On this day in Hip Hop history, Harlem legend Cam’ron released his debut single “Horse & Carriage” from his debut album, Confessions of Fire. Peaking at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Horse & Carriage” was the most popular of the three singles released for the album. The record also peaked at #9 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart.
Regardless of the song’s success and popularity, the story of how its video came to be would have lived on as a legendary moment in rap history. Anyone who has seen the video to this song has noticed the lack of one of the artists on the track. Fellow Harlem World resident and childhood friend of Cam’ron, Ma$e, had been featured on the song’s hook. Naturally, one would expect to appear in the video for the track but instead was replaced by a look-a-like when he tried to charge Cam 40,000 to show face.