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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 ClosetMaid 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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J.R. Writer & Hell Rell - Double Trouble & J.R. Writer - Writers Block 4
J.R. Writer & Hell Hell – Double Trouble
J.R. Writer – Writers Block 4
Mixtapes (2007)

The movement continues as the Diplomats again unleash their young deadly scud: J.R. Writer, rhyming since the age of 11 and now following up to his 2006 national debut, “History In The Making” with the long-awaited “Writer’s Block 4”, the Harlem MC dubbed the ‘Writer of Writers’ by Dipset CEO Killa Cam, is ready to reinforce his spot as one of the lyrical kings of New York.
DukeDaGod presents: “Writer’s Block VOL. 4” is a highly anticipated project stemming from his highly touted independently released series “Writers Block Volumes 1-3” mix-tapes & appearances on Dipset albums. Connecting with various Diplomat members led to his timely As The Diplomats continue their undisputed reign throughout the streets of New York and beyond “Writer’s Block VOL. 4” lets the world know J.R. Writer and what he’s bringing to the table. And that’s powerful heartfelt hood music that makes sure the Dipset legacy continues.
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Hell Rell & 40 Cal. - Year Of The Gun & Hell Rell - For The Hell Of It
Hell Hell & 40 Cal. – Year Of The Gun – Mixtape
Hell Hell – For The Hell Of It – Album
(2007)

For the Hell of It is Hell Rell’s debut solo studio album. It was released on September 25, 2007. It features guest spots from rappers Young Dro, Styles P, Cam’Ron & J.R. Writer, Juelz Santana and Lil’ Fame. The first single released is “Show Off”. The album went on to peak at #5 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.
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40 Cal. - 40 To Life - Part 2 & Broken Safety 2
40 Cal. – 40 To Life – Part 2 & Broken Safety 2 – Mixtape/Album (2007)

Broken Safety 2 is the second album by Harlem-based rapper 40 Cal. and a sequel to his debut album, Broken Safety. It was originally scheduled to be released in June 2007 but was instead released on September 11 that same year. It features guest spots by the entire Dipset crew.
The album was originally scheduled to include a limited-edition Bonus DVD featuring Dipset footage & live performances, but the release was cancelled by the distributor.The first single was “Big Boys”.
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Freekey Zekey - Book Of Ezekiel
Freaky Zekey – Book Of Ezekiel – Album (2007)

Diplomat Records‘ President Freekey Zekey has set the official release date of July 24, 2007 for his debut solo album, Book Of Ezekiel. The album features appearances from The Diplomats crew: Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Hell Rell, J.R. Writer and Jha Jha and a collaboration with Cash Money MillionaireLil’ Wayne.
Freekey Zekey’s first single, “Hater What You Lookin’ At”, is a fiery ode to that Harlem flash and finesse that Dipset has built an entire movement around.
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The Diplomats & DukeDaGod - More Than Music - VOL.2
The Diplomats & DukeDaGod – DIPSET – More Than Music – VOL.2 – Compilation (2007)

The Diplomats A&R man DukeDaGod returns with his second More Than Music compilation. More Than Music VOL.2 features an expanded DIPSET roster with 40 Cal., Bezel, A-Mafia, Max B, Mel Matrix, Katt Williams, Tom Gist and Jha Jha representing alongside the crew’s core members. Continue reading

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Bezel – Philadelphia Beast – VOL.2 – Album (2007)

The Diplomats aka Dipset are one of the hottest brands in Hip Hop right now. A Harlem, New York-based rap group, everything they touch turns to gold. The group is recognized for its hardcore lyrics, anthemic sample-based production, and steadily growing roster of affiliates. They have gained a large cult following since their emergence. They are headed by Cam’Ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana. Under these captains are a few soldiers including Hell Rell, J.R. Writer, Freekey Zeekey and the newest recruit, Bezel. His biggest appearance so far has been on the Jim Jones single called “Certified Gangstas” from the 200,000+ selling album On My Way to Church. Following the lead of his Dipset peers, Bezel is destined to be the next artist to blow up.
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