News: Cam'ron Protege Clarifies Diplomat Ties, "I'm Not Dipset, I'm Just An Artist Over There"
Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 4:32PM
Cam'ron protege Vado has clarified his Diplomat ties and said he is not considered an active member of the Dipset crew which includes Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey.
Although not a Dipset member, Vado said he is signed to the camp's label.
Nah I'm not Dipset at all. I'm not Dipset, I'm just an artist over there. Dipset came back, but the movement is the U.N.. So I'm the artist coming out under the U.N., but at the end of the day, you know, it's Diplomats. I'm signed to Diplomat Records, but I'm not in the 'group' Dipset." (All Hip Hop)
Aside from Vado, a Diplomat album is currently in the works for Cam and company.
"It's a few people that's been getting at us, but the money's not really where we want it to be," Cam said in an interview regarding label negotiations. "So we'd rather distribute it ourselves until somebody comes with the right amount of money. Jim is using the 'Salute' record as his single, so we'll build off of that. But basically, with the Diplomat thing, everybody is gonna do it, but we got obligations. Jim got his album he definitely gotta turn in...[Me andVado] got this Gunz N' Butta thing. Juelz is putting his album together. Nobody wants to stop where they already have contracts and obligations, but we working too. We got eight, nine songs done." (MTV)
Jones' follow-up to 2009's Pray IV Reign is currently set to drop at the end of September.
The album titled Capo is set for a September 28th release for now, on E1 and work has already started at the offices. "Salute" is actually his first single and it features Cam'ron & Juelz Santana. The Dale "Rage" Resteghini video will be premiering soon. Pre-order the album awwready! (Hip Hop N More)
According to Def Jam VP of A&R Sha Money XL, Juelz Santana is prepping the release of his Born To Lose, Built To Win LP.
"He's touring and getting money," Sha told SOHH earlier this year. "He's getting his money so he's comfortable, he's just creating the right music because he's that next n*gga man. So he's coming with it. It's coming this year, we gonna drop this mixtape, The Reagan Era, he's shooting some crazy videos -- they on it right now, heavy, and I support them because he's that next n*gga. I've contributed from records all the way down, man. He gets everything man, from the music to the marketing to the big picture, man. We gotta create stars, I don't just leave them at the A&R Depot saying, 'I'm done.' I take it all the way there. It starts with the music and you know that's what I do. That's just one of the things that I'm great at, is the music." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Vado footage below: