Vado Signs With Interscope Records

March 29, 2011

On Monday, Cam’ron announced that his protégé, fellow Harlem rapperVado, has inked a recording contract with Interscope Records.

“He just signed a deal with Interscope,” the rapper told Angie Martinez on her Hot 97 radio show. “Shout to Jimmy Iovine, DJ [DJ Mormile, senior VP of A&R at Interscope], what up, yo?! Big shout to DJ and Jimmy Iovine over there at Interscope. We appreciate that.”

Since their reunion, various members of the Diplomats have mentioned the possibility of the group, formerly signed to Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella Records, signing to Interscope.

“Everything is still going, but we all had prior obligations,” Cam’ron said. “Like me and Vado got this Gunz ‘n Butta album that’s coming out. Jim [Jones] has a solo album coming out called Capo. Juelz [Santana] is working on his mixtape. But me and Jim just definitely had obligations with Koch that we couldn’t drop everything. We working with DJ and Jimmy Iovine to get the deal over there at Interscope done for us as well. It’s just a little more intricate being that everybody is signed to a label already.”

Jones’ contract with E1 Entertainment (formerly Koch Records) will be up after the release of his Capo album, due in stores April 5, according to Cam’ron. Santana is still on Def Jam Records, and despite his recenttrouble with authorities, the rapper announced plans to release three mixtapes prior to the arrival of a proper album at the end of the year, according to Rap Radar.

As for Vado, though he is not a formal member of the Diplomats (Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey), he is an official member of Cam’ron’s the UN, a separate group started before Dipset’s reconciliation. Thanks to street burners like “Speakin’ Tungs” and “We All Up in Here,” it was thought that Vado would be a lock to make XXL magazine’s Freshmen 2011 issue. But in early January, Cam’ron said Vado would pass on participating if the opportunity presented itself, saying his artist deserves a bigger look.

Vado released a retail mixtape, Slime Flu, last October and his collaborative album with Cam’ron, Gunz ‘n Butta, comes out on April 19 on E1. While Vado’s fanbase continues to expand, Killa Cam is clearly still one of his biggest supporters.

“Vado’s crazy out there,” Cam’ron said. “If y’all don’t know about Vado, make sure y’all check that young boy out, man. He’s the new voice of Lenox Ave. right now. Make sure you go get his mixtape, Slime Flu. We got an album coming out called Gunz ‘n Butta and his solo album will be out later this year. That’s my statement.” – Interview w/ Steph Lova

Cam’Ron x Vado “Girls Cry” (Music Video)

March 26, 2011

Cam’Ron & Vado hit Miami and run into a few problems with the ladies in “Girls Cry” off their upcoming Gunz N’ Butta album dropping April 19th. This is part one of four visuals set to drop in support of the U.N.’s new LP. Classic Dip Set sounds right here on the araabMUZIK produced cut.

Directed by Antwan “Shake” Smith & Max Amillion

Cam’ron featuring Sen-City, Vado, and Jim Jones “Oooooh

March 11, 2011

The version of “Throw It In The Air” that leaked yesterday was stolen from Cam’s e-mail. It now features Vado & Jim Jones adlibs, and Sen City on the hook.

Cam and fam just shot 3 videos in Miami, and are hitting the road on Thursday….so look out for a video a week, starting Monday. Pre-order Gunz N’ Butta on amazon.

Cam’ron featuring Sen-City, Vado, and Jim Jones “Ooooohhhh”


Fat Joe x Vado “Massacre On Madison” Remix

March 11, 2011

The public demanded it so Joey Crack obliged. V12 adds some bars to this screw-faced NY banger. When we goin’ to a Knicks game, Mr. Cartagena? Ha! This joint is mean!

Fat Joe x Vado “Massacre On Madison”

Neako x Vado (@Vado_MH) – Wild

March 9, 2011


Neako’s new mixtape LOUDpack2: HIGHlights Which u can get Here Seen via NahRight

Download: Neako feat. Vado – Wild

XV ft. CyHi Da Prynce x Vado x Erin Christine – “All For Me” (Music Video)

March 4, 2011