Cam’ron Says He Wrote Lil’ Cease Verses on ‘Crush on You’
Lil’ Cease may have nabbed a few standout verses on Junior M.A.F.I.A. anthems, but his best known verse to date was his solo rhymes on Lil’ Kim‘s ‘Crush on You’ that appeared on her 1996 debut ‘Hardcore.’ As it turns out, Cease-A-Leo has Cam’ron to thank for his shining moment.
Cam’ron recently revealed that his pen was behind the original rendition of the tune. During an interview with XXLMag.com, the Harlemite explained that Untertainment CEO Lance Un Rivera supplied Ma$e with $30,000 to ghostwriter for some of his artists. Instead of penning them himself, Ma$e paid Cam $5,000 to write a few songs — one of which was ‘Crush on You.’
“What happened was, Un gave Mase $30,000 to write five songs for Lil’ Cease at that time and Mase gave me $5,000 of the 30 to write one or two of the songs,” he explained. “I wrote the ‘Crush on You’ song and they ended up keeping it for Lil’ Kim album but it was really for Lil’ Cease. The original ‘Crush on You’ is all Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim isn’t even on the record.”
He continued by stating that he never received any royalties for his contributions to the record, the remix to which became one of Kim’s highest charting songs to date. Cam’s appearance at XXL coincided with the release of his collaboration LP ‘Gunz N’ Butta’ with protege Vado, which bowed at No. 78 on the Billboard charts with 7,500 copies sold.
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