The Lex Diamond Story

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The Lex Diamond Story
Raekwon lex.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 16, 2003
Recorded2001-2003
Genre Hip hop
Length59:08
Label Ice H20, Universal
Producer Raekwon (exec.), Mizza, Crummie Beats, Mercury, Andy C, Smith Bros, Emile, Zephlon, Brutal Bill, DJ Khalil, EZ Elpee, Hangmen 3, Mike "Punch" Harper, Spontaneous
Raekwon chronology
Immobilarity
(1999)
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
(2009)
Professional ratings
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The Boston Globe (favorable) [3]
Entertainment Weekly (B) [4]
RapReviews(8/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10) [6]
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Stylus (F) [8]
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The Lex Diamond Story is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist and Wu-Tang Clan-member Raekwon, released December 16, 2003 on his Ice H2O label through Universal Records. [11] The album features contributions from Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, and Cappadonna, with production by several hip hop producers, including Emile and DJ Khalil.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."The Lex Diamond Intro" 1:03
2."Pit Bull Fights" (featuring Polite)Mizza2:02
3."Hitman Salary (Skit)" 0:10
4."King of Kings" (featuring Havoc)Crummie Beats3:50
5."Missing Watch" (featuring Ghostface Killah and Polite)Mizza3:25
6."All Over Again"Mercury3:34
7."Clientele Kidd" (featuring Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah and Polite)Andy C3:53
8."Smith Bros"Smith Bros.4:16
9."Restaurant (Skit)" 2:08
10."Robbery" (featuring Ice Water Inc.) Emile 3:50
11."Fuck You (Skit)" 0:25
12."Pa-Blow Escablow" (featuring Polite)Zephlon3:09
13."Musketeers of Pig Alley" (featuring Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck)Brutal Bill3:06
14."Ice Cream Pt. 2" (featuring Method Man and Cappadonna) DJ Khalil 3:44
15."The Hood" (featuring Tiffany Villarreal)EZ Elpee3:48
16."Wild Chimpanzees (Skit)" 1:59
17."Planet of the Apes" (featuring Capone, Sheek Louch and Polite)Hangmen 34:28
18."Wild in da Club" (featuring Ultra and Ice Water Inc.)Punch4:05
19."Once Upon a Time" (featuring Tekitha)Spontaneous5:05
20."Lex Diamond Story Outro" 1:18

Charts

Chart (2003)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [12] 102
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) [13] 18

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