Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Rap Again…
Freaky Zekey is rhyming now. The Diplomats are now officially a problem. These dudes are like the antithesis of the Wu-Tang Clan. Think about it… What rap group has as many niggas in it as the Wu, but the aggregate skills of the entire clique are nil? Who do you really want to hear in the Dips? Cam? Jimmy?! Juelz?!?
Cam’Ron was white hot a few years ago in the ‘Hey Ma’ era and I honestly enjoyed listening to him more than Jigga, but since then Cam has become trash. It’s like he hasn’t pushed his style any further. If you rhyme the exact same way you did ten years ago it says to me that you haven’t grown as an artist. The problem could be that Cam’Ron is doing too much shit right now other than rapping. Maybe he’s drinking that Syzzurp. I did. That shit was nasty.
Juelz has been on the cusp of becoming that next great voice for too long. It’s like his window is closing on him being a young nigga with status. Eventually you have to step up and deliver. Juelz has had them moments where you say “Awww shit, this lil’ niggas about to kill it!”, but afterwards you say, “meh.” Juelz might have Ken Griffey Jr. Syndrome. We call Ken Griffey Jr. ‘The Kid’ up until this day and his azz is damn near forty years old. You ain’t no kid no more Ken Griffey Jr., and you ain’t no lil’ nigga no more Juelz. It’s time for you to step up for real. Let J.R. Writer be the lil’ nigga now.
For a minute now Jimmy has been rhyming, and I’m being generous by calling it that. At least he’s established his voice in the game. It’s like a gloriously stoned version of Tupac. Cam and Jimmy together have styles that play off each other. Where Juelz was definitely supposed to be Cam taken to that next next. Now several years later after some mean classic collabos with the Heatmakerz production unit the Dips have begun to backslide into obscurity. I say obscurity in the context that these niggas were supposed to be in the lead and the first dudes that come to mind when you want to hear some sick spit. Too bad that shit hasn’t materialized.
So now fresh from the pen after doing three bullets for ecstasy Freaky Zekey might just save the Diplomats movement. That ‘Suga Dooga’ track has a classic Harlem World type sound. I’m feeling the guitar strum and the phony gospel broad in the background. Did Heatmakerz do this joint? I don’t know but I like it. This is the kind of start to the summer season that the Dips need. You have to put your bangers on the table while everyone is out at the park and the beaches and the convertible tops are laying low. You have to bang all year actually, but especially in the summer. I think the Dips can pull it off.
Can anyone say, “Baaaaaalin’!”