Before A$AP Mob came to power, Harlem was once ruled by a crew known as The Diplomats. Comprised of Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Freeky Zeekey, and a few other bit players, Dipset parlayed its street tales (of varying levels of glamor) and affinity for sped-up soul samples into a legacy as one of the most iconic rap groups of the '00s. Read on to listen to 10 of the best tracks from Dipset.
Behind The Beat: AraabMuzik
2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of AraabMuzik’s first production credit. We chopped it up with the Man With The Fastest Hands about his production style and why he’s “basically the Michael Jordan of what I do.” ...
Jim Jones Calls Out Cam'Ron For Leaving Him Off "Oh Yeah," Cam Responds
Last month, Dipset made a surprise return with "Oh Yeah." Well, not all of Dipset, but the song found the duo of Cam'Ron and Juelz Santana trading bars like it was '05. Nonetheless, the song got fans inquiring about a Dipset reunion, but in light of recent developments, it doesn't look like that's gonna be happening any time soon.
Cam'Ron & Reebok Planning To Release "Purple Haze" Sneaker On 4/20
UPDATE Cam'ron has taken to Instagram to share a picture of his upcoming Reebok Ventilator Supreme collaboration. He doesn't show the whole shoe, but you can definitely see that it'll be swaddled in purple suede, and the iconic picture of Killa Cam in the pink fuzzy hat will appear on the sole. Check out the snippet below and keep it locked here for the final reveal.
Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Music From Usher, Kanye West, Dipset, & More On Abstract Radio
On Friday night, the legendary Just Blaze served as a special guest on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Spinning a two-hour set, the Jersey producer put together a filthy playlist full of timeless hits, coming from Jay Z, Eminem, Fabolous, and The Game, but that wasn’t all. Digging into the vault, Just Blaze decided to unleash some never before heard songs for us as well Friday night.
Cam'Ron & Berner To Release Joint "Contraband" EP
Killa Cam joined Berner and B-Real on "Ain't Nothin" back in April, and it looks like the chemistry between him and the Taylor Gang emcee was strong enough for them to come together as a duo. Berner and Cam'Ron are the latest rappers to join the wave of joint projects, as they have just announced the imminent release of an EP, Contraband, which is set to drop on November 10.
Cam'ron Clears Up "Federal Reserve" & "Purple Haze 2" Delays
Even before he started last year's "First Of The Month" series, Cam'ron had two projects in the works that we still haven't heard.
Cam'ron's "Killa Crunch" Cereal Boxes Will Have $100 In Cash Inside
As a kid, you may remember finding a cheap toy at the bottom of your cereal box. At the time, you were thrilled to pull a plastic car out of your Cheerios, but as an adult, the standards for excitement are a little higher. Luckily, Cam'ron has you covered. Boxes of "Killa Crunch" will be available in select New York bodegas, and while they won't be filled with sugary flakes, they'll pack something much more sweet.
SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you've likely already seen more than a few moments from SXSW which we documented on social media. Incase you aren't all up on our socials, we're recapping the two showcases we sponsored and our other adventures at South By right here.
Cam'ron Planning Dipset Album For July, "Purple Haze 2" For December
After 2006's Killa Season, Cam'ron output was intermittent at best, but over the last year or so, Cam has caught his second wind. Part of this can surely be attributed to the peak in Dipset nostalgia over the last little while, with Cam's pink fur photo becoming an iconic and profitable image. Cam has taken advantage of the recycled hype, pulling into the cape game and getting the gang back together for a Dipset tour.
Spring 2015's Must-See Tours
Ahh Springtime--when you can finally leave the house and regain some type of social existence. Some of the hottest tunes of the past few months have been on repeat in the headphones, and now it's time to experience the music as it was meant to be heard--live. Some of your favorite artists are crossing the country this Spring, and it's a great time to get your live music fix before you blow all your money on festival season. We've rounded up the most exciting Spring shows coming to a town near you.
Cam'ron Says "Purple Haze 2" Will Drop In December
Back in December, we learned that Cam'ron might be retiring after he releases the sequel to 2004's Purple Haze, and today we get a better idea of when exactly that will be. After performing at a Red Bull Sound Select event in Chicago last night, Killa Cam spoke to Revolt TV, and revealed that the project is scheduled to drop in December.
Dipset Announce "The Pledge Of Allegiance" Tour
The Dipset reunion is just beginning to get off the ground, and while we've yet to receive a whole lot of music from the crew, they have announced a new "Pledge of Allegiance" tour, in support of their upcoming project.
Dipset Reportedly Reuniting For New Mixtape
Although Cam'ron announced just a month or two ago that he would be retiring from the rap game after dropping his Purple Haze 2 album this summer, it looks like we may get one more 'final' project apart from his solo album. Reports surface today that the rapper plans to reunite with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana as Dipset.
Jim Jones Says Dr. Dre Produced Four Unreleased Dipset Songs
Jim Jones is on a press run for his brand new EP We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler. Sitting down with Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club," the Harlem emcee took some time to talk about the project among other topics. Most notable of that alternative category, is this little tidbit:
Jim Jones "We Own The Night Pt. 2" [Update: Stream The EP]
The latest release from Jim Jones has appeared on Amazon, complete with 30 second snippets of the EP's nine tracks. Titled We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler, the project serves as a sequel to the original Vampire Life project released in December 2013. Unlike the original We Own The Night, which featured a lone solo track, Memoirs Of A Hustler features a guest performer on every track. Supporting acts include Trey Songz, Yo Gotti, K Camp, Cam'Ron, Jadakiss, and Hell Rell among others.
Cam'ron Speaks On Ferguson, New York's Police Brutality
Following the tragic killing of 18-year-old Micheal Brown, Ferguson has been in disarray. Citizens of the town have been fighting for justice, and while their protests have generally been met with excessive force from police, the uprising has been inspiring. A few rappers have done their part to raise awareness of the situation, with both J. Cole and Nelly visiting Ferguson. Cam'ron is the most recent artist to comment on what's going on, pointing out the injustices he's seen in New York that he feels should have inspired similar uproar.
The Source Taps Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Kim, Dipset & More For SOURCE360 Concert
The Source are putting the spotlight on New York with the announcement of their very first annual SOURCE360 concert. Today the initial line-up for the upcoming concert was revealed, with NYC vets Wu-Tang Clan set to headline.
Jim Jones Talks G-Unit And A$AP Mob, Says Dipset Had The "Most Influential" Style In Hip-Hop
XXL just published a lengthy interview with Dipset Capo Jim Jones, and in it, he gives his strong opinions on a number of issues. Most notably, Jones addresses his crew's former beef with G-Unit, the Dipset comparisons A$AP Mob frequently gets, and The Diplomats' ongoing legacy. Check out the full thing here, and read excerpts below.