Charles Diamond, The Recluse

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Charles Diamond, founding member of Generation 92, draws inspiration from the surrounding culture of millennial innovation. Most of his influences stem from his educational background; an appreciation for creativity and writing cultivated from his private school background manifested itself in his journey to a philosophy degree. The ethical and metaphysical questions raised along his institutional journey informs his music. Most songs offer a self-critique as he analyzes his decisions framed by society’s overarching themes and motifs.

His first foray into to the world of hip-hop saw him join Richmond, Virginia collective Mix Breed Ent., a group of cutting lyricists that produced the 2012 project “Coolest in America.” After spending some time to find his own voice, a year later, Charles Diamond released his debut solo EP, “Poetic Diction,” paying homage to one of his biggest influences, William Wordsworth. Charles teamed up with Mix Breed again for the short EP “Over Everything.”

After another short hiatus while Charles attended The College of William and Mary, he is currently completing his first full length project entitled “The Recluse.” The album’s name refers to not only his reclusiveness as he worked throughout his college career, but also his vulnerability as an outsider in hip-hop.

Official website: http://charlesdiamond.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/charliediamond

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