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About The Diplomats

The Harlem rap group The Diplomats—aka Dipset—redefined hip-hop in the ’00s, pioneering single-artist mixtapes and introducing new fashions, such Cam’ron’s signature pink gear. • Childhood friends Cam'ron and Jim Jones originally formed a trio with Freekey Zekey in 1997. Juelz Santana joined up in 1999. • Released after a string of mixtapes, the group’s 2003 debut album, Diplomatic Immunity, reached No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. • The Diplomats added Hell Rell, 40 Cal., and J.R. Writer to their roster and released Diplomatic Immunity 2 in 2004. • After the group went on a hiatus over creative differences, Cam’ron and Jones ended their feud in 2010. The Diplomats released their long-awaited reunion album, Diplomatic Ties, in 2018.

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