Freekey Zeeky Talks About Being Home From Prison

Diplomatic Records' president Ezekiel "Freekey Zekey" Jiles was released

from prison in Durham N.C. yesterday (Nov. 20) after serving three years in prison

for running an ecstasy ring. Freekey Zekey, 31, was convicted in 2004 on

the drug charges and served almost three years in prison. The rapper was

greeted in front of the Durham Correctional Center by a limousine, which whisked

him away to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport for a flight back to New

York. "It's

a headache already, but it's all good," Freekey Zekey told

"That's my atmosphere, that's how I live. If it's not loud music, if it's

not police siren, fire siren, gunshots, people yelling, if it's not a loud atmosphere,

I am not going to feel comfortable, no way no how."Zekey has appeared

on numerous Diplomat mixtapes and albums by Cam'ron. In April 2003, Zekey was

robbed in New York after a minor car collision outside a Manhattan nightclub.The

robbery and subsequent shooting took the life of his childhood friend Eric Mangrum.

In December of 2005, Chauncey Dillon, 30, was sentenced to 30 years to life for

the robbery and murder. Shortly after the shooting, however, Freekey Zekey

was sentenced to 35 to 42 for his involvement in an ecstasy ring in New Hanover

County, North Carolina. With his past behind him, Freekey Zekey is focusing

on his upcoming debut, The Book of Ezekiel. "I'm touching on all sides,"

Freekey Zekey told "I am not just focusing on one way of rap.

There's people that just do gangsta rap. My mind fluctuates so much that I just

change course in my music. It might be a happy song, it might be a song where

you shed a tear, it might be a song where you wanna pop a n***a head off, it might

be a song where you just want to party. I'm real diversified because my mind is

like that. That's how I feel. I might be happy, sad, ready to killa a n***a or

ready to party."Freekey Zekey and his Dipset group members have established

a cult following in Hip-Hop through their mixtapes and independent albums. Zekey's

freedom comes during another high point for his group. Dipset group member Jim

Jones' single "We Fly High" has become a national anthem of sorts, for

its catch phrase "Ballllin."The single is taken from Jones' recently

released Hustler's P.O.M.E., which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rap

Albums chart and the Independent Album chart.Cam'ron's 2002 effort Come

Home with Me has been certified platinum, while his 2004 album Purple Haze

has been certified gold.Juelz Santana's 2003 album From Me to You

is certified gold and his 2005 release What the Game's Been Missing is

certified platinum."Going

gold and platinum? That’s all we go!," Freekey Zekey said. "Listen,

we on an independent label, man. Independency means… listen, if you go 50,000

[sales] that’s they recoup. Once you go anything over 50,000 on Koch, Asylum

and all that, Jim [Jones] goes 200-300,000, Killa [Cam'ron] goes the same thing

200-300,000, Duke [Da God] goes 110-189,000. I don’t know the stats on J.R.

[Writer], I ain’t get ‘em, I’m locked up . But when you do over

20-30,000 maybe 50,000, we get eight dollars off of that. Times that by 100-200-300,000.

All that 10 cent, all that 15 cent n***as do on them major labels, we not with

that. We getting real cake, man. $8.45 a record, man. I be home I’ll get

it and you check my stats, check my flow, check my guap. Freekey Zekey's

debut album The Book of Ezekial will hit stores in December.


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