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A-Trak Details Working With Cam’ron On ‘Federal Reserve EP’

Posted By on May 13, 2014

A-Trak and Cam’ron are almost ready to bless us with their collab project, “Federal Reserve EP“. While chopping it up with VladTV, A-Trak spoke on the process of building the project and what it was like working with the “Hey Ma” rapper.


“It came together pretty organically, pretty easily too,” A-Trak said. “I started last fall. I just had an idea to make a song with him at first. It’s as simple as like—I remember I was talking to my team back in New York and we were just sorta thinking ‘I’ve got these beats. Let me see what kind of guests I would get on em.’ I wanted to do something with Cam and it went from an idea of doing one song to immediately talking about a full project. Like as soon as we connected. I hit up Dame, and me, Dame, and Cam we just linked up. And I played them—I played Cam some beats. And there was enough stuff that he liked right away where he was comfortable. Where he was like ‘Alright, I can work with this guy’…There’s nothing surprising about one collaboration appearing on the internet. We were more like ‘Let’s make this something actually tangible. Something more complete. That we can curate and maybe even do some shows around it. And this and that.’ ” (VladTV)

“The way that Cam and I work is I just go to his crib and he records there,” he said. “He’s got a studio at his crib and his engineer is just there. And the guy happens to be a good host. And he enjoys cooking. So, there was one day in particular where we showed up and he just—he picked up a couple different kinds of meat and shrimp and this and that. Like ‘I’m gonna cook today.’ He would do one song and then be like ‘Alright, let me go cook up these pork chops.’ And then everybody would eat a little bit. And then he would record another joint. He records pretty fast. And then he’d be like ‘Alright, let me fire up this shrimp real quick.’ And then go back to recording.”