7 Times Cam’ron Dissed Jay Z
Yesterday (Feb. 18), Cam'ron took a shot at Jay Z after a picture of Hov in a not so flattering pose went viral. The Dipset co-founder and Jay have a long history of beef that dates back to the early 2000s. It allegedly originated when Dame Dash, Jay’s one-time business partner in Roc-A-Fella records, offered Cam the gig to be vice president of the record label while Jay Z was on vacation. From that time around 2002 to now, the jabs—whether it's on wax or in interviews—have never stopped. Here's a look at Cam'ron's disses at Jay Z over the years.
1. “You Got To Love It"
Cam’ron releases “You Got To Love It,” off of Killa Season. A dis track aimed at Jay Z that alleges Hov blocked him from taking the VP job at Roc-A-Fella. In the song Killa also claims Jay Z was responsible for the Harlem native being shot in D.C. in 2005, alleging that the gunman threw up the dynasty sign as he fled the scene. Jigga would deny that and call Cam a snitch (see below).
2. "It's Going Down (Remix)"
Cam'ron raps over Yung Joc's "It's Going Down" and takes aim at Jay Z.
3. Cam'ron on XXL March 2006 Cover
Cam'ron explained in the cover story for the March 2006/Issue 78 that the beef originated when Jay Z became CEO and President of Roc-A-Fella Records. He also says that Hov stole Roc-A-Fella, Kanye and Rocawear from Dame Dash.
4. "Swagger Jacker"
Cam'ron compiles all the lyrics and flows Jay Z allegedly stolen into one record.
5. "Toast Freestyle"
Jim Jones and Cam’ron release their “Toast Freestyle” over Kanye’s “Runaway.”
6. "Come and Talk to Me"
Cam'ron responds to Jay Z's verse on Drake's "Pound Cake" with "Come and Talk to Me" off of his Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1. He raps, "She said Jay made you a millionaire? and looked me in the eyes/Said cake, cake, cake, got that from the pies/We made each other millions, that was my reply/Had a mill before I met him, baby, that ain't no lie/See he named some Harlem cats and the homey from the Chi/But my thing, he ain't name nobody from the Stuy."
7. Dipset “Victory (Freestyle)”
Following the New Year’s Day announcement that a new Dipset EP and tour are on deck, Cam’rom and Jim Jones take stabs on “Victory (Freestyle).”