Harlem rapper Juelz Santana may no longer be in a contract with Cam’ron and Diplomat Records, but in a recent interview with Vlad TV he revealed that despite the break-up with the label he still has a great deal of respect for Cam’ron.

The former Diplomat Records artist revealed that while many things didn’t quite come to fruition, he is grateful to Cam’ron for jumpstarting his career. 

“Yeah, I been out of my deal with Cam for about two years now. One thing I respect is Cam brought me to the water,” Juelz explained. “A lot of things ain’t transpire, but at the end of the day I come from nothing. I’m able to eat… Just him giving me that I would never – I gotta be so grateful for that. Things could have went better in other areas cause I was so loyal… He blueprinted that building, but I placed them bricks in there.”

After expressing his thanks to the Dipset founder, Juelz spoke briefly on his first time meeting with Cam’ron.

“I was actually in a group with my partner Malik,” said the rapper. “We had a group called Draft Pick. One day, make a long story short, this guy comes through in the 600 on my block. Calls me out the window, calls my mother. He look out the window, ‘Yo tell Juelz come down I got Cam in the car.’ He got Cam in the car. I come downstairs Cam’s in the car sleeping… I just start rapping. It was kinda history from there.”

Juelz’s interview with Vlad TV comes shortly after he hinted at The Diplomats returning with a new song and possible album.

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