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Fool’s Gold owner, world-renowned DJ, and accomplished producer, A-Trak, recently sat down with VladTV to discuss his collaborative EP with Cam’Ron called, Federal Reserve. While discussing how the project came together, A-Trak revealed that Killa is actually a gracious host and cooked many a meals for A-Trak and the team while recording at Cam’s abode.
“The way that Cam and I work is I just go to his crib and he records there,” explained A-Trak. “He’s got a studio at his crib and his engineer is just there. And the guy happens to be a good host, and he enjoys cooking. So, there was one day in particular where we showed up and he picked up a couple different kinds of meat and shrimp and this and that…He would do one song and then be like ‘Alright, let me go cook up these pork chops.’ And then everybody would eat a little bit, and then he would record another joint. He records pretty fast. And then he’d be like ‘Alright, let me fire up this shrimp real quick.’ And then go back to recording.”
A-Trak also revealed that the idea to work with Cam on a project spawned from planning to do one song but after immediately hitting it off with Killa, an EP came about along with a May 31st concert at New York City’s Terminal 5.
“It came together pretty organically,” A-Trak said. “I just had an idea to make a song with him at first. I remember I was talking to my team back in New York and we were just sorta thinking, ‘I’ve got these beats, let me see what kind of guests I would get on em.’ I wanted to do something with Cam and it went from an idea of doing one song to immediately talking about a full project,” he continued. “I hit up Dame, and me, Dame, and Cam we just linked up. I played Cam some beat, and there was enough stuff that he liked right away where he was comfortable. Where he was like ‘Alright, I can work with this guy’…There’s nothing surprising about one collaboration appearing on the internet. We were more like ‘Let’s make this something actually tangible. Something more complete. That we can curate and maybe even do some shows around it.’”