Diplomatic Immunity (album)

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Diplomatic Immunity
Studio album by The Diplomats
Released March 25, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:47:09
Label Roc-A-Fella Records, Diplomat Records, Def Jam Recordings
Producer E Bass, Heatmakerz, Hiroshima, Just Blaze, Mafia Boy, D.R. Period, Kanye West
The Diplomats chronology
Diplomatic Immunity
(2003)
Diplomatic Immunity 2
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (4.5/10)[3]

Diplomatic Immunity is the debut album by The Diplomats, released on March 25, 2003. After the release of group leader Cam'ron's third album, Come Home With Me, the quartet teamed up to release their first collaborative effort. The album features the lead single "Dipset Anthem", "I Really Mean It", "Ground Zero", and "Bout It Bout It...Part III" (featuring Master P).

In addition to Master P, the album features appearances from Monique Chandler, Shaniqua Williams, Toya, Freeway, and DMX. The album also features Diplomat rapper Hell Rell, who was incarcerated at the time of the album's release. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 selling 92,000 copies in its first week.[4] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 2012 Complex named the album one of the classic albums of the last decade.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Un Casa" (performed by Cam'ron & Un Kasa) Kanye West, Brian Miller 3:38
2. "Juelz Santana (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey & Jim Jones)   0:56
3. "Who I Am" (performed by Juelz Santana) Heatmakerz 4:19
4. "Ground Zero" (featuring Juelz Santana, Cam'ron, & Jim Jones) Spike n' Jamahl 5:13
5. "Real Niggas (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey & Monique Chandler) DR Period 1:28
6. "Real Niggas" (performed by Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, & Jim Jones) DR Period 3:46
7. "Have You Seen Juelz Santana (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey & Shaniqua Williams)   0:44
8. "More Than Music" (performed by Juelz Santana) Heatmakerz 4:08
9. "Beautiful Noise" (performed by Jim Jones & Cam'ron) Charlemagne, E-Bass 4:39
10. "Dipset Anthem" (performed by Juelz Santana & Cam'ron) Heatmakerz 4:09
11. "Hey Ma (Remix)" (performed by Cam'ron, Juelz Santana & Toya) DR Period, Mafia Boy 5:17
12. "Hell Rell (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey & Hell Rell)   2:03
13. "This Is What I Do" (performed by Cam'ron & Hell Rell) Heatmakerz 4:05
14. "Gangsta" (performed by Juelz Santana & Cam'ron) Ralph Random 5:14
15. "Hell Rell Freestyle" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, & Hell Rell)   1:46
Disc 2
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "I Really Mean It/Phone Skit 1" (performed by Cam'ron & Jim Jones) Just Blaze 4:21
2. "My Love" (performed by Juelz Santana & Freeway) Heatmakerz 3:22
3. "I Love You/Phone Skit 2" (performed by Juelz Santana & Cam'ron) Heatmakerz 4:11
4. "Purple Haze/Phone Skit 3" (performed by Cam'ron) Heatmakerz 4:38
5. "The First" (performed by Jim Jones, Cam'ron, & Juelz Santana) Hiroshima 4:55
6. "Juelz Santana the Great/Phone Skit 4" (performed by Juelz Santana) Heatmakerz 4:57
7. "DJ Enuff Freestyle" (performed by Cam'ron, Juelz Santana & Jim Jones) Heatmakerz 5:11
8. "What's Really Good/Phone Skit 5" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, & DMX) Paperchase Inc., E. Bass 6:02
9. "I'm Ready" (performed by Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, & Cam'ron) Heatmakerz 4:41
10. "Bout It Bout It Part III" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, & Master P) Craig Lawson 5:20
11. "Built This City" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana & Hell Rell) Just Blaze 6:03
12. "Let's Go" (performed by Cam'ron & Juelz Santana) Heatmakerz 2:03
Samples
  • "Un Casa" contains a sample of "Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind?" by Peabo Bryson.
  • "Who I Am" contains a sample of "Who Am I" by The O'Jays.
  • "Ground Zero" contains a sample of "Headed for a Heartbreak" by Winger.
  • "Real Niggas" contains a sample of "Cry Together" by The O'Jays.
  • "More Than Music" contains a sample of "Help(Somebody Please)" by The O'Jays.
  • "Beautiful Noise" contains a sample of "Closer" by B.T. Express.
  • "Dipset Anthem" contains samples of "Death Around The Corner" by 2 Pac, "Niggas Bleed" by Notorious B.I.G. and "One In A Million" by Sanchez.
  • "Hey Ma (Remix)" contains a sample of "Easy Like Sunday Morning" by The Commodores.
  • "I Really Mean It/Phone Skit 1" contains a sample of "I Got Over Love" by Major Harris.
  • "My Love" contains a sample of "Look What You've Done" by The Moments.
  • "I Love You/Phone Skit 2" contains a sample of "I Stand Accused" by Jerry Butler.
  • "Purple Haze/Phone Skit 3" contains a sample of "Too Blind To See" by Dorothy Moore.
  • "The First" contains a sample of "Let There be Light" by Jeff Tyzik.
  • "Juelz Santana the Great/Phone Skit 4" contains a sample of "With These Hands" by The Delfonics.
  • "DJ Enuff Freestyle" contains a sample of "Mirrors Of My Soul" by O.V. Wright.
  • "I'm Ready" contains a sample of "Yes, I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason.
  • "Bout It Bout It Part III" contains a sample of "I'm Bout It, Bout It" by TRU.
  • "Built This City" contains a sample of "We Built This City on Rock And Roll" by Starship.
  • "Let's Go" contains a sample of "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bush (2003-03-11). "Diplomatic Immunity - The Diplomats". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Sherman (2003-04-02). "Cam'Ron Presents The Diplomats - Diplomatic Immunity". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Feature for March 25, 2003 - The Diplomats' "Diplomatic Immunity"". Rapreviews.com. 2003-03-25. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  5. ^ "The Diplomats, Diplomatic Immunity (2003) — 25 Rap Albums From the Past Decade That Deserve Classic Status". Complex. Retrieved 8 December 2012.