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Cam'ron has always been a little too weird, too bored, too dissatisfied to make a concerted go at rap superstardom, but Come Home With Me is the closest he ever came. The record was his debut on Roc-A-Fella following a mostly unfruitful stint at Epic Records, and two happy developments coincided to make Come Home With Me platinum. One: Cam'ron finally figured out what kind of stylist he wanted to be. His slip-siding rap style, which see-sawed between a handful of vowel sounds and made dizzying mincemeat of sense, crystallized here, and together with his juvenile sense of humor, made him more memorable than ever. His first couplet on Come Home With Me? "I advise you to step, son/ Before I fuck ya moms, make you my stepson." Later in the same verse, he rhymes "Boca Raton" with "pokin' ya moms." Not exactly dignified. But clever, in its goofy way, and undeniably hilarious.
The other development was the peaking of Roc-A-Fella's house production team. It must be hard for rappers now to look back at 2000-04 era Roc-A-Fella; even if you were bit players like the Young Gunz, you got the benefit of people like West and Blaze as house producers,… read more »