Cam'ron Cam'ron
Rapper, Actor
Cam'ron Cam'ron
Cameron Giles, better known by his stage name Cam'ron or "Killa Cam", is a Grammy-nominated American rapper. He is the founder of the hip-hop group The Diplomats (also known as Dipset), and also of The U.N. (Us Now) group.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    In July 2016, he announced that he will release an album called Killa Pink and he promoted his line of signature the Reebok Flea 2's, and announced that the shoe will be released in combination with the album.
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    Cam'ron is currently working on his seventh studio album entitled Purple Haze 2, which he has stated will be his final album, however in June 2016 in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid he stated that his album had been renamed to "Killa Season 2: The Pink Edition" with an approximate release date of November 2016 with no mention of the project being his final album, the first single from the album "Oh Yeah" was released on May 19, 2016 and featured Juelz Santana.
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  • 2015
    Age 39
    On January 1, 2015 well known DJ Funkmaster Flex announced via his instagram that he had spoken to fellow Diplomat members Cam'ron, Jim Jones & Juelz Santana about an upcoming Diplomat's mixtape which included fellow member Freekey Zeekey, he also confirmed & stated that he will be hosting the mixtape along with DJ's/Rappers/Producers DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz & DJ Mustard.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    On October 20, 2014 via his instagram Cam'ron revealed & released his "Ebola mask" stating on the caption "Ebola is no joking matter, so if u have to be safe, be fashionable".
    More Details Hide Details Cam'ron also has a fashion clothing line entitled "Dipset USA" which is branded off his former label Diplomat Records. On April 22, 2007, Cam'ron was interviewed on 60 Minutes as part of a piece on the Stop Snitchin' movement. He also stated that he would "not help the police" try to locate the shooter saying he is "not a snitch" and helping the police would probably hurt his record sales. He stated in the interview, "Because with the type of business I'm in, it would definitely hurt my business. And the way that I was raised, I just don't do that. I was raised differently, not to tell... It's about business but it's still also a code of ethics" When asked by Anderson Cooper if he would tell the police if a serial killer was living next to him, Cam'ron replied "I would probably move" but would not inform the police.
    On February 11, 2014 Cam'ron along with well known fashion designer Mark McNairy revealed their "Cape line" during New York fashion week.
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    On December 16, 2014 Cam'ron would release his compilation 1st of the Month: Box Set (Deluxe Edition).
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    On December 11, 2014 Cam'ron announced that his next studio album will not be a sequel to his fifth album Killa Season but will be a sequel to his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Purple Haze entitled Purple Haze 2, Cam'ron would also announced that this would be his final album.
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    On December 1, 2014 Cam'ron released his 1st of the Month, Vol. 6 EP.
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    On November 1, 2014, Cam'ron released his 1st of the Month, Vol. 5 EP.
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    On October 1, 2014, Cam'ron released his 1st of the Month, Vol. 4 EP.
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    On September 1, 2014 Cam'ron released his 1st of the Month, Vol. 3 EP.
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    On August 1, 2014 Cam'ron released his 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 EP, it included the single "So Bad" featuring Nicki Minaj.
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    On July 1, 2014, Cam'ron released his 1st of the Month, Vol. 1 EP.
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    On October 20, 2014, via his Instagram Cam'ron revealed and released his "Ebola mask" stating on the caption "Ebola is no joking matter, so if u have to be safe, be fashionable".
    More Details Hide Details Cam'ron also has a fashion clothing line entitled "Dipset USA" which is branded off his former label Diplomat Records.
    On February 11, 2014, Cam'ron along with fashion designer Mark McNairy revealed their "Cape line" during New York fashion week.
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    In January 2014, according to Complex Magazine, Cam'ron and A-Trak were to team up for a collaborative EP to be titled Federal Reserve which would be executive-produced by Dame Dash and have featured appearances by Juelz Santana and Jim Jones.
    More Details Hide Details In May, they put out the first single from the album entitled "Dipsh*ts" featuring commentary from Dame Dash and Juelz Santana on the hook and an accompanying official video.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    On October 1, 2013, Cam'ron released his promotional mixtape for the album entitled Ghetto Heaven Vol 1.
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    In 2013 during an interview Cam'ron discussed his seventh upcoming studio album Killa Season 2 stating that it will feature guest appearances from Dipset, T.I., Nicki Minaj, and Wiz Khalifa.
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    Also In 2012 Cam'ron would be featured on female rapper/singer Nicki Minaj's second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on a song entitled "I Am Your Leader" along with rapper Rick Ross.
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    In 2012 Cam'ron was featured on rapper/singer Wiz Khalifa's second studio album O.N.I.F.C. on a song entitled "The Bluff".
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    Cam'ron announced that The Diplomat album's release would take place around Christmas 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The first promotional single featuring the reunited Diplomat members was entitled "Salute"; it was produced by upcoming Diplomat producer AraabMuzik, though the track would later appear on Jim Jones album Capo.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    In late 2009–early 2010, Cam'ron released a series of mixtapes hosted by DJ Drama called Boss of All Boses which featured his new upcoming artist Vado.
    More Details Hide Details Cam'ron also released a collaboration album with his new group the U.N. (group) which included himself and fellow Harlem rapper Vado entitled Heat in Here Vol. 1; the first single off the album was "Speaking Tongues" which peaked at No. 82 on the U.S. R&B charts. Cam'ron announced that he would be releasing a joint album with rapper Vado called Gunz n' Butta; on April 19, 2011, the album was released on E1 Music. In 2013, Vado signed with We the Best Music Group after his personal friendship with Cam'ron eroded, although Vado maintained at the time that they still worked on a business level and had no animosity towards him. After three years Cam'ron and Jim Jones decided to mend their differences and start working together again for the third installment of the Diplomatic Immunity album along with fellow Diplomat members Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey.
    In 2009 Cam'ron formed a new label, Dipset West & new group the The U.N..
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    Cam'ron's 2009 album, Crime Pays was released on Asylum/Diplomat Records, featuring the majority of the production handled by Skitzo and AraabMuzik.
    More Details Hide Details Although none of the singles from, the album managed to chart, the album still reached #3 on the Billboard 200 but only sold 150,000 units, making this the lowest selling album of his career.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    After the release of Killa Season and his feud with 50 Cent in 2007, Cam'ron took a three-year hiatus from music after his mother suffered three strokes which left her paralyzed on her left side.
    More Details Hide Details He moved to Florida with her to set up her rehabilitation and therapy, and stayed there until she had fully recovered.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 30
    Cam'ron's fifth studio album, entitled Killa Season, was released on May 16, 2006 featuring production from long term collaborators The Heatmakerz, Charlmagne and Ty Fyffe, as well as others such as Alchemist and I.N.F.O..
    More Details Hide Details Along with the album, Cam'ron released his first film, in which he wrote, directed and starred in, also titled "Killa Season". Despite selling 112,000 units in the first week and debuting at #2 on the charts, Killa Season failed to have the same sales strength as his two previous releases, but Killa Season became certified gold.
    In 2006 started shooting his movie for his album entitled Killa Season, the film would mark both Cam'ron's screenwriting and directorial debuts, as well as his return to acting. Killa Season was released to DVD on April 25, 2006, after a special two-day theatrical release.
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    In 2006 started shooting his movie for his album entitled Killa Season, the film would mark both Cam'ron's screenwriting and directorial debuts, as well as his return to acting. Killa Season was released to DVD on April 25, 2006, after a special two-day theatrical release.
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    In 2006 Cam'ron released his fifth studio album, Killa Season.
    More Details Hide Details The album also contained a movie of the same name, in which Cam'ron made his director/screenwriter debut and starred as the main character. In 2009, after taking a hiatus due to his mother's health, Cam'ron returned to music and released his sixth studio album Crime Pays. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    Cam'ron's fourth studio album, Purple Haze, was released on December 7, 2004 on Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records.
    More Details Hide Details It featured collaborations with Kanye West, Jaheim, Twista, Juelz Santana, and various other artists and ultimately reached gold status. The album was also a critical success, being ranked 114th on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Albums of the first decade of the 21st century List, and 10th on Rhapsody's Hip Hop's Best Albums Of The Decade List. However, after feeling that the album was poorly promoted and that his projects were not receiving the attention they deserved, Cam'ron requested his release from Roc-A-Fella Records. On April 28, 2005, Cam'Ron officially joined the Warner Music Group under the Asylum Records imprint. He began work on what would be his first project for the new label.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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".
  • 2002
    Age 26
    In 2002, Cam'ron went on to appear in the Damon Dash produced film, Paid in Full, in which he played one of three main characters alongside Mekhi Phifer and Wood Harris.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details It included the hit singles "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma", which both featured The Diplomats newest member and protege, 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.
  • 2001
    Age 25
    After demanding a release from Sony/Epic Records, 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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2000
    Age 24
    In 2000, Cam'ron was working with music executive Tommy Mottola and released his second album S.D.E. (Sports Drugs & Entertainment) on Sony/Epic Records.
    More Details Hide Details With features from Destiny's Child, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, N.O.R.E., and producer Digga, it included the relatively successful singles, "Let Me Know" and "What Means The World To You". The album reached Number 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and Number 14 on the Billboard 200.
  • 1998
    Age 22
    His debut album, Confessions of Fire, was released a year later in July 1998 and included singles such as "3-5-7" (which was also featured in the movie Woo), and "Horse and Carriage" featuring Mase which reached the R&B Top Ten and just missed out on reaching the pop Top 40.
    More Details Hide Details The album achieved gold status and made the Top 10 of both the pop and R&B charts.
    In 1998 Cam'ron released his debut album Confessions of Fire on Epic, the album would achieve Gold status by the RIAA.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000 Cam'ron released his second album S.D.E. (Sports Drugs & Entertainment). In 2001 Cam'ron signed a new label deal with Roc-A-Fella Records and released his critically acclaimed, third studio album Come Home with Me. it achieved Platinum status by the RIAA, and also contained Cam'ron's highest charting Billboard single to date, "Oh Boy," featuring his artist at the time Juelz Santana. In 2002 Cam'ron starred in the Roc-A-Fella films Paper Soldiers and Paid in Full. In 2004 Cam'ron released his fourth studio album Purple Haze to critical acclaim reaching Gold status by the RIAA. In 2005 after disbanding his record label, Diplomat Records, from Roc-A-Fella Records due to business disagreements, Cam'ron signed the label to a distribution deal with Asylum Records.
  • 1997
    Age 21
    Cam'ron was also a part of the group Children of the Corn before they disbanded in 1997.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on February 4, 1976.
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