September 19, 2014

Cam'ron "S.D.E." (2000)


"Cam'ron has already lived quite a life. In the span of his 22 years, Cam's gone from being a high-school All-American point guard to dealing drugs in his native Harlem to becoming one of hip-hop's brightest new stars. So with all the balling, hustling and rapping, it's no wonder that he's decided to name his new Epic album S.D.E. "I was just trying to show people that I can rap," says Cam'ron of his blazing gold 1998 debut, "Confessions of Fire." Back then, I was just showing everybody that I'm multi-talented and that I can flip any style." ... "My sports got me into college," says Cam. "College didn't work out. Got into drugs and then I ended up rapping. It ain't phony. I lived this." This tale is told in the title track "Sports, Drugs and Entertainment" with the help of B.I.G. who said it best...



The posse cut "Where I'm From," was an early exclusive on a DJ Clue mixtape, got me amped for the LP. To me, this is actually Cam's best project, although his rise with Dipset & the Diplomats would later launch his career to much greater heights. But, "Where I'm From" is straight rhyming, check it...