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The Diplomats – Diplomatic Immunity 2 review

Dipset Diplomatsby Christopher “Scav” Yuscavage

Get out the pastel-colored clothing, square-shaped earrings, and pink cell phone. Forget Santa. The Diplomats are coming to town!

While many hip-hop aficionados may argue otherwise, Harlem’s Diplomats do not continuously go platinum on accident. The sped-up samples of the Heatmakerz production, the catchy hooks, and the street-wise jingles have garnered the Diplomats a Star Wars-like cult following – with half of hip-hop standing around in Easter colored purples and pinks waiting for the next “Dipset!” chant.

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The Diplomats – Diplomatic Immunity 2 review

Dipset Diplomatsby Low Key

A year after their Harlem street classic “Diplomatic Immunity”, The Diplomats are back at it again with part two on Koch Records. While last years edition relied heavily on the Heatmakerz magnificent production and a strong showing from Cam’ron, Juelz Santana & Jim Jones, part two goes in a completely different direction. With the Heatmakerz only producing four tracks, the production is nowhere near as satisfying. In addition, “Diplomatic Immunity 2” is more of a mixtape that showcases the Dips up and coming talent, such as S.A.S., Jha Jha, Bugs, J.R. Writer & 40 Cal. Unfortunately, only J.R. Writer and 40 Cal are worth hearing, as Jha Jha, Bugs & S.A.S. put forth awfully bad tracks on the album.

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The Diplomats – Diplomatic Immunity review

Dipset Diplomatsby Low Key

In today’s music industry it is not always what you know but whom you know. The Diplomats are living proof of this statement, as it’s not their skills or outstanding abilities on the mic that have gotten them where they are today but rather their connections within the industry. Cam’ron and his Diplomat crew, consisting of Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Hell Rell & Freeky Zeekey, first starting building up some modest street hype upon the crews signing to Roc-A-Fella Records. Soon this modest hype built up into a full frenzy after the release of Cam’s “Oh Boy”. Soon mixtapes everywhere were cluttered with Cam and his Dipset affiliates as they flooded the market with their own brand of Harlem street tales. Right from the start you knew it was only a matter of time until the Diplomats tried to strike it rich with their debut group album “Diplomatic Immunity”.

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