Wippin' Work: Hosted By 40oz Van
Whippin' Work: Featuring Cam'ron, Flatbush Zombies, Asaad & Reese
Hosted By 40oz Van, Flatbush Zombies, Asaad, Reese, Plain Pat (DJ Set), Also: DJ's Dirrty, Brooklyn Dawn, Fang & Osh Kosh
272 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Doors 4:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Cameron Giles (born February 4, 1976), better known by his stage name Cam'ron or "Killa Cam," is a Grammy-nominated American rapper. He is the founder of the hip-hop group The Diplomats (also known as Dipset), and also of The U.N. (Us Now) group.
Cam'ron's debut album, Confessions of Fire, which went gold and made the Top Ten of both the pop and R&B charts.
In 2003 Cam'ron teamed up with his fellow Diplomats Members Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zeeky to release the Diplomats' debut double disc album, Diplomatic Immunity, in 2003 under Roc-A-Fella/Diplomat Records, which was quickly certified gold by the RIAA. The album featured the lead single "Dipset Anthem," a remix to Cam'rons hit "Hey Ma" and the (street anthem) single "I Really Mean It," as well as boasting production from Kanye West, Just Blaze, and The Heatmakerz. Cam'ron's fourth studio album, Purple Haze, was released on December 7, 2004 on Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records. It featured collaborations with Kanye West, Jaheim, Twista, Juelz Santana, and various other artists and ultimately reached gold status. The album was also a critical success, being ranked 114th on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Albums of the first decade of the 21st century List, and 10th on Rhapsody's Hip Hop's Best Albums Of The Decade List.
In late 2009/early 2010, Cam'ron released a series of mixtapes hosted by DJ Drama called "Boss of All Boses" which featured his new upcoming artist Vado. He has also released an album with Vado entitled Cam'ron & The U.N. Presents: "Heat in Here" Vol. 1 the first single off the album was "Speaking Tongues" which peaked at number 82 on the U.S. R&B charts.
Hosted By 40oz Van
“Both feet on the ground, touching the sky,” is the motto that the Philadelphia raised artist Asaad lives by. Asaad is best described as a peaceful warrior in the battle for individuality and fun.
Born and raised in a city, which has seen a lot of talents from the Grammy awarded band The Roots to more street acts like Beanie Sigel and Young Gunz, he is at a crossroad between all these artists with an apply to both hip-hop fan and general music fan.
Music has always been a part of the 20 years old artist who recalls his room being the studio of his father (a producer for the legendary Philadelphia International Records) when he was born. Naturally, Asaad ended up making his own music at the age of 12. A music that he described as “stereotypical hood music” but it did not last long because the emergence of his style kicked in at 14.
As a true student of hip hop, Asaad has been inspired by artists who paved the way for him by the likes of Run DMC or The Wu Tang Clan, but most notably it is Common, the Chicago artist, who has been his biggest influence to date.
“Common was one of the first rappers that I heard who showed his vulnerability, his soft side as well as his hard side, his great side as well as his flaws.” – Asaad (Wane Magazine interview excerpt)
2009 sees Asaad releases his first project entitled “Flowers”, a soundtrack for reaching a dream that many perceived to be impossible and, which was inspired by life's trials and catalogues the growth that most inquiring minds experience because of them. It will be followed by “Wednesday”, a seven songs EP which showcases Asaad’s eclectic tastes when it comes to music.
Spending countless hours in studio sessions, Asaad will eventually linked with the notorious producer Bink! (Kanye West, Jay Z, Rick Ross). Impressed by the talent and the hunger of the young artist, he decided to mentor Asaad and produced tracks for him. While some of these tracks will be featured on his first LP, Asaad is currently hard at work on his EP called "6" due to a late December/early January release. The project which features 6 tracks is set to showcase Asaad's talent and ability to rhyme over any kind of beats while still staying true to himself. He is also determined to show that although he comes from the gritty streets of North Philadelphia and had a rough upbringing, he makes beautiful music that inspires people to do better as recently portrayed in his song "Dirty White Leathers".
With a style that can be qualified as avant-guardist, it is no wonder that Asaad is in here for the long run and for the love of the art. Philadelphia may have finally found its leader