Jim Jones said the Diplomats are getting their “Kumbaya” on right now. The Harlem team is at peace, the camaraderie is heavy and Friday (September 24), on New York’s Hot 97, they announced their Dipset reunion show.
Jones, Cam’ron, Freekey Zekey and Juelz Santana told radio personality Angie Martinez that they will have their first performance in years November 27 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
“The table is bigger,” Juelz said. “It’s pretty much the same, in a sense. We all have the same respect for each other. Cam is still the Boss. Jim is still the Capo.”
“But we all make one conscious decision,” Jones jumped in. “Everything you’ve seen thus far, it was all a conscious decision of everybody calling each other: ’You sure you wanna do this? You OK with this? OK, we good.’ ”
“You gotta look at people different,” Cam added about reuniting after having tasted success as individuals over the past few years. “I don’t want my mother talking to me today like she was talking to me when I was 8. I’m not 8 years old anymore. At the end of the day, you supposed to learn. You supposed to grow, and you know your stuff. We come from under the Dame Dash umbrella.”
Recently, Cam threw a shot at another guy who was groomed in part by Dash, Kanye West. On a freestyle over ’Ye’s “Runaway” beat, Cam rapped, “And Kanye, you a sucka n—a./ Dissed Dame, so my attitude is f— the n—a/ Stuck to Jigga, how you gon’ live with that?/ Took the beat, now come get it back.”
“I ain’t got nothing to say,” Cam answered about why he jabbed at West. “Only thing I got to say is, a lot of people say I dissed Jay on that song. I didn’t dis Jay on that song. For real, I’m from Harlem. I respect people getting money. Jay is getting mad cake. I respect his hustle, his grind. … Everybody throw subliminals. They say subliminals and don’t wanna say who they throwing the shots at.”
When asked what provoked the line on the freestyle, Jones said: “Blouses. Shouts to Kanye. It’s fun. It’s hip-hop. Cam is probably one of the best rappers in the past 10 years.”
“I ain’t got no problem with Kanye, man,” added Cam, who said he was telling the truth about ’Ye in his rhymes.
“He didn’t really dis him on the record,” Jones jumped back in. “He just pointed something out.”
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