Diamond in the Back

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"Diamond in the Back"
Diamond in the Back.jpg
Single by Ludacris
from the album Chicken-n-Beer
Released May 11, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:12
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam[1]
Songwriter(s) Bridges, Paul Beauregard, William Devaughn, Jordan Houston
Producer(s) DJ Paul, Juicy J
Ludacris singles chronology
"Diamond in the Back"
"Break Bread"

"Diamond in the Back"
"Break Bread"

"Diamond in the Back" is the fifth and final single released from the album Chicken-n-Beer by Ludacris. It is based on William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got" and samples it heavily in the southern chopped & screwed format. It is produced by DJ Paul & Juicy J of Three Six Mafia. This was Ludacris's first single to not hit the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks's Top 20. The music video is directed in Atlanta, and features cameo appearances by Lil Duval, Atlanta based comedian Shawty, members of Ludacris' Disturbing the Peace label Shawnna, I-20 (rapper), Bobby V, Tity Boi, David Banner and the producer duo DJ Paul and Juicy J.


"Diamond in the Back" peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #94. On the Hot Rap/R&B chart it reached #51.[2] Lupe Fiasco has also freestyled over this instrumental.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 94
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 51
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 40


  • Beauregard,
  • P./Devaughn,
  • W./Houston,
  • J./Bridges, C.[1]
  • R./Moody,


  1. ^ a b "Chicken and Beer". Archived from the original on 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  2. ^ "51 and 64 on the charts". Retrieved 2006-12-04. 

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