News: Jim Jones Promises He's Not Dip-ping On Diplomats Reunion, "Me & Killa Have Been Working Diligently Together"
Monday, Jun 18, 2012 5:23PM
Dipset's Jim Jones recently provided an update on the delayed Diplomat reunion and said fans can expect a full-fledged comeback album by the end of 2012.
Capo also hinted at plans to potentially attach a reality show to their upcoming LP.
"Me and Killa [Cam'ron] has been working diligently together and recording and things like that. So, everything is moving not as fast as everybody else would want it to, but it's moving just on time for us," Jim said, referencing he and the group's lead MC Cam'ron. "The Diplomat album is definitely in the works." There is a single in the pipeline, Jim briefly spoke on the Lil Wayne-assisted "Have You Ever Made Love to a Diplomat," but didn't say when fans will be able to hear it. If Jones had his way, the roll-out for the Harlem group's comeback album will begin with a fall reality show documenting the quartet's recording process. The program would then lead up to a December release for the LP. It's all very hypothetical at the moment, Jones said. (MTV)
Last year, Jimmy spoke on the slow progress surrounding the team's album 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)
Diplomat Juelz Santana opened up on Dipset's long-lasting legacy last April.
"Things [are] 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 [the] 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)
A few months ago, Dipset came together for a Paid Dues festival performance in California.
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)