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Cam'ron Biography

Cam'ron Biography

Cam'ron signed to Rivera's Untertainment label distributed by Epic/Sony, releasing his first solo album, Confessions Of Fire, in July 1998. The album featured songs like "357" and "Horse And Carriage," featuring Mase. Untertainment folded in 1999, and Cam'ron was absorbed into Epic Records (his distribution label). Cam'ron achieved notoriety for his 2001 release from Sony Records under Tommy Mottola. Reportedly using unconventional methods such as physically assaulting and threatening numerous Sony Records employees, Cam'ron sought an end to his contract for his second album released in 2000, entitled S.D.E. (short for Sports, Drugs, and Entertainment). It featured songs such as "Let Me Know" and "What Means the World to You," which featured an all-star line-up of Southern rappers such as U.G.K., Trina, and Ludacris, in addition to Cam'ron's Dipset protege, Juelz Santana.

With his release from Sony Records, Cam'ron moved on to sign with his childhood friend Damon Dash in 2001, who had already been managing him and Roc-A-Fella Records. In 2002, he released his third and most successful album, Come Home With Me, along with the biggest hits of his career, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma," both featuring Juelz Santana. Cam'ron catapulted to a Platinum album. He went on to star in the Damon Dash produced film, Paid In Full in 2002. Cam'ron then teamed up with his fellow Diplomats: Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zeeky to release the Diplomats' debut, Diplomatic Immunity, in 2003 which was quickly certified platinum by the RIAA. A year latter the Diplomats released there second album Diplomatic Immunity 2 it was released on November 23, 2004. Although not as successful as The Diplomats first album as a group, it still was boosted to Gold status. Cam'ron's fourth album, Purple Haze, was released on December 7, 2004 on Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records. It reached gold status. In December 2004, Cam'ron requested his release from Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records, feeling his projects weren't receiving the attention they deserved.As of April 28, 2005, Cam'ron joined the Warner Music Group under the Asylum Records imprint. Cam'ron began work on what would be his first project for Asylum, shooting a direct to video movie titled 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 on DVD April 25, 2006 after a special two-day theatrical release.Cam'ron's fifth studio album, also titled Killa Season was released on May 16, 2006. Selling 114,000 units his first week and debuting at #2 on the charts, Killa Season failed to have the same staying power as his previous releases, making it the lowest selling album of his career despite still reaching Gold status. as of November 1, 2007 Cam'ron officaley stated that he was released from Asylum Records

On November 7, 2007, Cam'ron released a mixtape called Public Enemy # 1 and now is looking for a new record label to release his sixth studio album.


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