After previously giving the Clipse the cold shoulder, Cam’ron has finally come around.
The Virginia duo originally reached out to the Dipset rapper about appearing on the remix to their debut hit “Grindin’,” but he turned them down. “We wanted Cam on the ‘Grindin’ (Remix)’ back in the day and he was like, ‘Get outta here with that,'” Malice reveals to Rap-Up.com.
But the tables have turned. Seven years after releasing their first album, the Clipse was finally able to convince Cam to drop a verse. “I think what’s dope about it is we’re coming out of a hiatus, same with Cam’ron. To come back into the arena and do so together, I think it’s pretty much a big deal.”
Their collaboration, “Back By Popular Demand,” will be featured on the Clipse’s third album Till the Casket Drops, due October 20. “It’s really crazy. It’s insane. I think everybody got off on that track.”
While Cam’ron may have been a chase, it didn’t take much persuasion to get Pharrell to come through. “Pharrell did his thing. I gotta admit,” adds Malice. “As always, The Neptunes were in the studio and they were just showing off this time. A few things were a tug of war, but when they came with it, they just came with it every time.”