XXcLusive: DJ Drama Talks Fabolous/Cam’ron Collabo

The wait is finally over. After several delays, DJ Drama’s mixtape with Fabolous, The Funeral Service: There is No Competition 2, hit the ‘Net last night (March 4), and to fans surprise, Fab has a track with Cam’ron.

The violin-driven track “Body Bag”—which finds the Harlem and Bed-Stuy reps connecting for the first time—has that signature, aggressive Dipset sound. XXLMag.com recently asked Dram how the collabo came together.

“When me and Cam was working on Boss of all Bosses Part 2 it was pretty much a frenzy in the streets and everything,” he explained. “Fab hit me up, if not the day the tape out, or the next, and was like, ‘Yo, gimme Cam’s number, I wanna get him on the tape.’ So they made the connect just like that. It’s kinda ill [how] it came from another one of the mixtapes…The shit is crazy. Great connection. You know Cam is really heating back up, after getting off his hiatus and everything.”

Fans have been waiting for TINC 2 to drop for months now. The last date it was scheduled to drop was New Years Day. The Aphiliates DJ says he’s surprised by all the hype surrounding the disc. “You know the crazy thing about all this with the tape and the delays and everything… People talking about mixtape date releases and missing them and what happened, you know we talking about free music here,” he said. “It’s funny, man, to even have a twitter and the blogs and everything… People really be mad… [But] that’s a blessing at the end of the day.”

The Funeral Service: There is no Competition is available online now. Along with Cam’ron and Vado, it features cameos from Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Lloyd Banks, Juelz Santana and Red Café, among others. —William Nilly

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  • Uptown

    Fab go hard (no homo)hope this shit does too. the first was kinda boring to me.

  • Killa

    Cam, bringing that pimp talk again, no one does it better.

  • yoprince

    cam killed on there.

    it’s a pretty dope mixtape… fab’s bars are definitely up, but he just doesn’t have the type of voice (wayne) or personality (cam’ron, wayne) or ridiculous lyrical chops (lupe) where I wanna hear him over and over again on top of other people’s tracks. kinda just makes me want to hear the original.

    but if you just listen for slick bars, you’ll like this mixtape.

  • smell deez

    yo cam did fantastik 4 pt 2 with dj clue back in the day….. plus fab was on diplomatic immunity 2 so they got the ny connection

  • EReal

    Computers Putin. Cam is WACK!

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk!

    I heard the mixtape last night.

    LA The Darkman has the illest verse on there that made me rewind it.

    The Cam & Vado song would have been the weakest one on BOAB 2.

    • http://www.black-starr.com HvdL

      You Must Be Stuped just to say that.
      Mixtape overall is nice, great beats nice input. That funeral service music song was nice.

      The H .. from Haarlem ;) top that

      • http://www.bboycult.com $ykotic Don McCaine

        Whatever kid.

        I didn’t even say whether I like the whole mixtape or not. You’re reading too fast.

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  • General Yopeck

    Yeah, Cam & Fab: Harlem & Brooklyn, the real rap music…
    NY conecction!!!!

  • WilyF19

    Why does everyone alwayss hate on Cam…..Go listen to the children of the corn cd then come talk to me….And for those that dont know who children of the corn was it was Big L,Cam,Ma$e And Cams Cuousin Bloodshed

  • OJeLjugoman

    one of the best mixtapes this year…… almost all of the beats were original ,lyrics were dope, and it was better then no ceilings cuz dat dumb shit is jus freestyles over erebodys beats dat shit was boring as fuck….

  • WilyF19

    It wasnt the best mixtape of the year so far…Sorry But that goes to Styles P Green Ghost Project…..And Boss Of All Bosses 2 Came out this year 2 so yea…..

  • AV

    anyway this mixtape is good