Dan Adu Gyamfi ([email protected]) owns several mink coats dyed the color of carnations.
The rap music industry always starts the year slow with labels figuring out which of their artists will drop an album and who will be the December tax write-offs. In the meantime, Cam’ron and A-Trak have announced a joint EP titled Federal Reserve that will feature Dipset members Jim Jones and Juelz Santana. Damon Dash will executive produce the project and the first single “Humphrey” was released a couple days ago. There are many cheat codes in rap like the use of melody, having a dance to go with your song, or repeating a basic hook over and over again to make it sound catchy. Cam’ron rapping over a sample is the ultimate Easter egg because he never sounds out of place or rusty over a great loop.
Co-produced by Party Supplies, the song features Killa flowing like the Nile River over the track and he lets you into his life on the second verse by spitting “My parents got high, no lie, it’s no shame/ A product of dust, lust, and cocaine/ Still cool with some niggas, though, that sniff ‘caine/ That grow weed to grow hair like Rogaine. Cam also stays legendary with the trash talk, boasting about the links between his own aggression and potential softness that can come from a vegetarian diet. So it’s a great appetizer.