Cam’Ron is the best non-rapping rapper
Hip-Hop is still alive and part of that is due to the antics of the DipSet movement. DipSet is a collective of rappers, wannabe rappers, rollerbladers, bmx’ers, stick up kids, groupies, African street hustlers, Polish Hip-Hop heads and punk rockers. All of them together form this retarded entourage that says fuck you to the establishment. If Tupac were alive in America, he would hang out with Cam and Jimmy.
Speaking of Cam’Ron… In a years time he has bust shots at the two titans in rap music, both Jay and Fifty Cent. If you asked me for the main reason that Jay-Z made his un-retirement public, other than the fact that he is running out of cash, would be because Cam’Ron challenged his ‘G’ status. To this day the term chancleta finds itself into discussions about Jay-Z. The promotional stunt that Cam’Ron released called ‘I’m a biter, not a writer’ hit even harder then his diss of Jay’s footwear choice. So when you combine those two insults at Hova is it any wonder that Cam thinks Jay tried to shoot him? What doesn’t kill Cam’Ron only makes his mouth run more and Cam hasn’t been quiet since forever. Add Jim Jones to the equation and you get a pile of straight up banana heads that will embarrass your favorite rapper during his biggest moment.
How many things do I need to list to help you remember how influential the Dips are to modern day rap music. I’m sure that you remember the kufi slap controversy? Now I’m not going to say that Jimmy would have or would not have slapped the kufi from NaS’ head, but bigger than all that is the fact that NaS no longer wears a kufi. Just like Jay-Z doesn’t wear open toe sandals any longer. In a few weeks I’m expecting Fifty to change his name to Curt just to avoid getting steamrolled by the DipSet movement. It’s a movement that y’all need to get in tuned with. The Dips are representative of everything that is flagrantly ignorant with Hip-Hop. The exception is that unlike southern rappers who suck at rapping about their ignorance, the Dips are actually good at it.
When I listen to Cam’Ron say crazy ridiculous shit like he owns the cranberry sauce Nike Air Force I have to laugh inside, and then I go looking for the sneakers, because how dope would those be? Part of rap music’s genius is to create your own ghetto fabulous reality where you bring value to the shit that is part of your environment. The Dips aren’t trying to wear tuxedos to cross over. They aren’t wearing Gucci or Prada either. I was at a release party in Manhattan for some DipSet project and I saw Cam’Ron just chilling in the VIP area smoking a blunt wearing a Dapper Dan MCM print sweatsuit. That shit was gangsta. Where the fuck do you even find one of those joints? Everything that your favorite rapper does to get publicity the Dips do better.
Did you see how fast the Dips flipped that Tru Life mixtape diss? Did you see how fast the Dips produced the ‘Ballin’ remix with Fifty’s name on the hook? The Dips live in the studio, on the internets and in the streets so before you even know that some shit is a hot trend they are already doing it. I won’t pretend to be a fan of their music although they have several classic jams that their Heatmakers production team crafted. I am a fan of how they make Hip-Hop fun to watch and listen to. To use one of my many sports comparisons, the DipSet movement is like the Harlem Globetrotters of rap music. The Globetrotters never lose either because you can’t beat a fool at his own game. You just end up looking like a fool yourself