When the glass shattered during Juelz Santana’s ‘DipSet Anthem’ video to transition into Cam’Ron’s verse of ‘I Really Mean It,’ the world stopped for a moment. After Cam’Ron set fire to Roc A Fella with his critically acclaimed ‘Come Home With Me,’ the Harlem Diplomats released their debut 2 disc collaborative effort, ‘Diplomatic Immunity.’
Today March 25, 2013 marks the ten year anniversary since the release of their album. While the album was a moderate commercial success being certified gold by the RIAA, this album captured the Hip Hop sound of the year 2003. This album precedes the social media era which ended up creating bridges between regional gaps in Hip Hop. Along with ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ albums such as ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin,’ ‘Beg for Mercy,’ and ‘The Black Album’ were the last albums from New York bred artists to be prominent on both a commercial and street for the region.
On the anniversary of what many fans would call a classic, let’s remember the legend of Dip Set. Hit a friend up and ask them What’s really good,b? If your girlfriend’s talking too much tell ‘Yo be quiet ma, I’m about to spit that crack.’ And if your not Bout It, Bout It we’re pretty sure you can appreciate something between these two discs.
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