think he's in Silicon Valley right now making it like yeah thank you for getting into Twitter and all that can I


The Chillcmw

say broke but come on man yeah Money Records your hand okay


Manny Up

money is broke to the IRS but here yeah you know what I mean I'm always broke to the IRS to man I've got


The Chillcmw

24 karat gates you are not broke


Manny Up

and you back off


The Chillcmw

on the top of Oakland DC everybody


Manny Up

Exactly. MC Hammer on to number six to parks your core but the greatest hits to parks Greatest Hits. This was I want to say this early. I want to say that it was after his death until they put together a compilation and he was still so popular and still has such an impact. 10 times platinum


The Chillcmw

and this was on a greatest hits record.


Manny Up

This is just a greatest hits dropped on November 24 1998. That cheated the gang they cheated and it was under is Miko, Chico that's called rock.


The Chillcmw

They sell it all my hutlers re-rock. Yeah, they rewrite the dope jobs and gave it back to us. And boom, we got to pop Again.


Manny Up

Again. Diamond under his mom's label. Mom death row. He got a family so much.


Montage One

nothing to talk about. Honestly. No disrespect to Tupac but come on man. There's nothing to talk about.


The Chillcmw

You knew he was gonna be on he got his mama back. That's that's kudos


Montage One

that he's fuck around and be on here twice. Probably.


Manny Up

He might. He might. So on to number five.


The Chillcmw

Number five.


Manny Up

Number five m&m The EMINEM Show release made. This list


The Chillcmw

is too predictable. Yeah.


Manny Up

Well, it's good. You know what rare areas to go diamond. Yeah.


The Chillcmw

I mean, which one of those emprah He


Manny Up

probably on there twice. Two. He might be but I'm not gonna say the m&m show that dropped 2002 Big Dig, give me some Wikipedia. What album was that?


Big Dee

The 2002 album that was a


Manny Up

third, the third album.


The Chillcmw

His first album didn't go diamond.


Manny Up

Yeah, as far as he was talking about. Yeah, yeah. But we're gonna show the m&m. This is the m&m show. So that's either two or three if I believe.


Montage One

I mean, dude, that's just like he said, That's super predictable.


The Chillcmw

Shout out to Slim Shady.


Manny Up

Yeah, they're all kind of predictable, because they went diamond and only the biggest guys, and you're gonna remember whether you love them or not gonna know who went diamond and not 10 mil. I


The Chillcmw

think he had a great impact when he dropped. You know, first of all, he was a white guy rapping like a black guy, the domain and he was speaking so no shout out to slopeside.


Montage One

But let's let's really get down to the core of what really happened though. He was co signed by Dre. And that's what really did it because Dre was so he sidelined? Everybody with that move. You know, I'm saying everybody was like, Oh, shit. He's down with him. You know,


The Chillcmw

I remember back then. He had King tea. Right? And for some odd reason. Taylor he disappeared. And he come in. Right, right. So Dre found something right. And he dropped him right? So that's what it was. That's how you went diamond. Dre put us all off Anton and


Manny Up

his story a small story behind that is someone gave him a tape the moscou tapes right listen to it. Proof gave him the time right? And he listened and it kind of touched them and he had to go and convince Jimmy IV to be like damn right. They were like don't do it.


Montage One

No, because you don't really go into that chamber. That was around the time when the industry did not believe in the white rapper remember how it was but it was Listen, Eminem will tell you himself bro how many times he got kicked to the curb going up to a label and they were like bro you run really tight like but you should write for somebody you know i'm saying i remember that. my homie john john went through that. t minus went through that. So yeah. So that's true shout out to


Manny Up

t minus delta t minus shout out that is true because, uh, you know you had third base, you had the beasties, but they were rarities. And then when the beasties


The Chillcmw

came, I was excited, bro.


Montage One

But at that time they had started really going back more to the instruments. So again, even then that Lane was kind of getting emptied out, and then you had all the milk bones and all that.


The Chillcmw

Other motherfucking shit. Yeah, yeah, I remember you


Montage One

had all that. It was wrong. For the white boys, bro. Like, for real? So m&ms saved the white gang. Yeah.


Manny Up

And it wasn't just like a magic go. Like, you know, that was when Dre was just going into left death row and into aftermarket. Yeah, I think it was after the firm. Yeah, it was after the fact. And it didn't. It didn't sell as well. So there was like, What was he tripping with?


The Chillcmw

They slept on a fire


Manny Up

burn is one of the most underrated albums to me. I mean, dude, the album


The Chillcmw

that Dre put out Aftermath presents?


Manny Up

Mm hmm.


The Chillcmw

People slept on it. I mean, I know


Montage One

what it is. When Dre beat he's somehow like, just make sure that you get dirt thrown over.


Big Dee

That did go Platinum


The Chillcmw

did it? Yeah. Dr. Draper


Big Dee

It went platinum, but it wasn't up to what he wanted. And when platinum and there was some


Manny Up

should have


Big Dee

a good deal or something like I know that they didn't want to tour and they didn't want to come out where he had to record it in Miami, right? Because they were scared to come on West Coast right after I


Manny Up

remember, and he was trying to make I think a bridge back to the east to the way and that's how we change situation. We


Montage One

rock him like, you know, I'm saying it just went through. It just went south.


The Chillcmw

I think Rob what his situation was based on you know,


Montage One

you don't want to come out


The Chillcmw

here that in a mixture of the beats. You know, Dre is dark right? Right. Right. Right. Right. Is he need that boom bap


Montage One

dude, it was gonna get off.


The Chillcmw

I think it was gonna be to see where him and bust out like right and I came off a


Manny Up

bus. Don't you want to just be a rock album?


It might be 2020 Yeah,


kill y'all.


Montage One

That big bang theory. That's one of my favorite my favorite.


The Chillcmw

Real it's definitely one of my favorite bus restaurants


Montage One

shoulders as with that one dude. We got Stevie Wonder on the joint like your Rick James like, shout out to fucking Yeah. Yeah, exactly.



Manny Up

Dope dope segment. All right, moving on to number four. And then we're going to go to a segment from montage. Go to another segment. But number four moving on to the segments for a little later. Okay. And the same victorious. The G life after death double album.


The Chillcmw

Is the smaller life after death. This is after he died.


Manny Up

This is true. No,


Montage One

no. Yes, he'd already died. But we made it when he was he was flirting. Again, Nick is flirting with this dev shit, bro. He was super flirting. He flirted from coming to Cali and he was going back to Cali


The Chillcmw

he came on with a


Manny Up

25th March twice


Unknown Speaker

a month after he dies.


The Chillcmw

Yeah, cuz only the single was


Big Dee

hypnotize hypnotized.


Montage One

Jada got a shout out to biggie. But


The Chillcmw

you know he did that. He was a great before he died. Yeah. I mean, based on that East Coast West Coast situation that was supposed to be right. He was the God.


Montage One

How did you feel though? Seriously, let's go back to that time. How did you feel when you first heard going back to Cali bro like, I was like, Joe felt some inner gangbang shit. I was like, at that


The Chillcmw

time. I felt like that. But also felt like when lol did going back to Cali I ran in a little cam after that. Probably like about a month after that. I was in Miami. She gave me the most ugliest look. All of us disabled all of us had on some Cali summer Dodger had a Laker had an angel hat Yeah, we sit in the front of the hotel chillin and she was that first I thought it was a Leah. Was that so you know, we got quiet start talking to each other like, you know, she walked up. She


Manny Up

gave you the ugly face.


The Chillcmw

Kill Him


Montage One

Right. Right. Get your sets, right. Correct. Well,


Manny Up

it was a tough time in New York was like fuck Cali after that. From the record company


Montage One

Um, and I was going back and forth during that time and it was tricky Ricky Rick,


The Chillcmw

I love I'll fall in with the fatigues on and Timbo


Montage One

and that was the one time that that was the one time I kind of took his you know when I go out I'm like super la right you know I'm saying now right around that time I was told you Hey,


The Chillcmw

I'm in there with fatigue head to toe hat everything with some tempos not typed.


Manny Up

a tough time. Oh, man, that was a tough so it was it was tough. It was tough. All right. Moving on to segment the record mother son record. Oh, actually, we only got three left and I want to save three. Yes.


Montage One

So um, this weekend This is adult woman this week for mother son records we got no other than di TC digging into crates. Let's get that in for the photo down here real quick. Oh, yeah. digging into crates. And as you know, this album featured like, OSI low fame. Milano, David bars. Cory Gunz popos Come on. ag Of course. You're not I'm saying though. And this is solely a diamond DS. young baby right here. If you not knowing and let's put that we're gonna put that right here for the rest of the night. Right. Yeah, you can get this for 15 bucks right here. And so folks, okay, for mother son records. That's mother son with the you records I come on down. You could just see our cashier and you could just cash out with that di TC like


The Chillcmw

$18


Montage One

Yeah, those


Manny Up

records on record. Yeah. The week. Great segment by montage one D Can I get some montage one. Oh, there we go. There we go. There you go. All right. Should we move on to number three? Number three, number three on the diamond lists. Oh, m&m, the Marshall Mathers project again? Yes. See? I told the first one. No, no, no, no.


Big Dee

was the first one


Manny Up

right was the second that.


Big Dee

This one was no that was number two. Number two second among the aftermath. Remember, you had an album before?


Manny Up

No, you're right. Because this is


The Chillcmw

the one with Stan on it.


Manny Up

Yes, yes. Yeah, I was a dope. That was a dope song was good record.


The Chillcmw

That was and a lot of other folks like that record, not just us.


Manny Up

That was dope. That was a dope record. No,


Big Dee

they liked it more than us.


The Chillcmw

Totally. No, they have somebody to represent again. That'd be cool to represent Dre proved


Montage One

at the end of the day, he could take dude and just


The Chillcmw

be Batman song. Like that shit. Yeah,


Big Dee

that was 1000 I was talking about when Dre thought a more of a comedic intro for him right because no one was taking him seriously because he was a battle rapper.


Montage One

And a lot of other places as a battle that's a true story. We brought m&m out x myself and Jinx brought m&m out at the proud bird after he had like his battle I think with juice and do wrapped his fucking ass off. I knew he was on his way. You know I'm saying let's go.


The Chillcmw

Straight shout out to Slim Shady again.


Manny Up

Yeah, ma'am. shady. Hey, at the pro burger. I have roast beef or something like that,


Montage One

man. Actually, it was just it was just full on his hip hop function. no food,


Manny Up

no food.


Oh, yeah.


I think they're getting some Jamaican stuff. Yeah, proper. La x. All right. That's good. Tupac, all eyes on me the first double hip hop album I believe that ever came out. February 1996. Death Row Interscope.


Montage One

I want to challenge that it's not the final album.


Big Dee

came the first double album, but no one bought it.


The Chillcmw

That's not the first death lap.


Manny Up

Well give me a Give me another give me? Yeah. It was it was a dud. And what else? Anybody else? Who only 20 side before? Yeah, no. It was rock then pop and then biggie.


Big Dee

Yeah, that was rotation and then Wu Tang.


Manny Up

Then Wu Tang after


Big Dee

they came to double up after. Like a couple of months later that came out in the summer. I want to say he 40 but that was way


Manny Up

later. That was that was later iconic album. All eyes on me. You know, what can you say about that? But it should have went up.


The Chillcmw

I mean, it's somebody else that came out with a double album before before Slim Shady,


Manny Up

not. Jimmy Tupac not in hip hop. Never


The Chillcmw

before pop


Manny Up

rock because I always relate that Songs in the Key of Life with Stevie Wonder how I caught that double album was that's how iconic Tupac double album was for me because I'm like, double album hip hop, and it's so tense Oh really? Because it was a double album.


The Chillcmw

Well shout out to Tupac Shakur.


Manny Up

Yeah,


The Chillcmw

that album definitely definitely a classic. Oh, nice day.


Manny Up

Oh for sure he deserved it. All right. Are we going with a pod gas?


Montage One

Oh man,


Manny Up

I gotta go with number one


Montage One

time I can hardly wait for Hold on.


The Chillcmw

Some of that pod gas


Manny Up

pod gas segment.


Montage One

Alrighty, now look at look Negi this week.


Come on,


come on this one right now. Which one is on the gas? Okay, good. This week. We go on with them smiles baby.


smiles.


The Chillcmw

David and Goliath. Monica. You huh?


Yeah,


Montage One

I'll snap. This is that Gorilla Glue that got that


The Chillcmw

smashed. That's the real glue.


Montage One

This the real glue cuz they


The Chillcmw

may be saying this


Montage One

Gorilla Glue but it that girl much so Okay, look. Yeah, like you see is kind of still good. Are we gonna break it up? But let's take this out. I wish my photographer was here. But it's all good. We'll take some pictures later.


The Chillcmw

I look good.


Montage One

Yeah, but they are solid. I don't know if you can see that. Oh, hold on, man.


The Chillcmw

That's gorilla. stuff. Anything? Well,


Montage One

you're right.


Big Dee

There you go.


Manny Up

All right. All right.


Montage One

super


old g Gorilla Glue. hella gassy. hella strong. I forgot what it's actually derived from. But Yo, if you want to get your hands on some of this, man, you gotta just, I don't know. Just hit somebody up. You know what I mean? Like, hit somebody up?


The Chillcmw

Yeah, don't hit me.


Montage One

With me, let me know. I'll definitely come. Right. I'm known for that.


The Chillcmw

Yours and I roll up my eyes.


Montage One

Yeah, yeah, actually, we do have COVID Plantation going on. Right.


The Chillcmw

We used to share 40 ounces back in the day.


Manny Up

The good old days. Ice cold. 40.


The Chillcmw

Thank you. Literally, you know,


Montage One

I didn't like


those days. By the way.


The Chillcmw

Bottom of the 40 strike


Montage One

came from the sick like it was a lot of rallo lip niggas


The Chillcmw

take it to the head and be like a little corner leg is


Montage One

waking up in the garage. As you pull up, brushing your teeth brush this nigga, right?


Manny Up

No. All righty. Number one on the top seven diamond. Hip Hop albums is out. montage. All right, number one of the universe. Exactly. What album speaker box and the love below double album. One side. Second side.


The Chillcmw

You know, these are American records. You mean the records are diverse.


Manny Up

Yeah, definitely. That's why they


The Chillcmw

went diamond if it was just left up to us. And no disrespect outcast because I'm probably one of their biggest fans. I just pull it up out As matter of fact. But if it was just left up to us, I don't think it would be diamond.


Manny Up

No, no, definitely you know to go diamond you got to cross over me because everybody and


The Chillcmw

big boy got his own get out. Yeah, right. And of course 3000


Montage One

I was about to say one guy that we may see but listen knows that was technically a hip hop attraction at the time. I like to take it back to the time and remember what I was feeling and what other brokers discussed


Manny Up

September 23 2003.