Dipset leader Cam’ron recently spoke on Lil Wayne‘s impact on hip-hop and said the rapper’s recent success has been a long time coming.
Having worked with Wayne on tracks like “Suck It Or Not,” Cam talked about 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)
Eminem recently spoke about Weezy’s positive impact on the rap game.
“I stayed up on the music,” Em said in an interview. “And without naming any name, it just felt like hip-hop was going downhill…But with this new T.I. album, with this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a lot better now. You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know. Or T.I., where you hear sh*t and you’re like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You know what I mean? Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more.” (XXL Magazine)
Cam returned to the stage earlier this week in New York City to promote his upcoming album Crime Pays.
“It was good to be in New York, we did a lot of shows outta town in the Mid-West, we did a lot of shows out there but to be in New York, I’m from New York, it’s a great look, appreciate everybody for coming out,” Cam said in an interview. “It’s a real, real good crowd, a lot of energy. I had a good time doing it. You know all the stuff we put on the Internet, a lot of fans out there support on the Internet so I had to do some of those. We shot a lot of viral videos we put ‘em on the site, you can snatch ‘em off every site and put it on your site but we gonna put out another three videos this week too.” (MTV)
The show was reportedly sold-out.
Cam’ron is back and recently performed for the first time since The Diplomats broke up. Cam rocked the crowd at the Highline Ballroom in New York for the release party for his new Crime Pays album. Hosted by Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, and sold out for weeks, fans got to see Cam’ron performing “I Really Mean It.” Cam went on to perform a ton of hits including all of his Roc-A-Fella records including “Oh Boy,” “Hey Ma” and “Down And Out.” With no other members of Dipset there, Cam’ron made sure to chant “Dipset” multiple times during the entire show. (Rap Basement)
Check out Cam’s interview below: