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Cam’Ron: Get ‘Em Girls (Roc-A-Fella, 1994, 12″)

Back during the early rise/reign of Dipset, I never quite got Cam’Ron’s appeal. To me, he was still that dude who had cut “Horse & Carriage,” which wasn’t exactly blowing my world up.

But then, at some point, I heard “Get ‘Em Girls.”

I. Finally. Understood.

The same way cats want Nas to get back to his “NY State of Mind” flow, I want every Cam song to sound like this: word play all day/swagger on a milli. I still marvel at this line, every time:

    First pile up in the rear/I style up in my gear
    Stallion of the year/medallions in my ear
    Whips on my fists/houses on my wrists
    Your budget on my neck/your spouse on my d—.


365 Days of Soul, #82