AboutCameron Giles was born in Harlem, New York. He went to school at Manhattan Center High School, where he would meet his long time friends Mase and Jim Jones. He began his musical career in the mid 1990s, rapping alongside Big L, Mase and his cousin Bloodshed in a group called Children Of The Corn. The group dissolved after Bloodshed's death in a car accident in 1997 and Big L's death in 1999. However, Giles continued to rap, and he eventually was introduced to Notorious B.I.G. by Mase, who was so impressed with his skills that Biggie introduced him to his manager.
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. Cam'ron achieved notoriety for his 2001 release from Sony Records under Tommy Mottola.
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. 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 album, Diplomatic Immunity, in 2003, which was quickly certified platinum by the RIAA. On November 23, 2004, a year later, the Diplomats released their second album, Diplomatic Immunity 2. Although not as successful as The Diplomats' first group album, 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.
On April 28, 2005, Cam'ron officially 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 on 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. Despite 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 & first album not to reach gold status. As of November 1, 2007 Cam'ron officially stated that he had been released from Asylum Records.