Here is a new mix courtesy of my friends DJ 7L of The Bladerunners and Frank The Butcher. Many of the tracks on this mix bring back vivid memories of the past for me. Anyone around during the Dipset reign remembers the boundaries they crossed (w/ Cam’Ron wearing pink, ha) and standards they set as a unified crew.
The reign of the Harlem Diplomats is without a doubt one of the most influential periods in modern hip-hop. The movement that officially started with family features on Camron’s ‘S.D.E.’ album turned into one of New York City’s most powerful crews. Dipset created a sound that transcended the borders of east coast rap with a style that fueled urban culture for the better half of the 2000s. Killa Cam’s unapologetic uptown crew, Jim Jones, Freaky Zeeky and Juelz Santana, evolved to be leaders in their own rights commanding offshoot rap groups while still reppin’ the eagle and still screaming Harlem.
To celebrate the legacy of the Diplomats, we put together a comprehensive mix spanning years of bandana wearing and flag waving. While there is no possible way to include every significant offering of their vast catalogue, we believe we compiled some of Dipset’s best music in this 100+ minute homage.
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You can check the tracklist here.