The internet was buzzing recently when Kanye West’s “Christmas in Harlem” hit the web. Among the considerable guest list, which included CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and Teyana Taylor, were Cam’ron and Jim Jones. This turn of events was particularly surprising, given Ye’s recent spat with the New York crew.
In a recent interview with the Source, Big Sean spoke about how his G.O.O.D. Music label head buried the hatchet with Dipset. “Yeah man, the rap game is too small to have beef. We are grown ass men all money is green, so you might as well just put what ever you got to the side if it’s not that serious. You know, unless it’s just something that requires that much attention. The beef that was there was nothing. It’s all fam it’s all love, like Vado is my good homie.”
Additionally, the young rapper spoke about the recording process for “Christmas in Harlem.” “I don’t know, it really surprised me you know? I saw Kanye in New York at the most recent show he did. You know it was me, him, Teyana, and CyHi and I know they started it then. Basically how it got started was people just vibing out. The homie HitBoy provided the track. I recorded my verse with Pusha T in Virginia, me and him were both in VA at the time when he sent the song to get on. Its basically how things usually happen we send it back and he gives what he likes and doesn’t like. Then we usually go over it a couple times and that’s what it is.”
Big Sean also indicated that his debut album will feature production from No ID, Pharrell and Kanye. (December 17)
UPDATE: MTV’s Rap Fix also spoke with Jim Jones about the status of the situation between Kanye West and The Diplomats. While Jones was unsure of the roots of Cam’ron’s words in the Dips’ version of “Runaway,” he revealed back-story on the crew’s shared history with ‘Ye. “I couldn’t tell you what that was about but I know Cam and Don C are like best friends,” Jimmy said, referring to Kanye’s longtime manager. “We’ve actually known Kanye and them for over 10 years from some of our earlier shows when we first got into the music industry so we have a great rapport with them more than anything else.”