(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper Diamond is busy preparing to release her new mixtape “Street Life,” in addition to her solo album, which is slated to land in stores next year.
The 24-year-old rapper, who rose to fame as a member of Crime Mob, is best known for being on Crime Mob’s hit singles like “Knuck If You Buck,” “Stilettos (Pumps)” and ”Rock Yo Hips” (featuring Lil Scrappy).
She said she has since adapted to the being a solo artist since splitting with the group in 2007.
“It’s just different to look to my left and my right and see that their [Crime Mob] is not there anymore,” Diamond told AllHipHop.com. “As far as being creative, subject matter, I talk about what I want to talk about now. [And] my money isn’t divided five ways now, all the money comes to me. For the most part I’ve adapted to going to solo.”
“Somewhere down the line, there could be [a reunion]. Right now, I’ve worked so hard to prove that I’m not just ‘Diamond from Crime Mob’ to where I’m just Diamond. I just feel like its only right for me to deliver with the album,” said Diamond, who is up for Best Female Rapper at the 2012 BET Awards.
Aside from her “Street Life” mixtape, Diamond, who has been in the news due to ex-boyfriend Lil Scrappy and his involvement in the show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” is working with artists like Eve, Missy Elliott and others for her solo release.
“Street Life” is due in stores July 4th.
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