XXcLusive: Juelz Santana Hesitant About Dipset Reunion, “I Still Have To Speak To Cam’ron”
Don’t pre-order that new Dipset album just yet. XXLMag.com recently chopped it up with the prince of the Dips Juelz Santana to find out his reaction all the reunion talk, and unlike Jim Jones it doesn’t seem as if he’s ready to bury the hatchet with Cam’ron just yet.
XXL asked Juelz how he feels about bringing the group back together in light of Jones’ recent interview with Funkmaster Flex. “I ain’t speak to nobody on that,” he said. “At the end of the day I would love to do whatever just for the fans, but you know I was put in a situation too that I just want people to understand that it’s hard for me to just walk back on to what I felt like somebody was my brother would put me in that type of situation for all this time [and] just wouldn’t reach out to me. So it hurts more and it’s harder for me.”
Juelz says he still hasn’t spoken to his former mentor in upwards of two years over what he feels was a bad business deal, and until he does he will not feel comfortable. “Me and Jim all had different reasons, like it wasn’t like I just said I wasn’t fucking with Cam because Jim wasn’t fucking with Cam,” he revealed. “Me and Cam had bad business deals so we still gotta rectify what we gotta rectify. Now whether he said he spoke to Cam, I ain’t really, I still have to speak to Cam.”
In the April issue of XXL, Cam said he stopped communicating with Santana because he was addicted to syrup- a blend a cough medicine and fruit-flavored beverages made popular in the South. Juelz denied that he ever had a drug problem and that Killa was just saying that to promote his upcoming album, Crime Pays.
While the reunion disc is still up in the air, solo albums from everyone in the crew are a definite. Jones’ Pray IV Reign dropped on Tuesday (March 24), Cam’s comeback disc hits stores on May 15th and Juelz has a mixtape titled The Regan Era hitting the streets sometime in April. He says his third Def Jam studio album Born to Lose, Built to Win should be coming out in July as well. In addition neutral member Freekey Zekey also has an LP Loyalty Is Everything flying onto shelves this year. – Jesse Gissen.