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
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.
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.
Hell Hell & 40 Cal. – Year Of The Gun – Mixtape
Hell Hell – For The Hell Of It – Album
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.
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”.
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.
S.A.S. – Coming To America
Eurogang – The Gang’s All Here VOL.1 & 2
Eurogang the crew was formed in 2003, and initially consisted of S.A.S. (Mega & Mayhem), Haze, Bronz n Blak (Bronz, Blak, Nash & Tots).
Their movement only became stronger with the creation of Eurogang, a 30 member crew consisting of five rappers, in house producers and a serious support team, effectively making the troupe self sufficient. After touring heavily in Europe and Canada; receiving TV airplay on MTV UK and MTV Base Africa, they partnered with DJ Big Mike and MixUnit.com to release Coming To America in November of 2006. The project became an instant street classic, reminding fans of what London has to offer to the Hip-Hop game.
Stack Bundles – My Life Is Like A Movie
M.O.B. – Members Of Byrdgang 2
Stack Bundles rapper out of Far Rockaway, Queens, NYC. On June 11, 2007 the hip-hop world lost one of its rising stars in Rayquon Elliott, the New York rapper was making his mark on the game when his dream of rap stardom was cut short at the young age of 24. He loved his hood & his team. Stack rose to fame in 2005 thanks to his mixtape work with DJ Clue, which includes Rap Makeover VOL.1 and Biddin‘ War, just to name a few. That eventually caught the attention of Jim Jones, who signed the rap rookie to his ByrdGang crew in 2006. Also heading up his own team, The Riot Squad, what made Stack Bundles an endearing figure was his passion for hip-hop and appreciation for his fans.
Jim Jones – The Seven Day 7heory
M.O.B. – Members Of Byrdgang
Max B collaborated on the ByrdGang mixtape M.O.B. (Members Of ByrdGang) released on July 7, and made several feature appearances on Jim Jones‘ mixtape The Seven Day 7heory released on September 27.
In 2006, Max B became embroiled in legal trouble when he was arrested on September 29 in connection to a botched robbery turned homicide that occurred in Fort Lee, New Jersey, allegedly involving his “on-again off-again girlfriend” Gina Conway and step-brother Kevin Leerdem. While away, Max B had already recorded several feature appearances on Jim Jones‘ third album Hustler’s P.O.M.E. which was released in November. In addition to writing for Jones on other tracks, most notably its lead single and Jim Jones‘ highest-charting single to date “We Fly High” which was released on October 21.