Dipset leader Cam’ron recently discussed what new tunes are catching his attention and why it’s vital to stay on top of your game as an emcee.
While Killa co-signed a new T.I. record, he largely credited Drake’s Nothing Was The Same and Pusha T‘s My Name Is My Name for staying in steady rotation.
“Right now,” Cam said in an interview when asked what street records he’s been listening to as of late. “Drake’s got a good album right now. Pusha T’s got a good album out right now. I just heard a new T.I. song the other day. ‘My Potna.’ That joint was tough. Basically, to keep it a hundred, there’s so much new music that comes out that you got to stay consistent – right now, it’s Drake and Pusha T I’m listening to in the car.” (Hoodrich Radio)
Recently, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA publicly co-signed Drizzy’s Nothing Was The Same record, “Wu-Tang Forever.”
“I appreciate it. He sent me [the] song because they couldn’t clear the sample. So I did it myself, personally, for free. Free of charge. Because to me, that’s what we meant when we said Wu-Tang is forever. We didn’t think we were going to live forever. We meant that the energy of what we do would spread on in culture, generation by generation. And by Drake absorbing it and having that influence in his life and having it be a part of him, it proves what I’m saying. And I’m really proud that he chose that rap.” (Rolling Stone)
The Toronto native’s LP debuted atop the sales chart earlier this month.
With 658,000 copies of Nothing Was The Same sold, Drake’s latest album easily scores a chart No. 1 (with more than five times as many copies sold at the No. 2 entry, Kings of Leon’s Mechanical Bull). It will likely go on to sell many more copies as well, especially if songs like bonus track “Come Thru” are released as singles. It’s the second-best opening week of the year, after Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience sold 968,000. And it easily bests Jay Z’s opening weeks sales of 527,000. (Complex)
Pusha T’s long-awaited debut is expected to secure some big numbers in its opening week.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Next week will bring with it another debut-filled chart. Miley Cyrus will bow at #1 with a total around 2.5 times the first week of her last album, Can’t Be Tamed, which opened with 102k in June 2010. How high will Bangerz go? Stay tuned. Here are this week’s key debuts: Miley Cyrus (RCA) 250-270k Panic! at the Disco (Fueled By Ramen) 90-100k Pusha T (Def Jam/IDJ) 75-80k Cassadee Pope (Republic Nashville) 40-45k (HITS Daily Double)
Check out Cam’ron’s interview: