Over The Hill: Rappers Turning 40 In 2016
Rap is traditionally a young man's sport. Generally speaking, the 'greatest albums of all time' were put out by youngsters. As rappers age, their albums usually become duller than the early work they're best known for. Almost every rapper has fallen victim to this trend.
Stream Berner & Cam'ron's "Contraband" EP
Berner and Cam'ron may not be the first two rappers we expected to make a joint project together, but we're happy to listen to the results. Taylor Gang and Dipset have come together for the Contraband EP, which has now been released on iTunes, and subsequently, as a free YouTube stream.
Cam'Ron & Berner To Release Joint "Contraband" EP
Killa Cam joined Berner and B-Real on "Ain't Nothin" back in April, and it looks like the chemistry between him and the Taylor Gang emcee was strong enough for them to come together as a duo. Berner and Cam'Ron are the latest rappers to join the wave of joint projects, as they have just announced the imminent release of an EP, Contraband, which is set to drop on November 10.
10 Times Rappers Were Banned From Countries
Tyler The Creator recently made headlines because he was banned from going to Australia and the UK, due to his controversial lyrics. Apparently lyrics from tracks like "VCR," "Blow," "Sarah," "Tron Cat" and "French" have been ruled so obscene, that the UK doesn't want him in their country. The craziest part? This is nothing new.
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
A3C Festival Announces Initial Line-Up
The annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta is returning this year for its eleventh instalment. The festival isn't until October, but today they've announced their initial line-up, with more artists to be announced in the months leading up to the event. In their first of three announcements, A3C announces performers De La Soul, Rakim, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce Pharoahe Monch, Soulection Executive Team, PNB Rock, The Difference Machine and Kool Keith.
Cam'ron Clears Up "Federal Reserve" & "Purple Haze 2" Delays
Even before he started last year's "First Of The Month" series, Cam'ron had two projects in the works that we still haven't heard.
Cam'ron Is Selling Mother's Day Cards
Cam'ron has a pretty close relationship with his mother, to the point that the two share the same shady hashtags on Instagram. Of course, the Harlem rapper had to do something special for his mom for Mother's Day, so he's put a picture of the two of them on a set of cards, so fans can share the holiday with their favorite rapper.
Cam'ron's Mom Throws Shade At Nick Cannon On Instagram
Cam'ron has one of rap's most interesting Instagram accounts, but it's less about his photos than it is his incredible caption game. Apparently he got it from his mama, who has her own hilarious account, and today decided to reference one of Cam's immortally shady hashtags.
Cam'ron's "Killa Crunch" Cereal Boxes Will Have $100 In Cash Inside
As a kid, you may remember finding a cheap toy at the bottom of your cereal box. At the time, you were thrilled to pull a plastic car out of your Cheerios, but as an adult, the standards for excitement are a little higher. Luckily, Cam'ron has you covered. Boxes of "Killa Crunch" will be available in select New York bodegas, and while they won't be filled with sugary flakes, they'll pack something much more sweet.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Big L's "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous"
Big L is legendary for a few reasons. His punchlines, his freestyles, and his legendary album Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous are the basis to his influence.
SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you've likely already seen more than a few moments from SXSW which we documented on social media. Incase you aren't all up on our socials, we're recapping the two showcases we sponsored and our other adventures at South By right here.
Cam'ron Planning Dipset Album For July, "Purple Haze 2" For December
After 2006's Killa Season, Cam'ron output was intermittent at best, but over the last year or so, Cam has caught his second wind. Part of this can surely be attributed to the peak in Dipset nostalgia over the last little while, with Cam's pink fur photo becoming an iconic and profitable image. Cam has taken advantage of the recycled hype, pulling into the cape game and getting the gang back together for a Dipset tour.
Cam'ron Says "Purple Haze 2" Will Drop In December
Back in December, we learned that Cam'ron might be retiring after he releases the sequel to 2004's Purple Haze, and today we get a better idea of when exactly that will be. After performing at a Red Bull Sound Select event in Chicago last night, Killa Cam spoke to Revolt TV, and revealed that the project is scheduled to drop in December.
Dipset Reportedly Reuniting For New Mixtape
Although Cam'ron announced just a month or two ago that he would be retiring from the rap game after dropping his Purple Haze 2 album this summer, it looks like we may get one more 'final' project apart from his solo album. Reports surface today that the rapper plans to reunite with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana as Dipset.
Stream Cam'ron's "First Of The Month" Box Set
From June until December this year, like clockwork, Cam'ron was dropping a new EP on the first of each ensuing month. These six First Of The Month EPs have now been collected into a box set that'll be sold commercially, and today, Killa Cam is allowing us to stream the whole 30 track project via SoundCloud.
Cam'ron To Retire After "Purple Haze 2" Drops?
In the caption of an Instagram video, Cam'ron hinted at plans to retire after his upcoming album Purple Haze 2 drops this summer. The video showed Cam visiting the grave of his childhood friend and former rapper, Huddy 6, and resting a bottle filled with an orange liquid next to his tombstone. "Fresh off da flight," the caption read, "to see my brother..HUD6 told me lastnite ..#AChangeGoneCome..my last album..#PurpleHaze2 this summer..It's been fun..but HUD said we got other things to do."
Stream Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month Vol. 6" EP
With December 1st already upon us, Cam’ron quietly came through and released his 6th and final installment in his 1st Of The Month EP series. Just like the other projects, this one comes with 5 songs and features guest appearances from MMG's Gunplay, JuJu, Sen City, and Rod Rhaspy. Led by the previously heard “All Dat There Mine”, the album is now available to be streamed for free thanks to Cam’ron’s official Youtube Channel.
Stream Cam'ron's "First Of The Month, Vol. 5" EP
Like clockwork, a new EP from Cam'ron materializes on the first day of the month, even if it's a Sunday. Even more reliable than USPS, Killa Cam grants us the fifth installment of his First Of The Month series, which began in July of this year. Featured on the project's five tracks are Wiz Khalifa, Smoke DZA, Hell Rell and Sen City.