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"Get Down"
Artist: Cam'ron
Producer: Chad Hamilton
Release Year: 2004
Song Sampled: "Life's Opera"
Sample Release Year: 1985
Sample Effect: Dipset was always surprisingly effective at looping a quick, seconds-long sample and building an entire song out of it, and that's exactly what Killa does here.
Why The Song Is Dope: There will always be a debate about which album was Cam'ron's best, but for my money it's gotta be Purple Haze, and I don't care what the rest of y'all think. The track is so simple, and that's exactly what makes it so perfect; all you really need at the end of the day is something to ring in the beat, and let Killa do the rest. One of the standouts of his career, and a Dipset classic. It's, for better or for worse, the Diplomats' version of Jay's "Hard Knock Life," but it samples a much less annoying track. —DR

"Get Down"

Artist: Cam'ron
Producer: Chad Hamilton
Release Year: 2004
Song Sampled: "Life's Opera"
Sample Release Year: 1985
Sample Effect: Dipset was always surprisingly effective at looping a quick, seconds-long sample and building an entire song out of it, and that's exactly what Killa does here.
Why The Song Is Dope: There will always be a debate about which album was Cam'ron's best, but for my money it's gotta be Purple Haze, and I don't care what the rest of y'all think. The track is so simple, and that's exactly what makes it so perfect; all you really need at the end of the day is something to ring in the beat, and let Killa do the rest. One of the standouts of his career, and a Dipset classic. It's, for better or for worse, the Diplomats' version of Jay's "Hard Knock Life," but it samples a much less annoying track. —DR

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Cam’ron Missed His Show In London Because He Was About To Get Jumped

Normally, rappers have good reasons as to why they miss their shows. Some could be sick. Others could have very deep and personal issues going on in their lives...

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Cam’ron Bails On London Show And Fans Rush The Stage

Cam'ron and Dipset are back (man, it really does feel like the early '00s with Dipset and G-Unit dropping music) and for the first time in a decade, Cam returned to London for a show...

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Cam’ron And A-Trak Re-Assert Their Relevance At NYC Show

Featuring a highly-indecisive crowd of rare OG Dipset fans sprinkled amongst a mass of EDM punters with pupils wider than the Atlantic Ocean, the aesthetic at Saturday night’s Cam’ron and A-Trak collaboration show was a bit confused...

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28 Times Rappers Have Been Banned Around the World

This weekend, 50 Cent will take the stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam for the first time in a decade, after his infamous chair throwing incident left him banned for life from the station in 2004...

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Cam’ron Stars In A New Reebok Commercial

Killa Cam has a new commercial. After teaming up with Reebok last year to promote its “Ghost of Christmas” Pack, the Harlem rapper has linked back up with the classic sneaker brand to promote its “Blacktop Retaliates...

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Best Hip-Hop Instagrams Of The Day

Want to know what went down today on Instagram? Scroll through!

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From Diddy's "I Need A Girl" to Kanye's "White Dress," hip-hop has plenty of love songs written for specific significant others. Whether rappers are not-so-secretly reflecting on past marriages or yearning for a fling that finished all too quickly, if known or not, many top hits in hip-hop have an underlying reason as to why they happen to connect with listeners so well—fans can identify with both sides.

More recent examples of the semi-concealed affection cuts are Big Sean's "Ashley," a love song from his Hall Of Fame album he penned for his high school sweetheart after they parted ways last year, and even Jhene Aiko's "The Worst," which is rumored to be about a brief relationship the singer held with Drake. Nas is a relatively prolific member of this list as well, having written songs—"Getting Married" and "Bye Baby" being the two most obvious—about the many developments in his relationship with Kelis. And, of course, there's Kanye West, who dedicated an entire album to heartbreak and has always been on the more emotional side of things, lyrically.

XXL has compiled 20 hip-hop songs written about the specific relationships in each rapper's lives, from Lauryn Hill's many shots at Wyclef Jean to Papoose's dedication to his locked up wife Remy Ma. —Miranda Johnson, Layne Weiss and Dan Rys
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20 Hip-Hop Songs About Specific Relationships

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Dipset, “What’s Really Good?” (Originally Published March 2009)

We thought we knew what the movement was like. But then there was trouble in Dipset paradise. With co-founder Cam still M.I.A., can Jim, Julez and Zeke bring the title back to Harlem...

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Cam’ron Cooked Pork Chops And Shrimp For A-Trak

Fool's Gold owner, world-renowned DJ, and accomplished producer, A-Trak, recently sat down with VladTV to discuss his collaborative EP with Cam'Ron called, Federal Reserve...

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15 Most Memorable Quotes From Cam’Ron’s ‘Come Home With Me’

Though it's been 10 years since the release of Kill Cam's third LP, the lyrics he displayed on the project continue to stick...

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