For a brief period of time, Cam’ron appeared to be the next rapper from New York City to gain fame, as he joined Roc-A-Fella Records and immediately earned his first platinum plaque. At the same time, Cam’ron was running Diplomat Records alongside Jim Jones. Operating under Roc-A-Fella, the label flourished during this period of time, before longstanding tension with Jay-Z boiled over.
Cam’ron angrily left Roc-A-Fella Records and his entire Diplomat Records began feuding with Jay-Z, calling him “camel,” among other names. Ironically, Cam’ron found himself in a similar position to his rival, Jay-Z. In 2004, he voiced his negative opinion of Jay-Z and laughed as the Roc fell to pieces and Damon Dash went on his way.
Finding himself in the same position, Cam’ron rebuilt with Vado and, by 2009, Diplomat Records reunited. However, Jim Jones is clearly now the star of the label, as Cam’ron has been behind the scenes more often. Recently, Cam’ron talked with Jenny Boom Bomm about his relationship with Vado, the Diplomats album, and if he would ever follow Jim Jones into reality TV.
Listen to the entire interview below: