Cam’ron and Jim Jones have once again reconnected after nearly three years of being distanced from one another and have hinted at working together on future projects.
Coming together courtesy of a phone arrangement by hip-hop personality Miss Info, Jones also issued an apology toward Cam.
“It’s 2010, and this is something I gotta get off my chest…You’ve known us from back when we didn’t have what we have now, so you remember, that above all, me and Cam, we still brothers. And we’re building on getting back on track but first, I apologize for being a rude brother, for saying things publicly without first trying to handle them privately. I apologize for not leading by example because what I didn’t realize at the time, I was venting but it wasn’t all about me. There were other people whose dreams were also part of this movement. So by not leading by example, they were left stranded too. The way I handled our business issues was with emotion, and it got totally f-ked up. That’s what selfishness does…. …I have demons that I’m learning to deal with. We’re all successful, me and Cam and Juelz, so we’re blessed. But that comes with responsibilities. I had complaints and I’m not backing away from the issues I had, but I’m just mad at how I handled them. The business of the Diplomats could have been fixed before. But by putting my emotions out in the public, it only made things worse. And of course, some of us became bitter about it. We had this luxurious life, but the rest of the family, they had slow down because of the ball I started rolling. I’d be pissed at me too…But God works in mysterious ways…a couple people took vacations, and there’s a lane that’s wide open. What we built solo since Dipset grew apart, we can combine and make even stronger together. I needed to clear my conscious before we work on building a bigger and better movement. Plus, consider it fair warning to everyone else.” (Miss Info TV)
Cam also revealed there were possible plans to reconnect.
“There’s nothing really Diplomats-related to show you yet. We all have our own obligations right now, our own projects. I have this Boss of All Bosses Pt. 2.5 mixtape with Vado and DJ Drama dropping soon. But yes, me and Jim have been speaking, we’re working out the mechanics of this, and looking at our options right now. If it makes sense, it can happen.” (Miss Info TV)
Earlier this month, Jones spoke on sharing the cover of Straight Stuntin’ Magazine with Cam.
“You know, that’s a good look,” Jones said about his split magazine cover. “I think I’m a little bit more splashier because I get fly. [laughs] He know that though, he know that. He knows that’s what I do. I think my side was the good side, Killa, what’s up? [laughs] Shout-outs to Killa, shout-out to Kay Slay. I love how the magazine shows our beautiful black women. Our women are a little bit thicker than what they show you in America, on the media, but we love it that way.” (Industry Muscle)
Writing via a blog posting, the “Capo” shared his reflections and current stance on the Dipset movement last month.
“I don’t think we (me and Cam’ron) actually turned on each other, as opposed to just…we just grew apart from each other,” Jones wrote today (March 15). “We would see a lot more discrepancies going on between the two of us. For the most part you don’t see anything going on between the two of us. He’s doing what he does; I’m doing what I do. Hopefully we can get this Diplomat thing back together, put another album out and sh*t like that and keep it moving. I don’t know man, when me and him do get up, trust me, y’all gonna know about it. For the most part everything is pointing in the right direction; I’m open for it. I like big checks, ya heard me?” (Global Grind)
Check out Cam’ron & Jim Jones’ “I Really Mean It” below: