Biography

Cam’ron (born Cameron Giles) is a big name in the hip-hop music, a man who has turned himself into a great artist and promoted many other performers known to masses. He did not simply grow on what rap music was when he came there, but also contributed much to its development. Cam’ron was born on February 4, 1976 in Harlem, New York. He spent all his childhood years in this place and studied at Manhattan Center High School. As a boy, he was rather a promising basketball player than a future hip-hop star as he performed as the starting lineup member of his team. Sports seemed much more interesting to the young man and distracted him from the academic activities. In the end, poor studying made Cam’ron leave the plans to enter a nice college. He tried to be a good student at a minor school in Texas, yet this was not a lasting effort. On realizing education was not for him, the youth came back to Harlem and took up drug business.

Good luck saved Cam’ron from ending up behind the bars as he met Notorious B.I.G. The latter tested the young man’s rapping’s skills and helped the starting artist reach an agreement with Untertainment. Cam’ron’s debut album, Confessions Of Fire, saw the light of days in 1998. Backed up by the sensational hits 357, and Horse And Carriage, this long player sold a tremendous amount of copies becoming the golden record. The hip-hop society got impressed by the ambitious fresher who did not hesitate to reveal his big plans. Four songs from this album reached the leading positions in the charts, an evident proof of Cam’ron’s talent and confidence. Soon confrontation emerged between the musician and his current label Untertainment that could grant him good promotion for the upcoming records. Cam’ron decided to switch to Epic Records, which certainly was a wise move. In 2000, this company delivered the artist’s second studio work, called as S.D.E., an abbreviation for Sports, Drugs, and Entertainment. Made in collaboration with a number of key hip-hop performers and containing the smashing track What Means The World To You, this record followed the path trodden by its predecessor to the golden status.

Apart from many other young artists confused and disoriented by the early success, Cam’ron remained steady on the route he chose and continued rising up. His next big step was signing a contract with Roc-a-Fella, the label whose owner was the musician’s long time fellow. This partnership gave birth to the rapper’s strongest album made so far, Come Home With Me. This was a touching and sincere tale of the Harlem reality to please both those who simply like such music and the listeners who also speculate on the profound lyrics. The album’s best hit was definitely Oh Boy, a radio favorite to receive a lasting airplay and always a warm welcome in any club. Cam’ron’s fourth album, Purple Haze (2004), brought his maker even more profit and make him known even wider, but this was possible after what the rapper had achieved with the works he had done before. Purple Haze was simply a flawlessly made record with the perfect level of execution under the established trademark of Cam’ron. In 2005, the artist got his name spotted in many headlines after the attack on his car with a gunshot injury to his arm. In a year, the rapper came back to the market with the fifth ling player under the title Killa Season. This one showcased Cam’ron’s creative recession and failed to receive the golden certificate so characteristic for the works of this artist. Cam’ron took a break to accumulate new ideas and take care of his sick mother. Three years with Crime Pays, a desperate attempt to bring back the fame that he once won. This work showed that it was too early to send Cam’ron to retirement as he again demonstrated his everything best that made him so popular.

Studio Albums

Cam'ron, Crime Pays mp3Crime Pays
It is all clear from the very first sounds of Cam'ron's splendid sixth album Crime Pays: his further career will go up and only up. A number of compositions reflect the rapper's thoughts concerning the theme of crisis and all its consequences
2009
  • East Coast Hip Hop
  • Gangsta Rap
  • Pop Rap
Cam'ron, Killa Season mp3Killa Season
In 2006 he Cam'ron directed the straight to DVD film Killa Season and released an album of the same name. The album is exceptional and a good enough excuse for two more years of mouthing off and starting trouble
2006
  • East Coast Hip Hop
  • Gangsta Rap
Cam'ron, Come Home With Me mp3Come Home With Me
2002
  • East Coast Hip Hop
  • Gangsta Rap
  • Pop Rap
Cam'ron, S.D.E. mp3S.D.E.
2000
  • East Coast Hip Hop
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