News: Dipset Closing In On Interscope Records Deal, Reports Suggest
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 4:02PM
Recently reunited rap crew Dipset are reportedly closing in on a new record deal with Interscope Records, home to Dr. Dre, Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas.
According to reports, a deal is reportedly in its final stages.
Weeks after both Cam'ron and Jim Jones tweeted about a potential label deal "almost being done," the Dipset reunion seems to be inches away from being official. A source close to the New York crew says Cam, Jimmy, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey are finalizing a label deal with Interscope Records -- the former home of Cam'ron rival 50 Cent's G-Unit crew. Go figure. No official confirmation yet, but, we're going to run with it. Wishful thinking! (Billboard)
Last week, Dipset's Jim Jones asked fans to help suggest producers for their upcoming Diplomatic Immunity 3 album.
"Questions: name 5 producers u think we should get production from for this up comin diplomat album D3," he tweeted Tuesday (August 24).
"RT @donbleek88: @jimjonescapo Swizz Beatz, Lex Luger, Arab Money, Kanye West & Chinx Santana. This is a I'll list right here."
"Thnk y'all very much y'all help me compile a list of 46 dope producers now bout to have @ChrisLuck83 call all of them for beats." (Jim Jones' Twitter)
Based on some recent new footage of Jones and Cam'ron, a Diplomat deal is, indeed, in the process of being finalized.
Cam'ron: "Dipset deal almost done. Ha ha!" Jim Jones: "Deal almost done!" Jimmy's cackle is a bit scary, but the bright side of this very short clip is....that according to Cam'ron and Jim Jones, there may be a Dipset Reunion record deal announcement soon! Sidenote: this is an example of what not to do while driving. Talking with friends, using your phone, videotaping, and laughing hysterically. (Miss Info TV)
Cam recently mentioned that the delay in inking a new Dipset contract was partly due to the members' outside obligations.
"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 and Vado] 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)
Check out footage of Freekey Zekey speaking on the Dipset reunion down below: