Cam'Ron

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Cameron Giles was born and raised in Harlem, New York. He went to school at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, where he would meet his long time friends Mase and Jim Jones. He was a promising basketball player alongside Mase, however, he was unable to take advantage of various scholarship offers due to a poor academic record. He instead enrolled in a college in Texas, even without graduating from high school, but soon dropped out and returned to Harlem where he began selling drugs before starting his rap career.[2] He began his musical career in the mid 1990s, rapping alongside Big L,Mase and his cousin Bloodshed in a group called Children Of The Corn. However, after Bloodshed’s death in a car accident in 1997, the group disbanded and the remaining members continued solo careers.

Cam’ron signed with his childhood friend and new manager Damon Dash to Roc-A-Fella Records in 2001, alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Memphis Bleek. A reported $4.5 million record deal was agreed upon with and Damon Dash and his Roc-A-Fella partners Kareem Biggs and Jay-Z in the form of a record advance. His third and most successful album Come Home With Me was released in 2002 featuring guests such as Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, and Memphis Bleek, and production from Just Blaze, Kanye West and The Heatmakerz. It included the hit singles “Oh Boy” and “Hey Ma”, which both featured The Diplomats newest member and protégé, Juelz Santana. The album achieved platinum status and served as a stepping stone for Cam’ron’s group The Diplomats to sign with Roc-A-Fella.[4]

In 2003 Cam’ron teamed up with his fellow Diplomats Members Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zeeky to release the Diplomats’ debut double disc album, Diplomatic Immunity, in 2003 under Roc-A-Fella/Diplomat Records, which was quickly certified gold by the RIAA. The album featured the lead single “Dipset Anthem,” a remix to Cam’rons hit “Hey Ma” and the (street anthem) single “I Really Mean It,” as well as boasting production from Kanye West, Just Blaze, and The Heatmakerz. A year later, the Diplomats released their second album, Diplomatic Immunity 2. Although not as successful as their debut, it still was boosted to gold status. Around this time in the height of his mainstream fame, Cam’ron was known for popularizing the color pink. During this period, Cam’ron was always seen wearing pink clothing and even bought an all pink Range Rover which can be seen in his video for “Killa Cam”.[5] Cam’ron’s fourth studio album, Purple Haze, was released on December 7, 2004 on Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records. It featured collaborations with Kanye West, Jaheim,Twista, Juelz Santana, and various other artists and ultimately reached gold status.

 

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Purple Haze

Purple Haze is the fourth studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron. It was released on December 7, 2004. The release of this album was delayed several times from November 2003, the first single “Get Em Girls” was released a year prior to the actual album release. The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard…

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Come Home With Me

Come Home with Me is the third studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron, it is also his debut on Roc-A-Fella Records. It served as an introduction of the Cam’ron-fronted rap group, The Diplomats, to the general public. There are featured guest appearances from The Diplomats, DJ Kay Slay, Daz Dillinger, Tiffany, Jay-Z, McGruff, Memphis Bleek,…

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Def Jam 30

Since 1984: Cam'ron Releases His Third Album, "Come Home With Me" On Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

On this day, May 14, 2002, Cam’ron’s third album, “Come Home With Me” was released on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings #DefJam30

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Cam'Ron Performs "Killa Cam" With Opera Steve

It’s almost 10 years since, Cam’Ron released his album, “Purple Haze”. Today, we have a clip from the vault of Cam performing one of the more popular tracks off the album, “Killa Cam” with Opera Steve on stage live in Harlem. Check out the clip above. If you haven’t yet, download “Purple Haze” on itunes…

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From The Vault: Cam'ron Ft. Jay-Z & Juelz Santana - "Welcome To New York City"

In tribute to today September 11th, we’re cracking open the Def Jam Vault to bring you the classic first collaboration from Cam’ron and Jay-Z “Welcome to New York City” also featuring Juelz Santana. Off Cam’ron’s “Come Home With Me” album, his Roc-a-fella Records debut, this joint represents New York City as “the home of 9/11″…

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Dipset 10th Anniversary Concert

Check out the recap from Dipset’s 10th anniversary concert last night at B.B. Kings in NYC. Guest appearances from Waka Flocka & Lloyd Banks. New Album Coming Soon!

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"Lord You Know" Ft. Jaheim

Video for Cam’ron’s “Lord You Know” featuring Jaheim.

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"Get 'Em Girls"

Cam’ron’s video for “Get ‘Em Girls” off the Purple Haze album.

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"Girls"

Cam’Ron’s video for “Girls” off the “Purple Haze” album.

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"Dipset Anthem" / "I Really Mean It"

The Diplomat’s video for “Dipset Anthem”/”I Really Mean It” featuring Cam’ron and Juelz Santana off the “Diplomatic Immunity Vol. 1″ album.

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"Daydreaming" Ft. Tiffany

Video for “Daydreaming” featuring Tiffany Carlin off Cam’ron’s “Come Home With Me” album.

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"Hey Ma" Ft. Juelz Santana

Video for Cam’ron’s “Hey Ma” featuring Juelz Santana off “Come Home With Me”.

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"Oh Boy" Ft. Juelz Santana

Cam’ron’s video for “Oh Boy” featuring Juelz Santana off “Come Home With Me”.

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