Rapper/singer/host and sometimes MC at special events, the artist Diamen is above all a Montrealer of French origin who vacillates between the musical style Hip-Hop, danceHall and trap.
With the release of his latest project entitled Mauvais direction, released on November 25, the one to work in collaboration with Nnova of the group Akkrozik on the song La Gagne and on the title Mamacita with Jamaican artist King Shadrock.
Discover in this article a brief summary of the audio interview conducted with the artist of the moment: Diamen!
How did you take your first steps in the world of music?
In his youth, Diamen had older brothers who gave themselves body and soul into reggae. Residing in France at that time (in the Paris region), Diamen met the brother of his best friend who was also a DJ. A meeting that gave way to different musical evenings.
“With the shyness, we waited for him to leave on Wednesday afternoon to start taking the Mic quietly after school.” One thing led to another, different connections were created in the world of music. Among others in the field of soul, reggae and sound system.
Little by little, they started meeting a lot of rappers in France and Montreal. In particular, we perceive a change of style depending on the people Diamen met or the places in which he found himself.
How do you qualify as an artist?
As strange as it may seem, Diamen has done a lot of sound system or radio animation during his career. Thanks to this, he was able to develop different contacts with people from all over the world.
From this information, it is easy for us to understand why his style can be described as eclectic. A wonderful mix of all the musical styles he has heard or crossed paths with during his life.
Whether with key personalities in the world of reggae (with King Shadrock) or with friends of his, who dedicate themselves a plus to the world of hip-hop or trap, all this is only synonymous with a common atmosphere with the right people #lesBonsAmis.
Among all the songs you’ve released, is there a song that deserves a little more attention?
Already, there is the new project Mauvais direction which is composed of 7 tracks with hip-hop sounds on completely different instruments and music bases. Whether in the themes or in the way of singing or posing, all this constitutes a new direction that the artist wanted to give (or bring to life) directly to his audience.
With breathing choruses and singing a little more than usual, Diamen offers us a real musical composition that stands out completely.
Despite the fact that he has released many projects before this one, the latter still seems to convey the same style of values, namely: the proximity of fraternal ties and the conquest of new objectives.
In addition, Diamen has also produced a song in collaboration with artist Aldo Guizmo entitled Loin de la maison. A sound that speaks to people from different backgrounds, finding themselves several hundred kilometers away from their families and friends. A song that definitely deserves more attentive listening than the others.
Why the title “Wrong Direction”?
Bad Direction qualifies in sound as someone who does not have too much morale.
“You didn’t just make good resolutions. Wrong direction. You have more problems than solutions.”
Initially Diamen, wanted to call his new E.P. Neptune, after the name of a song he wrote and performed. A song that has also marked a majority of his fans. Eventually, he decided to take the name Mauvais Direction simply because these words were made commonplace in the common language of his own community.
A concept that also goes hand in hand with the different stages of life of an average person, with all the questions that the last one will have to ask.
“We are always wondering if we are in the right direction whether it is on the professional side, lovers, health, sport, etc. “
Upcoming events? Or the next projects to know?
Despite the recently released Bad Direction project, Diamen is working with several friends and acquaintances including Nnova, Ekinoxx, O.M.F., A6G on the Akkrozik project. A 10 titles that will probably be released in the coming months (before the summer) with the participation of Aldo Guizmo.
In addition, we will also see, in a few weeks, the launch of the single and music video Enemies.
To learn more , listen to the audio version available at the beginning of the article or follow the official instagram of: @diamen_78