Video: Cam’ron Thought About Retiring From Rap

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One thing Cam’ron said he doesn’t know how to do is fall back. Killa told us that even before his three-year hiatus — during which he spent a significant amount of time taking care of his mother who had three strokes — he contemplated retiring from rap.

“It was a time when I was thinking about that, before my moms got sick,” Cam admitted. “I was like, ‘All right, I got everybody off the ground. I kinda been doing this for a while. Let me fall back and maybe look into some other things.’ ”

Cam said he couldn’t stop coming up with lines. “During that time period, I’d be somewhere eating, thinking of some rhymes. Or I’d be in my living room, thinking of some rhymes. I can’t stop even if I wanted to stop,” he explained. “It doesn’t matter where I’m at — if I’m somewhere sitting still for more than an hour, rhymes start popping in my head. … It’s just kinda instilled in me.”

Cam drops his long-overdue Crime Pays on Tuesday, and when he spoke with us, he came on the humble. Homie is genuinely glad to be back.

“I’m just privileged to still be around,” he said. “You got people that come in, one album, two albums, and they’re gone. A lot of people couldn’t take the break I took and come back into the game and people be checking for them. People would be like, ‘F— him.’ That’s the one thing I did realize taking this break, how much love I got. When you constantly working, working, you don’t really get to appreciate the fans and people loving your stuff. Places I went to where I didn’t even know people listen to rap, there were [fans] that would be like, ‘Please come back.’ ”

Skitzo and AraabMuzik did the majority of the beats, and Killa rocked most of the records with no guest rappers. Everyone talks about the reunion of Cam and the Dipset, but can we get some Killa over Just Blaze and Kanye beats again?

^ This.

Props to MTV News.


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46 Responses to “Video: Cam’ron Thought About Retiring From Rap”

  1. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Killa!!!

  2. Ghost Writer Says:

    Everyone do

  3. Beezy aka Rowdy Roddy Pipe Her Says:

    which he spent a significant amount of time taking care of his mother who had three strokes

    ^she driving again…put her in the soft-top

  4. Big Homie Says:

    KILLA!!!

  5. nation Says:

    hey fuckers

    KILLA!

  6. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Skitzo and AraabMuzik did the majority of the beats, and Killa rocked most of the records with no guest rappers. Everyone talks about the reunion of Cam and the Dipset, but can we get some Killa over Just Blaze and Kanye beats again?

    **That’s all I’m sayin’…Killa Cam with killer beats is an unstoppable force…the new beats are underwhelming and don’t really compliment his style/energy (none)….SMH @ Shawn “Skitzo” Giles and Cam’s other cousin on his daddy side (none) Anthony “AraabMuzik” Williams…

  7. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    whats funny about that shit, is i still put bitches panties on my head. some bitches not all

    ^^

    how that goes down makes all the difference. like was u goofn around and threw them shits on ur head and kept pipin? or did she slide them shits on u while u was eatin her?

    it all depends…

    me? i dont know nothin bout no broads panties on my crown. them shits is halfway across the room or smthn

  8. Beezy aka Rowdy Roddy Pipe Her Says:

    the new beats are underwhelming and don’t really compliment his style/energy

    ^Cookin Up & Get It Get It

  9. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Whatever happened with Killa and Dame? Did they fall out because of Dame’s loyalty to Jim Jones, or are they still cool?

  10. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    cant stop wont stop

  11. Big Homie Says:

    Heatmakers too

  12. ant Says:

    killa!

  13. Suaveebolaayatollahsaudiarabiacocacola Says:

    Killa!

    dude is a beast. i’ve never seen him live but i’ve heard Prince on stage is retarded. I saw Oleta Adams the other day with the fam. Pops used to play her all the time when i was a youngn and it was crazy. when u see real musicians, great ones, u realize how few of them still exist.

    I saw Jay on that hard knock life tour and he was horrendous…but maybe his catalogue is enough to carry him through these days. DMX stole the show from everyone.

    ^^
    If you ever get half a chance, kill someone for a ticket. My original plan was to get a magazine to put me up in a hotel for the duration of the tour in a hotel and I’d get steaming drunk everyday and turn up at the venue at night Hunter S. Thompson style. No-one was stupid enough to pay for me to do that, but I wrote a blog about it and sweet talked the promoters and ended up writing a piece for Touch Magazine (R.I.P)

    Last summer, I saw Jay about a week after Glastonbury. The British public was on his nuts because he shut shit down despite what ‘the Bloke from Oasis’ said. You could tell he was feeling himself after that (Pause). He hit the stage to ‘Say Hello’ and then ‘U Don’t Know’ and had the beat cut for the “I. WILL. NOT. LOSE. EVER” bit. Big.

  14. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Nizzle voice: KILLERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

  15. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    Cookin Up

    ^^

    this track might be the biggest disappointment cos he spits fire and the beat just drags

  16. prophecy_projectz Says:

    File Under: Cam, you tease (No Homo)

  17. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    KILLA!

  18. Ghost Writer Says:

    prophecy_projectz Says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 10:34 am
    File Under: Cam, you tease (No Homo)

    ^
    That shit still sounds gay (n)

  19. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    Happy Killa Day (no homillz)

    I gots shit to do

    *daps all around*

  20. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    Everyone talks about the reunion of Cam and the Dipset, but can we get some Killa over Just Blaze and Kanye beats again?

    ^ This.

    ^^^
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  21. TheCo!!inB Says:

    @ icon
    itt’s funny when you say that because Cam had to make a Jay move and remove himself from a label sitaution that seemed like it was fool proof. as to where Jimmy is pretty much a clown like Dame.

  22. Young BD used to bring work out of town on the China Bus Says:

    Killa Killa Cam Cam

    Killa Killa Cam Cam

  23. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    Fuck McDonald’s

    1

  24. Big Homie Says:

    Spencer Pratt: “I’m the white Jay-Z”

    Is he kidding? I can never tell with Spencer Pratt.

    The newlywed “Hills” star tells MTV that he plans to release a rap album.

    “I’ve always known that I secretly am the hottest rapper in the game,” he told MTV News. “But I didn’t feel the urge until Asher Roth started hitting the airwaves and — no offense to Asher Roth — somebody with some real swagger needed to come into the game. So, I’ll challenge him. I’ll challenge him to a freestyle or whatever.”

    But he didn’t stop there, though we wish he would have.

    “I’m the white Jay-Z in the game,” Pratt said, getting half of that statement correct.

  25. TheCo!!inB Says:

    The China Bus around the corner from Virginia Wesleyan at the take out spot >

  26. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    The newlywed “Hills” star tells MTV that he plans to release a rap album.

    ***LOL…the new Brian Austin Green/David Faustino (Grandmaster B)

  27. Mac Brown aka Montgomery Blaine (classy) Says:

    *Celebrates Killa day

    *eats cookies

    *sips applejuice

    KILLA!!

  28. TheCo!!inB Says:

    I’ve got this “In A Sentimental Mood” loop on repeat that is outta here…

  29. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    *late pass*

    *daps crazy*

    WOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    yo, the government got them hoooooooooooooes!!!

  30. AmpGeez a.k.a. I Love Sleep's Girl Says:

    Cam’s too cheap to layout cash fro name producers.

    Plus, his ego’s to the point where he really feels he doesn’t need em.

  31. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    (Grandmaster B)

    ^^

    *death*

    yo, married w/ children is SUPREMELY underrated!!

  32. Ghost Writer Says:

    But he didn’t stop there, though we wish he would have.

    “I’m the white Jay-Z in the game,” Pratt said, getting half of that statement correct.

    ^
    *DNA’d*

  33. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    yo, married w/ children is SUPREMELY underrated!!

    ***Yep…I still catch that shit every morning on TBS, while I’m getting ready for work..that and Saved By t—-ummm, never mind….ummm…Sports Center…

    ***Puffs out chest

  34. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. I Love Sleep’s Girl Says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 10:45 am
    Cam’s too cheap to layout cash fro name producers.

    Plus, his ego’s to the point where he really feels he doesn’t need em.

    ***He’s wrooooooooooooooooong, lol…anybody got early #s on “Crime Pays”? I know that last jawn he had out, with “Wet Wipes” moved decent numbers, but less than expected…like 200K, I think?

  35. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    ***Yep…I still catch that shit every morning on TBS, while I’m getting ready for work..that and Saved By t—-ummm, never mind….ummm…Sports Center…

    ***Puffs out chest

    ^^

    lol.

    yo, and it didn’t get dryer as it got older. . . some of the funniest shit is w/ NO MA’AM and my man griff. . . . the black dude. . .

    oh, and let’s not forget the jefferson d’arcy switcheroo!!

  36. Eastern_Digital Says:

    KILLA!!

  37. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Damn, so the Panamanian cricket team flicks were photoshopped? Just when I was about to broaden my horizons and embrace a new sport, lol…

    therapup.uproxx.com/2009/05/weve-been-had.html

  38. Big Homie Says:

    Mr Pap, Im sure you already know this but for the rest of ya’ll, they doing a Jeffersons porn parody like they did the Cosby Show. Marie Luv is playing Florence

  39. Beezy aka Rowdy Roddy Pipe Her Says:

    Lisa Turtle >>>

  40. streetz Says:

    IM declaring today national Curve day. Tell these chicks go THAT way if they hatin or breath stank….

    KILLA!

  41. Nestle Snipes Says:

    Cam is fucking trash, this album is garbage. He will only sell 50k at the most. I hope he gets dropped from the label. Nobody is checking for or going to pick this album up.

  42. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Beezy aka Rowdy Roddy Pipe Her Says:

    May 12th, 2009 at 10:53 am
    Lisa Turtle >>>

    **Especially in “How High”, in the Marilyn Monroe costume….WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOO-WHEEEEEEEE!!!!

  43. Big_seth Says:

    ASESINO CAM

  44. Big Homie Says:

    therapup.uproxx.com/2009/05/weve-been-had.html

    ^ yea..it was like a day or two people were talkin about how it was photoshopped. How the grass looked weird and one of the pics you can see one of the men in the background missing a foot. Havent seen the official pics until that post from the rapup. Crazy…I’d still smash and you already know they got bitches over there with asses like that tho.

  45. Big_seth Says:

    Lupe x B.o.B in the studio = stan heaven.

  46. samsohn Says:

    He will only sell 50k at the most.
    /\
    That’s saying how sad and fucked up the rap game is right now. Unfortunately, it’s probably true. Like it or not, the sad thing about it, Cam’ron was instrumental in the careers of some of the biggest artists in the game right now:
    – TI – Did a lot of music with Dipset to get him that NY exposure before he REALLY blew up last year
    – Kanye – Clearly worked with Cam and the Dips on RocaFella, and that Down & Out joint is one of the more memorable early Kanye collabos
    – Wayne – ‘Baby girl you gon’ suck it or not?’
    And now, because his mom had a stroke and his bitch ass crew turned their backs on him – Cam has ZERO features from any of these artists that are so big in the game, no big name producers, and he has guest appearances from NO names that NO one is interested in hearing on the album…
    Who the fuck is Skitzo and AraabMusic for real?

    As a big fan of Cam’ron, unfortunately this album might actually Turn me off to his old material because it just makes it kind of uncomfortable now to listen to the old dips knowing the histroy…
    i dunno…
    I just feel like Cam had A LOT of potential…
    Anyone see him turning it around?

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