Diplomat Records CEO Cam’ron will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to discuss the current feud his record aimed at Def Jam president Jay-Z, his new album and upcoming movie.
Right. Like I said in some comments over at Will’s site, Cam must think we’re real dense if he thinks we don’t realize a publicity stunt when we see one. I don’t doubt that his beef with Jay is authentic, but this whole stunt is so transparent. He claims that the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak, was the I Declare War concert and the revelation that it was him and the Dips that Hov was planning to air out. To which I say: negro please. So Cam, you’re telling us that you knew about Jay’s plans since October but yet you waited until January, a month before your album release date to set it off? Come on Killa, we know you better than that.
On another note, I was over at Cam’s publicist’s website checking out his press kit. Get a load of the first two paragraphs of his bio.
Typically thought of as a machismo-dominated culture, in 2004 hip-hop took an improbable turn when fans began to don a seemingly unmanly pink. The trend – which quickly crossed over from the urban community and into the mainstream – can be traced to a single source: platinum-selling street-favorite rapper and business mogul: Cam’ron.
To set himself apart from other rappers, Cam’ron donned nothing but pink to promote his 1.2 million-selling 2002 album Come Home With Me, even going so far as to purchase a custom bubble-gum pink Range Rover. Fans all over the world took note. The seed was planted, a trend born, but like a true leader, Cam’ron quickly moved on. After all, by that point, he had an empire to run.
Man, they broke the mold when they made this guy.
*Bonus: Cam’ron – I don’t write shit