Today in Hip-Hop: 50 Cent and Cam’ron Argue Over the State of Koch Records on Hot 97
On this day, Feb. 1, in hip-hop history...
2007: It was a moment that will forever be remembered in hip-hop radio infamy. As 50 Cent was promoting his third studio album Curtis, the Queens rapper sat down for a 2007 radio interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97. After Angie and Fif discussed the rapper's music and business moves, Angie urged fans to call in and ask the "Candy Shop" MC questions. What happened next was one of those "can't make this shit up" hip-hop moments.
Harlem rapper Cam'ron and the general manager of Koch Records called into the station and after Angie asked Fif if he had any problems with Cam, the rapper said, "We don't have no problems, we good." 50 Cent spoke with the GM briefly before uttering the famous line "Put Cam on the phone" repeatedly. 50 Cent and Cam'ron proceeded to get into it over the G-Unit head previously calling Koch Records a "graveyard." The conversation got heated as Cam'ron and 50 began comparing the stats of their opposing imprints, comparing Lloyd Banks and Jim Jones. Cam'ron argues that several artists on Koch have sold more records than some of the G-Unit signees.
After Cam started swearing on air, Angie had to cut the argument short but the drama didn't stop there. After continuing to beef for a short period, the two New York heavyweights eventually put their business disagreement aside. In a case of hip-hop egos, this hilarious moment birthed the phrases "Put Cam on the phone" and "Curtisss."
Check out the video below to relive the on-air argument.
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