Vado is busy at work, delivering mixtapes that he hopes builds enough buzz and momentum toward the eventual release of his debut solo album.

Cam’ron’s Harlem protégé told XXL that he submitted his Slime Flu 2 mixtape to DJ Drama last week and is expecting it to be released early next month.

“We were thinking about Halloween [for the release], but that would be too close for Drama, so right now he’s hosting it and he’s going to give me a date,” Vado told XXL on Friday. “I’m thinking about putting out a mixtape every month, keep em going every month until the album.”

Vado says he expects his solo debut to drop “first or second quarter” of next year, after he’s built enough mixtape buzz with Slime Flu 2 and Boss of All Bosses 3, a collaboration effort with Cam’ron that V12 says is all done and ready to hit the streets when Killer Cam gives it a date.

“Okay Y’all,” Vado’s single featuring Fabolous off Slime Flu 2 has already hit the Internet. The mixtape also features Raekwon.

“I can’t wait to put out this mixtape," Vado said, "to show people I’m the future." –Mark Lelinwalla