Diplomats Freestyle Over “What Happened to That Boy”
It's Thursday, and that means another classic throwback video courtesy of Tim Westwood. Today (Jan. 26), the British radio host unleashes a 2003 Diplomats freestyle.
In the seven-and-a-half minute clip (which can be viewed above), Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones take turns rocking the mic in their native Harlem. The verses aren't straight-up freestyles, as many of the lyrics were written and later showed up on studio albums like Diplomatic Immunity, Purple Haze and From Me to U. Nevertheless, watching Dipset in their prime in any capacity is fun to watch.
Cam, Juelz and Jim kick off their freestyle by spitting over Cam'ron's "The Roc (Just Fire)" instrumental, before shimmying into Clipse's classic "What Happened to That Boy" beat at the 4:25 mark of the video. As aforementioned, you can peep the clip above on YouTube.
In other Dipset-related news, Jim Jones recently sat down for an interview with DJ Whoo Kid and expressed his desire for a Diplomats reunion.
“I would love to do a Diplomat album,” Jones said. “Above all the bullshit, that’s just me thinking about what I would like to happen. A lot of fans want that. Let’s just hope that, by the grace of God, we might could get it done before our time of being still cool is over.”
In sneaker news, Killa Cam has a new collaboration with Reekbok called the Fleebok 2. You can check out detailed images of the pink suede shoe right here. Prior to that, Cam'ron partnered with Stance for a crazy, Diplomats-themed sock.
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