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The Roots Will Turn 2018’s Picnic Into A Dave Chappelle-Hosted Jam Session

The Roots Picnic has become one of the culture's longest-running artist-run Hip-Hop festivals. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania event has expanded to include New York City satellite festivals, and seen its share of historic moments. The 2018 affair has been announced and will see the event playing out a little differently. On... Read more

Dipset Uses Their Reunion Video To Show That They’ve Really Made Peace

Last month, Cam'ron and Jim Jones released the single "Once Upon A Time." The song's lyrics reveal that Dame Dash once confronted Harvey Weinstein about his behavior towards women 15 years ago. Dame has since clarified the report to recall a slightly different story. However, it is the symbolism of... Read more

Dame Dash Clarifies Reports Of Smacking Harvey Weinstein In The Past (Video)

Two different November Cam'ron verses have unearthed two very controversial stories. His mixtape The Program begins with an intro that reignited longstanding tensions between Cam' and Ma$e. "It's Killa" told a 1997 story that, at least according to Cam'ron, is the reason that Ma$e left a multi-platinum music career for a... Read more

Cam’ron Accuses Ma$e Of Lying & Doubles Down On His Disses (Video)

On Monday (November 27), Ma$e called into Ebro In The Morning to state his side of the latest chapter of beef with Cam'ron. The multi-platinum veteran accused his former Children Of The Corn band-mate of being "a bully," and compromising his income and his family's happiness by creating an allegedly... Read more

Ma$e Explains Why He Dissed Cam’ron & Says He Beat Him By A “Landslide” (Video)

On Black Friday (November 24), Ma$e tried to put the lights out on Cam'ron. The former Bad Boy Records superstar and onetime G-Unit artist laid into his past collaborator and Children Of The Corn band-mate for four minutes straight on "The Oracle." His diss used JAY-Z's "Blueprint 2" instrumental (produced... Read more

Cam’ron Replies To Ma$e’s Disses Point For Point. He’s Serving Beef Raw For Dinner (Audio)

It has been less than 48 hours since Ma$e took his beef with Cam'ron to the next level. Friday's (November 24) "The Oracle" found "Murda Ma$e" dissing his former Children Of The Corn band-mate and longtime collaborator "Killa Cam" for four straight minutes, and accusing the fellow Harlem native of... Read more

Ma$e Disses Cam’ron For 4 Straight Minutes & He Gets Absolutely Savage (Audio)

Twenty years ago, Ma$e and Cam'ron were band-mates in Children Of The Corn. Both artists are from neighboring blocks in Harlem, and also played basketball together in their youth. As New York's Rap community found new stars by the late 1990s, each MC signed major solo deals. In fall of... Read more

Cam’ron & Jim Jones Are Back In Business. Their Reunion Revives The Dipset Sound (Audio)

Next week (November 21), The Diplomats will perform their first concert in years. The Hammerstein Ballroom reunion performance of Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey comes after a very public break-up between Cam' and Jimmy. Late last year, Killa waved off any possibility of reconciliation. “I wish [Jim... Read more

9th Wonder Explains Why Soundbombing & Rawkus Kept His Hip-Hop Dreams Alive (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the LAST 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the LAST... Read more

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... Read more

Jim Jones Gets Teary Detailing His Sacrifices For Cam’ron & Dipset (Video)

Yesterday (February 8), it was announced that Jim Jones signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation. The same night, the Bronx, New York native and onetime The Diplomats mainstay appeared on Funkmaster Flex's show. There, Jim sat for more than an hour, and cleared the table on his frustrations with Cam'ron—a... Read more

Foe Turned Friend. Jay Z Signs Jim Jones To Roc Nation.

At the height of Roc-A-Fella Records, a number of interviews have suggested that co-founder Jay Z was not always thrilled with Cam'ron and The Diplomats. From Dame Dash's impromptu promotion of childhood friend Cam' to label VP, to reports of wrongly parked cars in the mogul's designated spot, to reportedly... Read more

Method Man, Redman, Jadakiss & Juelz Santana Bring That Ol Thing Called Hip-Hop Back (Audio)

At the height of the mid-2000s Dipset reign, Juelz Santana brought an edge to Diplomats/Def Jam Records. There, the Harlem, New Yorker with the punchlines, unforgettably ad-libs, and youthful charms went to Top 10 and garnered a gold album in 2005's What The Game's Been Missing. In the 11 years... Read more

Cam’ron Talks Jim Jones Beef For The Last Time. He Says Dipset Is “Over” (Video)

Hip-Hop is in a climate of reunions. A Tribe Called Quest shocked the music world last month with a secretly recorded album, their first in 18 years. After more than 20 years away from album-making, Pete Rock & C.L. have confirmed an LP for 2017. The L.O.X. have inked a... Read more

Jim Jones & Dave East Fly High In Harlem (Video)

Dating back to Hip-Hop's first gold-selling solo MC, Kurtis Blow, Harlem has been integral. In the 1980s, that meant folks like Kurtis, Doug E. Fresh, and Spoonie Gee. For the 1990s, that flare was upheld through artists like Puff Daddy, Big L, Ma$e, Cam'ron, and more. In the 2000s, Cam'ron's... Read more

50 Cent & Cam’ron Squash Their Beef After Nearly A Decade

Last week, it appears that 50 Cent and Game put aside more than 11 years of bad blood. The head of G-Unit and his onetime multi-platinum protege met in a Los Angeles, California club briefly—in an amicable exchange caught on camera. The terms and status of that bond will be... Read more

Cam’ron Looks Back At Rare Photos With A Signature Dipset Beat (Video)

Cam'ron's life and career are rather unique. Raised in Harlem, New York, Cam' divided his interests between basketball, the streets, and Hip-Hop. Over time, the Diplomats general would work with Big L, Ma$e, and Bloodshed (as Children Of The Corn) before his days signed to Untertainment/Epic Records. In the 1990s,... Read more

Oh Boy! Just Blaze Brings Out Unreleased Roc-A-Fella Goodies In A Radio Set (Mix)

This week, producer/DJ Just Blaze was a guest host on Q-Tip's Abstract Radio show on Beats 1. Just filled in for the man who provided guest vocals to his "Girls, Girls, Girls" hit for Jay Z nearly 15 years ago. Rather than just playing what he feels, the veteran New... Read more

Dipset Release Their Comeback Visual In Proper Fashion (Video)

The Diplomats—better known as Dipset—are hitting the road. Moreover, Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey are bringing Funkmaster Flex out on the buses and planes with them. Flex, a veteran DJ who played many clubs across the globe, is returning to the road for the first time in... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Cam’ron vs. Jadakiss…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Dipset Release the First Single From Their Reunion Mixtape (Audio)

Last week, Dipset announced they would be releasing their first joint project, as a full unit, in five years. Wasting no time, they drop their first single, courtesy of Funkmaster Flex. Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana flex their flows over a familiar old Soul sample. Check out "Have My... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Eve vs. Cam’ron…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa & Smoke DZA Can Touch The Sky Sitting Down (Video)

Following last week's (October 23) "Touch The Sky" release from 1st Of The Month, Vol. 5, Cam'ron, Wiz Khalifa, and Smoke DZA shared the visual. Thematically, all three independent Hip-Hop icons decided to sit this one down. From couches and chairs (Cam's notably being on top of a Harlem high-rise),... Read more

Dipset Restakes Its Claim With Reunited Cam’ron, Jim Jones & Hell Rell (Video)

It's all coming full circle for The Diplomats. Cam'ron is as active as he's been since his days on Roc-A-Fella Records. Jim Jones is moving in both music and television. Freekey Zekey is a free man, moving in the streets and performing with his cohorts. Additional affiliates like Hell Rell... Read more

Cam’ron – Duckin’ Onetime

Killa Cam has this way of rocking over straight '70s instrumentals and making them fly. "Silky" from Crime Pays was among my favorite songs on that comeback LP (that so many people seemed to miss). From his new Ghetto Heaven, Vol. 1 mixtape (with its hilarious marionette artwork that makes... Read more