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Cam’ron

Posted in MusicWorld on December 17, 2002 by

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Cameron Giles, a/k/a “Cam'ron,” “Killah Cam” or just plain “Cam,” has made a comeback on the streets and the charts with his third album, Come Home With Me.

Like many young boys, Cam'ron played basketball throughout his childhood and had dreams of becoming a pro. A leg injury sidelined that dream, and Cam'ron quickly began focusing on his new dream: rapping.

Cam'ron’s big break came in 1998 with the release of his debut album, Confessions of Fire, which provided us with the classics “.357” and “Horse and Carriage.” This album, as well as his sophomore effort, Sports, Drugs and Entertainment, both reached Gold status. However, good times were not to follow. Disputes with his then record label and serious health problems took Cam’ron off the map for a while.

Cam’ron reached out to long-time friend and mentor Damon Dash, CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records, to help him get back in the mix. Come Home With Me debuted on Billboard at no. 2 and features the chart-topping hits “Oh Boy” and “Hey Ma.”

“On this album, my style changes with the times,” says Cam'ron. “My goal is to be 20 blocks ahead of everybody else.”

Cam’ron is standing by those words. Not only is he dropping top-charting hits, he recently made his acting debut in the movie Paid in Full, starring Mekhi Phifer, and he's also coming out with his own line of cologne named “Oh Boy.”