CAM’RON is the Grammy-nominated founder of the Harlem-based hip hop group The Diplomats. Cam’ron’s debut album, Confessions of Fire, went gold and made the Top Ten of both the Pop and R&B charts. In 2003 Cam’ron teamed up with his fellow Dipset members Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey to release the Diplomats’ debut double-disc album, Diplomatic Immunity, which was quickly certified gold. The album featured the lead single “Dipset Anthem,” a remix to Cam’ron’s hit “Hey Ma” and the single “I Really Mean It”. He recently released a single with A-Track, “Humphrey,” which is rumored to be a track on his forthcoming LP, Killa Season 2.
Wednesday, May 7
Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm, $25 Advance / $30 at Door
Jersey City rapper JOE BUDDEN built his reputation from the mixtape scene, where his carefully crafted but loose freestyling. After finally breaking through and working with sought-after producer Just Blaze, Budden scored his first big hit, “Pump It Up.” Budden’s stock continued to rise after signing to Def Jam; but, after a label dispute, Budden found himself without backing. He would eventually land at Amalgam Digital, where he released Padded Room, Mood Muzik 3: The Album, Halfway House, and Escape Route. Last year, Budden released No Love Lost, which included guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Lloyd Banks and more. Budden is currently working on the follow-up, All Love Lost.
Saturday, June 14
Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm, $25