Camoflauge
R.I.P. 1982 – 2003

camo-1.jpgJason “Camoflauge” Johnson isn’t eulogized like other slain hip-hop artists who garner most of the mainstream publicity. Regardless, the fiery MC was one of the South’s talented young stars before his tragic murder. Camoflauge released his debut independent album, I Represent, in 2000 on R&D Records. The album garnered a modest buzz in Savannah, helping him score a record deal with Uptown/Universal Records for 2001’s Strictly 4 Da Streets: Drugs, Sex and Violence, Vol. 1. The album’s lead single, “Cut Friends,” was his biggest hit. A year later, he followed up with his third album, Keepin’ It Real, on his label, Pure Pain Records. But on May 19, 2003, Camoflauge was shot and killed in Savannah, Georgia. The incident occurred outside of Pure Pain Records studio on West 37th Street. At the time, Camoflauge was holding his 16-month old son, Yandon, when he was gunned down. Thankfully, his son was not injured. The Savannah Morning News reported Cam’s murder was allegedly tied to a string of local homicides, but those claims have never been verified. XXLMag.com pays tribute to Camoflauge on the fourth anniversary of his death by showcasing his finest videos.

Camoflauge “Cut Friends” Strictly 4 Da Streets: Drugs, Sex and Violence, Vol. 1, 2001

Camoflauge Fan Tribute Video

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    We hardly knew ye…

  • A12

    He wasnt from atlanta man. savannah, ga all day. RIP…

  • Atl’s own

    dude was on fire getting ready to blow wit his last album b4 the reaper got him!

  • Get the Facts Dickheada

    Flauge was born, raised and put to rest in Savannah

  • 11kap

    It’s too dangerous in america for us brothers. Be safe and spread love. We’re all we have. Since he was from Savannah, GA, I want to big him up and reaffirm: East Coast Represent! One Love.

  • Fatboy

    he is from Savannah you dick

  • http://www.xxxlmag.com Ron Studd

    He is a Savannah legend.

  • Dude

    While it wouldn’t seem like a lot of rappers have died, because of how big our population is–a lot of people associated in rap music has passed within the last decade. :( I remember his radio single ‘Cut Friends’, but I do not recall Camouflauge’s tragic passing.

    R.I.P. to Camouflauge. Silly, sad, and unnecessary gun violence needs to stop.

  • 1922

    Her from Savannah not Atlanta. 912 all day. TIP

  • ZONE 4

    R.I.P. camofiauge, lest put the guns down people…

  • Danny

    Tru Life is next if he keeps making up lies…

  • Caine

    The whole Savannah betta standup on dis one. I ain’t even from Savannah, but I copped all dis niggas shit. I Represent is a fuckin hood classic. RIP Cam!!!!!!!

  • Jsteeze

    He was hot main i mean i remenber when i seen that video “cut friends” I was lookin 4 his cd everywhere and im in Az aint knowbody heard of till i brought his cd to tha hood. he was real tuff like, R.I.P homie!

  • spanish jay

    danny doesnt care about spanish people

  • getbusy07

    I’m from beaufort,sc and savanah cross the water we looked up 2 camofLAUGE like he was Carolina. He was the first local rapper I ever knew. I know all dat nigga hits. R.i.p CAMOFLAGE WE ALL MISS U

  • http://xxlmag.com barry

    R.I.P. and do yall remeba when boosie said “I DONT WANNA BE LIKE CAMOUFLAUGE I MET HIM ONE WEEK THE NEXT WEEK HE DIED I ALMOST CRIED” Shit Real out here so everybody be more careful in 07

  • x-mas kid

    that nicca look like saigon with a grill and dreads..r.i.p tho!

  • Qb

    he maded so local artist like me can come in tha c-port not savannah we got love for u our on the rise we coming beware

  • Qb

    he maded so local artist like me can come in tha c-port not savannah we got love for u our on the rise we coming beware

  • http://hoe.com showboat zone 3

    Check camoflauge SWAG dreads in 1999 2000 like fuk it

  • Luiga Poslarelli

    Never heard of this guy, don’t like his music one bit, but it seems real tragic the way Blacks kill each other all the time. With all the negative lyrics it seems like you people bring it on yourselves…Such a sad race.

  • http://xxlmag.com J(dot)

    R.I.P. Camo The Down South 2pac Im bumpin yo shyy rite now

  • 912

    All of 912-Westside, Savannah stand the f**k up and pay yo respect to the nigga that put Savannah on da map. Big Boi i c u even tho u ain’t reppin yo shit u still my nigga. M.O.B./S.O.T.G. WE IN HERE!!

    R.I.P. Flauge (I still bump ya err day).

  • http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile Sir JANTZ

    It’s about time Camofluage gets his just due. This cat would have replaced Lil Wayne easily. He was a mixture of pac and trick daddy to me. I remember he was at Peppermints in Statesboro, GA. That cat had a glow about him. Not only was he one of the most talented “emcees” he was the light for the South East. Now people like Roam, Mr. Meezy, Dj Triple A…..there are a lot of them…..are doing their best to keep his legacy alive. Savannah is the next hot zone. It’s time for the C-Port to get its just due!!!! RIP Camo….I’m surely gonna represent!!!!
    http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile

  • Hurrikane:Kategory5

    R.I.P. Flauge. C-Port’s Finest. Stop holdin’ y’all nuts, he one of da best whoever stepped on the scene. The whole city of Savannah gonna hold it down 4 GA! Check out this site to see how we doin’ it in Savannah right now!
    http://www.myspace.com/hurrikanekategory5

  • BUGGA of HELLAFLOW

    FLAUGE WAS LIKE A BROTHER 2 ME WE CAME UP FROM DA DIRT TOGETHER!!WE EVEN WROTE SONGS TOGETHER BUT BACK THEN I DIDN’T TAKE RAP SERIOUS.BUT,SINCE MY DOGS PASSING I’VE BEEN GRINDIN TRYIN 2 MAKE SURE HIS NAME LIVES ON THROUGH MY MUSIC.ALL I CAN SAY IZ THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER FLAUGE NOR CAN ANYONE COMPARE WITH HIM WHERE IM FROM(NOT EVEN ME!)”R.I.P” MY NIGGA!!!!!!….BUGGA

    • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/HAGGISBOY912 HAGGI$ BOY FORM. BABYHELL

      R.I.P. CAMOFLAUGE AND BUGGA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ANOTHER JOHNSON FROM SAVANNAH DOIN MY RAP THING NOW FUNNY AFER DEATH REALISED WE COULD’VE BEEN FAMILY BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER U IN THE HOOD AT THE RING ALWAYS ON THE SCENE IF IT WASN’T FOR 3RD COAST OR YOU, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T BE DOIN MY THING 2DAY WITH SUCH SIMILAR LIVES I ALSO NAMED MY SON KAM BUT ITS KAMERON BUT WE KALL HIM KAM SPAM, ALSO R.I.P. BUGGA FOR SHOWIN LOVE AND HELPING ME GE IN THE DOOR DOIN A SONG WIT ME WE WAS POST 2 TAKEOVER THIS CITY 2GETHER NOW U GONE SHOCKED 2 SEE A COMMENT LEFT BY ON HERE I HOPE I MAKE FOR YALL WHEN I SAY MAKE STAY ALIVE AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL!!!!! RIP CAMOFLAUGE AND BUGGA SAVANNAH,GA

      BE ON THE LOOK 4 HAGGI$ BOY FORMERLY BABYHELL

  • Juelz

    R.i.p 2 camoflauje datz my nigga cousin and camo was a real nigga and real niggaz die and real niggaz get locked up so Free my nigga NEmen on dat note but yea camoflauje was hot

  • Knowledge Speaks

    Sean J from Field Mob gave him a shout out on that “Georgia” song with Ludacris.

  • SHAWTY T

    AY MAN SAVANNAH NEXT TO BLOW DOWN HERE IN GEORGIA. IM FROM THE A, AND THEM BOYZ SHOULDA BLEW WHEN WE BLEW. R.I.P TO THE REALEST NIGGA IN GEORGIA, CMAOFLAUGE. AY, ANY REAL NIGGA FROM SAVANNA, WHY THEY KILL THAT NIGGA?

  • micman

    When he first came out he was accused of murder and supposedly this was retalliation.

  • Dat Dude

    Camoflauge was the truth, the hoe ass nigga T.I. stole his joint “Whatchuknowabout” and mader “What You Know”, R.I.P. Camo, fuck you TI

  • Pancho

    looks like it’s time once again for me to educate myself on past mc’s that I never had a chance to listen to….

    RIP

  • Big Herbz

    hmmm he remind me of current N.O. rappers with that flow, but it sucks that he died RIP

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    Bol Says:

    May 18th, 2007 at 10:58 am
    We hardly knew ye…
    bol have some respect you disrespectful cocksuker you a fukin nerd suk a dick you bitch ass nigga.damn the dude was holdin his kid to when he got gunned fukin sad but thats the reallity of the streets.

  • bottom of da boot

    Man Louisiana had love for this dude. Lil boosie gave him a shout out on his track “I dont want to end up like camoflauge I met em one week the next week he died I almost cried” That boy was on his way. Much love form da boot

  • Dark Matter atl zone 6 Eastside

    man i was going to groves high skool and was right around the corner from pure pain records when he got shot man i heard the gun shots and was like wat da fuck and went ova there a little later and people was like flauge dead man dat was a sad time

  • E$

    R.I.P. I remember reading the story & I couldn’t believe they killed folk w/ his son in his arms….The hood ain’t got no heart!

  • 912

    he got killed cause he was still jackin d-boys and sellin dope. the whole thing was messed up plus others say he got set up but i dont believe that. he was to real to stay alive. r.i.p.

  • http://gaggle.net futuredelta

    Hi…. I mean, I really didnt know camo like that, but i have a few friends that stay in savannah and they said that he was the truth. I feel bad for his family and I hope they celebrate him to the fullest. He is missed by many!

  • ChrisMackMillionz

    It’s been 4 years man! People still don’t know bout em’, back in his recording days he crunk this GA shit with Troy too! R.I.P flauge, and yeah I’m right witcha on this 912 shit SouthEastGeorgia we burning one for ya pimp.

  • yh8

    His death was due to “drug war” in the C-port. Some local dude (big supplier) in the drug game was murdered and they retialiated by killing their “money maker” Cam. World is a sad place, but its life.

  • 912 Representa

    micman Says:

    May 19th, 2007 at 11:51 pm
    When he first came out he was accused of murder and supposedly this was retalliation.

    Incorrect! He was killed because of war in savannah. A few nights prior to him being killed he went on the radio station and said there was gonna be payback for his homeboy being killed. He did as he said, and somebody got him next!

  • http://www.myspace.com mario aka mo

    i miss my nigga so much yall just dont know. rip camoflauge pure pain allday

  • http://www.myspace.com mario aka mo

    i miss my nigga so much yall just dont know. rip camoflauge pure pain allday

  • matt bo

    r.i.p cam im outta that south east/ dc murdaland cap and i wanna let any and all that dont know cam had much luv from dc that man was going to be the greatst outta tha south since face and please belive he was the dirty south pac allotta these wack ass rappers wouldnt be here now if it was more trill niggaz like cam so keep his legacy alive and learn ya dig much luv

  • Rissa

    What’s going on everybody,
    Just to say a few things. I have been one of Camoflauge’s fans since he was with crime affliates he was truly talented and had dreams that would have went far. His death was tragic, but should show everyone a lesson. No matter how “hood” or “hard you are or claim to be, the way you live will always catch up to you. He will be truly missed and continues to live on in the hearts and minds of not only those who knew him personally, but those who truly felt him through his music. And just a correction, for XXL he was born in 1981, not !982. Rissa in Savannah, GA

  • Jaymatic

    R.I.P. to Camo. And to his son Yandon, God is gonna be thurr for him just like his father was thurr for him. The shotter is a real cold mu’fucka for killin’ a man with his 16 months old son in his hand. Ain’t dat a disgrace for our black communitty?

  • ROUND(BEASTMODE-CAP)

    REAL SHIT, WE AINT BEEN THE SAME SINCE FLAUGE DIED! IM FROM THE HOOD THAT HATED HIM THE MOST BUT WE ALL HAD RESPECT FOR WHAT HE DID FOR THE CITY. I WISH EVERYDAY THAT I COULD HAVE HAD AN CAMOFLAUGE FEATURING THIRD COAST SONG TO BEAT IN THE TRUNK( U GOTTA BE FROM HERE TO FEEL ME)! THATS MY FAVORITE RAPPER OF ALL TIME, CUZ HE WAS DOIN FOR US WAT P DID FOR NEW ORLEANS. DAMN I CANT EVEN PUT ALL MY EMOTIONS IN THIS COMMENT,JUS KNOW I SHED TEARS READING THIS MAN. LIKE HE SAID”ALL THE REAL NIGGAZ IN THE GRAVE OR THE PEN THE ONES LEFT OUT ON DA STREETS ON DEY WAY IN”.

  • ROUND (BEASTMODE CAPTAIN)

    Real shit, the city aint been the same since flauge died! Im from the hood that hated him the most,but we alway had respect for wat he was doin for the city. Thats my favorite rapper hands down nobody could fuck with flauge. i jus wish i had an camoflauge featuring 3rd coast song to beat in the trunk(U GOTTA BE FROM HERE TO FEEL ME). Like he said all the real niggaz in the grave or the pen the ones left out on the streets on they way in. Im a put the city on my back till i get there cuz im real.Savannah jus need to come together man,we could be the hootest city in the world.
    ROUND
    BEASTMODE CLIQUE
    SAVANNAH,GA(C-PORT) 912 TILL I DIE

  • ROUND (BEASTMODE CAPTAIN)

    DAMN I SHED TEARS OVA THIS ONE! REAL RECOGNIZE REAL AND THAT NIGGA WAS AS REAL AS I EVA SEEN. THAT NIGGA WOULD HAVE ROLLED IN HIS GRAVE IF HE KNEW WE WASNT ON BET YET! THE SAME KIND OF SITUATION THAT WAS GOIN ON WEN HE GOT KILLED GOIN ON IN SAVANNAH NOW EVERYBODY DYIN(RIP TO MURDOCK,AND MY NIGGA TEON). EVERY REAL NIGGA FROM SAVANNAH GOT A STORY TO TELL, CUZ ITS HELL OUT CHEA FOR US. ANYWAY PURE PAIN HOLLA AT ME SO WE CAN PICK UP WHERE YALL LEFT OFF AT. I CANT REPLACE FLAUGE, BUT I THINK I CAN CARRY THE TORCH NOW(IM READY)(912-675-0948)
    ROUND
    BEASTMODE CLIQUE
    SAVANNAH,GA(C-PORT)912 TILL I DIE

  • dequndra(c-portprincess)

    Man when the flauge died i could not help but to cry.I may have been young but I knew that it wasn’t right the way he died ,ova some beef,and in front of his son.I grew up in Savannah and I know how the game goes,but I can only wish that things can change(I know it won’t happen). Camoflauge was a realtrue nigga and he died with the pride of his hood.So the last words I can say is R.I.P Flauge,and have fun in a nigga’s heaven.

    pure pain keep ya heads up!!!

    peace out ,
    c-portprincess

  • http://myspace.com/pimphustlingplayaz GOL-D AKA OKLAHOMA BOY

    ALOT OF PEEPS DONT KNOW BOUT SAVANNAH. IM A DUDE FROM OK AND I CAN TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THAT CITY. FROM WATERS AVE ALL THE WAY TO GARDEN CITY, YA HEARD. ITS REAL GULLY OUT IN THEM PARTS. I TMOVED THERE WHEN THEY WAS COMING OFF THAT RICKY GIVENS SHIT. ANYONE IN SAV KNOWS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT. J-SKI ( FLAUGE ) WAS A RAW TALENT. TO BAD IT HAPPENED THE WAY IT DID. SAVANNAH IS FILLED WITH KILLERS. IF YOU GET HIT,ITS PROBABLY OLD BEEF. IF IT COULD STOP IT WOULD BE GREAT, BUT WHO IS GOING TO PUT THE GUN DOWN TO SEE AND GET SHOT. ITS ALL A TRAP……………GOL-D

    R.I.P. – FLAUGE!!!

  • HATER HURTER

    GIVE BUDDY HIS PROPS IT WAS ONLY HIM AND TROY BEFORE ALL THESE NEWJACKS. RIP AND GOD BLESS THE FAMILY.

  • RIOT

    i miss camoflauge he put my city of savannah on the map. i miss you big dogg i will never 4 get the time we was at daffin 2gether koolin my nigga