Jim Jones

The Diplomats just performed in D.C. What’s it like working with Cam, Juelz, and Freeky again? Are you still working on that new album you guys have been promising?

You gotta get to the goodies. [Laughs] It’s a different type of organic that goes on when we all together. It’s something that I can’t explain. It just feels good that we can just be out there and in the same room, high-fiving. It’s a great inspiration to have ya brothers back.

A$AP Mob. Do they remind you of you guys?

Nah. They weren’t from the street. They’re a good group of kids and they’re artistic but they’re not from the street and their style is way different than what we do. It’s a little bit far out there for me. We got bonafide swag and the definition of get fly, ya dig? I’m not trying to disrespect them—A$AP Mob is doing it, they got their numbers and they’re doing what they like to do—but they’re nothing like the Diplomats. They didn’t come up hanging and banging and hustling and really touching the pavement, ya dig? It’s a big difference. We don’t wear kilts and we don’t wear tight sweatpants and funny sneakers. That’s not our style. Price point and high fashion don’t really make it cool. I’ll still go in Wal Mart and come out and niggas will still think it’s Versace.
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