"I'm ready to go and get it," said Vado, [artist id="400206"]Cam'ron's[/artist] new find. "You put me in the game, I'm like, 'Wooo' right now. Hype!"
Can Killa Cam do it again? After introducing us to the Dipset, he's dead set on putting the past behind him and focusing on his new clique, the U.N. On deck first is Vado.
We recently caught up with Cam and Vado in Harlem as they filmed a video for the mixtape record "Ric Flair."
There's another Cam-centered Gangsta Grillz dropping soon, the full U.N. album in December and a Vado and Cam solo album at the top of the year.
Don't Sleep: Necessary Notables
Mixtape: Gangsta Grillz: Boss Of All Bosses
Headliners: Cam'ron, DJ Drama and Vado
Key Collaborations: The "Get It" remix featuring Mase and "Hustle" with Rick Ross.
Essential Info: Shaheem Reid's favorite record on the mixtape is "Ric Flair," for the simple fact that he pays homage to arguably the greatest wrestler of all time. But getting back to the rest of the tape, Dram says he's been a huge fan of Killa's since before they even met. They finally started connecting a few years ago when Cam was visiting Atlanta, but they solidified plans for this Gangsta Grillz record a few months ago when they crossed paths in New York.
"It's a privilege, man," Cam said. "I ain't gonna lie — Drama had stepped to me to do the Gangsta Grillz tape a while ago, but I was in the middle of doing my album. I didn't want to be like, 'This is hot for the tape, but I might have to do it for my album.' So once my album was done, we got back in contact. I been jealous — I been wanting to do a Gangsta Grillz for three years. I had an attitude ... slight jealousy ... a little attitude about not doing a Gangsta Grillz. I wanna tell Drama thank you for letting my man Vado get a lot of shine on there."
The Streets Is Talking: News & Notes From The Underground
The world finally got a chance to hear some of what [artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] and [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] have been keeping under wraps in the studio for so long. Their collaboration "Off That" from the Blueprint 3 album leaked on Sunday. Recently, Drizzy told us that he and Jay have aligned on more than just that record and are actually due to finish up more music soon.
"We got to work a couple nights, actually," Drake explained. "We did a few joints and from what I hear, we're going back in to try and get some more stuff done."
The impact of working with Hov has been immense for the 22-year-old MC.
"Jay has been one of the most special people to me in this game," he said. "I don't think I'll ever forget the nights me and Jay had in the studio, and the things he'd tell me and just the way he embraced me. It's one of the best feelings in my life. Jay is one of those guys that you can say, 'I look up to this guy,' or 'I like this guy's music.' I wanted to be Jay. That's what they say about the best artists. To be a great rapper, men gotta wanna be you and women gotta wanna ... you know. I wanna be myself, but for me to say, 'If I couldn't be me, I wanted to be that man' — that's huge. ... To have that man in my life and to be able to interact with him and talk to him and, best of all, work with him — there's not a real sentence I can say to describe it. Hopefully, Jay and Drake are as powerful as Drake and Wayne. I hope people see that union and it comes up more than once in the future."
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