News: Cam'ron Reveals "Crime Pays" Strategy, Talks Album Delay [Video]
Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 3:44PM
Dipset leader Cam'ron has announced plans to move his highly-anticipated album Crime Pays to a later release date along with revealing an accompanying film to drop this summer.
Cam says in exchange for making fans wait, he will also be releasing new music videos each month.
"What's going on everybody," Killa says in a video. "Y'all been looking for me and here I am. Just a brief breakdown real quick. The album Crime Pays comes out May 5th on Asylum/Diplomat Records, you know it's gonna be a good look. Thank you for all the support on 'I Hate My Job,' it wasn't my single or nothin', just something I threw out there but thank you for the support...Also, we have the movie for Crime Pays coming out this July. Make sure y'all go pick that up later on...I'm gonna be shooting videos from now until the album comes out. I'm gonna put out a video every two weeks." (World Star Hip Hop)
The Harlem, New York-bred emcee has previously detailed the concept and content of Crime Pays.
"It's called Crime Pays because I feel that I am the living story of crime pays," Cam told XXL Mag. "The CD has 80 minutes on it so you know a lot of times people don't really know that they put 12, 13, 14 songs and there is still 30 minutes left...So I'm trying to just fill it all the way up, being that I haven't been out in so long...Nothing major as far as appearances are concerned." (XXL Mag)
Since falling out with frequent Dipset collaborator Juelz Santana who claims Cam took advantage of the Skull Gang rapper, Killa recently told SOHH his business dealings with the rapper were legit.
"As far as I'm concerned I never did Juelz wrong," he said. "I made sure he seen any contract we signed. He didn't do a deal 'til he was over 18. I can't do you wrong if you're an adult. I don't know exactly what he's talking about. I wish he'd be more specific but, no in my opinion I didn't do him wrong. I didn't jerk him around." (SOHH)
After nearly three years ofself-imposed exile, Cam emerged back into the spotlight with his music video "I Hate My Job" in early February.
"Ayo I'm looking for a job/Ain't nobody hiring," Cam rapped, "Then I asked the boss/When y'all doing firing/You I'm admiring/Nice job, family man, car and looking in these Want ads tiring/Shoulda been a fireman...I put on my pants/Put on my shoes/I prayed to God/Paid all my dues/I'm tryin' to win/But it seems like I was born to lose..." (iHipHop)
Check out Cam'ron's movie and music video announcements below: