Days after denying joining forces with DJ Khaled‘s We The Best record label, Dipset’s Vado has revealed how close he came to putting together a supergroup of New York rap stars.
According to Vado, scheduling conflicts sidelined a crew which would have consisted of himself, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana.
“To be honest, we spoke on it one time. Shout out to Banks. Shout out to Juelz. We was all on a conference call,” Vado revealed. “We was reaching out to Fab. We was trying to get the commission, like a group. We was trying to form some superhero type [of situation]. But you know people got they albums. So we just fell back with it.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Earlier in the week, Vado addressed rumors of signing to Khaled’s record company.
“Shout out Khaled, shout out to the We The Best team, shout out to Mavado, shout out to Ace Hood, you already know,” Vado said in an interview. “Yeah, you know, it’s potential over there. It’s definitely potential over there. The potential is high. But you know, there’s a few people out there reaching. It’s not official yet. Nah, it’s just, hey, you ain’t know LeBron [James] was going to Miami until he really went to Miami, but you heard it all in the air. Khaled knew me for years, man. He knew me from the game, the Jae Millz era. It’s definitely, there’s definitely close relations right there. He knows my family, I know his family.” (VLAD TV)
Rumors of a Khaled record deal heated up the online music blogs last weekend.
After announcing earlier this month that he had parted ways with his label home Interscope Records, Vado has reportedly inked a deal with DJ Khaled’s, We The Best label. Last night, the frequent Cam’ron collaborator took to Twitter announcing, “Looks like I’m taking my talents 2 South Beach #WTB.” Followed shortly thereafter by a retweet of a follower who typed, “@VADO_MH COMING OUT WITH HIS NEW TAPE AND SIGNING WITH KHALID #ITSAGOODYEAR.” (XXL Mag)
Earlier this month, the New York native confirmed parting ways with Interscope Records.
“Never. I was never dropped. They gave me too much money. I walked off. They gave me the opportunity to leave so I left. They [weren’t] helping me in no shape or form. For example, with Chief Keef, they just threw his album out there without even building it or nothing. Interscope is the type where you just got to do it on your own. So you know like, TDE is helping Kendrick, Game is doing everything on his own, from getting the features and beats and putting it out on his own, so it’s sort of like play at your own risk over there. So I had to get back over here. I’m not over there on the West, I’m over here with people that’s seen me grow up at these labels. This is where I wanna be and they want me here. [Was it a learning experience?] Yeah, most definitely. As far as for the haters, good talents like me can’t be off the market for too long. You’ll hear eventually, trust me.” (XXL Mag)
Check out Vado’s interview: