At one point in time, New York titans 50 Cent and Cam’ron made headlines over a feud that began after Fif called Cam’s label Koch Records (now E1 Entertainment) a “graveyard.” Now, with news of the two rappers putting their beef to bed, Fiddy spoke to Vibe about his respect for Killa’s discography.
Fiddy explained that his favorite song from the Dipset leader is “357” from his ’98 debut Confessions of Fire. He said that while the song was never the biggest cut off the LP, it was the one that made the most impact on his ears. Fif even added that his other nemesis Fat Joe’s “Lean Back” had a similar effect on him, noting that Terror Squad alum Remy Ma’s passion on the song reminds him of his latest signee Paris.
“‘357,’ that’s [my favorite Cam’ron song],” he explained. “‘Horse and Carriage’ didn’t even mean that to me. That was like – Whenever an artist makes a joint that you listen to and go ‘Ooh,’ like that joint had me. The beat, the whole thing. It struck a chord in me, that’s how – even for Busta, his portfolio of music, for me i[t’s] ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.’ Even fat boy. Fat Joe, his was “Lean Back. I like that joint ‘cause of Remy [Ma].”
He added, “She just felt like she belonged there in the pack. It’s partially why I have such a liking to Paris…it’s not the same [energy], it’s very different but it’s the having a hard time. It does something to you. They offer that passion in their voice when they’re actually doing something. Like Tupac, there weren’t a lot of punchlines, matter fact there wasn’t no punch lines. He just said to you like he meant it and you felt it and you wanted to roll with it. B.I.G. had the punch lines. For me, these kind of tapes to come out and impact in a good way, it’s not a difficult process for me because I’m conditioned for it.”