Last night was the much-anticipated, sold-out NYC RETURN OF KILLA FUCKING CAM'RON, and despite a soundsystem that sounded like the boombox in our bathroom, it was definitely a fête fit for a dude who's been hibernating in Jersey for far too long. It was also a proper reminder that Cam is one of the ridiculously best rappers alive, particularly for the first half of his set when he artfully, forcefully, elegantly jammed through Roc classics and Purple hits: Is "Get 'Em Girls" not a masterpiece of wordplay? Is "Down and Out" not one of the best tracks Kanye ever produced? Then some Z-level Dipset dude in a jean jacket came out for a couple of tracks and we went to the bathroom. When we returned, Cam was running through songs from his new album, Crime Pays, like "I Used to Get it in Ohio," which is instant nu-classic Killa. It was sort of weird when he performed "Bottom of the Pussy Hole" with his mother onstage, but then, it wouldn't be a Cam'ron show without an awkward moment and/or some sort of morally obtuse hatefuckery. Shout out to 2005! He brought out Byrdlady for the finale, "Cookies and Applejuice," she is taller than he is and looks like she could take him in a fistfight which is partly why we think he fux with her. The set was perfectly brief—though we would've settled for another hour if it meant a Dipset reunion or a Gucci Mane cameo—and while we wished the track he dedicated to the ladies had been "Daydreamin'" instead of "Suck it or Not," New York was clearly having it. Forty-two million Flipcams captured every moment. Also, Cam was wearing a RED LOUIS VUITTON VISOR WITH THAT LOUIS CHECKER PRINT SCARF THING. VISOR! Check the video to steal his '99 Eminem/golf coach/Loveparade steez and watch "Get Em Girls."
May 05, 2009