Cam’ron and A-Trak Head to Harlem With Dipset for ‘Dips—s’ Video
The Dipset gang reunite in the video for ‘Dips—s,’ the newest effort to come from Cam’ron and A-trak‘s collaborative album, ‘Federal Reserve.’ While the track is not a complete reunion for the team, for Dipset fans, it’s a step in the right direction.
Evidently, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey and Cam are all on the same page these days, and they’ve seemingly deaded any beef from years ago. They all appear in the visual for the song, produced by A-Trak, Just Blaze and Oliver.
‘Dips—s’ brings you right back to that classic Dipset style of the early 2000s. The track definitely has that big Just Blaze sound that we’ve come to love throughout the years. And leave it to Cam’ron to go in with sharp lines devoted to all of his naysayers.
“I’m that n—- y’all I ain’t even lying / I run fashion man and I ain’t even trying / I see these f— boys hatin’ on me / Been in the crib three years, they still waitin’ on me,” spits Killa, as he walks the streets of Harlem decked out in a fur coat. He also uses a fast cadence, which is a slight departure from his usual slow, choppy flow.
Ricky Saiz, the director of the video, takes an extremely artistic approach in the shots he’s selected, as he captures not only the beauty of the historic Harlem neighborhood, but also some of its griminess, which works amazingly well. Folks like singer Cat Power and DJ Venus X make cameos too.
Additionally, having Cam, Juelz, Freekey and Jimmy together again in a visual is only one of the reunions that take place here. Just Blaze has spoken at length about his problems with Dame Dash, and the two stand side by side in the video, which shows they’ve patched up whatever differences they had as well.
Dame closes out the track by delivering a few words about himself and his team. “Nobody’s safe,” he warns. “We back.”
‘Federal Reserve’ is due later this year. Fans of Cam and A-Trak can catch both at their New York City show May 31 at Terminal 5.