AllHopHop.com: Let’s jump right into it, every one is anticipating
your new CD- The Self. Why do you think there is such a buzz surrounding
Kam: The masses want a change in what they hear. They want the conscious.
They want some thing with more grit, more substance.
AllHopHop: You know, I would like your opinion, the colleges are
speaking out about lyrics that are anti women, what are your thoughts about
this. You are apart of the Gangster Rap genre.
Kam: It makes no fu**ing sense to me as to why we would dismiss the person
we come out of- The Black Woman. I mean that shit don’t make sense.
AllHopHop: I got a chance to listen to some of your CD. And
without a doubt I am so impressed with your CD. This seems like to me, the
best CD that you have produced thus far, what did you do different?
Kam: Well, I just tightened up the production. I think pain and my own
personal struggles made me come from a deeper level. My production is
hitting harder, My lyrics are hitting harder, My record label have hard
riders on it. So we are taking no prisoners this year and we are just gonna
be straight bangin’
AllHopHop: What is your relationship to the streets?
Kam: (Ha) I am a street nigga. I mean my album Kamnesia was highly rotated
in the prisons, in the gutters of America, the mainstream didn’t pay my sh*t
any attention, but the Crips, the Bloods, the Black Guerillas, the hustlers,
the Gangsters paid my sh*t attention. And that’s who I am talking to on this
CD, the streets. My relationship with the Streets and the Struggle hasn’t
changed. It wont change, Allah willing.
AllHopHop: Ok, now why did you name your CD – The SELF?
Kam: Because at every level no matter where you go to, you gonna have to
deal with your self sooner or later. The hood we gotta get ourselves
together, America gotta take a look at herself, and I had to look at myself
when I was going through some shit in my life, it went back to me, and what
the f**k I was doing. America running around looking for terrorists, well
shit she is the number one terrorists, she gotta look at The Self.
AllHopHop: Speaking of America, and the number one Fox News
Devil advocate, Bill O Reily do you have any thoughts on him?
Kam: Naw, Sh*t. F**k him. Period. He aint fit to judge the hood, me or my
AllHopHop: You being in the Nation [of Islam] has it made it more
difficult speaking out on 9/11?
Kam: Yea I mean just look at the sh*t with Public Enemy, MTV tried to ban
their sh*t because of a Mumia picture come on now! America doesn’t want the
truth. But we got people like Farrakhan, who don’t give a f**k about
entertaining falsehood and popularity contests. He just care about the
truth. I follow his example. We all should. Speak up no matter who or
AllHopHop: Are you afraid of the war against Iraq?
Kam: We’ve been at war. Black people been attacked. This war aint new to
us. 9/11 happened 24/7 in Watts, in Detroit, in Compton, in Philly, in
Queens, we were always unsure when a tragic event would wipe out our entire
community. That sh*t is nothing new to us.
AllHopHop: Every one wanted us to ask you about Ice Cube and your
beef with Ice Cube. You both started on the same page, now on a total
different direction, you care to comment?
Kam: He is on his path, I am on mine. I don’t like to entertain small
nigga vs. nigga beefs. I’m fighting something bigger- oppression. I am
going against the evils of the government, and world leaders. I aint
interested in no silly as beef against my brother. Sh*t we need to unite and
fight this common enemy.
AllHopHop: Being in the Nation, you still curse, you still carry
yourself like a gangster, do you get flack from members in the Nation?
Kam: It’s a struggle to be righteous in a world that’s anti-God,
anti-peace, anti- Black. So I aint gonna put on no fake ass persona for
Nobody. I chill with the same niggas I did in the beginning, and I’m
Muslim. I bang for the right side now. That’s the only difference, I’m
still in the Street.
AllHopHop: Why should people get your upcoming CD, when does it
come out? What can we expect?
Kam: I mean you can expect some sh*t that will make the hair on your neck
stand up, and some mellow shit. You can expect me to kick the real sh*t,
and bang all the way through it. There is no softness in this CD period.
But get it because you want to get it. Don’t get it because of a f**king
commercial. In 2003 start following your hearts again, honor the struggle,
by really listening to your hearts.