Cam’ron, Damon Dash, Beanie Siegal, Jim Jones, and Peedie Crack took part in the Team Roc Summer Basketball Tournament at the Martin Luther King Towers on Saturday (June 19) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.
Hitoppro.com reports Cam’ron is lashing out at Eminem, stemming from the latest D12 video, ’40 oz,’ where some would say, Eminem deliberately attacks Cam, while attempting to recreate a scene from a recent Cam’ron video, ‘Get em Girls’. “See I had no problem with the bitch till he released this video. It was all gravy until then. Things done changed and he know it,” Cam said. Two tracks have reportedly been leaked to DJ Kay Slay, and are entitled, ‘Kill ‘Em Cam’, and ‘My Bitch’, which is a freestyle.
Harlem rapper Cam’ron is out with the video to ‘Lord You Know’, featuring Jaheim. Watch the video via YouTube below.
On April 23, and 24, 2004, Jamaica will host its first ever Jamaica Spring Fest. Over the two days, many American rappers and local dancehall artists are expected to perform. Artists include Chingy, Cam’ron, Petey Pablo, Lil Jon, Lil Flip, Beenie Man, Shaggy and more. Check out more information at jamaicaspringfest.com.
MTV News spoke with Cam’ron about his new album ‘Purple Haze’, which will include a remake of the Cyndi Lauper hit, ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’. “The way I wrote [my] ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun,’ it was it was a [sequel] to ‘Stop Calling’ off my last album,” Cam explained, referring to 2002’s ‘Come Home With Me’. “The dude keeps calling me, asking about his girl and where she’s at. The treatment for the new video is that she’s on the boat with us. We’ve got a Diplomat cruise going on. He’s in a raft chasing the boat. He’s [hand-]cuffing the chick and we’re just like, ‘Yo, let her be her. Let the girl do what she’s gonna do’.” Read more.
Cam’ron tells MTV News he’s pissed because he says he was there for R. Kelly when his sex scandal first broke, and now Kelly is reneging on an agreement they had for the singer to appear on Cam’s upcoming ‘Purple Haze’ LP. “Me, I got beef with R. Kelly,” said Cam, who recorded the ‘Snake’ remix with R. Kelly and made an unauthorized remix of Kelly’s ‘Thoia Thoing’ this year. “The ‘Snake’ song, he asked me to fly to L.A. and do the video, I said fine, all in exchange for him to do a beat and hook on my album. There’s no beat from Kelly, there’s no hook from R. Kelly.” Read more.
In an interview on the Fox News Channel’s ‘O’Reilly Factor’ with Bill O’Reilly, elementary school principal Salome Thomas-El confronted rapper Cam’ron and Rocafella Records boss Damon Dash on the effect of their lyrics on his students. FoxNews.com has since removed the video.
Radio 1 examined the illegal, underground, alternative music industry of mix tapes. A culture that spawned the likes of 50 Cent, Cam’ron and DMX and is fast making its way to the UK with big name labels falling over themselves to get in on the act. Audio at bbc.co.uk/radio1 has since been removed.
Lil’ Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be handed out Oct. 13 in Miami and air in November on BET. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for “La Bella Mafia” and “The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse,” respectively. Nelly, 50 Cent, Cam’ron and the Diplomats each drew four nominations.
Bakari Kitwana of The Cleveland Plain Dealer weighed in on the reaction to Kobe Bryant being charged with sexual assault and the disturbing beliefs that have boys and young men thinking women are not to be valued in today’s materialistic, throw-away culture, and the notion that among girls and young women that good looks and sex with a wealthy man are the key to the good life. Kitwana says, “Both are dominant themes in commercial hip-hop. Whether it’s Cam’ron’s ‘On Fire to Night,’ David Banner’s ‘Like a Pimp’ or 50 Cent’s and Lil’ Kim’s ‘Magic Stick,’ the messages are the same: Women are only good for sex, and the only thing men are good for is money.”