Seems like Killa Cam is poppin up everywhere in New York today. From the ALIFE posters pasted all over the city to countless apartments blasting the just released (and better than expected) Ghetto Heaven Vol.1 mixtape. Mysterious producer MONEYDVNCE took this moment to drop a timely PTP-exclusive remix of the classic Get ‘Em Girls. Not much is known about the guy except rumors that he has been become increasingly reclusive. The last I hear he was hiding out in a bando in Bolivia.
Being one of the hardest songs Cam has put out in his lengthy rap career, I had no idea how this was going to be sonically flipped. What I heard was a complete re-work of the beat that will keep your computer ‘putin. Cinematic drums are laid over a heavy methodical bass line. This sounds like a Mortal Kombat stage in the projects. This sounds like Predator’s spaceship landing in Shaolin. Go learn yourself a town and use this as your soundtrack.
So today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Diplomatic Immunity Vol.1. If you aren’t making it to the reunion show tonight at BB King’s, at least watch this video by Mass Appeal with Baohaus chef and Fresh Off the Boat host Eddie Huang speaking out on hip-hop, Four Loko, and why it’s cool to mix high/low culture. Eddie cites Crime Pays as his all-time favorite Killa Cam album, but I gotta go with Purple Haze. I’ve been steadily listening to Purple Haze for 5 years straight and it’s probably the only rap album where I can still stand the skits after almost a decade. S.D.E. is a close second.