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.
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
J.R. Writer – Writer’s Block 5 & Politics And Bullshit – Mixtape / Album (2007-2008)
Dipset member and widely regarded wordsmith J.R. Writer’s June 10th Politics And Bullshit, is the follow up to late 2007 Writer’s Block 5.
One of the most renowned lyricists to emerge from the Dipset camp, J.R. Writer is also one of the most prolific; a mere 7 months after the release of Writer’s Block 5, J.R. Writer offers another entry into his voluminous catalog.
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
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.