Tacking himself onto Drake‘s freestyle of Soulja Boy‘s “We Made It,” Cam’ron offers a nice history lesson and humblebrag all in one. Shouting out Dame Dash‘s crucial role in enabling his career as well as the careers of Kanye, Jay Z, Kevin Hart and Rachel Roy, Cam insists that no one makes it without help. In short, the “we” in “We Made It” is the most important part.
Cam‘s voice has been notably more throaty the last few years, but here it works well, giving him the gruff edge of a surly historian insisting that everybody check the facts. With that in mind, it’s worth noting that Cam seems to be one of the few older rappers who’s aging well without becoming ornery. His insistence on history isn’t nostalgic or reactionary: he’s just stating facts. This is the behavior of someone who is okay with no longer being in the spotlight. This is how you avoid becoming a geezer who only seems to make complaints. Other older rappers should take note.
It’s kind of funny to note that Cam adopts the same flow that Drake uses. Looks like Soulja Boy is increasingly losing ownership of this song.
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