Cam’ron protege Vado has shared his reaction to the recent news of his boss and Jim Jones coming together for a Dipset reunion.
Vado also said that he knew about the reunion before the big announcement was made this April.
“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-May, Juelz Santana spoke on learning about the Dipset reunion.
“Cam and Jim have definitely spoke, me and Jim have talked about putting everything together and putting the past behind us,” Juelz told radio personality Angie Martinez. “At the end of the day, I’m willing to be a big person and put whatever I got to put to the side and if the fans want an album, we can do that…I was like a fan finding out, because it was like, ‘Oh word, that’s what’s going on?’ I hadn’t talked to Jim when it first happened — I kinda heard it through the Internet and then it was the same type of way, then I spoke with Jim…I’m happy that they were able to do that.” (Hot 97)
Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon “Dame” Dash also explained his feelings on the reunion.
“I’m more happy than anything that they’re friends — that they were able to salvage their friendship, if that’s the case,” Dame said in an interview. “I think they’re better than me for that: being smart enough and humble enough to apologize to each other and move forward. I really do hope that where I failed to be the right example, that they can be that. You always want the people ahead of you to do better than you anyway. For that, I gotta give them props for being men above anything.” (MTV)
In April, Jones confirmed re-connecting with Killa after distancing themselves from one another for over three years.
“I heard about the announcement,” Jones said referring to his reunion. “I heard there’s two gentlemen that put aside their differences and things like that. That’s kinda good for the rap culture. I’m glad two young gentlemen as theyself get money and could put their differences aside and say they’re gonna do another album for the people. Big up to them…I’m waiting to hear the next press release or the next cover or maybe song, I’m waiting like everybody. [laughs] These guys are good, Dipset.” (VIBE TV)
Check out a recent Vado interview below: