News: Jim Jones Gushes About Dipset's Lyrical Skill, "We All Got Better"
Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 5:45PM
Diplomat Jim Jones expressed his confidence over his group's upcoming reunion album, as he believes they've repossessed the qualities that launched them into rap stars.
Although a release date still hasn't been set, Jones feels positive about the music they have created since reuniting earlier this year.
"The feeling is a great feeling to get back with your brothers," Jones said in an interview. "When we separated, we definitely felt the strain amongst all of us. The music was secondary compared to the brotherhood and the love. So we're back full speed ahead...It was a great experience to be able to work with Dr. Dre. I can't really explain it, it's one of the highlights of my career, very fulfilling...You can expect to hear that classic Dipset, but even better. We've come back with a refreshing sound. We grew up and grew apart. We all did things on our own. And we all got better with our craft, each of us." (The Fayetteville Observer)
According to Dipset's Freekey Zekey, the Diplomats have found a label home at Interscope Records.
After an interview at The Source Magazine headquarters where Freekey Zekey insinuated that a Dipset deal with Interscope Records was possible by pointing to a magazine cover with Dr. Dre's picture (in addition to the revelation that the group has actually recorded with Dre), Freekey has confirmed that the group will be signing a deal with the label. "The papers are not actually signed right now [sic] but you could basically say it's going down," said Freekey in an interview with QTheQuestion.com, when prompted about the possibility of a deal with Interscope. (Hip Hop DX)
In late August, rumors were circulating suggesting Dipset would sign with Interscope Records.
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)
Recently, Juelz Santana broke down the Diplomat's extended family tree.
"Cam, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey, that's the main four," Juelz said in an interview when explaining Dipset's roster. "That's the frontline. That's where it kinda begins, but you know, shout-out to J.R. Writer, Hell Rell, 40 Cal and we have Un Casa. Casa set off the first Diplomatic Immunity album, so, you know, at the end of the day, it was a movement. That whole situation. Now it's just like the mafia. The reason I say that is Diplomats, that's the mafia. And now you have all these branches of family -- that's where my Skull Gang comes in, that's where Jim Jones' Byrd Gang comes in to play. Zeke has the 730 [Dips] and that's what my artists are to be built into at the same time. Eventually they gonna have their own things that they want to go out into and they won't be able to be as much as Skull Gang because they helped build it -- but once again, it'll all be under the same umbrella, that's what makes it so much stronger." (Vlad TV)
A confirmed release date and album title have not yet been revealed.
Check out some recent footage of Jim Jones down below: