Jadakiss brought out Cam’ron at Apollo Theate in Harlem, New York last night, performing a bit of ‘I Really Mean It’ and ‘Suck It Or Not’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Cam’ron is out with the video to his new single ‘Get It In Ohio’, off the Harlem, New York rapper’s sixth studio album ‘Crime Pays’, out May 5th Diplomat Records. Watch the Bang directed video below.
Cam’ron spoke with HipHopDX.com about popularizing the offensive “No homo” phrase. “I didn’t originate that,” the Dipset rapper explained. “It’s from the east side of Harlem. I learned that from the Jefferson Projects on 115th and 1st Ave. That’s where it started from. I’d say I first heard it 1990, ’91. It’s a 20-year-old phrase.”
The video at YouTube has since been removed.
Cam’ron posted a video message talking about his new album ‘Crime Pays’ hitting stores on May 5th, followed by the movie ‘Crime Pays’ in July. Cam also offered a teaser of his ‘Cookin’ Up’ music video. Cam’ron promises to put out a video every two weeks until the album comes out. Watch the clip below.
Cam’ron talked with Miss Info about his whereabouts, having respect for Jay-Z as a hustler, how Juelz Santana felt disgruntled with him and that Cam’ron got fed up with his Robitussin addiction, if he was behind the breakup of Rocafella, if he still considers himself Dipset, and his upcoming album. The interview video at MySpace has since been removed.
Cam’ron is out with the video to his new single ‘I Hate My Job’, the first release off the Harlem, New York rapper’s forthcoming sixth album ‘Crime Pays’. Watch it below.
Cam’ron issued a statement on Thursday (April 26), apologizing for comments he made to Anderson Cooper during a segment about “snitching” on ’60 Minutes’. “Where I come from, once word gets out that you’ve cooperated with the police, that only makes you a bigger target of criminal violence,” the rapper said in a statement. “That is a dark reality in so many neighborhoods like mine across America. I’m not saying its right, but it’s reality. And it’s not unfounded. There’s a harsh reality around violence and criminal justice in our inner cities. Looking back now, I can see how those comments could be viewed as offensive, especially to those who have suffered their own personal tragedies or to those who put their lives on the line to protect our citizens from crime. Please understand that I was expressing my own personal frustration at my own personal circumstances. I in no way was intending to be malicious or harmful. I apologize deeply for this error in judgment.” Read more.
Minister Paul Scott weighed in on Cam’ron’s appearance on ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday, a move many see as another negative blow for hip hop in wake of plummeting album sales and post Imus scrutiny rappers and music execs have faced. “Let’s face it. It was ill advised, (or for the less politically suave, down right dumb) for Cam to say that he wouldn’t turn in a serial killer livin’ in the crib next to his, while Ethel Lou in Topeka was still shook from the story about the Virginia Tech shooter,” he writes. “However, in reality it was a set up that stank to high heaven. White America needed a new mainstream poster child to blame for the deterioration of America’s moral values and Cam’ron gave it to them, signed, sealed delivered and decorated with a golden eagle medallion.”
The full story at eurweb.com has since been removed.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported for ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday (April 22) on how the hip-hop culture’s message not to cooperate with the police in any way has undermined efforts to solve murders across the country. Read more and watch the segment, featuring Cam’ron’, at CBSNews.com. Meanwhile, it appears Cam’ron is one of the few rap acts getting any television time, as alarm bells have to be ringing with no hip hop acts on television this week (‘106 & Park’s schedule hasn’t been posted as of this report) – even though no late night/daytime talk format show is in reruns this week. There are 14 rock interviews/performances on TV talk shows this week, 10 R&B, and 5 pop.
Cam’ron tells Anderson Cooper in a report for ’60 Minutes’ that there’s no situation – including a serial killer living next door – that would cause him to help police in any way, because to do so would hurt his music sales and violate his “code of ethics.”