Once Upon a Time
11.15.2017

New Music: The Diplomats – ‘Once Upon a Time’

The Diplomats are back. Soundtracked by longtime producers The Heatmakerz, Cam’ron and Jim Jones hold down the fort on “Once Upon a Time.”

Over a sped-up soul sample, Killa Cam takes aim at Harvey Weinstein, calling him a “pervert” after the Hollywood mogul was accused of sexual harassment and assault by several women.

“Welcome back to the hallway loiterers,” he raps. “I made mills off the white girl, I exploited her / No disrespecting the ladies, word from my team / Why? That’s the reason Dame smacked Harvey Weinstein, pervert / On the set of Paid In Full, y’all gave him hell about it / Some foul shit happened once, Capo, tell ’em about it.”

Jones also rhymes on the cut, reflecting on a time when he says he was blackballed. He even references his 2006 hit “We Fly High” and his reconciliation with JAY-Z. “Tried to blackball me, so I asked ’em where the hoop at / Ballin’! In the Soho in L.A., askin’ the valet where the coupe at / 80 for the jet to meet with JAY, and then I flew back.”

The song arrives shortly after Cam released his newest mixtape, The Program, and before Dipset’s upcoming concert with A$AP Mob, which is slated for Nov. 21.