If you were a certain type of rap fan in the early-to-mid-’00s, get ready to feel a wave of nostalgia blow you completely over. Cam’ron has lately been working on Federal Reserve, a new collaborative EP with A-Trak, and first single “Humphrey” captured some of that old Dipset magic. The new video for “Dipshits” has a whole lot more of it. A-Trak co-produced the song with Oliver and with Just Blaze, the latter of whom is partially responsible for some of Cam’s greatest tracks. (Just hearing him yell “Just Blaaaaze” on an intro is enough to send knives of longing through my gut.) Cam raps his ass off on the track, and it’s got Juelz Santana on the hook. Old friends Jim Jones and Dame Dash show up in the video, all of which takes place on grimy Harlem street corners and basketball courts and stairwells. It’s not all revival; the video offers the curious spectacle of a Cat Power cameo in a Cam’ron video. But mostly, it’s very much a retro move, and an effective one. Ricky Saiz directed the video, and you can watch it below.
Federal Reserve is coming soon on Fool’s Gold.