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Brittany Nicole Carpentero (born May 20, 1988), better known by her stage name Diamond, is an American rapper and member of the group Crime Mob.

Early life

Brittany Nicole Carpentero was born May 20, 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia to an African American mother and a Puerto Rican father.

Crime Mob, 2004–2007

At the age of fifteen, Diamond joined the group Crime Mob in 2004. Crime Mob first garnered national attention in 2004 with their single “Knuck If You Buck,” which was eventually certified Platinum. They released their debut album Crime Mob later that summer. Their next charting single, “Rock Yo Hips,” was released in August 2006 and was followed by a second album, Hated on Mostly, in March 2007.

Solo career & various mixtapes, 2008–present

In November 2007, Diamond left Crime Mob to pursue a solo career. In 2010, she appeared on the remix version of “My Chick Bad”, a Ludacris single, along with Trina and Eve. Her debut single “Lotta Money” was released in the summer of 2010; the video for the single included Gucci Mane. In 2011, Diamond released a song featuring Waka Flocka called “Hit That Hoe” a video was released in August 2011. Also in November 2011 Diamond released her single “Buy It All” on BET’s 106 & Park. Diamond was nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards of 2011. Diamond released her new single “Loose Screws” in 2012. She was nominated the second time for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards 2012.

Diamond released her album The Young Life on August 28, 2012, with the singles “American Woman” featuring Verse Simmonds and “Love Like Mine” featuring Nikkiya. Diamond is slated to appear as a cast-member for the Oxygen docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop. “I now have an all-girl group called Girl Code,” she says. “It’s a mixture of rock and rap. As I mature, my musical taste has grown as well — but I can never leave my fans behind and forget my musical roots.”

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