Def Jam 25: Cam’Ron “Come Home With Me”

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Around the turn of the century, Cam’Ron was at a crossroads in his career. He’d dropped two stellar albums (Confessions of Fire and S.D.E.) and wanted out of his deal with Sony. Enter, Damon Dash. With a Roc-A-Fella chain in one hand and $250,000 in the other, Dame finagled negotiated Cam’s release from Epic. Soon after, the newly-christened Roc Boy went to work on his third LP, Come Home With Me.

Released in 2002, the album marked Cam’s resurgence to the forefront. Collectively, “Oh Boy” and “Hey Ma” sat on the Billboard charts for 63 weeks and spawned a platinum plaque. Before Jigga was in an empire state of mind, he and Cam rolled out the welcoming mat with “Welcome To New York City”.  “The Roc (Just Fire)” was just that, and “Losing Weight Part 2″ made me hunger for more.

Before leaving Def Jam for greener pastures on the indie circuit, Cam released Purple Haze and the Diplomatic Immunity compilation. But no matter his contractual bounds, Come Home With Me, will always be where the heart is.

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  • http://www.pleasedontstare.com Big Homie

    Come Home With Me and Puple Haze were my favs. Dip Imm one of the top five double lps.

    Welcome to NY City collab was CLASSIC. That feeling when I first heard it still remains each time I play it.

  • cease

    til he got too big for his britches and killed himself tryin to ether jay and 50. fail. epic fail

  • mike

    Boss Of All Bosses 2 mixtape on the way, then friendship activites with U.N album, Vado’s album
    and and and next album CRIME PAYS 2 (2010), atfer a fuckin’ Relapse 2 by Shady ! Great ish is coming

  • Sleeze $

    SMH that album was average at best.

  • Dry

    LMFAO at this punk!!!
    I love it when rappers who used to be cocky experience lack of interest!
    This Cam’ron guy was too much of an asshole…I remember when he was on the radio with kay slay talkin bout “i bodied nas, i bodied jay” blablabla…Talkin’ bout if you brush shoulders with me, you’ll win the lotto etc. Where you at now Mr. Giles??? Artists, especially rappers need to learn to appreciate fame when they R “hot” because everything comes to an end. The same applies to Chingy, Dame Dash (One of THE biggest assholes), Bow wow etc.
    oooh NEWSFLASH: Crime doesn’t pay STUPID, that’s why your ass is in the booth recording BS that nobody wants!!!

  • 1qaz

    EXPOSING THE SATANIC BELIEFS OF JAY-Z AND OTHERS VISIT; http://JAYHOVAS-OVA.WEBS.COM

  • biglee

    killla is the man nomatter what camron is my nikka he is dope and vado is runnin dipset and harlem fuck them unlyal aass nikkas juelz and jenny jones fuck them ture life never had beef with cam he even wanted to squash it cam is my nikka he took one lose to true life its all good every man got beat one time there life camron will go down as one of the underated rappers alive and he is the man in harlem fuck mase camron is the king of harlem

  • http://[email protected] Streets

    Let me tell yall something! All these rap list are fake and fony popularity contest to who image is the best. You really going to tell me that Eminem is a better rapper than Ice Cube,Twista and Scarface. If you know true hip-hop you will know its about Delivery, Timing, Passion, Lyrical Content, and Swagger. If you have any sense you would know that Eminem(Elvis) fan base is probably majority white. That means that white people are the majority so he’s going to sell alot of records. To be truthful his not even average. His content is Korny and his passion will never be real because his not from the hood. My real hip=hop fans no what I’m talkin about. Don’t get me wrong there are white rappers with passion like Paul Wall so I’m not discriminating because he is white. So all of these who is the best rapper right now is in the eye of the beholder. To be honest with you I have bought a DMX album before I have bought a Jay Z album. I have respect for Jay he is very talented but don’t have the delivery and timing of a Ice Cube. 111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To tell you how messed up this popularity contest who the hottest rapper is. I have always been a hip-hop fan since I was a kid rappers delight T3 and I never have bought a Jay Z album and he has suppose to have beat out Elvis for 11 #1 record releases. Don’t get me wrong he has had some nice popular songs and put the hood up front. Can I say I can understand his lyrics like a 2Pac or Big no. Real recognize real I’m just saying. We need to let go of these popularity rapper ratings. Because they are legit rappers out there they can’t sale because the media has stifled they images in today’s young teen generation popularity contest. Have you ever notice 106 audience is about 15-20. I’m just saying we need to cover all rappers more equally.1111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!REAL TALK

  • JohnBlack

    ^^ You lost me @

    To be truthful his not even average. His content is Korny and his passion will never be real because his not from the hood.

    But then out of curiosity i kept reading.

    Then you lost me again @

    “My real hip=hop fans no what I’m talkin about. Don’t get me wrong there are white rappers with passion like Paul Wall so I’m not discriminating because he is white.”

    Honestly I don’t have a clue what you are talking about. I suggest you stop smoking crack before you go on the internet and run ya mouth.