News: Rik Cordero Discusses Cam'ron & Clipse "Popeyes" Music Vid, "It Was Frustrating But We Got It Done" [Video]

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 12:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Music video director Rik Cordero has announced the completion of Cam'ron and The Clipse's "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" music video and weighed in on his overall feel toward the project.

Speaking from outside the filming set, Cordero said there were initial issues due to authorities in New York.

"We just wrapped up The Clipse featuring Cam'ron, Pharrell, 'Popular Demand' music video otherwise known as 'Popeyes' but it was definitely a crazy shoot," Cordero stressed in an interview. "I'm not gonna lie, there was a lot of good people involved, we got a real good crew, a lot of people just wanna make something real and everybody came together despite all the craziness that happened with the cops, all types of sh*t and everybody pretty much just put their heads together, you know, it was frustrating but we got it done and that's really what hip-hop is about. You know, overcoming adversity or whatever and just doing something real. So shout-out to Cam, man, The Clipse for showing so much love that's what it's about. Real artists doing something creative, that's what we do man." (Hip Hop Beef)

Pusha T recently said the inspiration for the collabo came when they saw that Cam'ron was set to make a big comeback.

"The whole idea for the whole record came about because at the time the Clipse were real heavy on the blogs," Pusha T explained in an interview. "Cam's comeback was real heavy. We were both about to drop albums. We're like, 'Yo, we need to make one of them New York records -- real lyrical, like, a fan record.' We both have two really strong cult followings. From that conversation, Pharrell went into the studio and start playing with the drums and [came up with] 'Popular Demand.' Once the title came up, it was over. Pharrell got in full Cam mode...We started reaching out to Duke [Da God, Cam's A&R], just making sure it happened...He came through and he did it. I think everybody is gonna take to this record. Everybody!" (MTV)

Pusha T also spoke with SOHH about being a fan of Killa.

"This is really like our second time trying to get Cam," Pusha told SOHH. "We really tried to get Cam on 'Grindin'' remix and he didn't do it. We've always been a fan of Cam -- he's dope at what he does, but beyond that, just at how he made -- he created this cult following. Just his creativity is nuts. So we reached out to him and we got an amazing record...I think this is gonna be groundbreaking. In making this album, we were like, really trying to make sure we were in every part of the country. And with this record right here, I think I have a record that will totally, totally just go crazy on New York radio. It's just something I always wanted to make. I'm from Virginia, so when I come to New York it's always that record that just runs Hot 97 or [Power] 105 and I wanted to make one of those. We're definitely in talks [of making a music video] with this one." (SOHH)

Clipse previously compared their rap comeback to Killa's from earlier this year.

"I think what's dope about it is we're coming out of a hiatus, same with Cam'ron," Malice explained in an interview. "To come back into the arena and do so together, I think it's pretty much a big deal. [Our collaboration with Cam 'Back By Popular Demand'] is insane. I think everybody got off on that track...The Neptunes were in the studio and they were just showing off this time. A few things were a tug of war, but when they came with it, they just came with it every time." (Rap-Up)

Check out footage from the "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" music video below:

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