- Released: September 19, 2000
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 12/00, p.1183 stars out of 5
- "...[He] is good at what he does....Cam'ron has a freeflowing style, and the melodic beast and soul samples..."
Vibe - 9/00, p.248
3.5 records out of 5 - "...A rugged album that showcases his potential....employing harder-edged beats as a backdrop for his witty wordplay and cynical worldview....effortlessly mixing bitter sarcasm with poignant thoughtfullness..."
S.D.E. is an acronym for SPORTS, DRUGS AND ENTERTAINMENT.
Personnel includes: Cam'Ron, Destiny's Child, Jimmy Jones, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Julez, Prodigy, Freaky Zeeky, Dutch, Spade.
Producers: Darrell "Digga" Branch, Poke & Tone, Ron G., Grease.
Engineers include: Tony Black, Joe Quinde, Kevin Crouse.
SPORTS, DRUGS, AND ENTERTAINMENT, better known as S.D.E., is the highly anticipated sophomore release from Harlem's Cam'Ron. Though he's been away for a little while, the rapper hasn't forgotten how to mould his witty rhyme style to danceable tracks.
On "What Means The," he teams up with an unknown "shorty" to go back and forth about the conflicting desires of men and women. And though he's out of the 'hood these days, he still pays homage to the street life on tracks such as "My Hood" and "Losin' Weight." On S.D.E., Cam'Ron proves that he's a versatile rapper with staying power.