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Cam'ron

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Rapper Cam'ron was born and raised in Harlem, attending Manhattan Center High School, where one of his basketball teammates was Mason "Mase" Betha, who also became a successful rapper. Though his playing earned him scholarship offers from top colleges, Cam'ron was unable to take advantage of them because of his poor academic record, and he enrolled at a small college in Texas instead. He quickly dropped out and returned to Harlem, where he became a drug dealer before turning to rap. Hooking up with the Bad Boy posse, he developed a pop-rap style similar to chief Bad Boy Puff Daddy. But Cam'ron didn't sign with Bad Boy; Mase introduced him to the Notorious B.I.G., who in turn brought in his partner Lance "Un" Rivera. Un signed Cam'ron to his Untertainment label, distributed by Epic Records. Cam'ron first attracted attention with "Pull It," which earned airplay in May 1998. "3-5-7" was featured in the movie Woo and became his first R&B chart entry in June. Then in July came "Horse & Carriage," featuring Mase. It made the R&B Top Ten and just missed hitting the pop Top 40, setting up Cam'ron's debut album, Confessions of Fire, which went gold and made the Top Ten of both the pop and R&B charts. "Feels Good" featuring Usher was another R&B chart entry in December. "Let Me Know" made the pop and R&B charts in June 1999. A year later, "What Means the World to You" heralded the release of Cam'ron's biographical sophomore album, S.D.E. (the initials standing for Sports, Drugs, and Entertainment). Cam'ron worked with Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mobb Deep's Prodigy, and producer Digga to complete the album, which was released in September 2000  See full bio on IMDb »

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Cam'ron -- Wipe Your Ass With My Toilet Paper!!! (VIDEO)

Cam'ron
Wipe Your Ass With My Toilet Paper!!!

Cam'ron wants to be No. 1 when you go No. 2 ... courtesy of his latest venture -- the toilet paper biz! The rapper tells TMZ he's already dropped $21K for a machine to manufacture the paper, and… READ MORE >

WWE Legend Bret Hart -- Teams Up With Cam'ron ... Sharpshooter Rap!

WWE Legend Bret Hart
Teams Up With Cam'ron ... Sharpshooter Rap!

New music from rap superstar Cam'ron ... and it's all thanks to Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Yes, you read that correctly. Long story short ... the rapper and the wrestling legend have come together… READ MORE >

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Cam'ron -- I Coulda Played Pro Basketball ... My Skills Are Legit

Cam'ron
I Coulda Played Pro Basketball ... My Skills Are Legit

Before Cam'ron became a huge rapper ... the guy was a real-deal basketball prodigy -- and he tells TMZ Sports he believes he had the talent to take his skills to the pro level.Cam'ron was heavily… READ MORE >

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Cam'ron
My Ebola Masks May Not Help ... But They're Making Me $$$

Cam'ron knows full well his Ebola masks won't really protect you from the disease ... but hey, they're selling like hot cakes!The rapper was leaving Hooray Henry's Halloween night when he… READ MORE >

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Cashing in on Ebola Fears With Tricked Out Masks

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