Dipset recently divulged details of their studio sessions with iconic producer Dr. Dre and stressed the hitmaker’s perfectionist work ethic.
Diplomats Jim Jones and Cam’ron described Dre as the ultimate formalist.
“He definitely made me rap my verse like 33 times,” Jones told us this past week about working with the good doctor. “It was cool. It was a great experience.” Cam’ron also experienced Dre’s penchant for perfectionism: “He made me get out and do my verse over,” he recalled. “He’s real intricate. Basically, he was like, ‘I want this kind of flow,’ and he’ll mumble it out,” the slick-witted MC continued, explaining the process. “It was like, ‘Yo, go do that again; it’s terrible.'” (MTV)
The Byrd Gang leader also said Dre placed high emphasis on pronunciation.
Jones likened process to something from his younger years. “Humbling is the word,” he said of working with The Chronic star. “He made you pronounce your syllables right. It was like school in there. It’s like real rap school when you’re in the booth with him. You either feel like you’re getting better or a student.” (MTV)
Footage of Dipset and Dre in the studio landed online last October.
“Right now, I’m being schooled by Dr. Dre, the greatest, what,” Jones said in the footage while in a studio booth. “Incredible. Incredible. Incredible. The best in the world.” (D.A.Y.O.N.E.)
According to Dipset’s Freekey Zekey, the Diplomats are headed to 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)
Check out Dipset & Dr. Dre in the studio.