By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Wiz Khalifa has been waiting a long time for a collaboration with Cam’ron, and the Pittsburgh rapper has finally gotten what he wanted. Wiz teamed up with Cam to record two songs recently, one of which will appear on his upcoming album O.N.I.F.C.
In an interview with Hard Knock TV, Wiz explained that he worked with the Harlem rapper on two songs, one of which will be featured on his upcoming album (versus the soon-to-be-released Taylor Allderdice mixtape) in order to give it the proper visibility. “I did that more justice than putting it on the mixtape, because I’ve been waiting for that collaboration forever,” he said.
Describing how the partnership came about, Wiz said, “First of all, I’ve been a huge Cam’ron fan forever. Him and Snoop Dogg are my favorite rappers. I’ve been trying to get up with Cam for a long time, but it never really happened. My man [Sam] Crespo, who works at Atlantic … he called Cam and gave Cam my number. Cam texted me, and I was like, ‘Oh sh–, it’s Cam.’ ”
Though the “Black and Yellow” rapper didn’t elaborate on what the song will sound like, he did hint that it would be a blend of each artist’s distinct style. “Cam sent me a song and I did my thing on it … and he knocked it right out. It’s real sh– that people want to hear from both of us — that’s why I put it on the album. Because the sh– I did for him is me going into his world, and then the sh– he did for me is the polar opposite.”
O.N.I.F.C. is slated to be released this year. During a February appearance on “Sway in the Morning,” Wiz told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway that the title is an acronym for “Only N—a in First Class,” inspired by Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy’s H.N.I.C. album title.