Harlem emcee and former Dipset leader Cam’ron has confirmed that his three year sabbatical from album releases will end this Spring.
The new LP, entitled Crime Pays, was first announced for release back in November 2008.
According to a representative for Cam, no songs that have leaked in the last six months will appear on the project.
However, the spokesman clarified that “I Hate My Job,” which dropped a few days ago, is actually the album’s first single.
A video was released Monday (February). The clip showcases the struggle of juggling family responsibilities with the vigor of corporate America.
Today, the Harlem veteran is shooting the artwork for Crime Pays in New York City, after he quietly disappeared from public life after a drama filled 2007.
The rapper had engaged in high-profile beefs with Tru life and G Unit, along with falling out with close friends and Dipset members Jim Jones and Juelz Santana.
The rapper’s woes were compounded that year after a negative backlash for an appearance on 60 Minutes, were Cam’ron explained he wouldn’t alert authorities to a next door pedophile, since it would constitute “snitching.”
Cam’s comeback album Crime Pays will be released on April 21 via Asylum Records.
At press time, Cam’ron is expected to embark on media tour to explain his absence, future plans, the current situation with Dipset, and his past issues with Jay-Z and 50 Cent.