ATLANTA — Jim Jones’ Jones Family team took home Converse Band of Ballers Tournament trophy for their second consecutive time on Saturday, but the day’s main talking point was Jones’ surprise teammate: his formerly estranged partner in the Diplomats, Cam’ron. Cam’s arrival at Clark Atlanta University caused quite a stir, as fans and media swarmed the Harlem rapper. Cam barely had a chance to enjoy the Jones Family’s physical win against Shawty Lo and OJ Da Juiceman’s team, Southern Hospitality.
“The Jones Family won by one point,” Cam told MTV News. “I thought I was on Rikers Island, watching the game just now. They’re fouling up everybody. Jim got out there for a while, wild bully. It was a good win for the Jones Family.”
Cam eventually donned the Jones Family’s gold uniform and played in the championship game against Southern Hospitality. But all that basketball didn’t keep fans from wondering about the status of the Diplomats’ reunion . Cam and Jim have enjoyed modest success since they parted ways in 2007, but they were arguably at their peak when the Diplomats flooded the game for a better part of the past decade. Cam confirmed they have started working on new material.
“We working, everything is working,” he said. “Right now, we’re doing a couple of songs. We’re trying to get the business together. Right now we’re just doing music.”
They still have solo material to release too. Cam said the next installment of Boss of All Bosses with DJ Drama should be dropping Wednesday, and Jim said he was about to work on Coke Rush Pt. I with DJ Scream. Jones maintained that they are going to start working real heavy on their Diplomats project .
“Me and Cam both got our own things going on, solo projects and label situations, but we going to put this Diplomat thing together real funky. That powerful music will be back at you,” Jones said. “It should be a good Christmas stocking stuffer, but we’re going to heat it up like the summer.”
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