Kirk Diamond delivers a testament to Black history and culture with the help of Slim Flex on his smooth new single Ruler — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
With a rich and polished career in the music industry, it’s no surprise Diamond can muster up such euphonious productions. Ruler is a great reflection of Diamond’s prowess and influence on modern-day reggae. Fusing current production methods with traditional style, the track features tasteful synths paired perfectly with pulsing percussion and strings.
The award-winning reggae singer, songwriter, producer, and social activist’s music is laced with messages of unity, inclusion, and love — all delivered with the help of his band Movement of Ahryel. Since their formation, they have opened for international reggae powerhouses and performed on global stages. Diamond won the 2018 Juno Award for Reggae Recording Of The Year with Greater and has earned four more nominations, including a pending nod for his most recent release with Finn, Too Ruff.
Previously, Diamond’s single Love Inna We Heart held the top spot on the Canadian Reggae Chart for over 19 weeks. Greater also smashed through to the No. 1 spot for six consecutive weeks, spending a total of 42 weeks on the charts. In 2020, Diamond was the recipient of the Vigor Award for Achievement. He also received a certificate from the City of Brampton for being the first reggae artist to co-host E-Talk Canada, paving the way for more representation and display of culture in media.
In February, Diamond was again honoured by the city, who renamed a local park for him to recognize the weight of Diamond’s accomplishments, his top-notch body of work, and his representation of the culture and mark that he has made in Canada and beyond. “This means a lot to me being a Jamaica artiste, because I know now I have been representing my born land and its culture properly,” Diamond says. “And to be the first artiste with such an honour is truly a gift — not only to me but to my children in Black History and Reggae Month.”