Cam’ron playing free Brooklyn & Philly shows, released new song “D.I.A.”
New York rap hero and Dipset member Cam'ron dropped a new single, "D.I.A." The song samples wrestling legend Ric Flair, and it's got the kind of triumphant, horn-fueled beat that sounds straight of Cam's classic era. Listen below.
Cam also has free shows coming up in Brooklyn and Philly, both part of the Heineken Green Room series. The shows happen on July 11 at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with DJ Wavy (RSVP) and July 12 at Underground Arts in Philly with DJ Astro 8000's Pink Party (RSVP). You have to be a Heineken Green Room Insider to RSVP, and entry is first come, first served, so show up on time.
In other news, Cam recently told Noisey that he's working on a movie:
"We're going to put out a movie with the album and keep putting movies after that," he explained, detailing his recent creative pursuits. "So instead of shooting nine, ten, eleven videos what we're doing is writing the script." The script he's leaning toward right now is about a married white woman who rents out her guest house to a black man. As the Unfaithful reference might suggest, things quickly take a romantic turn. "Kinda 'once you go black you never go back' kind of thing, but it's kind of deeper than that," Cam elaborated. The rapper, whose past cinematic works include Paid in Full and the album tie-in movie Killa Season, is still the same tongue-twisting, street legit musician he's always been, but these days his ambitions are grander than that.
"The movies that I've done in the past, everybody's been like 'Cam always gets away in a movie playing Cam,'" he was quick to explain. "So, like, I'm trying to step outside the box a little bit just to show my range in acting." On top of that, well, movies are awesome. If you could make movies, wouldn't you? "To be honest, it's less headache, more money, and much more fun to do," Cam agreed. "Music, even if I wanted to stop, I don't think I could stop. It's just so embedded in my blood that it's easy to do records. But it's always fun to take on a new task also."
Read more here and listen to the new song below.