When it comes to describing longevity, Angie Stone is a good example.
Making her debut in the music industry as the founder of ’80s rap group The Sequence – noted as the first female rap group to hit the charts – Stone is no rookie, with over 30 years of experience to his credit. After The Sequence time passed, she began showing her vocal talents on projects by Mantronix and Lenny Kravitz before deciding to pursue a solo career as an R&B artist.
Finding a recording house with Clive Davis’ Arista Records, Stone released his soulful debut album, “Black Diamond”, on September 28, 1999. Dedicated to his daughter, Diamond Ti’ara, the album featured a production people like Gerry DeVeaux, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and DJ U-Neek, among others. The project was to be a mild success, certified gold by the RIAA, and serve as a cornerstone in Angie’s musical renaissance.
On the 15th anniversary of the album’s release, The Boombox is trying to see if this “Black Diamond” really stands the test of time.