Poor old Brukkers Dash. He still hasn’t gotten over the Roc-A-Fella split.
And look at former Roc-A-Fella part owner Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke [mark: 2.49]. When they were riding high on a crest of a wave he refused to speak/grant interviews. But since being shoved in to obscurity he has suddenly found his voice.
I had the misfortune of meeting Kareem once. WHAT a dick head! The man behaved and walked around as if his s**t didn’t stink!
Anyway, Dash is the ‘brains’ behind this documentary. But from what I hear it isn’t really about Jim Jones and more a vehicle for Dash, who is DESPERATE to get back in to music and film.
In this preview he talks about the Roc-A-Fella era, Jay-Z, Camron and Dipset/Diplomat Records. Stuff we’ve heard all before!
I have to say that I loved the Roc-A-Fella era, I liked Beanie Sigel, Camron, Freeway etc – I loved the music the attitude, and the image.
But this idea that Dipset/Diplomat Records had such a huge impact on Hip Hop has been grossly over-exaggerated throughout the years. I’m not saying they weren’t good as a group, but Dipset was no NWA, Public Enemy or 2 Live Crew and Diplomat Records was no Deathrow Records or Bad Boy.
The reality is that they were popular for a brief moment in time in the early 2000s (particularly in New York).