Mixtapes > Press Releases…

I’ll admit to y’all that I was a DipSet stan back in 2003. These niggas was fresh to def back then. They were flooding the streets with music on a weekly basis. They were the hottest shit poppin’ off the Roc too. They just had the perfect formula and the meanest swagger in the game. Unfortunately, the demise of the Roc took the wind out of this movement’s sails. Since then no one has been able to capture the kids minds with that kind of fantastical fever. G-Unit just sent out a press release that they are dropping another album. I yawned.

Instead of floating a press release G-Unit needs to be leaking music. Not now, right now. Press releases can’t take the place of new music. Who cares about what you are going to do? You have to be doing it to be relevant. After the lackluster reception of Fifty’s latest album he should be leaking G-Unit tracks on a weekly basis. You know he has the music done already tp prah’lee release a G-Unit triple album. He should be flooding the public with joints to build up to that December release. That’s how DipSet used to do it. And that’s why your favorite rapper dresses like a DipSet refugee. Tight t-shirts with chainbelts and superstar stunner shades.

The other thing I loved about the Dips was that they had a signature sound. The Heatmakers were on fucking fire from 2002 – 2004. I couldn’t stop playing the DipSet Anthem. The reggae sample was on some majestic shit and the song’s lyrics were just as triumphant. Remember Juelz Santana back then? Shit, REMEMBER Cam’Ron back then?!? That moment almost seems like another lifetime ago. Everything was working for them dudes. Take a look at the base foundation for G-Unit and you can see the parallel to the DipSet formula.

Fifty Cent – Cam’Ron: These niggas were the respective leaders of the movement. They were the shot callers and the most charismatic members of their respective crews.

Young Buck – Juelz Santana: Here was the future of the movement. They were both young, hungry rappers who were on the come up. The kids related to these dudes through their rhymes.

Lloyd Banks – Jim Jones: The second in charge right being the leaders. Neither of these dudes had the rhyming skillset to be at the top of their movements, but you must have a Scottie Pippen to help Michael Jordan get the ‘chip.

Tony Yayo – Freaky Zekey: Convicted felons and loyal riders. Someone has to hold all the weed and the Llama.

Both cliques had an assortment of weedcarriers in training from Spider-Loc to Stack Bundles R.I.P. These cats are like the dudes in Star Trek who wore the Federation red shirts. Expendable and then quickly replaced. The top four is who remained constant. This is a formula that works when you are constantly dropping them hot singles. You don’t see niggas getting pinched for dumb rapper shit because everybody is in the studio putting in work. Actually, Yayo and Zekey could still manage to find trouble, but that is part of the characters they portray anyway.

So when I hear that G-Unit has another album dropping in November, or December or whenever I don’t even get excited. Forget dropping a single with Funkmaster Flex. G-Unit should be on satellite radio dropping shit, on the television showing off their cribs, a new video at OnSmash and Fifty Cent should be on the FaceBook.

Ubiquity. And I’m not talking about Roy Ayers either.

That’s how the Dips would have done it.

  • DirtDogggy

    “Lloyd Banks – Jim Jones: The second in charge right being the leaders. Neither of these dudes had the rhyming skillset to be at the top of their movements, but you must have a Scottie Pippen to help Michael Jordan get the ‘chip.”

    Banks is the best lyricist in G-unit by a fucking landslide , quit frontin, get off the hate banks bandwaggon just because he flopped on his last album (who gives a fuck about sales) the dude can spit better than 99% of the game and he’s far beyond any of his crew on the mic.

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      Co-Sign! The Punchline Boy kills it.

      Oh and to add to my comment below,

      GUNIT RADIO every Saturday on Shade 45 starting at 10 A.M. BXS, do your homework bwoy.

  • LowEndofDaChi

    The 02-04 Diplomats definitely did their thing.

    LMAO@50Cent on Facebook! That was the funniest shit I’ve heard all week.

  • Greg

    good work billy…..way not to post about lil wayne

  • N.O. 4 life

    New Music > anything other thing an artist can do…and one person seems how to do that alot lately

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Uhm,…. GUNIT RADIO 25 stupit.

    Hit me off wit tha email addy and I’ll send you the RAR.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Yo, I’m holding out hope that Cam’s album will have some Heatmakers beats and some Just B (yeah, right). Dipset Anthem, I Really Mean It, Purple Haze (the song and the album), Dead Motherfuckers, Shut the Fuck Up…

    That was when I felt proper about telling people I eff with Cam. Nolo.

    What’s up with those Chinatown beats he used for the Curtis and Jigga disses? Sound just alike, and not good enough. Who produced that swill?

    I still think Cam is the grimiest. Nobody says “I’ll wil’ with your Nana” anymore…

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    “I be in Miami, Boca Raton… pokin’ your mom…
    Her and your aunt, all over the don”

    “I go another route…
    Kidnap your family, make your brother eat your mother out…
    After I done dug her out…”

    “Skeet, skeet-skeet… from the windows to the walls, from the ceiling to the floor, what a feeling when you ball…
    Make your mom cling (told y’all)…”

    Cam is all about sustaining the black family. Fuck Jesse.

  • Fire

    “Unfortunately, the demise of the Roc took the wind out of this movement’s sails.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What took the wind out of Dipset’s sails was the great majority of their music being real shitty. Some songs eluded this description, but many just plain sucked.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    And I’m just gonna say this before I go into my drunken state for homecoming weekend in ATL…

    Cam is more responsible for Curtis not selling than Kanye. People were going to buy Graduation anyway. But Curtis actually bought the farm and decided to run with the name he was given by his mom, which Cam used to separate him from his stolen moniker. Plus Curtis didn’t drop one memorable song during the build-up. I refuse to be suckered into buying a musical shit-brick.

    And who the fuck wants to buy an album titled “Curtis” that doesn’t end with “Mayfield”?

    So I think there’s still room for Cam. But I’d rather be tazed than to buy some shit that sounds like Killa Season. I want P.Haze or S.D.E. at worst. Come correct, Cam. Nolo.

  • Incilin

    I find this a sorta strange idea because if anything hurt 50 down the road it’s oversaturation. He put out so much music and kept trying to repeat the same formula people got tired of his persona. When you have too many hits and too songs out people seem to just get annoyed and start hating you, even if the music you put out isn’t half bad. I remember when Massacure came out and through its run 50 had four songs hit top ten, but “Hustler’s Ambition” (One of his best songs to date) failed to even break top 40.

    To further that, after a while the G-Unit mixtape music just got stale. Banks was at one point mixtape artist of the year, and now I can’t stand to hear him rap (I used to be a big fan of his) because his music isn’t as fresh as it once was.

  • Janja weed

    please comment on wayne’s song gosssip please

  • LOL

    G-UNIT HAVE BEEN LEAKIN TRACKS BILLY

    YOURE A HIPHOP REPORTER BUT U DONT KNOW THIS SHIT?

    WE ON SOME SHIT?

    SOUTHSIDE?

    PART TIME LOVER?

    SMILE?

    THE SONG WITH LIL KIM??

    CATCH UP YOU FUGGIN OREO

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Co-sign this Underwriter character. ^^^^^

    And Co-sign Sunday^^^^^^^^

    Dips used to be the shit, I remember when writer’s block 2 droppped, me and my boy was thinking JR was gonna be that dude….. yeah… if that motherfucker ever actually got some direction and a Heatmakerz beat… maybe, but jesus christ somebody plug Zeek and Rell, those cats will always be garbage…. And Santana, take it back to Back Like Cooked Crack… otherwise kill yaself

  • Accurate

    LOL, just chill.
    anyway. dope drop Billy keep it pushin.

  • Sol

    1st of all, 50 and G-Unit created space for Dipset to become what they were, so give credit where it’s due. The G-Unit movement influenced alota niggas to put they whole crew on board whenever they got on board. And don’t ever say Lloyd Banks aint talented lyrically cuz he’ll do in most of your favorite rappers, including the entire Dipset Byrdgang movement. Bottom line, G-Unit is gonna be running shit, like they should be. Show these niggaz some respect.

  • LOL CAN S-U-C-K-I-T

    YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT OREO’S DON’T YOU LOL—ESPECIALLY THE WAY THEY TASTE AFTER THEY’VE GONE THROUGH CAMRON’S DIGESTVE SYSTEM AND MADE THEIR WAY OUT OF HIS ASSHOLE.

  • Gutta

    cam is doing the smart thing and falling back because 50 embarrassed him with “computers buggidy bootin” line… but u cant deny the dips on the strength that they set trends and the hottest rapper right now(lil wayne) even dresses like them so you have to give cam credit for that but i agree that instead of press releases, g-unit should be leaking music especially since its been a minute since we have heard the whole g-unit ona song. but you have to watch for them roc boys as well…kanye with a successfull album,jay on the way back, freeway and sigel puttin out new music like crazy, 50 has to watch his back again.

  • clarknova

    Hey, LOL is back! Pure gold as always. Keep it up, please. You’re a very reliable source of comedy.
    And Billy, I agree about Dipset, though I never fucked with them as much as you say you did- probably because I don’t live in NYC. But I still go back to “Diplomatic Immunity Vol. 1″ and Cam’s “Purple Haze” record even now, though the cover makes my eyes bleed. Funny that you liked Cam so much, but hate Wayne so much. I think their styles are failry similar…sometimes.

  • ruff huff

    Dipset was a fluke… they all rhymed like retarded 3rd graders… and aint a single one of em really sold shit.. i mean really… 50 banks buck game.. the g unit album were almost all multi platinum.. dipset aint had no success like that

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    I deleted the shitty comments that were just utter nonsense but I left he ones where LOL was speaking to me.

    Like I have said to you before in these threads, you bring nothing of value to the forum. The only reason I enjoy deleting your shit LOL is because you will keep coming back to the thread to look for your comments.

    That shit is hilarious to me. Your are wild desperate to be noticed like your mom is in the living room now getting fingerbanged by your “uncle”.

    One thing I have to say is that you have the perfect screen name – LOL.

  • WREX

    G-Unit has changed over the years. I believe they are still going strong. Banks is a beast he keeps getting better. yayo is a rider his wordplay is improving.they are grimey, caked up and make good music. dre makes some of their beats so its automatically classic music. Fifty has more than just music going on (clothes, music, vitamin water etc.) dip set is just dipset they got that bullshit liquor which is prolly only avaiable in harlem. a shit ass movie (ive seen better on you tube). their best rapper is j.r. writer. everyone else is very overated. the best album that ever came out of dip set was the 1st diplomatic immunity a double cd. which should have been a single cd without all the shitty songs.

  • LOL CAN S-U-C-K-I-T

    Uh, actually their music was hella shitty. Which is only fitting because Juelz Santana raps like he has a two month old turd lodged in his ass. Cam is a fuckin joke. I haven’t heard a pussy-nigga with so much “swag” since the last LOL post that I read. And don’t even get me started on fake ass on Jim “I-wear-tight-jeans-and-knick-knacks-from-Spencer’s-so-I’m-a-Rock-Star” Jones’ pussy ass. This niggas are as big a clowns in the rap industry as LOL is on the internets.

  • Fire

    LOL,
    I listen to all kinds of rap, dumb ass. Would you call 8Ball & MJG or Scarface or Snoop Dogg nerd rap? Attacking me for being smart is hilarious. What’s next, attacking me for making sense? Cam’ron has only had a few good verses, and his best verse was in 1995 on “8 Iz Enuff” from Big L’s Lifestyles Ov Da Poor And Dangerouz back when his rap name was Killa Cam. The rest of Dipset isn’t good though Juelz has his moments and Jim had “We Fly High”.

    And just because something’s intelligent doesn’t make it nerdy. Just because you’re not smart enough to comprehend the intelligence that’s in some rap music and choose to listen to the incredibly dumb Dipshit lyrics is no reason for you to menstruate. But then I forget, you’re always on your cycle and have no idea what you’re talking about. Go be dumb somewhere else.

  • LOL

    smh@ at u thinking because ur white ur intelligent.

    each member of dipset > ur life accomplishments..

    cam has several busniesses outside of hiphop so does jim jones.

    what automatically makes you think these young black business men arent intelligent?

    LOL@ white nerdrappers think theyre gonna save the planet cause of the faggot poetry they write.

    fuck wat u heard

  • LOL CAN S-U-C-K-I-T

    THIS ISN’T FIRE BITCH, AND I’M DARKER THAN YOUR IDOL TONY YAYO (NOT WHITE). BESIDES, THE ONLY FIRE YOU NEED TO BE CONCERNED WITH, IS THE ONE FREAKY ZEAKY MAKES YOU USE TO FIX HIM SOME HOT CHOCOLATE AFTER HE FINISHES SHOVING HIS HOT ROD UP YOUR ASS.

  • Fire

    They’re not white, they just realize you’re a fucking idiot.