News: Juelz Santana Addresses Cam'ron's Kanye West Diss, "It Shouldn't Really Surprise People" [Audio]
Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 10:50PM
Dipset's Juelz Santana has weighed in on fellow Diplomats Cam'ron and Jim Jones releasing a "Runaway" freestyle which disses Kanye West and said he hoped it would not severe business ties.
Santana, unaware of the song coming together, also revealed being asked to contribute to West's upcoming untitled solo album in Hawaii.
"To be honest, I really just heard the record like a fan, you know what I'm saying, like everybody else," Santana told radio personality Funkmaster Flex Thursday (September 16) night. "I ain't really know they did the record. Me, Cam and Jim have been speaking but they must have did that when they got together, just in the studio, you know what I mean, doing what they do. So I heard the record just like y'all. I was like, 'Wow,' it shouldn't really surprise people especially as far as Cam. Cam always said things as far as how he felt about Jay-Z and Kanye. He's never been the type of person that bites his tongue. Nah, I haven't seen any of them in the past couple days. I actually spoke to Kanye about a month and a half ago. He was good, he was talking about getting me down to Hawaii to work on his album..." (Hot 97)
Rhyming over West's new "Runaway" track, Cam directly taunts West and Jay-Z, whom he calls by nickname, "Jigga."
Jim Jones and Cam'ron leaked a new song today (September 15) dissing Kanye West over the instrumental to "Runaway," a song Ye premiered this past Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. On the track Cam spits, "Kanye you a sucka n*gga/Dissed Dame [Dash], so my attitude is f*ck the n*gga/Stuck to Jigga. How you gon' live with that? Took the beat, now come get it back." (XXL Mag)
Details on the now-leaked record hit the Internet yesterday.
So we already had the head's up about the most sensationalized quote in this new freestyle from Cam'ron and Jim Jones....earlier today, two twidvids from last night's studio session appeared. But we still don't really have a firm grasp on the why. In a recent Ustream, Cam's manager Big Joe talks about possibly working with Kanye and Pharrell, and Cam didn't seem adverse to it. Also, sources say that Kanye West has been open to working with Cam again as well, and that intermediaries have been discussing collabos too. Hopefully this doesn't derail that. Or create any awkwardness between Ye's artists and Dipset affiliates. The tree of music has yet to bear all it's fruit! Lol! Jim's intro hints that they're just ruffling feathers. Please hug it out *nh*. (Miss Info TV)
The rift between Cam and Kanye is speculated to have been created when Jay-Z and Dame Dash ended their business relationship in the mid-2000's.
Cam's referring to the 2005 Roc-A-Fella split. Dipset stayed with Dame while Kanye stayed with Jay-Z despite being signed by Dame. Despite the division, Cam and Kanye have collaborated several times in the past. 'Ye produced two songs off Cam's "Purple Haze" album while Cam appeared on West's "Late Registration." (Hip Hop DX)
Check out Juelz Santana's interview below: