XXcLusive: Cam’ron Reveals Details On Comeback Disc, Image From Photo Shoot Exposed

Reclusive Dipset Don Cam’ron, recently spoke with XXLmag.com on his highly anticipated forthcoming CD Crime Pays – the rapper’s first studio album since 2006’s Killa Season.

As to the meaning behind the album title, the Harlem MC says it describes his persona perfectly. “It’s called Crime Pays because I feel that I am the living story of crime pays,” he explained to XXL.

Hoping to play catch up with fans, Cam says the new disc will offer more than enough new material to make up for lost time. “I have about 40 songs,” he said of the amount of tracks he has already recorded. “I’m just trying to pick the 20, 22, 23 songs that I’m a use to put on the album.”

“The CD has 80 minutes on it so you know a lot of times people don’t really know that they put 12, 13, 14 songs and there is still 30 minutes left,” he continued. “So I’m trying to just fill it all the way up, being that I haven’t been out in so long.”

Killa plans on staying in the family this go around, as far as appearances are concerned. “You know I don’t like to do too many guest appearances, probably just anybody that’s in-house most of the time,” he revealed. “You know just people that are in house, Harlem people that are in my circle. Nothing major as far as appearances are concerned.”

Crime Pays is slated to hit stores in April via Asylum Records.

As previously reported Cam is featured on the new cover of XXL magazine’s upcoming April issue,  coming out on Feb. 24th. The cover story includes the rapper finally speaking on his enigmatic hiatus, Diplomats ownership, being an alleged “paper gangster” and the root of his rifts with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, among other things. - Elan Mancini with reporting by Vanessa Satten

Peep XXL’s exclusive picture below from Cam’s first professional photo shoot in years.


  • Elz

    1st!! cant wait for the cd

  • http://yahoo.co.uk payper payepr

    Cam is tha man and the industry was definately not the same without him. His come back is long over due and will make the rap gane go insane Lol.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    Elz,That 1st shit is played out homo.

    Yeah XXL found him after i slapped his ass 4 disappearing 4 so looong & told him 2 ditch rocking pinky pink attire & put all in black cuz my president is black..hommo.

    C he aint happy face afta’ that slap in the face & all shut up now c 2nd pic.
    He was acting all gangsta with those homophobic diplomats signs then i snatch those icy on his wrists ow his pleading with me. Check them on e-bay homo.

  • stacks porter

    wanna be g unot ass nigga stop d riding

    • amar

      cosign

  • http://myspace.com/thetruthandthelight Mo Betta

    No pre-judgements here..i’ll see whats in the article first.

  • Romil

    Cam been under tha radar for a while after that Come hOme with me album on Rocafella. But im feeling that new joint. Originality Go Cam!

    • Halogen

      Cam on Rocafella? Have you been in a coma in the last 6 years?

  • doughboi773

    I hope that new shit go hard……Cam been gone too long

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Man Cam is the man, I’ll peep the album and like I said this might be the first XXL I buy since Yellow Nigg got the boot..

  • GREG 39 YEARS OLD

    harlem stand up killa go get em ………..i got you boy buy that shit thru soundscan motherfucker …………………..if a motherfucker got a problem with killa

  • DatChicKam

    Finally!! I ♥ Cam and I’ve been awaiting my name sakes return, the game needs him! I ♥ the new track + vid for I hate my job. Can’t wait to read the article. The interviews with the rest of Dipset this month were really good. They didn’t shit on him too much. Two words: Reunion Tour!

  • Leegend7

    I need to get this

  • O.C.P.( Oakland City ass Petey

    Thats what i’m talking bout my nigga Killa Cam is back. My niigga better be on all the Magazines, TV shows and websites. I glad niggaz ain’t no more. Its been along time welcome back my nigga!! DIPSET BITCH!!!

  • http://xxl ryan

    dats y exactly cam is a smart artist. he fulls his cds up wit songs n doesnt have a bunch of other artist on his cds. cuz aint nobody tryin 2 hear another artist on sum1 else cd. whether the cd sells or not i kno it would definitely b 1 of the hottest cds dat drop in 09.

  • Arcey

    I like his new joint “I hate my job” the video too, even if it’s low buget (on purpose?, he makes motherfuckin’ sense & the subject matter is 1000% real!
    I’m surprised, actually, cuz after the 60 minutes DDN moment, I wasn’t listenin’ to anything dude was puttin’ out

    I only hope the album is as ill, or iller, as that joint

    XXL why y’all ain’t post that shit Yet?

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    I actually just saw the video of “I hate my job” on youtube last nite…I have to admit, shit is tight and real as a motherfucka. And he didn’t say none of those ‘computers computin” rhymes either…like he was almost on his SDE shit again. I may consider getting his album now if he keep putting shit out like this

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn XXL ya’ll killin me with the “not posting my comment” shit!

    Anyway, I’ll say again:

    I just saw Cam’s video of “I Hate My Job” and I have to admit, tht shit is tight and real as a motherfucker. And he didn’t say none of those ‘computers computin’ rhymes either…like he was back on his SDE shit. I may consider getting his album if he has more material similar to this

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Killa!

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  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    please represent harlem properly again.

    quotes mekhi pfifer a la paid in full

    “we fuckin dyin out here, ace.”

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    Cam that dude. He from the 90′s era, people forget how hard Cam goes (no homo). Dipset niggas!

  • j.mitch

    Im coppin the disc fuck every cam hater.The nigga just tryin to eat quit hatin.

  • THEGOD

    that looks like SDE cam in the pictures..

  • black

    ^^ ^^

    Hell yeah that looks like the old Cam.
    And if he ryhmes like the SDE cam he’s gonna surprise a lot of ppl.
    That new song of his is real talk,everybody can relate to that shit.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Crazy how many people were waiting on Cam’s return. It’s gonna be a hot Spring.

  • ee-city

    Cam is an intelligent dude you kinda forget when u listen to the way he puts them rhymes together sometimes, as far as him being gone and all the articles, xxl had the section called “wheres cam” he said you cant buy that kind of promotion.
    dat shit is genius and true, he couldnt buy the promotion he getting right now and for free

  • Rae Tha Great

    Don’t that look like Cam from back in the day just slimmer. Crime Pays I can’t wait. PEACE

  • Myles R. Walker

    CAMRON IS BACK OH BOY! I NEVER LOST FAITH IN OUR MOVEMENT YA DIG SHOUTOUT TO DIPSET DIPLOMAT WORLDWIDE THIS IS FOR US YO KILLA ME & MY TOURETTES MOTIVATED BY KILLA CAM NO HOMO! THIS XXL COVER OF YOU IS MY NEW MYSPACE PIC. I DON’T CARE BOUT THE HATE I’M A RECIEVE FOR BEING A DIP YA DIG! CRIME DO PAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE RECESSION JUST ASK MY KNOXVILLE TN GOONS 1LUV FROM MYLES R. WALKER DIPSET TOURETTE SYNDROME

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