FEATURE: Freekey Zekey,What’s Really Good Pt.2

Photography Perou

Photography Perou

A hook man/hype man extraordinaire, Ezekiel “Freekey Zekey” Jiles is known as the Dipset’s resident comedian. Tonight, at the studio in Jersey, though, he’s more subdued. Forthcoming and polite, he takes a seat and sets to explaining the difficult situation he finds himself in, caught in the middle of internal crew drama.

XXL: So, to you, what’s the status of the Diplomats?

Freekey Zeekey: Well, first, anything with Jim is never gonna go smooth. You pass Jim a blunt, he says: “Why you pass the blunt that way? Why you pass the blunt with the fire towards me? You trying to hurt me?” The Diplomats, it was always Cam’ron and the Diplomats.

XXL: The four of you and some extras, like Hell Rell, right?

Freekey: The founders of Diplomats Records is Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey. Then, after we came out with [Cam’s first solo album, 1998’s] Confessions of Fire, then we picked up Juelz. That was, like, the foundation. The core four. Everything was popping off ’til I got locked up. So I see everything—“Whistle,” “Suck It or Not,” “Ballin’”—and I’m superhappy, ’cause I’m already counting my money, seeing how many bitches I can bone, how many cars, houses…

XXL: Meaning, while you’re locked up, they’re putting money aside for you?

Freekey: Right. Shows and anything. Any side deals they get. [Then, in late 2006, when I was] on my way home, I called Jim, and he was like, “Yo, shit is fucked up, man.” So I’m like, “What happened?” “You’ll see when you come home.” And that’s when everything blew up. But right now it’s myself, Jim and Juelz. And I speak to Killa. I love Killa. That’s my family. And Jim did some bullshit, and Killa did some bullshit. But they two bulls, and they gonna ram, and they seem like they not gonna give. But there’s a lot of things that Cam could succumb to that will make things a lot better, too. And this is coming from someone who loves everybody. I could go to Cam house and chill with him and call Jim like, “Yo, I’m at Killa house.”

XXL: So how come you can’t get them together?

Freekey: Cam needs to humble himself and be like, “Fuck it, we here, let’s rock out.” That’s my honest opinion. And Cam know I love him. This is basically my shout-out to him.

XXL: So have you tried to do that?

Freekey: Hell muthafuckin’ yeah! One day I seen Killa, he was floating up Fordham Road. And I ain’t try to run him off the road, but I ran up on him. He was reaching, and I’m like, “It’s me, hold on.” So we got out and talked, and that’s what we talked about. Cam is a strong-minded dude, and there’s a lot of things that he just got to succumb to now.

XXL: Does Jim have to succumb to a few things also?

Freekey: Hell yeah. Cam gotta succumb, and Jim gotta succumb, to a lot of things. They all just got to take they helmets off. -Vanessa Satten

For more of the What’s Really Good Interview make sure to pick up XXL’s March issue on newsstands now.

  • capcobra

    cam n jimmy gotta succumb to some things..huh?….put this nigga in a ddn bracket asap

  • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

    Number one Zeek, u need to tell ya’ manz to get off 50′z nut sac. I heard bout that comment concerning Smurf and Fif. Thatz one of the reasonz we don’t have a full fledged DipSet now, cuz of the dic riding extravaganza. I’m from Screwston mayne, and i’ve been jammin’ the Set 4 some yearz now, cuzzo, as well as alot of the homiez from round theze partz, cuz we know ya’LL got luv 4 us too, but that shyt they pulled with Fif garnered alot of hatred toward them niggaz. LoyaLty meanz alot to tru to Life triLL niggaz, and u already know. We ain’t sayin’ ya’LL should’ve rode on them niggaz wit’ Cam, but at least stay a silent pawtna, yadig. Time has passed tho’, and in order 4 the Set to come bac 2gether, Jimmy at least has to respect the fact that Cam ain’t feelin’ duke, and cease with the dic ridin’, yadig. I feel all ya’LL niggaz got spit, and we stiLL be fallin’ out laughin’ at “U got rug burnz in ya’ pussy, bitch”, so letz get our shyt 2gether cuz niggaz ain’t gettin’ no older, yaheardme, one-hunned – L-Y, LeftSide – Screwston, Tejas -

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      nigga shut the fuck up

  • Dirty Troy

    Awww shit, Freekey, Cam, Juelz must have some strong-ass rug burns from all that gay sex those pink wearing niggas be getting up to – u know how Harlem’s scum get down.

  • hiphopcurator

    You pass Jim a blunt, he says: “Why you pass the blunt that way? Why you pass the blunt with the fire towards me? You trying to hurt me?”

    LOL wow one of those niggas

  • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

    I been riding with Dipset for a minute. So I hate to see this type of shit, but if im Camron, some trust and loyalty has to be lost by that whole G-Unit situation. And that gay-ass statement about “Camron being on punishment”.

    And it sounds like Zeek talkin bout money, but truth be told, only Cam and Santana make good music. Jim had one hit, and Max-B wrote that WHOLE SONG for him, Zeek has never had a decent hip-hop song, on any mixtape or album. So it aint like they really take a L by getting less money, hell its better than no money, which is whats going to happen to Jim and Zeek because they dont have enuff talent to make GOOD MUSIC consistently. Hell Rell, 40cal, and J.R Writer seem like better investments anyway.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

      “Hypeman extraordinaire”

      Lmao!

      That’s like callin a nigga a “weed carrier supreme” or a “blunt roller deluxe”

      “King of the Hanger-ons”.

      I aint even read the article yet, but that’s a hilarious title for dude.

      • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

        I think people need to play their positions and be happy. They should have never let Zeeke near a microphone, he might be a childhood friend, but hes not an emcee. Jim isnt a emcee either but hes a semi-smart businessman, getting a independant deal and ghost writers, he was able to get some notoriety and a hit. But Max-B left his ass and Stacks passed away, so now he buys songs from other artist and sells them as his own (see “Pop Champaign”) but this wont last or sell units. And Juelz jumped off Cam’s dick, only to jump on Jims dick ???!!! (That stage apperence with 50cent and Jim did it for me)

        Cam was the real emcee, hints why he got the deal to make the Diplomats Label, and bring all his folks along. I always thought Cam, Juelz, J.R. Writer, Hell Rell, and 40cal were the real rhyme spitters. Jim and Zeek were good just for occasional laught.

      • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

        No shit! LoL.

        • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

          “No shit! LoL.”
          @ my manz Tony Grand$ comment. Ya’LL did Zeek dirty wit that title XXL.

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      UGGHHHHH NOHOMO…LOL “I been riding with Dipset for a minute”? U A FAGGOT…

  • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

    I think people need to play their positions and be happy. They should have never let Zeeke near a microphone, he might be a childhood friend, but hes not an emcee. Jim isnt a emcee either but hes a semi-smart businessman, getting a independant deal and ghost writers, he was able to get some notoriety and a hit. But Max-B left his ass and Stacks passed away, so now he buys songs from other artist and sells them as his own (see “Pop Champaign”) but this wont last or sell units. And Juelz jumped off Cam’s dick, only to jump on Jims dick ???!!! (That stage apperence with 50cent and Jim did it for me)

    Cam was the real emcee, hint why he got the deal to make the Diplomats Label, and bring all his folks along. I always thought Cam, Juelz, J.R. Writer, Hell Rell, and 40cal were the real rhyme spitters. Jim and Zeek were good just for occasional laught.

  • MG

    shout outz to da homie L-Y, NawfWestSide. Da homie talkin about some real shit. jim jones need to stop wit all dat dick ridin on 2 quarters. Shout outz to da real Set, Killa Cam.

    FREE SPM and Lil Bing Throwedest Meskins In Screwston, Tejas

    • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

      Ahh, i c Hustle Town in this bitch, whutz good bro. And i wuzn’t co-signing Trouble’z comment, but Tony Grandz “weed carrier supreme” comment, hilarious my nigg. I haven’t really heard too much of Zeek’z shyt, but Jim aiight tho’, there are a countless amount of niggaz in the game who have ABSOLUTELY no spit at all. Matter-a-fact i wanna c ya’LL boiz name rapperz in the game that can’t outrap Jim Jones. Have at it, I’ll start it off with, V.I.C.

  • http://xxlmag.com kev

    dis clown azz nigga man straight bitch made all of them ran first didnt want to build they shit jump

  • $ykotic

    “Take they helmets off”? WTF???

  • http://xxl ryan

    i still dont belive this nigga still sound lik he takin sides wit jim n juelz. dats y u dont give a nigga a piece of bread cuz after dat they goin 2 start wantin the whole loaf.

  • YRain1

    Typical ass new york niggas…. Grimey ass fuck, a south nigga would be like you my nigga fam we been in this shit since day 1 when been homies for life lets not fall out over some dollars ya digg. Why cry about that shit when we can just make some more now my nigga. Worry about the present ya digg fuck the past cause aint none of yall niggas know shit about the industry back then. Plus to keep it all the way real all of yall niggas need to thannk Cam 4 real cause if it wasnt for that nigga there would be none of u niggas real talk especially Jim. That nigga promised to get u out of 5-H my nigga and did that shit and this is how u repay the nigga. U and Juelz actin like some real bitches ya digg Fifty is hoein u 2 niggas and u bitch ass niggas is goin right along wit it. “Shouts to Fifty” Hoe as niggas mane…4 real. Shout out to Freaky for soundin like the only nigga wit some sense out the bunch. The only reason niggas is still fuckin wit yall is cause we waitin on everybody to reconcile. Yall niggas owe Cam just admit the shit thank the nigga for gettin in the door and dont trip on the old shit and move forward. Quit actin like bitches and get the fuck away from that lame ass nigga 50 cause bein lames contagious and u niggas is catchin it

    • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

      Tabernacle!

  • i am legend

    cam is the reason them dudes is gettin at that paper they need 2 humble their self and pay homage 2 that man 4 giving them the oppertunity 2 b in the game point blank and period.

  • sb

    the fucked up thing about the problem between cam and jones that these 2 niggas have known each other since they were babies!!! literally!and they were making bread together, whatever problems they have they need to put that shit aside and rebuild. they are stronger as a unit..you can tell that these cats stil have some sort of admiration and respect for each other..