More Than Music, Vol. 1 is a glorified mixtape with little appeal beyond the Diplomats ' devout following -- a following that helped carry the release into the ~Billboard album chart, despite being released on a label referred to by 50 Cent as an "artists' graveyard." Not bad for a slipshod release. Containing just enough roles from the big guns -- Cam'ron , Juelz Santana , Jim Jones -- to keep ears perked, More Than Music is more a way to showcase the crew's second stringers and up-and-comers. This lacks the playful spirit of several Dipset mixtapes released during the past couple years (a widely distributed @Koch release can't play as fast and loose with the samples and outright beat swiping that makes the relatively "underground" Dipset mixes such a treat). View this as the Diplomats in spring training -- there's too much room allowed for untested newcomers, most of which have yet to establish their own identities. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
- East Coast Rap, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap
- Explicit Lyrics
- July 12, 2005
- Diplomats 
- Mister Cee (Vocals) , Jha Jha (Performer) , Unkasa (Performer)
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