When Cam'ron was shot during Howard University's Homecoming weekend in 2005, it left the Diplomats leader the least bit unscathed—mentally, at least. That's because he had better things to focus on, like the straight-to-DVD flick Killa Season and his fifth studio album of the same name. A year after leaving Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records, Cam had tunnel vision more than ever—those shots were just a brief interruption. The rapper speaks to XXL about the shooting, the tension between him and Jay-Z and more in his cover story. Click the article below to read the original version of Money On My Mind from the March 2006 issue.

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