Freekey Zekey Set To Release Book Of Ezekiel July 24 on Diplomat Records/Asylum
Since things move fast in the Diplomats' purple world - blink and you might miss a mixtape, a downloadable exclusive, or an affiliated release - Freekey Zekey's three-year stint in prison on a drug rap meant he missed an avalanche of product, some of which even went Top Ten. The hypeman, the skit master, the sleaziest part of the Dipset crew, and, believe it or not, the check-signing president of Diplomats Records used that time to hulk up and turn his interlude shouting and spouting into rapping. Eight months after his release, the full-length Book of Ezekiel lands with a whirlwind of sleazy tracks that contain plenty of trashy laughs (no surprise) and plenty of hooks with slick and fresh beats underneath (big surprise).
Giles, along with his cousin Cam'ron and their friend Jim Jones formed the hip-hop group The Diplomats in their hometown of Harlem, New York in 1997. Giles adopted the stage name Freekey Zekey (https://middleeastexplorer.com/serial-code/?file=7673) and the group began writing and performing songs together. In the early years of the group, Zekey served mostly as a hype man, yelling adlibs or his name during other members' songs and performances. Zekey was responsible for writing and performing almost all of the skits on Diplomat mixtapes and Cam'ron’s albums, and did this until he was sentenced to 35–42 months in prison in February 2004. While in prison, Zekey began writing his own songs and honed his skills as a rapper. Just a few weeks after being released from prison in November 2006, Freekey signed a contract with Asylum Records to release his debut album, Book of Ezekiel (learn more here). The album was released on July 24, 2007, and featured guest appearances from other members of The Diplomats, including Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana. The album peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. After The Diplomats effectively disbanded in 2007, Freekey went on to form his own label/group, the 730 Dips, and also joined Jim Jones' new group, ByrdGang.