News: Cam'ron Admits Impact Of Former Foes, Keeps Jay-Z & Nas On Heavy Rotation [Video]
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009 10:00AM
Cam'ron recently spoke on supporting Southern artists like Lil Wayne and Plies while also placing differences aside to appreciate the early work of his former rap rivals Jay-Z and Nas.
Killa recently revealed his music selection and it includes a few former rivals.
"To be honest, I've been listening to a variety of stuff," Cam said in a recent interview. "The last album I bought was Plies' album. I like Plies a lot. Basically, being in Florida, you feel him even more when you're in that atmosphere. Wayne is my man. I got stuff like Jay-Z's first album, Reasonable Doubt, Illmatic, stuff that makes me think. [A lot of] new albums are like, 'Eh, whatever.' But I got a lot of '97, '98 stuff in my car, '96. Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx." (MTV)
Having worked with Weezy on tracks like 'Suck It Or Not," Cam previously spoke on the Cash Money star's extensive rap sheet.
"Wayne's my man," Cam said in an interview. "I'm proud of him, he worked hard. You know with a lot of people, Wayne's been doing this for years. Wayne had a record deal before I had a record deal, you know what I'm saying? Even though Cash Money been out for 12, 13 years so you know, for him to come up for where he came up, it was all them, B.G., Juvie, Turk, everybody. To see him excel from all that and become one of the hottest people in the game, 10, 12 years later, I'm really proud of him. That's my lil' man." (Street Heat)
Cam also justified his past differences with Jay and Nas in an interview earlier this year.
"I'm not making up fake, imaginary beefs," Cam said. "I'm not just jumping out for beef for no reason. When I went at Jay-Z, it was a lot of inside stuff that went on at Roc-A-Fella that we don't need to go in to...There's been a lot of times that I been wanting to do something but couldn't because of Dame [Dash]. The 50 Cent thing, look you dissing, I took it as Jim [Jones] and Diplomats. Whoever else you could think of, Nas. The Nas situation. You got on the radio and said that Cam and [Funkmaster] Flex is ugly and Angie Martinez and N.O.R.E., whoever's wack. It wasn't because I attacked any of these people, it's kinda all on defense, it's always something that somebody did to me first." (Miss Info)
Killa made his long-awaited return atop the urban releases last month.
Dipset's Cam'ron leads the urban pack this week as Crime Pays lands at No. 3 on the charts losing the top spot to Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown which sold 214,900 albums. According to Nielsen Soundscan, after seven days in stores, Killa's comeback album has sold 43,100 copies. (Sales Wrap)
Check out Cam's interview below: