In an exclusive interview, Jim Jones delves into the possibility of a Dipset reunion, shedding light on what it would take to make it happen. As the Harlem rapper sat down with Drink Champs, he openly discussed the group’s journey through the years and the potential for a triumphant return to the studio.
Asked about the prospects of a new Dipset album, N.O.R.E. inquired whether Jimmy, Cam’ron, and Juelz Santana could unite for a musical project. Jim Jones expressed optimism, indicating that a proper leader and the right partnership could pave the way for a fresh album.
“I ain’t gonna lie, if it was a perfect world and I could have things my way…” Jim Jones remarked. “For me this is just how I see it. Partnering up with the right person, whether it be a label or person who has an invested interest to see us win. And once we have a sound blueprint of that, and not to say it’s about the money. But money makes this s**t move when it comes to doing music.
Expanding on the thought, Jim continued,
“There’s a certain aesthetic that we wanna see and a type of sound the people wanna hear, and we ain’t trying to cheat the people with things like that and I think a lot of that has been going on in the past years of us doing this Diplomat installments because we’re so used to this whole independent layout. But I think that we put so much work in things like that that I think the people deserve a real Diplomat.”
In the early 2000s, The Diplomats forged a strong connection with Roc-A-Fella after the label signed Cam’ron and released his iconic third studio album, “Come Home with Me.” The album’s resounding success, certified platinum and debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, solidified the group’s link with JAY-Z’s label. Their influence burgeoned, crowned by their groundbreaking debut album, “Diplomatic Immunity,” in 2003—a pinnacle marked by the chart-topping “Dipset Anthem.”
Throughout the years, The Diplomats have intermittently reunited for electrifying live performances and collaborative projects, but hasn’t presented an official studio album.