New York rapper Jim Jones has updated eager fans hoping for a Dipset reunion to go down and promised this year will be a very explosive one for his four-member crew.
While he would not dish out too many details, Jimmy admitted there are some Dipset records in the stash and said fans could expect Diplomats to invade various concerts this upcoming summer.
“It’s nothing really holding it up,” Jimmy said in an interview when asked about the Dipset reunion. “It’s just an organic thing, it’s a band of brothers that started this game from teenagers, made a h*ll of a lot of money, probably more money than most of the industry had ever seen, um, you know, we all was feeling ourselves, little discrepancies, got back together, loving the fact that we could get back together on our own regard because everybody is their own boss, it’s still Dipset for life, all of us have been recording. This month marks the ten-year anniversary of Diplomatic Immunity 1, the first album we did together. So yes, there will be a lot of surprises this year. We plan to attack a lot of Summer Jam stages, we plan to attack a lot of venues, um, we good. You’re gonna love it, I promise you. And we have some music, that’s the scary thing. … I can say now we have some music that’s going to bust some people’s heads open.” (“Jenny Boom Boom TV”)
Earlier this year, Dipset member Juelz Santana blamed himself for holding up the reunion plans.
“Shout-out to Jim, shout-out to Cam. I’m not going to even lie, at the time, when we put out the ‘Salute’ record, it was still at the time where I wasn’t doing a lot of music, just, period. I wasn’t back in the zone that I needed to be in, musically. Honestly. It’s not even about that project. I had the same way like I took a break from everything. … I wasn’t really in my mojo to just sit down and just complete a Dipset project. We up with my man Flex, this is a new year. In order to get it right, we’ve got to make it all the way right. You dig what I’m saying? That’s why I’m saying it is possible, because I know Cam is willing to do, I’m sure Jim is willing to do it. I’ve always been willing to do it, it’s just about me getting my music mojo back.” (“Funkmaster Flex”)
Last spring, Santana talked about putting efforts into his own music and getting his Diplomats all back together.
“I’ll probably drop two mixtapes before the album and we gonna get everything right, we gonna get everything back in the proper perspective where it need to be,” he told MTV News. “When I put out my music it will be well worth the wait, that’s all I can say.” And in case you were wondering about the status of Diplomatic Immunity 3, the long-awaited reunion album with Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz and Freekey Zekey, that idea is still on the table. “Hopefully we gonna get that Diplomat album poppin’,” Santana plugged. “We just want to do that the right way.” (MTV)
In 2011, Jones spoke about 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)
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