Music Friday: Blaqstarr and Common Team Up in the Newly Released Blinged-Out Ballad, ‘Dear Diamond’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we feature the newly released “Dear Diamond,” a blinged-out collaboration between Baltimore-based DJ Blaqstarr and Chicago-based hip-hop icon Common.

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In the official video, a bejeweled princess — with glistening diamonds affixed to her lips, eyelashes and fingernails — is the focus of the haunting love ballad that made its world debut one week ago on Valentine’s Day.

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In the video, the beautiful Diamond is a mysterious love “from another lifetime.” Besides Diamond’s over-the-top bling, the director doesn’t miss the opportunity to zoom in on Blaqstarr’s three impressive left-hand rings as he plays the piano.

Common and Blaqstarr exchange verses throughout the beautifully shot video, in which Common’s soulful rhyme play complements Blaqstarr’s sweet crooning.

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The 28-year-old Blaqstarr, whose birth name is Charles Jamal Smith, is a rapper, singer, producer and DJ. With the release of “Dear Diamond,” romantic balladeer can be added to his resume.

“Dear Diamond” will be one of the tracks on Blaqstarr’s new three-song Trinity EP, which is set to release in March. He also has a brand new Baltimore Club Music EP coming later in the spring.

Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., is a Grammy-award-winning recording artist, actor and author. The 41-year-old has appeared on the big screen more than 20 times.

We invite you to check out the official video for “Dear Diamond” at the end of this post. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Dear Diamond”
Performed by Blaqstarr, featuring Common.

Ah-oh-yeah, ah-oh-yeah, Ah-oh-yeah, ah-oh-yeah
Ah-oh-yeah, ah-oh-yeah, Ah-oh-yeah, ah-oh-yeah

You are so fine you
I can’t define you
The loss’ll find you
It wasn’t easy to find you

Been on my mind for so long
Don’t want to let go so hold on
You got the lines to both phones
It’s like I’m writing your song

Sing it, sing it, it linger, linger
We dream and believe it and all of us need it
We’re never too young to receive it

Things that we go do, thinkin’ that I owe you
Something like my soul knew
I was supposed to hold you, come on

I’m am here to let you know
Well, maybe I just lost my mind
You are clearly here for me

The same rhythm in a perfect rhyme
And I don’t want t close my eyes
I know this is meant to be

Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me, from another lifetime)
Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me)
Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me, from another lifetime)
Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me)
Dear Diamond

I know you and you know me
Even before we came to be
This is synchronicity
Things in you I see in me

We can go where lovers go
Something kind of wonderful
You was open from the door
How much I love you, God would know

Life will make you lose your mind
But there’s no carry us through time
I know you were meant for me

Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me, from another lifetime)
Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me)
Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me, from another lifetime)
Dear Diamond
(I know you remember me)
Dear Diamond

Blessed
You remind me of a dream that I had
You remind me of a dream that I had
You remind me of a dream
That’s when you came to me and that’s when I said
I know

Dear Diamond, I know

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