Dipset’s Cam’ron and Vado have reportedly tied down a summer release date for their long-delayed collaboration album, Gunz N’ Butta.
Vado proclaimed the album’s greatness in a recently released statement.
“The vibe between me and Cam was crazy,” remembers Vado. “I’m from his ‘hood on 142nd and Lenox, so once we started kickin’ it like Goodfellas and he started recording with me, it was history in the making.” Cam’ron and Vado look to continue flooding the streets with new music. After the release of their first official album as a duo, Gunz N’ Butta, on August 31st, 2010, Vado will release his first solo mixtape, Slime Flu, in the fall. Vado says of Gunz N’ Butta, “It’s our first album and I promise it’s so much of a classic. It’s like all the Boss of all Bosses tapes put together. We hit y’all from all angles–we hit y’all from the streets, for the ladies, for the club… It’s five stars, man.” (Hip Hop Press)
Last May, Cam said the album would drop sometime in August.
“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)
Recently, Vado opened up about his relationship with Cam.
“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 shared his reaction to 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)
Check out some recent footage of Cam’ron down below: