These videos are lifted from Dip Set head honcho Duke Da God’s “Eye of the Eagle” DVD, which from what I understand is dropping today, not that I know anyone who will actually spend US currency on it.
Aspiring producers know who Spliff is because he’s a very accessible producer manager who’s gotten his clients (Pro V, Streetrunner, INFO, and Freebass) a lot of work on a plethora of Diplomat albums and mixtapes that have been released over the past few years. You know, the projects that only their legion of internet fans and people in the tri-state area who still hug corners give a fuck about. People in the industry know him because he’s what I guess they might describe with the popular cliche, “on his grind,” whether that be hitting up these A&Rs, or in the studios with the artists. Whether the tracks he’s pushing are good or not, that’s debatable. But i’m not an A&R (yet), so it’s not my call.
However, I got a strong feeling these videos are older than Hell Rell himself. Because Cam’ron…. in a studio? With Juelz? This looks like it came from the forgettable Killa Season era, but I could be wrong. Either way who gives a fuck. Point is that Cam’ron, who is completely irrelevant now (and one could argue he was irrelevant then as well), is getting on the boy Spliffington for using his Diplomat relationships and affiliation to further his own career. Oh god, woe is he who aspires to do something in the music business beyond sit on the studio’s black couch, order food, roll blunts, and beef with other irrelevant members of other rapper entourages.
What part of music “business” did this dude Cam forget about? Is someone supposed to NOT be using their situation to get their own shit popping? Is that not what Cam and the Dip Set did by aligning themselves with Roc-A-Fella? Is that not what Jim Jones did by aligning Byrd Gang with Dip Set? Is that not just the natural progression of things in life?
Granted, when you’re a tight knit bunch you wanna be careful about who you let in your circle and who you’re letting in on your personal business. I understand that. And the Dips have always seemed like that, at least until recently. So I can sort of side with Cam, where’s he basically saying, yo we’ll buy tracks from you but other than that you can go fucking jump off a bridge. But still, don’t get on the little fella for trying to come up. We can’t all be like Max B. Plus the kid even says he’s gotta keep it moving when Duke ain’t doing shit. What do you want him to do, NOT try to sell beats to other people? If that’s the case, then hand him a fat check and i’m sure he’ll be inclined to provide you with whatever tracks you want exclusively. Come on man, you know the drill. C.R.E.A.M. Cash Rules Everything Around Me…. and it probably rules everything around young Spliff as well. Big surprise.