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|Genre||Hip hop, east coast hip hop|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||New York, New York|
Diplomat Records is an American hip hop record label founded by Harlem rapper Cam'ron. Dipset currently releases music under the independent label E1 music. In the early 2000s, Dipset was very popular for having star rappers with radio hits like Juelz Santana and Cam'ron and for their association with Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella records. In 2005, Dipset moved away from Roc-A-Fella and Cam'ron sold Juelz Santana's contract back to Def Jam. Between 2006 and 2009, Dipset was relatively quiet aside from Cam'ron and Jim Jones. However in 2010, they reunited and have begun to associate themselves with rapper Vado.
Diplomat doesn't have traditional distribution in the sense that each of its artists have deals with individual labels. In 2005, Koch and then Diplomat vice president of A&R Duke Da God signed a deal to release Dipset: More Than Music. Also in 2005, when founder Cam'ron parted ways with Roc-A-Fella/The Island Def Jam and signed with Asylum, he secured that his albums be released under Diplomat, while also securing any future Diplomat group albums under Koch. Label president Freekey Zekey also released his debut album on Diplomat with distribution coming from Koch. In addition to the deal with Koch to release the "Moret Than Music" album, co-founder Jim Jones released his first three albums under Koch in association with Diplomat. Juelz Santana also released his first two albums under Diplomat with distribution by Def Jam, until his contract as a solo artist with Diplomat was sold to Def Jam by Cam'Ron. In a 2008 interview, Diplomat member and signee 40 Cal. confirmed several labels that the individualt members are and were distributed by at the time including J.R. Writer being distributed under Babygrande, though earlier reports listed him as being distributed, like many others on the Diplomat label, through Koch.
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|Cam'ron||Come Home with Me|
|The Diplomats||Diplomatic Immunity||
|Juelz Santana||From Me to U||
|Jim Jones||On My Way to Church|
|The Diplomats||Diplomatic Immunity 2||
|Jim Jones||Harlem: Diary of a Summer||
|Juelz Santana||What the Game's Been Missing!|
|J.R. Writer||History in the Making||
|40 Cal.||Broken Safety||
|Jim Jones||Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)||
|Freekey Zekey||Book of Ezekiel||
|40 Cal.||Broken Safety 2||
|Hell Rell||For the Hell of It||
|40 Cal.||The Yellow Tape||
|U.N.||Heat in Here Vol. 1||
|Cam'ron & Vado||Gunz n' Butta||
- (June 2005) Diplomat Records & Koch Records Announce New Partnership With Diplomats VP of A&R Duke "Da God" Accessed September 19, 2008.
- Ozzie (April 30, 2005) Cam'ron inks deal with Asylum/Warner Accessed September 18, 2008.
- Dave (April 30, 2005) Cam'ron leaves Rocafella RapBasement Accessed September 18, 2008.
- (June 2005) June 2005 Interview with Cam'ron Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine. XXL. Accessed September 19, 2008.
- Edwards, Brandon. "Freekey Zekey So Harlem Pt. 1" Archived 2007-03-04 at the Wayback Machine., XXLmag.com, February 13, 2007. Accessed September 21, 2008.
- Black Widow (December 4, 2006) Ballin!: Freekey Zekey Snags A Multi-Million Dollar Deal; Jones Celebrates A 'Dipset X-Mas' SixShot. Accessed September 21, 2008.
- (November 2004) KOCH Records Announces New Partnership With Diplomat Records Accessed September 19, 2008.
- Jim Jones 'Harlem: The Diary Of A Summer album Accessed September 19, 2008.
- Thomas Golianopoulos (December 4, 2006) Jim Jones, 'Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)' (Diplomat/Koch) Spin Magazine Online. Accessed September 19, 2008.
- From Me to U Archived 2009-01-13 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed September 19, 2008.
- Shaheem Reid, with additional reporting by Rahman Dukes MTV's Mixtape Monday Archived 2008-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed September 19, 2008.
- (August 19, 2008) Was Cam'ron holding Juelz Santana Back? Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine. DefSounds Accessed September 20, 2008.
- (August 1, 2008) Juelz Santana's contract Sold to Def Jam Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. DefSounds. Accessed September 20, 2008.
- Quinton Hatfield (August 11, 2008) 40 Cal.: The Rising Up HipHopDX. Accessed September 20, 2008.
- Michael Ivey (May 3, 2008) Dipset Moves on JR Writer's Debut Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed September 21, 2008.
- Searchable Database Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. RIAA. Accessed September 16, 2008.
- Sanneh, Kelefa (December 29, 2005). A Rap Tale of 2 Cities and 2 Stars. The New York Times. Accessed September 16, 2008.