With the help of the online annotation platform Genius, MTV have been excavating their rich vault of never-before-seen VHS footage from the late 1990s. The partnership has so far uncovered interviews with ODB and LL Cool J, Method Man, Redman, and DMX, and today FADER is excited to help them share Cam'ron's first solo interview with the network. Live from what looks like the 125th Street subway platform, the still green Dipset rapper talks about his mixtape game and Untertainment Records, slumber parties with Mase, and teaching his mom to rap for "Me, My Moms and Jimmy."
"Definitely I had to help her, but she is real poetic. My mom is like—she is a college graduate and all that, you know what I'm saying? She is into poems but I just had to teach her how to do it in rap formation," he says. "We argue in the studio but she got it after about a week. That is real good considering she is a mother." Watch the 24 minute interview below, or read the full transcript here.
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