Cam’ronAugust 23, 2013
Cam’ron Net Worth in 2013
Real Name: Cameron Ezike Giles
Birthday: February 4, 1976
Birthplace: Harlem, New York
37 year old Harlem native Cameron Ezike Giles has had a lucrative rap career under the name Cam’ron. 6 studio albums under his belt and a seventh entitled Killa Season 2 on it’s way Killa Cam continues to main as relevant in the game as he was in the late 90’s. The rap veteran known for his flamboyant pink and purple gear began his career rocking with the rap group Dipset. Dipset was composed of Jim Jones, Freakey Zekey, Cam’ron and Juelz Santana. The group of brothers disbanded after several artistic disagreements but a reunion has been scheduled. On his own he has surmounted over 5 million records sold worldwide been featured on over 25 singles. His net worth in 2013 is $10 million making him the wealthiest from Dipset.
Cam’Ron was introduced to Hip Hop fans in the late 90’s with his solo record Confessions of Fire. It was the Notorious BIG who first recognized him and introduced him to Hip Hop executives. The album sold over 500,000 copies and Cam continued his climb up the charts working with Destiny’s Child, Noreaga, and Ol’ Dirty Bastar on his sophomore release SDE. A year later he demanded to be released from his $1 million contract with Sony in hopes of signing on with childhood friend Damon Dash. In 2002 he dropped his most successful album Come Home With Me under Roc-A-Fella Records. Cam signed a $4.5 million deal with Dash to also house Dipset Records home of the Diplomats. With all his sudden fame and attention pink, one of the most loud colors, became his signature staple. He even owned a custom Pink Range Rover which he recently sold to a car detailing shop, Auto Designs in downtown Manhattan for $50K.
Cam’ron dropped his last record on Roc-A-Fella “Purple Haze”. Despite the albums popularity and high ranking among critics and true hip hop fans Cam felt the album lacked proper promotion which lead to poor album sales. He left the label and began a career with Warner Bros Music. He claimed former label mate Jay-Z was the reason the label didn’t fully support Cam’ron’s album. His feud with Jay-Z was ignited after he took lyrical jabs at the rapper on his release Killa Season. Cam also had a beef with 50 Cent. On February 1, 2007, Cam’ron and 50 Cent had a live argument on The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 radio. Both Cam’ron and Jim Jones took out their frustrations on former label-mate Kanye West in defense of former CEO Dame Dash[why?] by releasing a song entitled “Toast” rhyming over Kanye West’s song “Runaway”. Despite his falling outs with rap’s top stars Cam’s popularity among fans has only grown with a new flock of Hip Hop listeners begging for a new album. Killa Season 2 will be released in 2013. The album will feature guest appearances from Dipset, T.I., Nicki Minaj, and Wiz Khalifa.