10 Cam’ron Tracks With Killa Soul

Earlier this week Cam’ron leaked two new joints, “Fairytale,” a forgettable track featuring a hook by Avery Storm, and “Wanna Get,” a smooth, laid back cut that seemed to evoke classic Killa—a side of the Harlem rapper that listeners haven’t heard in years.

Surprisingly, the first song was produced by the Heatmakerz—Dipset’s duo of choice in the first half of the aughties (that’s 2000′s for the uninformed), known for chopppin’ up sped-up ’70s soul samples—yet the unidentified team behind “Wanna Get” were the one’s successful with bringing back Cam’s vintage sound, courtesy of Rose Royce’s contribution to the 1976 Car Wash soundtrack “I Wanna Get Next to You.”

Despite many critics dismissal of Cam’s outlandish lyrics, I happen to be a huge fan. But one of my favorite things about the Dipset Don (II) is his taste in instrumentals. Sure, he has his faults—I can’t stand when he uses those hi-hat happy numbers—but you just can’t front when Killa jumps on an old-school R&B loop. And dude’s got a catalog full of ’em. So in celebration of Cam’s return to form, I compiled a list of some of my favorites. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth sailings.

Oh, and when you’re done with that, you can vote for the hottest sample. Trumpets please. —Jesse Gissen

“Weekend Girl”

“Get Down”

  • Brass Tacks

    Cam always had his moments on the soul -stirring tracks its a shame Dip-set fell off when they did. They really were a movement a few years back…

    • Flymasta

      I WAS HOPING TO SEE I REALLY MEAN IT UP THERE BUT THAT DAYDREAMING GOT MY VOTE

  • Caine

    I gotta go with dat Get Down. However I fux wit all dem joints. Killa my nigga. Been fuckin wit him since Confessions. My favorite joint is SDE. He do know how to kill dem sample beats tho…Keep doin ya thing Killa. Whatup Vado!

  • swype-matic

    It’s probably less soulful than some of these, but I gotta say “more Gangsta Music” from Purple Haze

  • 619

    Cam always take those Earth, Wind, and Fire joints. Can’t get a much better old school sample than ‘Reasons’. Bone Thugs sampled that too, way back on ‘Budsmokers Only’.

  • Mikey F Baby

    these are the same type songs that whoever runs the XXLmag twitter would label “soft”. like when referring to the Eminem album. KILLA

  • Eddie Blanco

    Im’a keep it real wether Cam care’s or not. I’ve been a fan of Cam’s since day 1. D Rugs is my shit, but beside’s that he’s never dropped a motha fuckin classic!!!!!!!! All he he raps about is coke, dope, and fuckin bitches. It’s cool and all but damn give me 1 classic CAM. You’re in my top 10 rappers. Fuck the kilos of coke, paint me a masterpiece. In the streets I always have to defend you, and we’ve never met, it’s just me being a true fan.

    • Burnahhhhhhh

      Fuckin stan ass nigga. Kill yoself nigga do da world a favor get off da nigga Cam nuts dawgy. Thats on allahs broke ass.

  • Chris S

    Down and Out???

  • Capo

    “Always made it” should have made the list…

  • M. Baby!

    What happened to Down & Out, Oh Boy? Clearly his best songs came when he was with the Roc. Too bad niggaz couldn’t play there position and accept there roles. I vote Down & Out.

  • Choc

    No doubt “Down and Out” shoulda been on this list

  • 3263

    I’d vote down and out but after The Game’s version I didn’t like Cam’s anymore. I loved that instrumental though

  • Q461

    Down and Out and Oh Boy are my fav Cam joints. I fucks with dude, he makes good music, fuck the haters. Confessions of fire is a dope debut record.Mad underated. Dipset!

  • Thomas

    When I say this list the first 3 songs that popped into my head were: “Weekend Girl”, “Do Your Thing”, and “Harlem Streets”. Glad to see those three songs actually made it on the list. “Something New” from Killa Season would have been a nice inclusion as well. Can’t hate on the list.

    Sad Cam fell off hard though and if the current Diplomat material is anything to go off of, it seems that the guys are right back to where they left off (and it wasn’t a good spot).

  • Notorious AGC

    “Lord you know”
    “More Reasons”
    “Day Dreaming” are classics

  • Notorious AGC

    ” I Cuouldn’t break dance yall, or electric boogie” – Cam’ron …<— those lyrics are classic lol

  • King Joffy Joe

    How about that joint he did with Beanie Sigel, with that “Dead Or Alive” sample?

  • kedordu

    PURPLE HAZE IS CAMS BEST ALBUM . WHOLE ALBUM WAS SOULFUL . I LOVE SDE TOO. KILLA SEASON HAD LOADS OF POTENTIAL. CAM SHOULD STICK TO A 13 TRACK FORMAT . AND ITS REAL SAD THAT HES FULLA YES MEN . HE DEFO NEEDS DIRECTION ON PUTTING OUT A CLASSIC . THE WHOLE CRIME PAYS SET UP WAS A DAMN CLASSIC WITH THT BAKERY AND COUSIN BANG . WITH EVERY RELEASE IT SEEMS HIS BEST MOMENT WS WITH THE ROC

  • sosa slick

    its wierd man
    back in 02′ cam was one of the nicest and hottest then with nelly, em, clispe, them niggas. Now its 10′ the whole dipset crew broke up. It shows shit changes ,

  • sosa slick

    Foreal , im not even a big fan of cam’s shit
    but goddamn its wack how the game is. Although its getting better to me over 07′ 08′ 06′ (THE YEAR IT DIED), makes me wanna just reflect watching rap city back in 01′.

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  • Fireforreal

    Down n out is one of the only Cam songs I like after 03. Real talk he got lazier each year with the bars but that one he went IN !

  • Redder

    All Of The Are Tough .. I gotta go with More Reasons ..Weekend Girl.. and Harlem Streets

  • DJ DRAMA

    got the next niggah bout to blow out the south…he is the realist ngga I eve seen in my whole career…google,myspace,youtube COFA BOY!

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    “Down and Out” should have made this list, it’s easily my favorite Cam joint period.

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    “Down and Out” should have made this list, it’s easily my favorite Cam joint period!

  • Mpho

    Weekend girl all the way, i can blaze that jawn for 2 hours straight on the freeway when i’m ridin by myself

  • Rotza

    Bigger Picture should be hands down #1

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    “I really mean it” by CAM always gets me hype when i hear it. Thats def one of my top 5 killa cam joints.

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