Back in the late 1990's and early 2000's, East Coast rappers Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey each stood out on their own, with a bevy of mixtapes, studio albums, and featured appearances. But there was something happening in Harlem at the time that constantly brought the musicians back together to collaborate as The Diplomats — commonly known as Dipset. In 2003, Dipset made its album debut with "Diplomatic Immunity," and quickly followed it up the next year with "Diplomatic Immunity 2." Rifts and disputes started to open up in the group in the late 2000's and the project seemed to be over — until 2010, when Cam'ron and Jim Jones came out to say more Dipset material was coming. A new album hasn't materialized, but the group has been performing regular reunion concerts since 2013.
Dipset performs with Tory Ave on Saturday, September 5, at Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street. 8:30 p.m. $25-$70. mainstreetarmory.com.