Wie bereits berichtet plant Cam'ron am 7. November ein kostenloses Mixtape mit dem Titel "Public Enemy No.1" zu veröffentlichten. Nun hat auch Dipset "Kollege" Jim Jones ein kostenloses Mixtape angekündigt.... und zwar für den 6. November. Das Mixtape trägt den Titel "Harlem?s American Gangsta" und spielt auf Jay Z's Album "American Gangster" an, das am selben Tag erscheint. Um das ganze abzurunden, soll angeblich Damon Dash das Tape hosten. Na dann...
"He's a liar. Tell him to make a hit record. Tell him to do me the biggest favor ? tell him I said this, tell him I said it in big letters ? stop making excuses and make a hit record. Tell him he's garbage. I don't have time for the negative stuff. That's not even my style. I hate when somebody makes an excuse when their music doesn't get played. You think I'm not playing it? The whole country isn't playing it. Put that in the interview. Tell me: Is he on 'TRL'? Is he on the MTV countdown? OK, so that's one other [outlet] that's not playing him. Radio stations aren't playing him right now because he doesn't have a hit record. You can't stop a hit record. If I don't make a hit record, I'm not gonna get played. 50 Cent don't make a hit record, he's not gonna get played. Same for Nas; it's just the game. I'll pray for [Young Buck], but tell him to stop worrying about me. And tell him this: You can't stop a brother that's loved, and I'm loved."
Viele trauten ihren Augen nicht, als sie sahen, dass Lil Wayne auf dem neuen Jay Z Album gefeaturet ist. Nun haben beide Statements zu dem Track abgeliefert. Jigga betrachtet das Ganze ziemlich nüchtern, während Lil Wayne Jay's King Status akzeptiert. Klingt irgendwie nicht nach einer Traumkollabo.
"[Wayne's camp] sent the record and it was done. So it wasn't like a collaboration thing. It was done already. Gee [Roberson] and [Kyambo] 'Hip Hop' [Joshua], who came from Roc-A-Fella and went on to do great things ? I'm very proud of them ? manage Wayne. That whole thing came through them. It's more of a great record than a lyrical slugfest. It's more a creative, great record than two guys spitting. 'Success' [another American Gangster track] is more of what people wanna look at when you judge that type of [collaborative] stuff. It's me and Nas going at it."
"It was produced by my homeboy Big D a long time ago. Jay heard the song some type of way, and when he heard it, he said, 'Ask the homie if I can get this.' When I was asked the question, I told them it wasn't even a question -- he's got it. Everybody in the world knows how I feel about Jay. ... He's the king, utmost respect."
"Nas sucks. It's nonsense, man. That's a stupid name. It doesn't make sense. Why would you title it that?"
"You helped him out because you asked me [about it], and people who are interested in me would like to hear the answer. But other than that, there's nothing interesting in that. It's just for shock value."
Sowas hat Fitty bekanntlich nie gemacht...Wie dem auch sei, ich bleib dabei, ein Album mit diesem Titel wird nicht erscheinen.
Nach dem überaus heißem Sommer, wie ihn Killa Cam angekündigte, folgt nun der eiskalte Winter, denn am 7. November erscheint das neue Cam'Ron Mixtape "Public Enemy #1". Und obwohl derzeit kaum ein Rapper erfolgreicher ist als Cam, wird es das Mixtape zum kostenlosen Download geben.
Allhiphop.com:Hell Rell?s recent comments about you do seem to suggest a divide in the group?
Hell Rell and 40 Cal, that?s a touchy situation. If you listen to Hell Rell, he made a couple of statements that he retracted in his recent interviews. But I heard him on a few more interviews and he refused to say anything crazy out his mouth. Hell Rell is just an artist. If you want to put it in street terms, he?s just a soldier. If you want to put it in chess, he?s just a pawn, you smell me? So his opinion really don?t make no money, regardless how you say it, so the st don?t count. He?s like a kid who feels like his parents are going through a divorce, which they?re not. He?s just venting how he feels, but he?s opinionless, really, if you look at it. He had an album coming out, he was trying.