The Diplomats” (Popularly known as Dipset), are an American Hip Hop group founded in 1997 by Cam’Ron and Jim Jones, in Harlem, New York City. The group was originally composed of members Cam’Ron, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey, all of whom grew up together in Harlem. In 1999, fellow Harlem-based rapper  Juelz Santana was added to the group.

The Movement Moves On
The Movement Moves On” was created with the intention to offer fans of all available material movement of each of the artists within the movement, with the idea of having a single platform all material in a high quality.

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Eric Johnson’s studio, Upstairs At Eric’s, is located in a three story walk up. There’s a huge partition separating the cyc and seamless from the living room. Several Ikea Closet Maid Cubeicals align the back wall, holding what seems like a century’s worth of vinyl. There’s a vintage point and shoot camera resting on the couch as a Bengal cat named Cooley prances around our peruse through Johnson’s catalog of history…

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Jim Jones – Harlem’s American Gangster & Street Religion (Love Me No More Special Edition) – Album/Mixtape (2008)

Harlem’s American Gangster is the seventh mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Jim Jones released to digital retailers on February 19, 2008 under Koch Records. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number one on the Top Rap Albums chart. The Koch CD was remixed and remastered from a limited edition release that came out the previous November. There was also a change in the track list, with some tracks added and others omitted. The mixtape is hosted by Dame Dash and features the entire ByrdGang crew. “Love Me No More” was released as a single but didn’t reach any major Billboard charts. Continue reading

DukeDaGod - Harlem Classics

DukeDaGod – Harlem Classics – Compilation (2008)

DukeDaGod brings to you Harlem Classics, an album highlighting 21 of the hottest tracks from his own vaults including unreleased material. As the director of A & R, DukeDaGod is often considered the architect of the hottest Rap crew out of Harlem, having spearheaded the mixtape saturation for which the group is known. This former Roc-A-Fella executive and artist along with Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Hell Rell, and the rest have solidified a place in Hip Hop history selling millions of albums.
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J.R. Writer – Block Work – Album (2007)

J.R. Writer has proven his skills over and over, most recently with the crew here at Traffic Entertainment on “My Past Is Your Future.” This time out J.R. Writer makes it All about the future and brings it hard, on an all new recording, “Block Work.” Those of you familiar with ‘the trade’ will recognize the clever twist of phrase in titles like “The Weight Is UnderThe Cook Up and Git Ya Guns.”

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Max B - Public Domain - The Prequel & Public Domain 2 - Rise Of The Slver Surfer

Max B – Public Domain The Prequel & Public Domain 2 – Rise Of The Silver Surfer – Mixtapes (2007-2008)

Max B’s latest work with Dipset / Byrdgang, After having spent 10 months imprisoned, Max B was released on July 11, 2007 on a reported $2 million in bail. Short of funds, portion of Max’s bond was raised by selling his publishing over to his label owned by Jim Jones. It would eventually go on to become one of many grievances and disputes Max B would share with his former labelmate and head Jim Jones. Max B’s fourth mixtape Public Domain: The Prequel was released later in the month following his release from prison. Continue reading

The Diplomats & DukeDaGod - Eye Of The Eagle

The Diplomats & DukeDaGod – DIPSET – The Eye Of The Eagle – CD + DVD (2008)

DukeDaGod, the man behind Dipset’s movement, is preparing to release his limited edition Eye Of The Eagle DVD and accompanying CD. The DVD will give fans a behind the scenes look at the lives of the members of the Harlem crew as they go about their daily business. Included is never before seen footage from exclusive performances, studio sessions and day-to-day happenings in the lives of the Dips. Viewers will be able to join Cam’Ron at his birthday party, hear how Freeky Zekey got his name and accompany Juelz Santana and Duke as they go Bentley shopping. Also included with the DVD is a six song EP featuring tracks from Hell Rell, 40 Cal., J.R. Writer and more.
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40 Cal. - Trigger Happy 2 & Yellow Tape

40 Cal. – Trigger Happy 2 & The Yellow Tape – Mixtape / Album + DVD (2007)

After creating a huge buzz through his previous mixtapes series Broken Safety and Trigger Happy , 40 Cal. is ready to release his full latest album, The Yellow Tape. Since you know the rules to the game, now it should be a no-brainer. Next on the list is Harlem. Home of the legendary Big L, and of course; 40 Cal. If you look past Cam’Ron’s bravado, Juelz Santana’s swagger and Jim Jones’ competitive nature; you’ll find Calvin40 Cal.Alan Byrd. This Harlem street alumni first gained momentum through the battle circuit, via the Fight Klub.
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Freekey Zekey - Blame It On The Henny

Freekey Zekey – Blame It On The Henny – Album (2007)

He is the crowd motivator with charismatic energy, numerous tattoos, and a stylish fashion sense.
Now, Freekey Zekey is back with Blame It On The Henny, a showcase for Zekey himself and his own 730 Dips crew to prove nothing can keep a good man down. While the last few years have challenged Zeke on many levels, he is taking on the next phase of his life with bravado and passion that only the most focused artists truly understand. Several attempts on his life and a two year incarceration are no laughing matter, but Freekey has bounced back as the fiery comedic member of his team and he wears his scars as medals of the battles he’s won. His latest features guest shots from a choice few of Harlem’s finest and from Zeke’s own 730 Dips squad. Blame It On The Henny contains brand new material from Freekey Zekey never before available on mixtapes, slim lines or bit torrents. Jump on board, ride the groove and feel free to get freaky.
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