Cam’ron & Jim Jones Bury Their Latest Beef For Upcoming Dipset Reunion Concert
In February of this year, Jim Jones sat down with Funkmaster Flex in an emotional interview about his relationship with onetime Diplomats band-mate Cam’ron. As the Dipset Capo got tearful in speaking about the sacrifices he made for Cam’, he alleged that the crew’s breakout star had not supported his solo endeavors. That interview took place following Cam’ron’s late 2016 Angie Martinez conversation, whereby the MC refused any possibility of a reunion of the Harlem-based crew. “I wish him nothing but the best. I love his mother; she called me a few weeks ago to come to dinner—even his sisters, I speak to his sisters,” said Cam’ at the time. “I wish him nothing but the best. But I’m not gonna just lie to you and act like something’s gonna happen that’s definitely not gonna happen.”
Less than one year later, and Dipset appears to be, in fact, reuniting. Spokespeople for Spotify and Live Nation Urban have confirmed a reunion concert on November 21 featuring Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey. The event will take place in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the “Rap Caviar Live” series.
With just two albums released, in 2003 and 2004, Dipset has thrived through mixtapes and compilations. The group has experienced internal feuds, between Jim and Cam’ before. Starting in the late 2000s, the pair fell out—with both launching new squads. In 2010, a similar reunion concert took place in Manhattan. Months later, it was reported that The Diplomats had signed to Interscope Records, were photographed with Dr. Dre, and confirmed plans to release a third album. No material ever surfaced. In early 2015, after dissing JAY-Z while on Funkmaster Flex’s show, the crew released a comeback video, “Have My Money.” Shortly after that, Jim and Cam’s disagreement put the onetime Roc-A-Fella act back on hiatus. Earlier this year, Jim Jones signed with former foe JAY-Z, at Roc Nation. Last December, Juelz Santana released “Ol’ Thing Back,” a single with Method Man, Redman, and Jadakiss.
Another Uptown crew, A$AP Mob, will open for the Dips. Tickets go on sale Friday (October 20). Earlier this year, Eric B. & Rakim, Ruff Ryders, No Limit, and other outfits have reunited for concerts, with some acts later touring. Later this month, Mannie Fresh and Birdman will restore the Big Tymers in New Orleans, Louisiana.
#BonusBeat: Exclusive footage from Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full 30th anniversary concert in New York City: