It looks like all is well between Dipset and the G-Unit.
Years ago, Harlem honcho Cam’ron had been going at it with 50 Cent , with the two taking turns lobbing disses at each other on records and in interviews. But when MTV News chopped it up with Killa on the “RapFix Live” couch Thursday (January 20), the uptown MC officially confirmed he has no ill will toward 50.
“I don’t have no problem with 50. 50 cool with me,” Cam said.
The Crime Pays spitter said the drama was entertaining, but maintained he and 50 are over their differences. “It was good for hip-hop. We had our little hip-hop beef or whatever you wanna call it, but ain’t no problem,” he said, adding that Dipset members like Jim Jones and Juelz Santana often link up with Fif. “Jim and Juelz do stuff with 50 and they camp all the time. I don’t have a problem with 50 at all. It is what it is. We had our little discrepancy, and we moved on from it.”
Squashing his differences with 50 appears to be part of a Cam’ron campaign to ameliorate certain strained relationships with his hip-hop brethren. Killa sat down with Jones and Freekey Zekey for a live Dipset reunion Thursday after years of feuding and infighting among the crew (Juelz was scheduled to stop by but skipped the interview at the last minute due to a medical problem). The trio were later joined by uptown upstart and Cam protégé Vado, who closed the show with a freestyle. The crew dropped their street single “Salute” last summer, and Cam spoke to MTV News at the time about how the MCs’ first collaborative record in years came together.
“Jim’s got a good work ethic too. His work ethic is crazy,” Cam explained. “He’s in the studio all the time. I’m in the studio. The producer AraabMuzik is signed to DukeDaGod. Araab went and took Jim some beats. I already had the beat [for ’Salute’]. Jim said, ’Let’s do something to this.’ We got it done.
“It wasn’t no big story behind it,” Cam added. “He sent me the record, I did it. He went to Juelz’s studio, I knocked it out. Jim comes by my crib where the studio at. We sit down for two, three hours, and we go in the basement and knock the songs out. I’m not gonna sit here and act like some spaceship landed or a boat docked. Jim comes by the house, we go in the basement, we smoke, do the song, that’s it. We go back in another two, three days and do the same thing.”
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