Update: Cam’ron Rocks Release Party For Crime Pays Solo [With Exclusive Pics & Video]

In his first solo New York concert since the dissolution of The Diplomats, Cam’ron rocked the crowd at New York’s Highline Ballroom for the release party of his upcoming album Crime Pays last night (May 5).

Hosted by Funkmaster Flex, the show was sold out for weeks, with fans and industry insiders alike clamoring to see the reclusive rapper. Kicking off the night over an hour later than expected with “I Really Mean It,” Cam then launched into the rest of his Rocafella-era hits like “Oh Boy,” “Hey Ma” [Watch Below] and “Down and Out,” [Watch Here] as the crowd matched him word for word. An Ohio contingent of fans at the front of the stage forced Cam’s hand, as he then went into “I Get It In Ohio” and other new material, surprising the crowd with “Bottom of Her Pussyhole” and his remix verse on OJ Da Juiceman’s “Make The Trap Say Aye.”

Though the other members of the Dips were absent, the Harlem rapper ensured that his crew was fully represented, calling for the chants of “Dipset” all evening. Cam also brought out up and coming Harlem rapper Vado for a couple of songs, as well as Birdlady, who closed the show with her contribution to “Cookies and Apple Juice.” [Watch Here] Cam’s mother made an appearance onstage as well. Killa blamed his hiatus from the rap game on his mom’s health problems.

Crime Pays, Cam’s first album in three years, finally hits stores on May 12. – Devin Chanda

Photos courtesy of Jonathan Weiner. Click to enlarge each image.



Cam Performs “Oh Boy” and “Hey Ma”




  • stoneyisland

    NYC loves this clown. The album wont do 20K it’s first week

    • tony

      Agree! Album won’t do 1k first week. Wackest of the wackest. I rather listen to bird shit. Than listen to this shit.

      • MO

        You cats are weak….killa is that nigga.

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    • cashvilles don

      quit hating hes got his own shit u just a swagga jacka

    • kintymaddogs

      cam will post big sales on this album, get it in ohio is fuckin awseome,uz cats r dickheads

  • http://xxl ryan

    good 2 see cam is doin his thing.

  • HollyHood

    Yeah hes gonna flop! Jim Jones flopped and he has a stronger presences n the game then Cam has now, plus they actually play Jim on the radio. United they stand, divided they fall. After Cam flop they will do another dip Set album, they need each other.

    • http://www.datpiff.com/Dont_Panic_Entertainment_Max_Profit_The_Drugs_Ar.m44293.html Max Profit

      Getting play on the radio don’t mean nothin’
      I think Cam will do beter than Jim cuz Cam has real fans. Jim Jones is just like Rick Ross nobody respect them but they got industry push.

  • Tyrone Jones

    what up?

  • Rudeboy

    ya niggaz sound pretty ignorant, cuz Cam will do more than 100k in his first week. and most of it will come from outside NY. stupid mothafuckaz

  • Tuna Train

    I like Cam’ron, but I don’t think Crime Pays is going to shift very many copies. If you look on Amazon, Relapse is #12 in their bestseller list, whereas Cam is at #2,472! Don’t suppose that really means much though…

  • dezzy

    Why must we hate cam the great. I love him and he’s the man. Can’t YOU understand. U mad?!

  • A

    Primary example of why NY fell off. Cam is NY’s version of soulja boy.

  • Mikey F Baby

    The haters come out in full force for any news Dip Set related. He’ll outsell Jada. I know everyone out here in Ohio is waitin on the album

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  • PARIS PERSHUN

    I DONT GIVE A HOT DAMN IF THAT NIGGA FLOP…. I LIKE THE SHIT HE COMIN WIT… I’M GIVIN THIS NIGGA ANOTHA CHANCE(NO B.I.G) CAUSE THAT KILLA SEASON SHIT HAD ONE GOOD SONG ON IT AND THAT WAS “SUCK IT OR NOT”.. THAT NIGGA ON IT AGAIN… THE SHIT THATS BEEN HITTIN THE NET IS NICE…. WAITIN ON THE CD…(SEEM LIKE HATIN IS CONTAGIOUS ‘ROUND THIS BITCH))

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “ADRENALINE RUSH RMX FEAT PSYCHO DRAMA & TWISTA WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP- PURPLE HAZE)

    • Truth To Power

      (LEANS BACK AND TURNS”IMAGINERY PLAYER” DOWN SO HE CAN FIGURE OUT WHO THE KCUF IS PLAYIN THAT WACK SHIT IN ’09. SNEERS, THEN LAUGHS AT THE AUDACITY OF THIS FOOLERY-STREET IS WATCHING IS ON NOW)

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    “thinkn bout guy fisher, never met him but got damn dats my nigga”

    cam & jada holdin it down for up north, they the only niggaz makin shit shake up there (a few more here & there). niggaz need to stick to the script.

  • Broke Iz A Disease

    Yo guys to to recognize a tru lyricist. This dude be spittin. Ge the F outta here with that Soulja Boy ish. Cam is that deal. F Gucci Man, PLIES, and every Shawty and Lil rapper in the south.

  • Charlie B

    Cam prolly hungry as he was when horse and carriage was out. That’s good for music lovers, and hopefully good for Killa.

  • dwi

    album will do at least 50 k first week!

  • http://www.resurrectedmuzik.com LUBY562

    Cam will not out sell Jada in my opinion, but that’s just what I think. I like Cam’s stuff though because he is original. I didn’t really like the Killa Season album but the Movie I got on Bootleg Downtown L.A. was a good movie for a rap movie. Feel me?
    And no dis to Jim Jones but, come on he is not in the same lane as Cam as an emcee. Jim is an Executive in my opinion trying to rap. I resepect his hustle but, music is about art. Not Drugs, Gangs, etc. We live this shit out here in Cali. just like real brother live it in New York or any where else. I don’t want to see a bunch of Rappers(not emcees)talking about gangs when I see that everyday in L.A. Just make music and let the fans judge it.

  • T-SLEAZY

    (A) you must be a f%cking retard..cam is nothing like soulja boy…soulja boy is a kid…he never grew up in the streets….cam would have people like you and soulja boy scared to death…as a matter of fact you sound like soulja boy saying stupid sh#t like that!!!!!!!!

  • acb3000

    real talk how can cam flop all his promo is internet based ? the tracks on his album are mostly old its like a mixtape he’s putting out so he can finish up his deal with asylum then work on his src album . if cam moves more units his 1st week then jim he’s not a flop cause jim had mad promo and flopped hard

  • Matt

    TI has a strange obsession with Cormega! Cormega starts Legal Hustle records in 2000, TI starts Grand Hustle records in 2002. In 2003 Cormega announces he is releasing an album called Urban Legend, TI steals the title and releases an album urban legend. TI signs government snitch Cedric Zellars and names him “Alfamega”. Cormega has been named Cormega since 1988. After 7 years in the making, Cormega release “The Testament in 2006. Alfamega released The New Testament in 2008.

    TI stop snitching and stealing for the REAL MEGA. CORMEGA!

  • zayzkidd

    @Mikey F Baby

    So you know everybody in Ohio…you clown!!! Cam will sale 40k his first week but I wouldn’t say the man is bad as Soulja boy…Damn!!!

  • ne where gang

    Cam the only nigga outta Dipset i’ll listen to & support

    Fuck Jim Jones & Juelz Santana

    lol dem wack ass Skullgang niggas

  • Spotlite

    Cam is one of the few trill niggaz from ny, real recognize real, he just need to let go of that fuckin’ leach dam dash

  • http://bwotv.com dex

    Cam is Harlem

  • Detroit Draper

    I fucks wit Cam.

  • $JUICE$

    IM FUCKIN WIT KILLA ALSO..(NO HOMO) DIPSET BITCH, AS LONG AS HE SELL MORE THAN JIMMY ITS A SUCCESS.

  • Dante

    Damn looks like the haters came out in full force 2 wish Cam’ron’s failure, but Cam’ron already sold out this magazine with him on the cover leavin no XXL’s for anyone to cop even if they wanted to (if you don’t believe me check out his myspace page with the video of him opening the box with his plaque showing over a million copies were sold from XXLmagazine), and Im sure he will have the same results with his CD. So haters keep hating, cuz Cam is sellin out Magazine’s, shows, and he gonna do the same thing May 12th with “Crime Pays!” And it’s still Dipset all muthafuckin day!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/mcmh Mang Hammer

    Killa is Killa…

    http://www.myspace.com/mcmh

  • doctor69

    I’m in nyc we’ll still hate cam his show was probably a gtive a show for ppl who feel sorry for him nobody in nyc respect these clowns him ,jenny and fuelz who can’t stop getting robbed anytime he walks the streets alone thinking he a super thug like pac fuck them and that fake set they claim(9trey ganstas) and mike fuked by a baby I though ohio had real dudes apparently your not one of them stay listening to your I wish I was a thug music

  • WordSmyth

    Welcome Home Cam. The big homie is gonna sell big time. Its about time. doctor69 is talking hate, emotional clown. Getting robbed can happen to anyone, fool. Welcome to the hood. Anyone can get it. Cam’s music is real.

  • Mane jr

    Cam goin sell more then jim bitch ass cuz he that nigga fam

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  • Ms. Sanabria

    I’m from the South and comparing someone like Cam’ron to Soulja Boy is like comparing Bow Wow to Tupac, it just don’t make no sense. Anyway, Killa’s album is so damn hot just as I thought it would be. We checking for Cam all day long in Orlando. I have Jim’s album and he don’t have shit on Cam’s album. I love this dude not only because I’m a Diplomats fan but because his attitude is pretty much “fuk the industry and fame, give me the dolla’s”. Can’t hate on that. He’s not fake, Stevie Wonder can see that. He doesn’t care if you like him or not, he’s rich and that’s all he cares about you dumb asses!! Isn’t that the real reason for the game anyway fools??? Jealousy is a terrible thing. Half of these people on here clean that nigga car when he comes through. I can’t wait for him to come to the “O”!!!! Crime plays in my car non-stop!!!!!

  • Bronxnigga

    Yea us NYC niggas like him is better than them country talkin southern niggas!