#TBT: Max B
Max B was out of jail for little over a year when he caught a robbery and murder conspiracy charge in 2006. For the three years that followed, up until the time he was convicted, he put out a volume of music rivaled only my Gucci Mane. Born Charly Wingate, the self-anointed Biggavelli -- a portmanteau of Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Tupac's nicknames -- teamed up with legendary New York producer Dame Grease, who produced about half of DMX's landmark It's Dark and Hell is Hot, and conjured a wave of creative energy that is still felt today.
Rick Ross, Cam'ron, 21 Savage To Headline A3C 2016
A3C Festival and Conference has just announced the lineup for its 12th year. Headlining acts include Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, YFN Lucci, Bun B, Cam'ron, Young Dolph, Royce 5’9”, Redman, Too Short, Mystikal, Zaytoven, Bun B. 1000+ artists and 75+ shows. God damn! But wait, there's more: the festival will host "dozens of panels, workshops, meetups, mentor sessions, podcasts, interviews and screenings" with everyone from Master P to distinguished hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion.
Cam'ron Teases The Release Of His New Reebok Sneakers
Cam'ron has a new Reebok sneakers releasing this November, which he alluded to in a recent episode of Sneaker Shopping, and fans will have the chance to win a pair this Sunday, August 28th. According to a teaser image of the sneaker box posted on Killa Cam's instagram page, viewers who tune into the livestream of his basketball game this Sunday will be eligible to win a pair of the #Fleeboks.
5 Rappers Who Should Have Their Own Beats 1 Shows
With the announcement that Travis Scott will be getting his own show on Beats 1 Radio show, it's clear that Apple is not slowing down in handing out airtime to rappers. Travis joins artists like Drake, DJ Khaled, Pharrell, and eventually, Chance The Rapper (last we heard at least), on the network, and it's got us thinking about who else would be a good fit.
Cam'ron And Jadakiss Hit Up Rucker Park To Celebrate The New Reebok Question Releases
Yesterday afternoon in Harlem, Reebok Classic visited the iconic Rucker Park for the Entertainment Basketball Classic to launch the Question Mid "EBC" and "A5" sneakers as part of the iconic Question Mid’s 20th anniver
Cam'ron Drops New Verse About Big L's Murder On Instagram
Cam'ron was a member of a highly regarded rap group called Children of the Corn in the '90s. Another member of the group was Big L, the legendary emcee who was gunned down in 1999. His suspected killer, Gerald Woodley, was killed earlier this year in Harlem, and Cam'ron showed up to his funeral. Late last night, Killa Cam shared a new verse on Instagram in which he addresses Big L and his murderer:
Before A$AP Mob came to power, Harlem was once ruled by a crew known as The Diplomats. Comprised of Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Freeky Zeekey, and a few other bit players, Dipset parlayed its street tales (of varying levels of glamor) and affinity for sped-up soul samples into a legacy as one of the most iconic rap groups of the '00s. Read on to listen to 10 of the best tracks from Dipset.
Behind The Beat: AraabMuzik
2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of AraabMuzik’s first production credit. We chopped it up with the Man With The Fastest Hands about his production style and why he’s “basically the Michael Jordan of what I do.” ...
Cam'ron Announces New Album "Killa Pink"
Cam'ron hasn't dropped a proper album since 2009's Crime Pays. He's been teasing Purple Haze 2 for a while now; it'll be his last album, he has said. But in a new episode of Sneaker Shopping with Complex, he revealed that he will drop an album called Killa Pink in November.
Jim Jones Calls Out Cam'Ron For Leaving Him Off "Oh Yeah," Cam Responds
Last month, Dipset made a surprise return with "Oh Yeah." Well, not all of Dipset, but the song found the duo of Cam'Ron and Juelz Santana trading bars like it was '05. Nonetheless, the song got fans inquiring about a Dipset reunion, but in light of recent developments, it doesn't look like that's gonna be happening any time soon.
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
This past week, we were finally able to take a deep breath and reflect on all of the major projects we've heard in the past month -- A$AP Ferg, Bankroll Mafia, Beyoncé, Drake, Skepta, Rittz, Chance The Rapper, and Post Malone have all dropped full-lengths in that relatively brief timespan. It would appear that the summer's first burst of high-profile albums has subsided, but as we await projects from Travi$ Scott, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and others, at least guys like The Underachievers and Casey Veggies have given us something new to chew on.
Staff Picks Playlist (May 20)
As if we didn't already have our fill with last week's dose of new projects, this afternoon The Boy himself Casey Veggies slid through with Customized Greatly Vol. 4 (it's been four years since the last one), we got a joint mixtape from two inmates, one of whom is Ty Dolla $ign's brother, Big TC and D.
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Cam'Ron Is Going On Tour With G Herbo, Smoke DZA, The Underachievers, & Nyck Caution
This spring, Cam'Ron will hit the road for a 27-show North American tour presented by The Smokers Club. Joining him will be Smoke DZA, G Herbo, The Underachievers, Nyck Caution, Mobsquad Nard, G-Jet, and Liam Tracy. The tour begins in Vancouver on May 31 and weaves through the country before wrapping up in Norfolk, VA in July 14th. His farewell album Purple Haze 2 is due out later this year. This may be one his last tours. Check the full tour schedule below to see if Killa Cam is coming to a city near you.
Cam'Ron & Reebok Planning To Release "Purple Haze" Sneaker On 4/20
UPDATE Cam'ron has taken to Instagram to share a picture of his upcoming Reebok Ventilator Supreme collaboration. He doesn't show the whole shoe, but you can definitely see that it'll be swaddled in purple suede, and the iconic picture of Killa Cam in the pink fuzzy hat will appear on the sole. Check out the snippet below and keep it locked here for the final reveal.
Over The Hill: Rappers Turning 40 In 2016
Rap is traditionally a young man's sport. Generally speaking, the 'greatest albums of all time' were put out by youngsters. As rappers age, their albums usually become duller than the early work they're best known for. Almost every rapper has fallen victim to this trend.
Stream Berner & Cam'ron's "Contraband" EP
Berner and Cam'ron may not be the first two rappers we expected to make a joint project together, but we're happy to listen to the results. Taylor Gang and Dipset have come together for the Contraband EP, which has now been released on iTunes, and subsequently, as a free YouTube stream.
Cam'Ron & Berner To Release Joint "Contraband" EP
Killa Cam joined Berner and B-Real on "Ain't Nothin" back in April, and it looks like the chemistry between him and the Taylor Gang emcee was strong enough for them to come together as a duo. Berner and Cam'Ron are the latest rappers to join the wave of joint projects, as they have just announced the imminent release of an EP, Contraband, which is set to drop on November 10.
10 Times Rappers Were Banned From Countries
Tyler The Creator recently made headlines because he was banned from going to Australia and the UK, due to his controversial lyrics. Apparently lyrics from tracks like "VCR," "Blow," "Sarah," "Tron Cat" and "French" have been ruled so obscene, that the UK doesn't want him in their country. The craziest part? This is nothing new.