News: Juelz Santana Says Dipset's Last Of A Dying Breed, "They Don't Make Them Like Us No More" [Video]

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 3:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Dipset's Juelz Santana recently gave an update on his crew and explained why he has been missing in action over the past couple of years.

Reflecting on a recent California tour, Juelz reflected on how many fans still show their support of Dipset at live shows and performances.

"Things normal. Everything is good. Me and [Cam'ron] and [Jim Jones] we just did our first show on the West Coast the other day. That sh*t was crazy out there. A good five, ten thousand people out there. They don't make them like us no more. I'm gonna keep it funky. It's perfect time for my kind. Took a little hiatus if that's what you wanna call it, but I ain't really go nowhere. I always got something out there, whether it's some verses here or there, I don't just go nowhere. That's why they're always checking for a n*gga. I won't let you down this time. That's all I can say. Let's go." (Real Talk NY)

Over the weekend, the Dipset team was spotted rocking out at the Paid Dues festival.

This past Saturday, a ticketholder could spend four solid hours with the following as a viewing itinerary: Three 6 Mafia, Odd Future, DipSet, Mac Miller. Safe to say this isn't your college RA's version of Paid Dues. If you're cynical, you might see this as a desperate move in the manner of Murs' brief and ill-fated major label sojourn - but it could just be a wise man being practical in 2012. Picking your neighbors is a luxury only afforded to the very wealthy, and hip-hop's cratered economy has drawn everyone closer into a crowded underground. (Rolling Stone)

Last summer, Jim Jones spoke on his camp's delayed reunion album while going into detail about everyone's conflicting schedules.

"Everybody's been working," Jones said in an interview. "We took a brief hiatus; we came back together. When we came back together, there were still things that we had to figure out. And everybody's on the same page, but above all we all still have contractual obligations, so it kinda makes it a little difficult to get what we want to do done because we want to put total efforts and total concentration on the new things...We been recording slowly but surely -- Me and Cam been going back and forth. Juelz [Santana] been trying finish his obligation up with Def Jam -- he got a lot of pressure on his back." (MTV)

In 2011, Jones talked about the slow progress surrounding the album's delay.

"Currently in motion, we been working . . . it hasn't been going as fast as we'd like it to go because everybody got so much business that they're doing aside from where we left it," Jones said about the current state of the Diplomats album, before taking to the basketball court of a Downtown Manhattan, NY middle school with his "Jones Family" squad as part of MTV2 and Converse's Band of Ballers event. "But we definitely been locking in. Shout outs to Cam, shout outs to Juelz, shout outs to Freekey Zekey. Everybody's on board." (XXL Mag)

Check out Juelz Santana's interview below:

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