237 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Category: Music Venues
Region: West 40s
If the Diplomats—for tonight’s purposes that’s Harlem rappers Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zeekey—celebrated every anniversary, they’d be performing shows like this every week. For half a decade, the group’s music, filled with streetwise tongue twisters and soul-sampling crescendos, ruled New York: While at one corner you might have found an enterprising small business owner attempting to hawk the group’s latest mixtape, at the next you’d be passed by a car giving the entire block a free listen. Tonight, for the sake of both convenience and still-played jams like “Dipset Anthem” and “I Really Mean It,” the group heads to B.B. King’s to honor the decade that’s passed since their joint Diplomatic Immunity double-album.
Mon., March 25, 11:30 p.m., 2013