Before A$AP Mob came to power, Harlem was once ruled by a crew known as The Diplomats. Comprised of Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Freeky Zeekey, and a few other bit players, Dipset parlayed its street tales (of varying levels of glamor) and affinity for sped-up soul samples into a legacy as one of the most iconic rap groups of the '00s. Read on to listen to 10 of the best tracks from Dipset.
Fool's Gold Day Off Lineup Includes Migos, Juelz Santana & Lil Yachty
Fool's Gold Day Off will return for its seventh year at the end of summer, taking over a spot in Brooklyn with a few of the rapper and DJ friends. Today Fool's Gold has announced the lineup for the New York edition of the festival, which has branched out to include stops in L.A. and Miami. The New York event goes down on August 20, with Miami following suit on September 17 and then finally L.A. on September 25th. The lineup includes Migos, Juelz Santana, A-Trak, Lil Yachty, Dave East, Nick Catchdubs, Leaf and more.
Jim Jones Calls Out Cam'Ron For Leaving Him Off "Oh Yeah," Cam Responds
Last month, Dipset made a surprise return with "Oh Yeah." Well, not all of Dipset, but the song found the duo of Cam'Ron and Juelz Santana trading bars like it was '05. Nonetheless, the song got fans inquiring about a Dipset reunion, but in light of recent developments, it doesn't look like that's gonna be happening any time soon.
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
This past week, we were finally able to take a deep breath and reflect on all of the major projects we've heard in the past month -- A$AP Ferg, Bankroll Mafia, Beyoncé, Drake, Skepta, Rittz, Chance The Rapper, and Post Malone have all dropped full-lengths in that relatively brief timespan. It would appear that the summer's first burst of high-profile albums has subsided, but as we await projects from Travi$ Scott, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and others, at least guys like The Underachievers and Casey Veggies have given us something new to chew on.
Juelz Santana's Condo Is Foreclosed After Failing To Pay Mortgage Since 2013
Yesterday, it was reported that Lil Kim's New Jersey mansion was on the verge of being foreclosed. She's not the only New York veteran with mortgage issues in New Jersey.
Juelz Santana & Jadakiss Suggest Benefit Concert For Chinx's Family
Chinx's funeral takes place today in Queens, and while donations toward his family will be accepted at the service, a few fellow New York rappers are hoping to organize an event that can raise some more money for the cause. Juelz Santana, who's been active in the city's rap scene since Chinx first set foot in the game, suggested on Instagram that the local artist come together to throw a show, sending all proceeds toward the grieving family.
Stream Belly's "Up For Days" Feat. The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott & More
As my Canadian colleague Trevor Smith just reminded me, Toronto's Belly has been around since Scott Storch was a household name, but the latest incarnation of his career might be the one with the most potential to make him blow up.
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.
On The Come Up: Vinny Cha$e
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category.
Jim Jones Says Dr. Dre Produced Four Unreleased Dipset Songs
Jim Jones is on a press run for his brand new EP We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler. Sitting down with Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club," the Harlem emcee took some time to talk about the project among other topics. Most notable of that alternative category, is this little tidbit:
Juelz Santana And Lil Wayne Planning New Collaboration
When Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana have linked up in the past, it's generated certified bangers like Tha Carter III's "You Ain't Got Nuthin'," and now it's looking like we may get some more collaborations from the pair. In a new interview with VIBE, Santana says:
Jim Jones & Dame Dash Give Update On Possible Dipset Reunion
Cam'ron has been releasing new music lately, with his A-Trak collaboration "Humphrey" and his "We Made It (Remix)." The new music has got people wondering on the status of a Dipset reunion, after all, both Juelz Santana and Jim Jones are slated to appear on Cam and A-Trak's
A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Juelz Santana & Meek Mill Hit The Studio
Earlier today we saw the photo of Justin Bieber, Wale, Stalley, Rick Ross, Diddy and Jermaine Dupri, the result of a Mastermind studio session which went down in Atlanta, as Rozay finalizes his album. Another set of rappers have also hit the studio today and documented their time, as they are likely to do.
Cam'Ron & Juelz Santana Reebok Xmas Pack
Cam'ron took to instagram this weekend, and it wasn't to show off pics of his girl. Shocking, but the Harlem native took to the social media site to post a picture of himself and sidekick, Juelz Santana (and some unnamed beauty), rocking the Reebok "Ghosts of Christmas" Pack.
Juelz Santana Reveals Release Date For "All We Got Is Us", Talks Dipset Reunion
Juelz Santana took an extended vacation, but he's making up for it in a big way. The Dipset rapper released his comeback mixtape, God Willin' earlier this year, and now has a slew of new projects in the works. The Back Like Cooked Crack rapper sat down with Power 99 to talk about his 2 upcoming mixtapes, his long-delayed new studio album, and a reunion with Dipset.
Juelz Santana Says Dipset Will Hit The Studio & Possibly Record New Album
After releasing his comeback mixtape, Juelz Santana has been hinting at the possibility of a full Dipset reunion.
Juelz Santana Says Dr. Dre Is Afraid To Drop "Detox"
Juelz Santana, who is no stranger to hiatuses, dropped off his first project in years this January. In a recent interview, the Dipset rapper shared some thoughts on Dr.
Juelz Santana On Relationship With Cam'ron After Leaving Dipset
Following a lengthy absence from the game, Juelz Santana has been busy since dropping his comeback project God Will’n, and putting together some potential big collaborations. He even recently announced another tape, All We Got Is Us, will be coming soon. After leaving Dipset roughly two
Juelz Santana Announces New Mixtape "All We Got Is Us"
After just releasing his highly anticipated "God Will'n" mixtape only a few weeks ago, Juelz Santana shows no signs in slowing down as he has yet another project on the way. Juelz just announced that his next project will be dropping next month and will be titled "All We Got Is Us".
Vado On Possible "Super Group" With Juelz Santana, Fabolous & Lloyd Banks
Rumors have been floating around about where Vado will sign after leaving Interscope, with most of the material coming from the rapper himself. He was said to have signed with DJ Khaled, but then recanted the statement. Now, in a recent interview