New York rapper Jim Jones has shared his reaction to Cam’ron creating a Dipset West venture and said the move cannot be honored until a reunion takes place with the original Diplomat members.
Writing via Twitter, Jones stressed the importance of making peace with Cam.
“Ain’t no such thing as dipset west till they patch in I don’t know yall man CAPO said it holla Shouts to west side piru,” Jimmy wrote Friday (February 26). “Matter fact ain’t no dipset until me cam juelz n zeke get back together n make tht powerful music Thts the Diplomats I know.” (Jim Jones’ Twitter)
Juelz Santana spoke with SOHH last September about Cam’s Dipset West.
“I always respected Cam’s decisions,” Juelz explained. “As far as Dipset, Cam is the boss. He do what he want, but you know, just as much as I can say that, n*gga has to give me my credit too as much as, as far as I’ve built that whole building though. You architected it but I built the whole building. I put at least 85 percent together, the bricks were geared to Dipset, like I said, Cam was always Cam before anything, ya dig? So when it came to Dipset, I was an artist that put everything on the back and really went forward. But as far as Dipset expanding, Dipset is in my blood. So, it is what it is, I don’t know. How I feel about Dipset is how I always feel, with Cam, if that’s what he wants to do, expand it, then it is what it is. I don’t know them dudes over there to not like them — I don’t know them to say nothing about them. I respect all hustlers, anybody trying to get on in any type of way. So, in that case, it’s love. Just rep the name right.” (SOHH)
Confirming the reports of Killa branching out westward, Dipset West CEO Omar “Iceman” Sharif announced the rapper’s latest associates last August.
“It’s your man Iceman and I know y’all heard about it,” Ice said in a video. “Dipset West is definitely in the building. This is my artist right here [Stone Starr], Rular Rah [and] T-Money [which make up Fly Boyz]…I know you heard the rumors, I know you heard about Iceman and Cam’ron connected Dipset West and The U.N., it’s all true. We about to take over the game, you feel me? Television and music.” (Dipset Music TV)
Cam recently spoke on The U.N. and explained how he planned to expand the Dipset movement.
“When we started Dipset, it was more than just a crew, it was a movement,” Cam wrote in a statement. “The U.N. is a continuation of that movement…Our new roster: Charlie Clips, Byrd Lady, Vado, Fly Boyz, Begetz and Young Hustle were all selected by me and my business partner, Omar ‘Iceman’ Sharif. He has made his name in the music and film industries brokering and securing multi-million dollar deals, merging hip-hop with Hollywood. His experience is exactly what we need to make strategic connections at the next level…In between films, we’ll keep the streets hot with The Gangsta Grillz mixtape and we’ll most likely release Vado’s album immediately after…Between the films and the music coming soon on U.N. and Dipset West, we gonna keep the ‘hood in a frenzy!” (Press Release)
Check out a past Jim Jones interview speaking on Dipset below: