Dipset‘s Cam’ron recently announced plans to re-release his new album Crime Pays and drop his new rap group U.N.‘s debut project this summer.
Aside from putting out Crime Pays this July with a bonus cut from Jadakiss, Killa spoke on the delayed release date for his behind-the-scene rap posse.
“U.N. album, it was supposed to come out August 5th, but I wanna come out around the same time as some people I’m in competition with,” Cam said in an interview. I wanna wait for their date and put that [U.N.] album out the same date their album comes out…Whatever date you see the U.N. album and somebody else’s coming out, you’ll get a whiff of [who I’m talking about]. I hear [the other crew’s] coming out September or something. If I don’t get no whiff of when the album is coming out, then we’ll stick to our original date and put the U.N. album out, like, August 5th or August 12th. Then I’m putting out another [solo] album in December, definitely.” (MTV)
While confirming he is now working with a new rap group, Killa recently addressed the heat he caught for using the name U.N.
“First of all, the name of the mixtape is the U.N.,” Cam said in an interview earlier this month. “I know who [Ru Spits] is, he was over here with S.A.S., I had no idea they was calling their stuff the U.N. If it is, they can still have it, it’s just the name of a mixtape. The reason I named it the U.N. is because all the Diplomats, and me, the U.N. And I’m the main Diplomat, so I really was saying I’m the U.N. But if that’s the name of they thing or whatever, I don’t know, take it, I don’t really care.” (Street Heat)
He previously said the U.N. project would likely arrive around late August.
Cam’ron is also working on a compilation album with his new crew, U.N. (which includes Lady Byrd and Vado), that is set for a late-August release. There is also talk of an as-yet-untitled album being released in December and a potential film soundtrack that will be released that month as well. “I don’t want to clog out everything, so I might wait till I drop my own album and see,” Cam’ron says. (Reuters)
Cam made his long-awaited return atop the urban releases last week.
Dipset’s Cam’ron leads the urban pack this week as Crime Pays lands at No. 3 on the charts losing the top spot to Green Day‘s 21st Century Breakdown which sold 214,900 albums. According to Nielsen Soundscan, after seven days in stores, Killa’s comeback album has sold 43,100 copies. (Sales Wrap)
Check out Cam’s interview below: