Kanye West releases "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" single

"Diamonds from Sierra Leone" is a Grammy-winning song by American rap artist Kanye West.

It was released on July 4, 2005 as the lead single of his second studio album, Late Registration. The song contains a sample of the theme song for the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever as performed by Shirley Bassey. Bassey was reported to be very impressed with Kanye's performance and stated that she wished to work with him in the future. The song peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100, was moderately successful on the iTunes music service, and peaked in the eight spot on the UK Top 40. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song at the 48th Grammy Awards.

1. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (Clean) – 4:00
2. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (Explicit) – 4:00
3. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (Instrumental) – 4:00
4. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (A cappella) – 3:18