Cam’ron posted an instagram video on Weds which was touching for those of us who knew and loved his late friend Huddy, but the message that went along with it also shocked Killa Cam music fans…

“Fresh off da flight.. To see my brother.. HUD 6 told me lastnite.. #AChangeGoneCome last album.. #PurpleHaze2 this summer.. It’s been fun.. But HUD said we got other things to do. #Hud6”

Could this really be true? With the DJ Atrak x Cam’ron Federal Reserve project still unreleased, and a recent flow of hood movies and mixtapes…is Cam’ron really retiring from rap?

I reached out to Cam to get more details and here’s a short version of our convo…

Info: Are you really going to retire from rap?
Cam: Yeah. It’s a wrap. Time to move on.

*pours out a little sizzurp*

Info: Well, you made yourself a legend, and the music will last forever. So what will you focus on next?
Cam: Thanks, Min. Movies and clothing are doing really well for me right now. I’m helping Mendeecees [Yandy’s husband from Love and Hip Hop NY] with his album. And…I’m building a club in Vegas.

On the one hand, I think it’s pretty ballsy for an artist to look at the landscape around him and make an active move to not hold onto some nostalgia of past glory…that’s a mistake that many great artists make. Do I think that this move is premature? Maybe. I think that Cam has more signature lines and strong verses left in him. Dipshits was one of my favorite songs of 2014 and that came out of nowhere.

But I hope we still get Federal Reserve, and I hope that Purple Haze 2 gets all the epic collaborations that Cam fans crave for a true career send off.
And hopefully past and future Diplomats fans will get to see Killa performing his classics until he’s rocking onstage in a wheelchair.

Previously: Cam’ron Feat. Gunplay & JuJu – “All Dat There Mine” (Video)
New Video: Cam’ron & A-Trak Feat. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash “Dipshits”