Vado stopped by The Breakfast Club to discuss his Slime Flu 2 mixtape and stepping out from Cam’ron’s shadow.
Why Cam’ron isn’t featured on the mixtape:
“A lot of people say, ‘All your songs are with Cam. You do everything with Cam.’ I’m branching off doing my thing so he’s letting me fly.”
How to set himself apart from other rappers:
“Getting the right team around you, that’s the main thing. Just having the right circle, making sure everbody is doing something and bringing something to the table. And just working, constant work.”
National following and exposure:
“I always hear things like, ‘I’m only in NY. I’m only rocking in NY. People don’t rock with me in the South, this and that.’ But everywhere I go I get love.”
Major label slowing down his grind:
“Actually, they’re letting me do me. It’s really just branching off from Cam. A lot of people kept feeling that I run under Cam. I don’t move unless Cam tell me to move. So me and Cam had to show people that I’m my own man.”
If working with Cam’ron is difficult:
“Cam is cool as far as on a business tip and on a street level and music level. He’s crazy cool. He’s always been cool with me. We never had no problems. No arguments.”
He discusses missing out on the XXL freshman cover because he was supposed to be appear on the cover of The Source with Cam and Jim Jones. He signed with Interscope and hopes to release his debut album next year. He’s touring Japan this month and they’re currently filming Killa Season 2.