The Harlem dignitary joined the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast on Sunday (August 21) where he discussed Jigga “absolutely not” outshining him on the Come Home with Me track.
“Did he kill me on it? No way, absolutely not,” Cam told co-host Wallo, before then explaining that there wasn’t any plan for the pair to actually do a record together, but JAY-Z still knocked out his verse in about five minutes.
“I didn’t know we was gonna do a record,” he continued. “We talked we vibed for 15, 20 minutes and I said, ‘Yo, let’s go do this record.’ He sat there and thought about it and then my name’s in his verse. I said, ‘This n-gga kinda different.’ We get to work quick — he did his shit in five minutes. It was amazing to see. As far as taking off on me, go listen to the lyrics. Nobody ever took off on me.”
Hov and the Dipset rhymer have a limited history of collaborations that include the Paid in Full soundtrack’s “Roc Army” as well as R. Kelly’s “We Ride.”
“Welcome to New York City” also features Juelz Santana and production from Just Blaze along with some additional vocals from the beat maestro.
Two decades later, Cam is still working with Hip Hop royalty. Earlier this summer, Cam linked up with J. Cole and teased a follow-up collaboration to the pair’s “9 5 . s o u t h” which appears on Cole’s most recent album, The Off-Season.
The two Harlem rappers were once brothers in arms, taking the rap world by storm as both solo artists and cohorts in the group Children Of The Corn — which also included Big L, Herb McGruff and the late Bloodshed.
But after Ma$e decided to retire from rap and move to Atlanta to become a pastor, things got heated between the two rappers and a feud soon ensued that lasted for almost two decades.
In a recent video shared by Ma$e’s sister Stason Betha, the former Bad Boy rapper appeared to bury the hatchet with Cam, jumping on the phone with the Dipset leader.