Diplomatic Immunity (The Diplomats album)

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Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity 1.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 25, 2003
Recorded2002–2003
GenreHip hop
Length107:09
Label
ProducerThe Heatmakerz, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Hiroshima, Mafia Boy, DR Period, E-Bass
The Diplomats chronology
Diplomatic Immunity
(2003)
Diplomatic Immunity 2
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[2]
RapReviews(4.5/10)[3]

Diplomatic Immunity is the debut studio 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 singles "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, DMX, and fellow 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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Un Casa" (performed by Cam'ron and Un Kasa)Kanye West, Brian "All Day" Miller3:38
2."Juelz Santana (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey and Jim Jones) 0:56
3."Who I Am" (performed by Juelz Santana)The Heatmakerz4:19
4."Ground Zero" (performed by Juelz Santana, Cam'ron, and Jim Jones)Spike 'N' Jamahl5:13
5."Real Niggas (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey and Monique Chandler) 1:28
6."Real Niggas" (performed by Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones)DR Period3:46
7."Have You Seen Juelz Santana (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey and Shaniqua Williams) 0:44
8."More Than Music" (performed by Juelz Santana)The Heatmakerz4:08
9."Beautiful Noise" (performed by Jim Jones and Cam'ron)Charlemagne, E-Bass4:39
10."Dipset Anthem" (performed by Juelz Santana and Cam'ron)The Heatmakerz4:09
11."Hey Ma (Remix)" (performed by Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and Toya)DR Period, Mafia Boy5:17
12."Hell Rell (Interlude)" (performed by Freekey Zekey and Hell Rell) 2:03
13."This Is What I Do" (performed by Cam'ron and Hell Rell)The Heatmakerz4:05
14."Gangsta" (performed by Juelz Santana and Cam'ron)Ralph Random5:14
15."Hell Rell Freestyle" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Hell Rell) 1:46
Disc 2
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."I Really Mean It/Phone Skit #1" (performed by Cam'ron and Jim Jones)Just Blaze4:21
2."My Love" (performed by Juelz Santana and Freeway)The Heatmakerz3:22
3."I Love You/Phone Skit #2" (performed by Juelz Santana and Cam'ron)The Heatmakerz4:11
4."Purple Haze/Phone Skit #3" (performed by Cam'ron)The Heatmakerz4:38
5."The First" (performed by Jim Jones, Cam'ron and Juelz Santana)Hiroshima4:55
6."Juelz Santana the Great/Phone Skit #4" (performed by Juelz Santana)The Heatmakerz4:57
7."DJ Enuff Freestyle" (performed by Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones)The Heatmakerz5:11
8."What's Really Good/Phone Skit #5" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and DMX)Paperchase Inc., E-Bass6:02
9."I'm Ready" (performed by Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Cam'ron)The Heatmakerz4:41
10."Bout It Bout It... Part III" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Master P)Craig Lawson5:20
11."Built This City" (performed by Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Hell Rell)Just Blaze6:03
12."Let's Go" (performed by Cam'ron and Juelz Santana)The Heatmakerz2:03

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bush (March 11, 2003). "Diplomatic Immunity - The Diplomats". AllMusic. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Johnson, Sherman (April 2, 2003). "Cam'Ron Presents The Diplomats - Diplomatic Immunity". HipHop DX. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Feature for March 25, 2003 - The Diplomats' "Diplomatic Immunity"". Rapreviews.com. March 25, 2003. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Diplomats, Diplomatic Immunity (2003) – 25 Rap Albums From the Past Decade That Deserve Classic Status". Complex. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Diplomats Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Diplomats Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2020.