Slaughterhouse‘s Joe Budden has opened up about what it would take to bring back New York hip-hop and how a Dipset reunion could be a great starting point.
Writing via Twitter, Budden also suggested a Raekwon and Ghostface Killah album could help the Big Apple make a comeback.
“i really liked Loon btw…. he needs to come back,” Joey wrote early Tuesday (February 23) morning. “& call me crazy, but Juelz [Santana], Jimmy [Jones] & Cam can bring New York back… I really believe that. The lox back on a major could bring NY back too…. A Rae & Ghost album… More $ behind Kiss… i’m tellin y’all, i know how 2 fix this sh*t !” (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Cam’ron recently applauded Jay-Z for helping ignite the New York rap game with his Blueprint III release last fall.
“Jay-Z done made it look real good,” Cam said in an interview. “Jay-Z just sold 530,000 so it’s still looking good. Whenever there’s ever anybody out in New York still doing over half a million in a week, it’s still available. I don’t really f*ck with Jay but I got mad respect for anybody who makes money and anybody who still sells that much records after having a lot of albums out. Jay-Z really definitely did help out New York a lot.” (Hip Hop Beef)
Rap veteran AZ previously spoke with SOHH about 2010 being “the” year for New York rap.
“Hey listen, I know I’m putting an album out next year so hopefully for 2010, the whole New York vibe will get back where it’s supposed to be,” AZ told SOHH. “You know, and like I said, the bar [will] get raised for hip-hop.” (SOHH)
New York rapper Saigon previously discussed the difficulty rappers around his area have with getting recognition.
“All of us got caught up in the emergence of the South movement,” Sai said about the delay of New York rap newcomers. “All of us came on the scene when the South was really makin’ their move to take over. The record companies was like ‘F*ck the New York n*ggas, the South sh*t is where it’s at.’…All labels look at are radio spins really. If you can get a record up to 400, 500 spins on your own, they gonna come give you a record deal right away. They don’t even have to listen to the song, they just need to see how many spins you got. Us from New York, you’re not gonna get 500 spins on your own unless your name is Jay-Z.” (Q The Question)
Check out Cam’ron speaking on Jay-Z helping out New York rap below: