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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. 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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