Harlem rapper Juelz Santana may no longer be in a contract with Cam’ron and Diplomat Records, but in a recent interview with Vlad TV he revealed that despite the break-up with the label he still has a great deal of respect for Cam’ron. The former Diplomat Records artist revealed that while many things didn’t quite come to fruition, he is grateful to Cam’ron for jumpstarting his career. “Yeah, I been out of my deal with Cam for about two years now. One thing I respect is Cam brought me to the water,” Juelz explained. “A lot of things ain’t transpire, but at the end of the day I come from nothing. I’m able to eat… Just him giving me that I would never – I gotta be so grateful for that. Things could have went better in other areas cause I was so loyal… He blueprinted that building, but I placed them bricks in there.” After expressing his thanks to the Dipset founder, Juelz spoke briefly on his first time meeting with Cam’ron. “I was actually in a group with my partner Malik,” said the rapper. “We had a group called Draft Pick. One day, make a long story short, this guy comes through in the 600 on my block. Calls me out the window, calls my mother. He look out the window, ‘Yo tell Juelz come down I got Cam in the car.’ He got Cam in the car. I come downstairs Cam’s in the car sleeping… I just start rapping. It was kinda history from there.”
Cam’Ron is making an honest woman out of his girlfriend? Say it ain’t so. Well word is that Cam presented JuJu with an engagement ring worth $100K. You can’t be a bachelor forever, so what else did you expect from Killa? [Note: Cam'Ron hasn't confirmed this engagement and the source is Mediatakout, that is all] If you follow the Harlem rapper‘s Twitter and/or Instagram then you have no doubt seen photos of his amply hipped and bootied wife to be. That being said, we found it our duty to showcase shots of JuJu, who we admittedly know little about beyond these pics and her Twitter bio that reads, “Entrepreneur & overall business woman making power moves.” Also, she is officially licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm. But hey, rappers have a right to a certain level of privacy, and not everyone needs to parade their significant others around all the damn time (see: Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa). Check out pics of Cam’s wifey below.
Whether it’s no-shows from Nas and Rick Ross or impostors pretending to be MF DOOM, there are countless horror stories of live Hip Hop shows gone awry. Now, according to HipHopWired, one Brooklyn promoter says Cam’ron stood him up at a performance to the tune of $7,000. Lou Galluch, a party promoter based in Brooklyn, alleges that the Dipset emcee accepted money to perform at Galluch’s annual New Year’s Eve party “The Shanks,” but never showed. Galluch says that he lost a total of $7,000 over the failed performance. According to Galluch, he was able to book Cam’ron for the event for $8,000 through a mutual contact. However, one day before the party, Galluch’s contact had to leave town on family business and referred him to Cam’s DJ Moe Sticky to complete the business deal. ”So I meet [Moe Sticky] that next day [Sunday], and I said, ‘Bring the signed contracts and I’ll give you the money,’” Galluch told the Village Voice. “He shows up with no contracts, and I have the money. This is the day before New Year’s, everything is happening. Promotion has gone out, pre-sales are coming in…and they show up with no contracts…[my original contact says,] ‘Yeah, [Cam'ron]‘s gonna show, give [Moe] the money.’” Following the exchange, Galluch gave Moe Sticky a $3,000 deposit with the assurance that Cam would show at the event. However, when it came time for the Dipset rapper to hit the stage, he was no where to be found. Galluch recalls that Cam’ron was supposed to hit the stage around 3 AM; however, the venue wasn’t packed at that time, and Galluch requested that Cam wait until 4:30 AM to perform. Moe Sticky reportedly agreed to the new terms, but only if Galluch gave him another $2,000 of the performance bill. When it came time for the Purple Haze rapper to hit the stage, however, Galluch claims that Cam’ron, Moe Sticky and company had left with the money in tow. Moe Sticky tells a different story, however. The DJ claims that Galluch was supposed to give him the rest of the money prior to the performance, but only had $2,000 at the time. Moe Sticky added that the initial $3,000 was part of of a standard $4,000 deposit for Cam’s performance. As of now, Galluch has no plans of following through with a lawsuit and doesn’t blame Cam’ron himself for the situation. via:hiphopdx
Often times, artists recycle beats. 10 years ago, Cam’ron reused Ghostface Killah’s “Ice (Interlude)” for thetitle track of Come Home With Me. Producer Rsonist of the Heatmakerz sat with TheFactRemain to discuss the dual album placements.