The new duo of A-Track and Dipset Cam’ron are working are planning to drop a joint EP titled Federal Reserve.
You can also catch the two on the cover of Complex magazine’s April/May issue.
Cam, what were your thoughts when Dame told you about a possible Fool’s Gold collab with A-Trak?
Cam’ron: I thought it was dope. Last year, at this DJ battle, Miss Info was telling me about A-Trak. This is something brand-new to me; I didn’t even know nothing about this world or this culture. She mentioned he was one of the biggest people to do it. So when Dame called me and said we should do an EP together, I was like, “Let’s do it. Sounds good.”
Without going through Dame, how difficult would it be to get in touch with you?
Cam’ron: I’m type bipolar. My mood swings change, so sometimes I may want to do something, sometimes I may not, but being that A-Trak knew Dame, it was all good. To be honest, sometimes I get in my shell and I don’t want to do stuff, and sometimes I’m real active. After getting to know A-Trak, I’m really happy that I did do it. Now if he ever calls me direct, I’ll answer the phone.
Dame told me you’re big on first impressions. So when A-Trak initially came over to your house, what was the vibe like?
Cam’ron: I think the first time they came over I was cooking lamb and steak and all types of stuff. I don’t like to have sessions where everybody’s just sitting in the studio waiting. The studio’s in my crib, so I would cook some lamb, then go lay a verse, then come back upstairs and cook some steak and lay a verse, then come back upstairs and cook some shrimp and lay a verse—so we was just cooking and recording all night. It was a pretty cool atmosphere for me.
So how’s Cam’s cooking?
A-Trak: It’s good! It’s real good, man. Better than mine.
Cam’ron: I’m highly requested out there, man.
A-Trak: I want to have him cater my next birthday party.
What’s your favorite Cam’ron song of all time?
A-Trak: “I.B.S” [off 2006’s Killa Season] is kind of a personal favorite because it’s like, “Oh shit, Cam is talking about his digestive system.” [Laughs.] If I’m going to name favorites, I’m not going to name the obvious joints, but at the photo shoot, we were listening to “Killa Cam” from the  Purple Haze album—one of my favorites. Also “357” is still up there for me