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DJ Laser presents Cam’Ron, Back Like I Never Left

Me personally, it’s always been a love/hate thing with Cam’ron’s music. One minute he’s killing it with joints like “I Really Mean It,” and commercial songs like “What Means The World To You” and the next he “Gets computers ‘putin’” on mediocre joints like “Get Em Girls.” What the hell is that supposed to mean anyway? But one thing that can’t be denied is that this man will always remain relevant one way or another. His influence on the culture can’t be denied (y’all youngn’s know y’all went shoppin’ at Hello Kitty outlets to have the latest pink stuff) and his style is as unique as they come. But that proves to be his gift and his curse hence my love/hate relationship with the man.

But you have to give this man his props when he’s saying slick rhymes like, “See, my story’s 6 thousand-six hundred and sixty six pages/wages/I rolled 6 aces/and at the same dice game I caught 6 cases/all over big faces…” on the classic “Banned From TV.” And I really don’t care what anyone has to say, he killed it harder than Juelz on “Dipset Anthem.” But sometimes it seems like he gets bored with the rap game. I mean, “I Used To Get It In Ohio” sounds like something he threw together to meet his hip-hop quota or something.

For good measure DJ Laser threw Cam’s ex-Capo’s “Frenemies” joint. You have to wonder why Jim would deny the phone call between him and Cam ever happened. This is the same man who said, “I got your back forever! Dip Set!” on “I Really Mean It.” It’s a shame how easy this game can corrupt friendships. He denied Cam the same way Peter denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. Laser also threw in some of Cam’s forgotten freestyles like the one he spit over Jay’s “Can I Live” beat and the banger he created over Dr. Dre’s “Outro” instrumental (Cam ate that beat like Benzino did that shorty’s ass on his sex tape—with a vengence!).

But regardless to whom or what, Cam is one of the few artists in the game that can say he’s self-made. He didn’t come into the game with a super-producer at the helms and he sure as hell didn’t branch off of someone else’s success (Ma$e gave him a hook for “Horse & Carriage” but that was it). Whether you like him or not, Cam’s always gonna be relevant because he’s Harlem’s hip-hop OG. DJ Laser put together a good compilation of Cam’s best work—minus the commercial hits—to remind us of this.

Hottest Joint: “Clue Freestyle”

Weakest Joint: “Get ‘em Girls”

  • that nigga

    I bet Jim wish he never denied that phone call now. Karma.

  • The_Truth

    ***Cam’ron is done. . .the early 2000′s was his time, and he couldn’t make it last. After that beef with Nas and 50, people looked elsewhere for music.

    • dusty boy

      Shut the fuck up hater!!! LOL!!!This nigga here is a beast!! I’ll bet you fuck with Jim and Juelz huh? Fuckin’ lames!! Cam is DIP SET!! all the rest some bitches!!!

      Killa Cam is holdin’ it dine pussys!!!

  • gman

    im loookin here for his music ill get his cd same day it comes out

  • Pierzy

    I thought his verse on Funk Flex’s volume 3 joint with Charli B-More was really ill…

  • http://xxl ryan

    cam raps just lik ghostface. you won’t understand it unless u take a serious listen. he is a hell of lyricist. he paints a picture when he raps.

  • Rex Banner

    Ryan said exactly what I’ve been trying to say to all my friends who say Cam is wack. Plus get em girls was a hot song, and he killed that song, that computers putin line was funny though

  • DETROIT

    cam is that guy…the nigga got flow for days!

  • Casey

    Get Em Girls is one of my fav beats ever, man

  • O

    I did not like “Get Em Girls” from the first time I heard it. All my homies say i’m bugging, but that’s just me.

  • corlione39

    MAN FUCC HOBO LOOKN AZZ JENNY JONEZ N CUBIC ZIRCONIA JULEZ NOT WORTH HAVN THA LAZT NAME OF SANTANA!!! DIP SET IN MINEZ OPONION CAMRON N HELL RELL THA ONLY GUD MC’Z!!! COME HOME WIT ME IZ A CLASSICC OH BOY N LIVE MY LIFE IZ HARD LIKE BITCHEZ TITTIEZ N THA SNOW!!! N FO THA HELL OF IT IZ A UNDERRATD ALBUM!!! 2 ME JONEZ N JULEZ IZ STR8 UP GARABAGE LIKE WHERE JONEZ LIVEZ (OSCAR THA GROUCH) MA FUCCA!!!

  • Yaw

    Yo Get Em Girl’s is a good track lol. I love the second verse, and apart from the line u quoted it was a pretty solid track I reckon. BUt I guess each man to his own

  • Detroit Draper

    Yea I cosign dude above…its alotta people who say Cam isnt good but if you really listen he has some pretty nice flows and really does paint a picture and that ghostface analogy was the best comparison…I fucks wit Ghost and Cam all day. That Public Enemy double mixtape was a classic too but dont forget A-Mafia dudes a beast

  • Screwmatic

    Come Home With Me still go hard like it just came out.

  • O

    I stay fuckin’ with Ghost. His crying flow blew me away when I first heard it on “Impossible.” I like Cam, but in doses. He never had a whole album–bar “Come Home With Me”–that I could really rock to this day. Ghost has at least 3 classic albums.

  • http://www.perfectlasers.net/ daisy

    I used to love Cam’ron music.

  • brand-new

    co-sign that, that nigga tried to o.d., sniffed a whole key, puffed a o.z. a blunt soaked in o.e.

  • brand-new

    co-sign that, that nigga tried to o.d., sniffed a whole key, puffed a o.z. a blunt soaked in o.e!