Kanye West, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce, Dipset, Pusha T, Big Sean and Musiq Soulchild-Christmas In Harlem

Longest title ever? Now, I’m fully aware this was ‘out’ about a week ago. However, you’ll find that version had tags, probably wasn’t good quality, and wasn’t an authorised drop. This, on the other hand, is the latest addition to GOOD Fridays (despite being a Weds/Thurs depending on where you’re from) and is most certainly official.

Have to admit I’m a little disappointed with this. The highlights are most certainly Teyana’s vocals, who could easily be mistaken for Beyonce with a well delivered and catchy hook. None of the verses are particularly outstanding given the names on show, although they’re fairly short for the most part (particularly Sean and Pusha’s), which in fairness doesn’t give them a chance to get a flow together. Worth a listen if you want to be festive, but without being corny!

Kanye West-Christmas In Harlem ft. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Cyhi Da Prynce, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor and Big Sean

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Sunday's Classic Collabo: Cam'ron/Jim Jones/Juelz Santana

After the return of Dipset earlier this week, I found myself revisiting some of their older material. As you can see from the video on the left, these guys made street hits that were mainstream enough for the clubs (in the US at least) to play.

A beat, that I was surprised wasn’t taken on by a plethora of other rappers, that will have you nodding your head until you spasm and a Juelz Santana who was really coming into his own as a heavy punchline hitting emcee, this is a track that had cemented Dipset as one of the largest ‘movements’ in hip-hop at the time. Only time will tell whether or not they can replicate that sort of following again. Grab the mp3 for this by clicking below.

The Diplomats – Crunk Muzik

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Dipset....Are Back With A New Track - Salute

As teased earlier this week with a trailer, here is the first track these scallywags have made together in a good few years.

First impressions? Well the beat is absolutely crazy for a start, with Jim Jones, Cam’ron & Juelz all bringing verses filled with much bravado. Gets the thumbs up from me and I’m very interested to see what else they cook up in the future.

The Diplomats (Cam’ron, Jim Jones & Juelz Santana) – Salute

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The Dipset 2010 Reunion

Take this as the official confirmation that the previously-feuding Dipset boys are all back together.

Will be interesting to hear some new music from them, and also gauging the response to it in a much harsher hip-hop climate than when they were last together.

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