Dipset’s Juelz Santana recently provided an update on his upcoming solo album and what exactly is going down with the long-awaited Diplomatic Immunity 3 compilation LP, promising fans that all projects are still in the works.
With plenty of music on deck, Santana said it is all merely a matter of planning.
“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)
Last year, Jim 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)
Retail-ready or not, Juelz opened up on Dipset’s long-lasting legacy last month.
“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)
Along with those projects, Santana recently updated fans on the status of a joint effort alongside rap star Lil Wayne.
“Me and Wayne been recording music when it comes to I Can’t Feel My Face for about five years,” he said in an interview. “We actually have a ton of music that got leaked on the streets. … Make a long story short, you see the interview with Weezy. He did reach out to me when he came home [from jail in 2010]. He reached out to me like, ‘I think we need to capitalize on the album.’ At the time, my studio had just gotten raided by the police. It was kind of a real tight situation for me. I spoke to Wayne recently. I spoke to him before the interview and right after the interview. We gon’ get it. I guess at the time he said he moved on, people were making it seem like he was saying he was never gonna do the album. We spoke about that. We definitely gonna get back into that.” (BET)
Check out some recent Juelz Santana footage below: