Cam’ron‘s protege Vado recently talked about his relationship with the Dipset leader and said he has been given creative freedom to make music.
Vado also touched up on how he and Cam created their rap crew, The U.N.
“That n*gga believes in me, man,” Vado said in an interview. “He knows talent. When you know talent, you just let it do me. He let me do me in the booth. He doesn’t tell me how to rap, format, nothing. It’s like mafia sh*t, you know what I’m saying? He respects that I have my own team, I was making my own noise doing what I had to do, so he invited me to the table. He already had a table and that’s how we came up with the U.N. Everybody’s at the big round table. He pulled out a chair for me and it’s been mafia sh*t ever since.” (XXL Mag)
Last month, Vado opened up about Cam’ron and Jim Jones reuniting.
“Cam sat me down, he told me what’s going on and what’s about to happen and I felt it was a great look for Harlem. Then to top it off, you’re adding a new artist to it, you feel me? So I told Cam it sounded like a great look and we about to take over. I’m behind whatever Cam do, no homo, ’cause if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here…Like a week before Miss Info had put it out. I was hearing it through the grapevine but me and him never spoke on it. One day he asked me to come to his house because he lives down the road from me in Edgewater. So I went to his crib, we sat and he asked me how I felt about it and I said that’s a good look. I mean me being from Harlem, I want to do this music right. I want to big up my borough. I want to be with cats from my town that could solidify me.” (Complex)
In mid-2009, Cam discussed the creation of the U.N.
“When we started Dipset, it was more than just a crew, it was a movement,” Cam wrote in a statement. “The U.N. is a continuation of that movement…Our new roster: Charlie Clips, Byrd Lady, Vado, Fly Boyz, Begetz and Young Hustle were all selected by me and my business partner, Omar ‘Iceman’ Sharif. He has made his name in the music and film industries brokering and securing multi-million dollar deals, merging hip-hop with Hollywood.” (Press Release)
They are currently putting together their new group album.
“Let me break it down: We’re the U.N. That’s the name of the team,” Cam described. “The U.N. is ‘Us Now.’ We got an album coming out in August that’s gonna be stupid. Vado’s solo joint, look towards December [for that one]. But I want everybody to be focused on that U.N. album, ’cause when that comes out, it’s gonna be bananas. Stupid. This August. [‘Speakin Tongues’], this is the first single off of it.” As of now, the U.N. is officially just Killa and Vado; they have three other artists who are down with them but not signed. Cam and company have 10 videos coming to the Web in the next several days, including “Ooh Baby” “Large in the Streets” and “Stop It Five.” (MTV)
Check out Vado’s interview below: