Cam'ron Fires Two Lyrical Shots At Jay-Z
The Dipset capo opens "You Got It" by giving five reasons for his dis, including charges that Jay stole Roc-A-Fella, Rocawear and Kanye West from Damon Dash, and that the King of New York lied about being an 80's baby, cause he was born in 1968 making him 37 years old.
Cam also spits in reference to the numerous lines Hov has borrowed from The Notorious B.I.G. "You ain't the only one with big wallets/ but your publishing should go to Miss Wallace."
Later on the cut, Cam pokes fun at Hov's age, remarking, "I know you're 40 years old, I don't respect my elders/I respect the hustler plus the grinders and the sellers."
Ironically, Cam takes a page from his nemesis Nas' book when he offers, "tote handles at your open toe sandals/and you look like Joe Camel." Killa also warned that he had Beyonce "singing about slinging crack" and later concluded by calling Jay ugly and saying he looks like "Fraggle Rock."
On another track, "Swagger Jacker (A Biter Not A Writer)," Cam accuses Jigga of being a biter. Rather than spit, Cam hosts clips of Biggie, Snoop Dogg, Slick Rick, B.G., Big L, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tupac and Nas songs Jay has taken lines from. "No wonder a nigga retired," Cam comments. "There's nothing left to steal from."
Heads have been speculating on the two trading subliminal verses for years. Word is Cam's "Let Me Know," off 2000's S.D.E., featured shots at Hov. Meanwhile, heads thought the God emcee challenged Cam when he offered, "bring your whole set," on Beyonce's "Crazy In Love."
In related news, Cam graces one of two covers for XXL Magazine's March issue; the other cover features Young Jeezy. The Harlem rapper also addresses his feud with Hov in the cover story. Word is he reveals that the tension began when Dash named him vice president of Roc-A-Fella Records.