January 29, 2014


Cam'ron and A-Trak Drop "Humphrey" From Collabo EP 'Federal Reserve'

Save for Macklemore, the last year in hip hop marked a move—more like a stampede—away from conventional, hyper-produced, radio-friendly jams.

But while Kanye, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky may have seemingly hammered the last nail in the early 2000s clean-sounding-rap coffin, Cam'ron and A-Trak just exhumed it. 

Enter their new track "Humphrey" from their collaborative EP Federal Reserve, executive produced by Dame Dash. It's very produced, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. "Humphrey" is fun, technically solid and you can listen to it all day long without having brain burn. 

Also, it's good to see Cam'ron in good form again. His work post that 2007 Anderson Cooper "snitching" tirade hasn't garnered enough attention for the world to start thinking about him for his music instead of the aforementioned tirade.

Other biggies re: Federal Reserve: Fellow Dipset members Jim Jones and Juelz Santana make appearances. If you recall, Cam had major beef with both and even sold Juelz' contract from Diplomat Records to Def Jam.

And so it seems everybody has kissed and made up, and soon we'll have the first Dipset reunion track since 2010.