The wild boys of Harlem are back to reclaim their spot as one of the toughest crews to ever emerge out of New York City – and it looks like whatever past issues The Diplomats were dealing with are long in the past.
Longtime friends Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freaky Zeaky joined together last week at New Jersey’s Montclair State University as part of the crew’s reunion tour. New Interscope signee and Killa Cam protégé Vado also appeared with the rest of the Dip Set as they tore through some of their big hits and prepping the ears of the public with a bevy of new material.
An animated Juelz Santana mugged for the cameras in his usual confident fashion, and was brimming with the cockiness that made the rapper a fan favorite during the Diplomats’ wave of earlier successes. “MTV News came to cover behind the scenes [at] Montclair college, “said Juelz. “We just tore it down, Dip Set reunion. What more else you want me to say, baby?”
A relaxed Jim Jones humbly spoke of the reunion with the Dips, and listed some of the upcoming projects from the crew along with promoting his currently available latest album Capo. “It feels to be back with my brothers amongst everything else,” said Jim Jones. “That’s the most important, it’s the love.
The Capo added that he’s working on a couple of singles from his newest drop and mentioned the crew will be dropping a mixtape on Memorial Day weekend along with an EP set for a July 4 release aptly titled Independence Day. Cam’Ron and Vado’s joint album Guns & Butter drops tomorrow as well in an early start of a flood of new music from the prolific team of spitters.
Jim Jones offered to fans a succinct view of what to expect from he and his band of brothers. “Just looking forward to [some] more powerful music, ya heard,” said Jones.
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