|The Lex Diamond Story|
|Studio album by|
|Released||December 16, 2003|
|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|
|The Boston Globe||(favorable)|
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.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.
|1.||"The Lex Diamond Intro"||1:03|
|2.||"Pit Bull Fights" (featuring Polite)||Mizza||2:02|
|3.||"Hitman Salary (Skit)"||0:10|
|4.||"King of Kings" (featuring Havoc)||Crummie Beats||3:50|
|5.||"Missing Watch" (featuring Ghostface Killah and Polite)||Mizza||3:25|
|6.||"All Over Again"||Mercury||3:34|
|7.||"Clientele Kidd" (featuring Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah and Polite)||Andy C||3:53|
|8.||"Smith Bros"||Smith Bros.||4:16|
|10.||"Robbery" (featuring Ice Water Inc.)||Emile||3:50|
|11.||"Fuck You (Skit)"||0:25|
|12.||"Pa-Blow Escablow" (featuring Polite)||Zephlon||3:09|
|13.||"Musketeers of Pig Alley" (featuring Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck)||Brutal Bill||3:06|
|14.||"Ice Cream Pt. 2" (featuring Method Man and Cappadonna)||DJ Khalil||3:44|
|15.||"The Hood" (featuring Tiffany Villarreal)||EZ Elpee||3:48|
|16.||"Wild Chimpanzees (Skit)"||1:59|
|17.||"Planet of the Apes" (featuring Capone, Sheek Louch and Polite)||Hangmen 3||4:28|
|18.||"Wild in da Club" (featuring Ultra and Ice Water Inc.)||Punch||4:05|
|19.||"Once Upon a Time" (featuring Tekitha)||Spontaneous||5:05|
|20.||"Lex Diamond Story Outro"||1:18|
|US Billboard 200||102|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||18|
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