G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has confirmed that Kanye West and Cam’ron have placed differences aside, as displayed through their new “Christmas In Harlem” collaboration.
Sean said that wanting to remain not be encapsulated by beef was motivation for the former Roc-A-Fella labelmates decision to link back up.
“Yeah man, the rap game is too small to have beef,” Sean said when asked about Kanye and Dipset. “We are grown a** men, all money is green, so you might as well just put what ever you got to the side if it’s not that serious. You know, unless it’s just something that requires that much attention. The beef that was there was nothing. It’s all fam, it’s all love.” (The Source)
Following the song’s leak earlier this week, producer Hit-Boy revealed how “Christmas In Harlem” reached Kanye West.
“My boy Dala Roc hooked me up with Kanye’s cousin, Ricky,” Hit-Boy said in an interview. “This was around the time when he started working on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I just kept sending him beats to try and get one on there. Then, on the night of Kanye’s New York release party, Ricky called saying Kanye wanted to use one of my beats for a Christmas song…There are some Marvin Gaye interpolations in there and it has that old-school feel to it.” (VIBE)
The track began circulating across the Internet Wednesday (December 15) evening.
Kanye West wishes you G.O.O.D. tidings on the finished version of his seasonal tune “Christmas in Harlem.” On the epic affair, Yeezy Claus buries the hatchet with Dipset’s Cam’ron and Jim Jones, roping in G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T, Big Sean, and CyHi the Prynce. Teyana Taylor and Musiq Soulchild add some R&B spice to the wintery track, harmonizing with one another about spending the holidays with family. (Rap-Up)
Yeezy also confirmed the record’s authenticity on Twitter.
“Just got Dipset verses for Christmas in Harlem! Eeeeevrybody on it!!!! Cam, Vado, Jimmy, Pusha, Big Sean, Cyhi, Teyana Taylor & Musiq,” he tweeted Wednesday (December 15). (Kanye West’s Twitter)
Earlier this fall, Cam went after Ye on his “Runaway” freestyle and accused him of dissing former Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash.
Jim Jones and Cam’ron leaked a new song today (September 15) dissing Kanye West over the instrumental to “Runaway,” a song Ye premiered this past Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. On the track Cam spits, “Kanye you a sucka n*gga/Dissed Dame [Dash], so my attitude is f*ck the n*gga/Stuck to Jigga. How you gon’ live with that? Took the beat, now come get it back.” (XXL Mag)
Listen to “Christmas In Harlem” below: