NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Cam'ron performs at Spotify's RapCaviar Live in New York at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Spotify )

Happy 45th birthday to Cam’ron!

Cam’ron was born Cameron Ezike Giles on Feb. 4, 1976. He’s a rapper, record executive and actor from East Harlem, New York.

Here are some cool facts about him:

  • He attended the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. While going to school, he became friends with Mason “Mase” Betha and Jim Jones.
  • Cam’ron started rapping back in the mid-1990s in the underground rap group Children Of The Corn with Big L, Mase, and his cousin, Bloodshed.
  • His big break came with his buddy Mase introduced him to The Notorious BIG, who set up a meeting with his partner Lance “Un” Rivera and got him inked to his label, Untertainment.
  • His debut album, “Confessions of Fire,” was certified gold by RIAA!

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!