Hell Rell – Black Mask, Black Gloves – The Ruga Edition & Top Gunna – The Ruga Edition – Album/Mixtape (2008)
Black Mask, Black Gloves is Hell Rell’s second solo album following his 2007 debut, For The Hell Of It. The first single released from the album was “Get Ready“. The album went on to peak at #9 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. The CD sold 5,390 copies in its first week and debuted at #131 on The Hot 200.
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.
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.
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.
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
A-Mafia – Harlem To Hollywood – Mixtape (2006)
Harlem is a place where stars are born, and history is made. Its rich background spans the spectrum of culture from politicians to activists, athletes to music artists; however, the landscape in Harlem is rugged, and there are many different roads to the top.
Growing up amongst all of this was a young Abdul Holmes, also known as A-Mafia. His story is a true Harlem story. It is a story filled with triumph and tragedy. It is a story of survival, perseverance, and never being scared to be great. A-Mafia is the next in a line of dope Harlem MC’s to give you his side of the story in all its glory and its gritty realness. He is what the streets and music fans crave…a true story.
Being from Harlem, A-Mafia is no stranger to the music scene. He is respected in most hip-hop circles and has done records with some of Harlem’s most notable artists including Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Hell Rell, J.R. Writer and 40 Cal.
40 Cal. – Broken Safety – Album (2006)
Broken Safety is the debut album by 40 Cal., from Harlem, New York. It was released in 2006, and includes collaborations with Akon, Freeky Zekey, J.R. Writer, Bezel, A-Mafia, Sudaboss and others. A video for “Runnin’ This Rap Shit” has been released. It sold approximately 50,000 copies in the U.S.
The Diplomats & DukeDaGod – DIPSET – Who Else But Us? & The Movement Moves On – Mixtapes (2006)
DukeDaGod brings you this special edition Dipset family mixtapes to preview the upcoming film and soundtrack for Cam’ron’s acting debut Killa Season, with the movement definitely MOVING MOVING…The mixtapes features new tracks, freestyles and exclusives from the entire The Diplomats, features guest shots from the entire, extended Dipset family, including Bezel, Jha Jha, Tom Gist, 40 Cal., A-Mafia, S.A.S., Max B… If that wasn’t enough, be sure to check out the cameos from Stack Bundles and Lil’ Wayne.
Don’t Fool With The Dips!
Juelz Santana – Back Like Cooked Crack 3 – Fiend Out
The Diplomats & DukeDaGod – The Title Stays In Harlem
In an interview with Hip Hop Canada, Juelz Santana remarked that his approach to the making of What The Game’s Been Missing! was different from his other albums, noting the amount of effort and work he was able to contribute to it, saying: “I’m definitely going to say that I like this album the best mainly because I got to work on it and I got to grow with it. I took care of a lot of things on it and not to say that my other albums were not good, but I just got to put more work into the making of this one”.
Originally 160 songs were recorded for the Album, taking over a year to make. He described the process as “learning how to ride a bike” asserting to the fact that the basis of the album developed deeper into production. The album was also influenced by the 1994 film “Fresh”, In the song “Lil’ Boy Fresh” he loosely summarizes the story from beginning to end. Continue reading
The Diplomats & DukeDaGod – More Than Music VOL.1
In his introduction to More Than Music VOL.1, DukeDaGod offers up his own unique reinterpretation of the famous Malcolm X line, declaring “we didn’t land on (Plymouth) Rock, we moved the rock”. It’s as good a summation as any for the The Diplomats raucous, uncompromising style, on display in full effect on this supremely potent mixtape-style release. Every member of the Harlem crew shows up on More Than Music VOL.1, from founder Cam’Ron to eccentric Jim Jones to newcomer Jha Jha, the group’s first female rapper. Continue reading