Cam'Ron

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Cameron Giles, 4 February 1976, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. This Harlem-based rapper was a highly talented teenage basketball player who took to the streets after failing to win a college scholarship. His rapping skills were to be his saviour, however, and by the mid-90s he was part of Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs’ Bad Boy posse and collaborating with former basketball team-mate Ma$e as Killa Cam and Murder Ma$e in Children Of The Corn. Ma$e subsequently recommended his friend to Lance Rivera’s Epic-distributed Untertainment label. The newly named Cam’ron gained his first US chart entry in 1998 with the Magnum P.I. -sampling ‘3-5-7’, which was featured on the Woo soundtrack. He reunited with Ma$e on his breakthrough hit ‘Horse & Carriage’, which was followed by the US Top 10 debut Confessions Of Fire. Although never attaining the same heights as the hit singles, the album’s mined the pop/rap formula to good...

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