Today in Hip-Hop: The Diplomats Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of “Diplomatic Immunity”

On this day, March 25th, in hip-hop history… If you haven’t heard of the Diplomats, then consider this a short history lesson. The Diplomats—with high-profile members Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey—made their presence known through a vigorous mixtape grind, notably pushing their highlight The Diplomats, Vol. 1. Over the course of 15 songs, the crew took the mixtape formula to a whole new level by throwing together original music and attacking popular mainstream instrumentals. It helped each member become stars, set the standard for how a tape should be crafted, and kick-started their Dipset movement. After the success of Cam’s third album, Come ...

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