The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
We came across an ill rumor yesterday. If 50 Cent were to perform at his “40 Day” neighborhood gathering in Southside Queens on August 30, he would have brought Cam’ron onstage with him. Wow. A real dope moment for the fans, but it would be very shocking — hypothetically speaking, since the two exchanged a myriad of disses years ago. But hey, if G-Unit are now doing records with D-Block, anything is possible. As luck would have it, we ran into Killa Cam recently in Harlem. We set up a joint interview with Cam, Vado and DJ Drama while they filmed a video for the mixtape track “Ric Flair,” and during a break in filming, Killa addressed the rumors.
“Nah, I’m not going to no show in Queens,” Cam said. “I don’t know how true it is … a few of my people — associates — said [some of 50's associates] was trying to reach out. But I ain’t going to no concert in Queens. Come up to Harlem Week. We could sit down and have the roundtable meeting if you really wanna be serious. Or meet anywhere … we can meet in Benihana’s if you wanna be serious. It don’t matter. I’m not squashing a problem we had in Queens at your event. That’s the same way he got other artists to come to his shows, whether they was down with Dipset or D-Block or T.S., or whatever the case may be. It ain’t no real beef, but we ain’t gonna squash what we had at a Queens event. We’ll meet halfway — Triborough Bridge or something. But I ain’t going to no show in Queens. I’ll be at Harlem Week.”
One day the bosses may sit down, but in the meantime, Killa is focusing on his new crew, the U.N. , and lead artist Vado.
“We work every day. I got the U.N., Charlie Clipse, Bird Lady, Dipset West. It’s like two different record labels under one umbrella. As far as the U.N. album, how deep we are? We got like 60, 70 songs done. That’s why we knock the mixtapes out because if it don’t come out, the music starts getting old. I wanna put it out before I start saying, ‘Dag, remember that joint we did last January?’ But we’re done [recording] — we could put an album out tomorrow if we needed to.”
In early September, Cam is dropping the Boss of All Bosses Part 2 mixtape. That will be followed by the U.N. album, Vado’s solo debut and Cam’s next solo opus.
“It’s flooded — the schedule’s crazy.”
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