Dipset feat. Cam'Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Zeek w/ Prezzy Supreme, Young Doe & MNLD, U.T.I.C.A.,Taurean, EvolMob and SwizZy B w/ LoUd Life Crew

3Deep Presents

Dipset feat. Cam'Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Zeek w/ Prezzy Supreme, Young Doe & MNLD, U.T.I.C.A.,Taurean, EvolMob and SwizZy B w/ LoUd Life Crew

Fri, July 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$38 Day Of Show / $55 VIP

This event is 16 and over

The Diplomats, also popularly known as Dipset, are an American hip hop group founded in 1997 by Cam'ron and Jim Jones, in Harlem, New York City. The group was originally composed of members Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey, all of whom grew up together in Harlem. In 1999, fellow Harlem-based rapper Juelz Santana was added to the group.
Why am I workin’ here
It ain’t workin’ here, it ain’t worth it here
I’m never gone persevere

Cam’ron’s “I Hate My Job,” paints the perfect picture of the frustrated everyman, the struggling every woman. As soon as the viral video for “I Hate My Job” leaked, it struck a chord with fans in search of hip-hop they could actually relate to. This is Cam’ron the Realist.

But after being the most elusive rapper on the planet for almost two years, it’s ironic justice that Harlem’s own Cam — full-length fur coats, diamond flooded, blue Lamborghini Cam— would return to the spotlight with the new theme song for the 2009 state of mind.

“I knew I wanted to speak on the things my people are really going through,” says Cam’ron. “It’s not like they don’t know I can speak on getting fly. But I never lose touch with the streets, and those everyday stories need to be told just like the ones about the hustlers and the gangsters.”

It’s this ability to speak to such different audiences that has kept Cam’ron one of hip-hop’s biggest cult favorites for over 11 years in the game. And on his 6th major release, Crime Pays, Cam’ron gives his fanatic following exactly what they want…unapologetic, gimmick-free street raps. Besides the blue-collar angst of “I Hate My Job,” Cam brings his twisted wit on songs like “Bottom of the P---y Hole,” and his cinematic street sense on “I Used to Get It In Ohio,” and “Cookin’ Up.” No features and no filler, Crime Pays is Cam’s past and present coming full circle.

Growing up in Harlem, Cameron Giles got his first taste of stardom as a high school basketball star, where he, and a certain teammate named Mason Betha, garnered attention from college scouts. But Cam’s true calling was linguistics not athletics. And at the time, the seeds of a rap dynasty were growing in Harlem that would impact the style and sound of East Coast hip-hop for a decade to come. While Harlem always played a part as the social epicenter for hip hop culture…with legendary nightclubs, 125th street’s marketplace, and more….it was the place were music was played, not made. That is until a new class of hungry young emcees from Uptown started capturing the attention of mixtape djs and hardcore fans….namely the Children of the Corn, featuring Cameron—now Killa Cam, his high school pal Mason—now Murda Mase, the late Big L (who later joined the Diggin’ in the Crates collective), producer Digga, and Cam’s cousin Bloodshed. Children of the Corn’s existence as a group was cut short when member Bloodshed was killed in a car accident, but their legend was already cemented on mixtapes and radio freestyles. Mase dropped the “Murda” and became the new prince of Sean Puffy Comb’s Bad Boy Records…meanwhile Killa Cam waited for his solo shot.

And in a twist of fate, it was The Notorious B.I.G. who met Cam and gave him his blessing right before he was murdered in 1997.

“After Big died, I didn’t know what was gonna happen,” says Cam. “But then they were shooting the video for [the Biggie tribute song] “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa,” right around my way. I saw Big’s business partner Lance Un Rivera and went up to him and said, yo, I’m the kid Biggie told you to sign.” And that cosign from the afterlife was all it took to score Cam’ron his first record deal with Untertainment Records/MCA, and his debut album, Confessions of Fire (1998), which included classic tracks such as “Pull It” (featuring DMX), “Feels Good,” (featuring Usher) and “Horse and Carriage,” (featuring Mase).

In 2000, Cam’ron dropped his sophomore album, titled S.D.E., or Sports, Drugs, and Entertainment. Fans embraced songs such as “What Means the World to You,” “Let Me Know” and “Do It Again,” but Cam’ron also used S.D.E. to introduce his colorful young crew to the world. Cam’ron, along with Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey, and others, became known as The Diplomats, aka the Dipset. And with his crew in place, Cam made the transition to a new label home, Roc-a-fella Records. It was on Roc-a-fella that Cam’ron came into his own as a mainstream hip hop star, releasing the platinum-selling album, Come Home With Me (2002), which featured hits such as “Hey Ma” (featuring Juelz Santana), “Welcome to New York City” (featuring Jay-Z and Juelz Santana), and “Oh Boy” (featuring Juelz Santana). Cam’ron later reprised “Oh Boy” for Mariah Carey’s Charmbracelet album. And Cam also branched out into Hollywood, with a critically acclaimed performance in “Paid in Full” (2002), starring alongside Mekhi Phifer and Wood Harris.

Riding on the success of Come Home With Me, Cam’ron helmed the release of his team’s compilation albums, Diplomatic Immunity (2003) and Diplomatic Immunity 2 (2004), as well as his 4th album, Purple Haze, which featured hits like “Shake,” and “Down and Out” (produced by Kanye West). And in 2005, Cam’ron signed to Asylum Records, and came into his own as a multi-talented businessman. He wrote and directed the full-length feature DVD, Killa Season (2005), which instantly became a hood classic, selling over a million copies. The accompanying Killa Season soundtrack, featured hits such as “Wet Wipes,” “Get ‘em Daddy (remix),” and the radio-smash “Touch It or Not,” which featured Lil’ Wayne on the remix.

In addition to his incredible creative material, Cam’ron has always been a lightning rod for hip-hop controversy. Cam has had near-death experiences (i.e. a robbery attempt in 2005 that left him with a bullet wound in the arm). He’s had high-profile rivalries with the likes of Jay-Z, Nas, and 50 cent. And more recently, he’s had rap fans worldwide analyzing and debating the state of Cam’s Dipset crew. But along with the drama, the proud Harlem son has always been one of the game’s most important trendsetters. When Cam started wearing pink, urban clothing lines added it to their collections. When he launched his own liquor brand, Sizzurp, other artists followed suit. When Cam introduced new slang….fans listened and learned.

And now that he’s is back…with a new album Crime Pays, a new movie close to completion, a television sitcom on tap, and new musical protégés at work…the hip hop world is again paying close attention his every move…because there’s never a dull moment in the life of Killa Cam.
Juelz Santana
Juelz Santana
LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982),[1] better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper and actor. He is from Harlem, New York City and is member of East Coast hip hop group The Diplomats. He appeared on Cam'ron's 2002 singles, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma". In 2003, his debut album From Me to U was released by Roc-A-Fella Records; his next album What the Game's Been Missing! contained the top-ten single "There It Go (The Whistle Song)". He is currently working on his long awaited third studio album Born to Lose, Built to Win set to be released in 2014.
Jim Jones
Jim Jones
Joseph Guillermo Jones II (born July 15, 1976),[1] better known by his stage name Jim Jones (formerly Jimmy Jones), is an American hip hop recording artist. Jones, an original member of hip hop collective The Diplomats (also known as Dipset), is also the co-CEO of Diplomat Records, alongside longtime friend and fellow Harlem-bred rapper, Cam'ron.[2][3] Jones is also a noted music video director under the pseudonym CAPO, having directed videos for artists including Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Remy Ma and State Property.

In 2004, he released his solo debut album On My Way to Church. The release of his second album, Harlem: Diary of a Summer in 2005, coincided with Jones landing an executive position in A&R at E1 Music. A year later he was on his third album Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) (2006), which spawned his biggest single to date, "We Fly High". The song reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In 2006, Jones also formed the hip hop group ByrdGang and launched ByrdGang Records. The group released their debut album M.O.B.: The Album, under the newly found label in 2008. Jones followed up with his fourth solo album Pray IV Reign, which was released in March 2009, under Columbia Records. The album spawned the hit single "Pop Champagne". In April 2011, Jones released his fifth album, Capo, which was supported by the lead single, "Perfect Day".
Prezzy Supreme
Prezzy Supreme
PREZZY SUPREME aka Stillz. Govt name Sean Bailey born in Albert Einstein Hospital in the South Bronx. Early childhood I lived in the grand concourse section of the Bronx until a teenager. I then moved uptown to the white plains Rd area of the Bronx but went to High school in White Plans, NY. Growing up in the Bronx made me humble watching people struggling to get back and forth from work everyday and partying in open hydrants in the street in the summer. But forced me to grow up faster not having a father around and coming home to busted car Windows and dope fiends in the stairway everyday. Going to school in white plains,ny gave me a new outlook because there was more access to everything, just a richer more connected city. I find inspiration in both neighborhoods because they both have a history of having a lot of untapped talent. I went to college for 5 years in Hampton Virginia, a historically black college. Living out there changed my perspective on music as I got to meet artists from all over the country and learn from what inspires them. Worked on projects with DREAMVILLE artists “JID” and “EarthGang” and met “Bas” and “Jcole” during my early years at HU. Also got to learn from Justin Bieber’s DJ “TayJames” another Hampton alumni that inspired me to pursue a career of my own. My earliest inspiration to rap was and still is my older cousin “Trigg Uptown” he first introduced me to the battle rap competitive ny music culture I fell in love with. Trigg gave me the confidence to battle every artist I could but sit downs with Dame Dash in high school gave me the push i felt that separated me from other artists. Working with Dame’s nephew “Dash”, and being able to play music for Damon dash and get positive feedback I would say was the start of it all. As far as life experiences I’ve been thru just about everything. Not gonna indict myself but I feel I’ve seen everything from robberies, dead bodies, gangs, and hustling/scamming to country clubs, foreign cars, yachts, and high rise apartments. The back n forth from the Bronx to White Plains to studios in Long Island constantly gave me my own perception of life. Two of my best friend died in my life, one to drug overdose, the other murdered by gun violence. Having to shake the hands of grandparents at my friends funerals gives me a view of pain and struggle a lot of people can relate to. My cousin Trigg and close friend in college both went to prison for 5 yrs and that brought me to a dark place in life, but they remind me that every day is opportunity so I take nothing for granted. I describe my sound as a Hybrid of 90s rap and new generation melodies. I feel like I can out rap anybody but I connect more with melodies. I think of rap like a dunk contest, everything has been done before so it’s all about technique. But melodies gives an artists channels to add more depth and personality to lyrics. Plus my Jamaican roots and love of reggae music adds to it. I performed with artists Fabolous, Paul Cain, Major Lazer, and in spots throughout Ny from HighLine Ballroom in Manhattan to the ARMORY up in Albany,Ny. My plan is bring something new to the table with hip hop. Use my song writing to open doors until I’m in the position of some of the successful talents I’ve studied for so long. Now or Never more Now than Ever. DTR Music Group is going to be the new and improved Rocafella. Album coming soon.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205