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Cam’ron & A-Trak – U Wasn’t There (Album Review)

Cam’ron & A-Trak revive the old Dipset days for “U Wasn’t There.”


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3. Ghetto Prophets

Based on his performance on this song, Conway The Machine could’ve easily been Freekey Zeekey’s backup QB back then.

In “Ghetto Prophets,” Cam’ron reminds us how cold he is to women, how much of a boss he is, and how much luxurious s**t he has bought in his life. Even though the song’s beat has a militant feel, the Harlem rapper hits us with laidback deliveries that are packaged with witty punchlines and comical lyrics. As for Conway The Machine, he blesses the song with a vintage hook that sounds like some MTV Cribs s**t. Overall, “Ghetto Prophets” falls directly in line with Killa Cam’s other hits.

 

 

2. Dipshits (Ft. Cam’ron & Juelz Santana)

Roughly 20 years after the release of “Oh Boy,” Cam’ron and Juelz Santana decided to reunite for “Dipshits.”

When Cam’ron and Juelz Santana were poppin’, I thought they were the coolest duo in hip-hop. S**t, what they were able to do on “Hey Ma” turned me into a man. With that being said, I hate that they had a falling out pretty quickly. Though Cam and Juelz seem like boys now, can you imagine how many more Hey Ma’s we were supposed to get out of them? Anyways, “Dipshits” is the most powerful track on this album. In it, both Juelz Santana and Cam’ron let the world know that s**t hasn’t changed for them when it comes to gang ties and recklessness. Overall, I like the determination, urgency, and grit that the two rappers spit with over the 80s cop movie-esque beat.

 

 

1. All I Really Wanted

“All I Really Wanted” is an award speech in the form of a song.

“All I Really Wanted” will probably end up being the track that I play the most from this album. For starters, I really f**k with the soulful street beat that A-Trak set Cam’ron up with. From there, I enjoy the choppy flows and reflective lyrics that Cam hits us with from start to finish. Overall, this just feels like a song that channels a vintage sound but also pushes Killa’s resume forward.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. This is My City – Federal Reserve Version (4/5)

2. All I Really Wanted (4/5)

3. Ghetto Prophets (4/5)

4. Dipsey Acrylics (3.5/5)

5. Dame Skit (N/A)

6. Cheers (3/5)

7. Think Boy (3.5/5)

8. What You Do (3.5/5)

9. Dipshits (4/5)


RGM RATING

(C+)

 

Y’all didn’t want to give Cam’ron his flowers, so he went ahead and gave himself that s**t. Throughout this album, he practically reminds the world what he’s been about for years.

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