Diplomats leader Cam’ron has weighed in on super producer Just Blaze recently revealing their alleged falling out during the break-up of Roc-A-Fella Records around the mid-2000’s.
While Just claimed tension developed over the placement of his loyalty, Killa said he is unaware of any past problems they previously had.
“I haven’t spoken to Just in years” Cam said in an interview. “I heard something about it. I didn’t know we had a problem. I’m cool with Just. I’m proud of everything he’s done. I appreciate everything he’s done for me and Dipset. I never even knew it was a problem. I was unaware of it but I don’t have a problem.” (RapFix)
Around mid-May, Blaze revealed his past separation from Killa Cam.
It was an incident surrounding a Dipset chain that stood out in Just’s mind. “I walked into the studio one day and Cam said to me, ‘You should’ve been Dipset,’ ” he said. “He had just bought like 10 Dipset chains, so I was like, ‘I need my chain — wassup?’ ” A week passed, and Blaze again asked Cam about securing a Diplomats piece. “He was like, ‘Yo, I had the chain but you should’ve been Dipset,’ ” Blaze recalled Cam’ron saying. “I said, ‘I’m Dipset just as much as I am State Property, just as I am Get Low, just as I am Roc-A-Fella.’ ” (MTV)
While an eventual apology allegedly later took place, Just said Cam cut off association with him for a period of time.
The breaking point in Cam and Blaze’s relationship came after a studio mix-up. According to Just, the Diplomats CEO booked studio time, expecting Blaze to show up to work, even though the producer never agreed to the date and time. Around the same time, Blaze reached out to Killa Cam to record a feature he was producing for Mariah Carey. After exchanging a few emails, the two got on the phone, at which time, according to Blaze, Cam said: “F you, F your beats. It’s no drama, we’re just not F’in with you no more.” Just Blaze went on to say that Cam’ron eventually apologized and that he harbors no ill will towards the Harlem rapper, but “the relationship was never the same.” (MTV)
In addition to the chart success, Just and Cam’s “Oh Boy” received a Grammy nomination following its 2002 release.
The song samples “I’m Going Down” by Rose Royce. It held the number one spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles for five weeks straight. It also held the number one spot on the Hot Rap Tracks. It peaked at number four on The Billboard Hot 100. The song is produced by Just Blaze who originally made the song for Memphis Bleek. The song ranked 89th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. (Wikipedia)