Dipset fans rejoice. With a bunch of new projects dropping and officially reuniting with his Dipset brethen, Cam’ron seeks to get back to being on top. With recent runway appearances rocking designer capes with his sexy wifey Juju and hints of dropping a sneaker on instagram, Cam is fast making moves back in the fashion space which he along with Jim jones, and Juelz Santana firmly put their stamp on a decade ago. With mentor Dame Dash back in the fold full time, they have joined with Karmaloop to drop Dipset USA clothing. Feels like 2002 all over again? I say until he pulls out the pink fur and Range Rover the story is not complete. Dipset, DipSet, Dipset!!
Get familiar with this kid. He is working with Camron and is featured on his Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1.
Hopefully he was just having some fun, because his fans are probably having a heart attack right now. Oh yeah his alter-ego is named Shawty Mane.
I know my baby bro Ice Dot is gonna be tight, but this is my favorite joint right now. Don’t forget we still Hip Hop over here!
Obviously not a good year for rappers and their wives.
According to police, Juelz Santana, the rapper who’s collaborated with Chris Brown, Sean Kingston and Cam’ron, was arrested at his home in New Jersey — after his wife told cops he threatened to kill her!
Cops tell us they showed up at Santana’s Teaneck home around 10:30 this morning after his wife called 911.
According to law enforcement sources, Santana’s wife did not need medical assistance — but she told police the threat was made in front of a child.
The rapper was arrested on domestic charges and is still in police custody.
UPDATE: A rep for Santana tells TMZ the rapper is not married, the child present was not his son and his bail was set at $300.
Then there’s this: The rep adds, “He has problems with the people in his complex, they hate on him because he is a rapper with big cars.”
Story developing …
Why everybody so mad at Mase?
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Hip Hop is like Bizarro World with no guards at the gate, so as a result anything goes these days. WTF is Mase doing back in the game talking restless? This dude was just on the podium pushing Matthew and Luke down people’s throats, what is he doing talking materialism? This game holds no one responsible for their shenanigans so now we gotta put up with Mase and Cam’Ron reunions, wack ones at that.
NEW YORK — Jadakiss is putting his calls out. ‘Kiss wants Kanye West and Cam’ron on the remix of his current single, “Who’s Real,” and he already knows what producers’ beats he needs for his next album.
“I’m definitely going back in,” the Yonkers native said. “The D-Block album is wrapped up. I’mma make sure we finish this LOX album, and I’m coming right back at the end of the year. I think I’m gonna call it Top Five, Dead or Alive. I’m only gonna work with Primo [DJ Premier], Alchemist, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, sh– like that. Have a couple of South [producers], and that’s it. Wham!”
The Black Babe Ruth’s Last Kiss is far from over, though. He just shot a video for “Who’s Real” in Harlem last week, with OJ Da Juiceman and Swizz. T.I., Ja Rule, the Clipse, Grafh and Black Hand Entertainment were among the friends who came down for cameo appearances. After that, ‘Kiss is going with the single “Smoking Gun” — featuring Jazmine Sullivan — to close out the album. A video is in the works. Continue reading
Santana’s Town>The Real’s Whole Catalog
I can feel it in the air, Killa Season is finally here and it promises to be a long summer. With an album dropping in less than two weeks I’ve already heard enough ammo in two months to overshadow aything put out by Juelz & Jimmy in the last two years. Damn them dudes get the gas face and the vapors, all in one serving. Ouch!
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“…Before I creep up behind you/won’t see me coming like the swine flu” This is that vintage New York I been begging to make a cameo this summer.
The first ten times I heard this story it was of interest now its pretty much drawn out. Prophet Jones says he foresaw the breakup in a vision and told Cam. He also says he envisioned a reunion, which has yet to materialize. Dame speaks on the parallels the breakup had to his split with Jay, which rendered him a sideline witness to the Death of the Diplomat Dynasty.
Alright, here is the (edited) video to the audio that many are describing as the proverbial ‘nail-in-the-coffin’ for the Harlem Diplomat Reunion. Cam, emphatically states that dreams of a reunion have been permanently shattered by Jim’s continuous bloopers, the latest being him denying that Killa had a phone conversation with him. Honestly, we all know Cam can stand on his own and build up any movement around himself but what will Jimmy and Juelz do? As fate would have it, their solo careers are some what stagnant and any attempts to recreate the flame that was once Dip Set has fallen on deaf ears, to say the least. The MTV clip below is Juelz response, which still sounds a tad bit salty: Continue reading
Mr. Giles shoots the sh*t about why he will forever be Dipset and even extends an eternal membership card to Jim & Juelz. He also clarifies his position on the many lyrical squabbles he’s found himself entangled in.
OK, time for some marketing suggestions. Instead of putting out “Death of a Dynasty” or another Jim Jones album for that matter, Dame Dash should’ve regrouped and packaged the story that the whole world was interested in hearing and that is the demise and fall of one of the strongest camps in Hip Hop, Roc-a-Fella Records. This doc looks compelling, I would pay some snaps to go see this. All the elements are there; betrayal, jealousy and unprecedented arrogance (gotta love it!). Jim Jones almost writes his own obituary by illustrating that he has become the Dame Dash to Cam’Ron’s Jay-Z, meaning that the magic, the chemistry that was Dip Set will never be the same once these dudes are seperated just like the Roc will never be the Roc without Jay & Dame as one unit (sorry ‘Ye).
Cam is rolling out his new lineup. I ain’t hatin’ on this one either. Homie got a laid back flow and he favors Shyne-Po. Check Cam’s verse where he says he ate those four shots in D.C. like pastries. These negroes is crazy!
Hands down, the hottest n*gga in NY and for all the RIGHT reasons. He keeping the movement movin’ by keeping our computers putin’
All of sudden the Dipset cuddling comes to an abrupt end. This interview is a break from previous ones where Cam states what it would take to get him and his former team back together. This time around he throws all them negroes under the bus by refusing to acknowledge that he even knows them, which is such a far stretch of the imagination but ignoring your beef is sometimes way worst than committing energy to it.
CAM’RON-I USED TO GET IT IN OHIO
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You know the story, he hates his job and yes he is back on his bullsh*t! The Harlem pie flipper is taking his show on the road and getting it in the midwest.
Nova- BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH
Uh oh, looks like Killa got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Apparently, another Harlem MC made a similar song called “Hate My Job” which is the same song and video that Cam’ron has reemerged with, roughly a week ago. While his internet fanbase is applauding Cam for connecting with the “common” man and his hatred for his day-to-day, Nova is claiming outright theft, and he’s not sitting still either. The 106 & Park freestyle champ has posted a video going at Cam’s neck for the jack-move. Look at the video’s and listen to songs to compare for yourselves and tell us what you think.
EVIDENCE A- NOVA- Hate My Job
EVIDENCE B- Cam’ron- Hate My Job
How ironic that the same week 50 is ordering up a customized coffin for Rick Ross, Cam’ron jumps out of his casket, reincarnated. He started the week of strong with a video and social network platform that dropped out of thin air, Tuesday saw the release of the XXL cover that officially announced his return. Wednesday was his 33rd birthday, Thursday he did his first radio interview via Leo G’s Dipset Radio and here we have his first sitdown with Miss Info, which dropped today. Damn what a week!
I actually had to look at this a few times before I saw the cleverness in it. Shot in Ohio, Cam has taken himself off of 140th and Lenox and injected himself into the daily conversation being had around America. This is a song for the working man, a “recession” anthem but not in the same vein of Jeezy, which is what you’d expect from Killa. I know Cam has something in the stash, so I will let him pass on this one. Plus, he’s getting back to the humor we miss in Hip Hop.
50 CENT- Play This On The Radio
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Curtis went ballistic on this one and opened up a barrage on Oprah and threw a jab at Jay and Lil Wayne. He’s obviously finnin’ to SELF DESTRUCT and he’s on his do-or-die sh*t so expect the most flagrant talk this side of Flagrantville, USA.
From the producers of the Academy Award®-winning Best Motion Picture, “Crash” is a provocative new 13-episode drama series premiering on Starz October 17th. Starring an ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper, the series looks at the way different lives intersect and collide in the melting pot of L.A.
The drama features a disparate group of Los Angelenos, including maverick record producer Ben Cendars (Dennis Hopper); impulsive cop Kenny Battaglia (Ross McCall); his actress-turned-police officer partner Bebe Arcel (Arlene Tur); frustrated Brentwood mom Christine Emory (Clare Carey); her pre-bust real-estate developer husband Peter Emory (D.B. Sweeney); former gang member-turned-EMT Eddie Choi (Brian Tee); Ben’s street-smart driver Anthony Adams (Jocko Sims); illegal Guatemalan immigrant Cesar Uman (Luis Chavez); and cocky, hot-tempered detective Axel Finet (Nick Tarabay).
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After seeing the response of my last column, I decided to bring it back again. This time we are discussing why Hip-Hop needs Cam’ron. I know a lot of you are shaking your heads right now, but trust me, WE NEED CAM! That is what has been missing over the last year. A lack of Cam spells a lull in Hip-Hop, and he might just be what the doctor ordered to get the game going back in the right direction.
1. Swagger is at an all time low. With all these rappers talking about “Swagger Like Us”, no one has swagger like Cam! We all know Cam invented “Swag Rap” so how can they have swag if they don’t have Cam? Maybe Jay needs to holler at Cam for his version of “Swagger Like Us” if he really wants to do big numbers. Cam used to rock seven chains at any given time with a purple mink coat, with some fur lined Air Force Ones, and driving a purple Lambo! Now who has swagger like that?
2. Rappers need a makeover. Look at the current trend in Hip-Hop, you have the “Rockstar” look, the “Hipster” look, and you got that “80’s” look, but neither one of these styles can compare to the style that Cam brings to the table. Who else had the hardest dude on the block wearing pink? In fact, who is the reason that pink became fashionable for guys? Cam is the answer to both of those questions. Dudes wasn’t wearing purses when Cam was the “epitome” of fashion in Hip-Hop!
3. There isn’t any comedy in Hip-Hop anymore. You people remember when Cam was beefing with someone. Why was that some of the funniest material you ever heard? “How is a camel riding another Camel?” Or this one: “you look like a gorilla with rabbit teeth!” Say what you will about Cam and his rhymes, but the guy comes with straight comedy to his foes. Remember when he had O’Reilly all hot under the collar on his own show. “You mad…you mad…you mad!” The game needs this humor again.
I gave you my reasons why we need Cam’ron, and I hope he is reading this and gearing up for his big comeback. After hearing some of his latest material, I hope he takes it back to the blueprint on what made him a household name in the first place. Cam if you are listening…WE NEED YOU BACK! COME BACK AND SAVE HIP-HOP!
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This is TOTALLY hilarious! You need a break in Hip Hop and sometimes you gotta laugh to keep from crying. So get into this, its dumb funny.
KILLA! Cam returns via Mariah’s remix for “Touch My Body” on Pac’s “Ambitionz Of A Ridah” beat that he always seems to murder when he’s making a comeback. Now if only he would make an appearance.
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Man it seems rappers are in danger. It is being reported by Allhiphop and the Daily News that Juelz Santana was nabbed near his home in Teaneck,NJ by police and a subsequent search of his Bentley revealed hollow point bullets and marijuana. Details are still sketchy, but the officer claimed to see his car and smelled the pungent smell of marijuana thus giving him probable cause to stop the vehicle.
This seems fishy because it is reported that Juelz was near the entrance of his home when he was stopped, giving credence to the fact that officers were probably spying on him way before he was arrested. More at Allhiphop
Adam Leon explains:“Hillary Clinton’s plagiarism ploy brings to mind the classic beef between rappers Cam’ron and Jay-Z. In 2006, Cam’ron released several dis tracks aimed at his former labelmate, the generally unimpeachable Jay-Z. [...]One of the songs Cam dropped was ‘Swagger Jacker,’ a seven-and-a-half-minute epic sonic collage sampling instances where Jay-Z ‘plagiarized’ from other rappers. The parallels to Hillary’s YouTube dis video are undeniable. Both Hillary and Cam’ron, unable to gain the respect or popularity of their rival, resort to calling their opponent a plagiarist. The arguments are thin at best, although at least Cam included multiple examples. As Noam Scheiber (No’am?) pointed out, almost all politicians bite each others’ rhymes, and Senator Clinton is in no way a stranger to the practice. [...]Jay-Z came out the victor in the beef, in part because he reacted with no more than a shrug, refusing to release a response song directly aimed at his foe. Jay was able to position himself as above such childish and desperate mud-slinging, a strategy Senator Obama seems to have successfully, um, borrowed.”
Customers looking to get their hands on Hannah Montana got the shock of their lives when they popped in their purchased CD and heard Juelz Santana. Somehow, someway the Diplomats ended up on copies of Disney distributed Disney Channel Hits. The shoppers who said they purchased the CD’s in Toys R’ Us say they object to the profanity and subject matter in Dip Set’s music and this was totally unsuitable for little Becky and Peggy Sue. At press time Disney hasn’t returned any calls for comment…we’ll keep you posted!