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…
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.
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. He appeared as a feature on Styles P’s “Holiday” off of his third album released on December 4. Continue reading
Juelz Santana & Lil’ Wayne – Blow – Bootleg (2006)
Juelz Santana & Lil ‘Wayne had plans to release a joint album I Can’t Feel My Face, for various reasons, never got released, but several mixtapes came out, with songs filtered, this is the best of all, this is the most famous of all: Mick Boogie BLOW. Continue reading
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.
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 Calvin “40 Cal.” Alan Byrd. This Harlem street alumni first gained momentum through the battle circuit, via the Fight Klub.
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.
The Diplomats – The Videotape 2 – DVD (2005-2007)
The Videotape 2 is not an official work of The Diplomats is a work of us to you.
This is a compilation of Dipset videos, Video-Playlist format.
Cam’Ron – Public Enemy #1 – Mixtape (2007)
Just a few years after career peak Purple Haze, Cam’Ron’s music has come to reflect the hysterical insecurities of a man losing ground not only within hip-hop but within his own crew. Here he tries to get back on track with a 2XCD free mixtape.
J.R. Writer & Hell Hell – Double Trouble
J.R. Writer – Writers Block 4
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.