Cam’ron is the Worst Rapper of the Decade

Cam’ron is the worst rapper of the decade. The best thing Cam’ron ever did was have friends who were more talented than him: Big L, Ma$e, Juelz Santana, and Dame Dash. The worst thing he ever did was pretty much everything else.

Cam’ron began this decade in a muddle. He’d been unable to parlay his lifelong friendship with then-Bad Boy star, Ma$e, into a lasting career (or even an awesome song). He’d released an album on a label that folded soon after and seen his contract absorbed into Sony Records. He fought to get out of his contract with Sony and ran into the arms of his other friend, co-founder of Roc-a-Fella Records, Dame Dash.  Roc-a-Fella Records was the home of Jay-Z, a rapper whose wordplay makes him among the most clever to ever grab a mic. Cam’Ron on the other hand makes rap sound stupid, which is a major part of his problem. If a white rapper were attempting to get away with Cam’ron’s lyrics, he would be laughed out of the studio. Cam’ron would be shown up by The Blizzard Man. Here are some lyrics from one of the biggest hits of Cam’ron’s career. 

Killa, I’m not your companion or your man standin
Hit me when you wanna get rammed in, I’ll be scramblin
With lot’s of mobsters shop for lobsters
Cops and robbers listen every block is blocka (Blocka!!!)
But she like the way I diddy bop you peeped that
Mink on maury kicks plus chanel ski hat
She wan’t the (Boy) so I give her the (Boy)
Now she screamin out (Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy)

What’s really amazing is that those lyrics, alone, don’t do justice to how stupid they sound when added to music and rapped by Cam’ron. Those lyrics are from “Oh Boy,” the second single released by Cam’ron on Roc-a-Fella Records. This song and his other single, “Hey Ma,” featured Cam’ron’s protege, Juelz Santana, who outshines Cam’ron in every way. Perhaps sensing that, Cam’ron joined forces with Juelz Santana and another friend, Jim Jones, to form The Diplomats (also known as Dip Set). They ruled New York, this decade, but not much else. They released a couple of albums to ever diminishing sales and acclaim (outside of New York) before essentially dissolving.

Now, there are plenty of rappers who are mediocre but are able to stick around through the people they know. What gives Cam’ron the extra boost he needs to be the worst rapper of the decade are all of other non-musical contributions and distractions Cam’ron has left in his wake. 

Yes, that's a pink cell phone.

Let’s begin with fashion. Cam’ron affectionately refers to himself as the Pink Panther. Why? Because he enveloped himself in pink. Kanye showed us that a little pink can look great, but head-to-toe pink really just makes you look like home insulation (advertised by the other pink panther!). That’s not something he bequeathed to hip hop– it’s just a measure of Cam’ron’s audacity. His look says, “Yes, I may look like an idiot, but are you gonna say something about it?” The REAL Pink Panther is only pink through a freak genetic mutation and would love to dye his hair if only the pink hadn’t become such a profitable trademark for him. So, Cam’ron, feel free to give it a rest.

One thing Cam’ron did leave hip hop is the evolution of the hip hop feud. Rap battles used to be awesome things. A rapper would diss another rapper in a song. Months later a response song would be released. LL Cool J, having withstood a challenge from Kool Moe Dee and taken on both Wyclef and Canibus at once, perfected the hip hop feud, generating hit songs from his battles. Cam’ron took the feuds off of wax and onto Youtube, during his skirmish with rap juggernaut, 50 Cent. Without that groundbreaking evolution in the hip hop feud, we wouldn’t have had to have been bored to death by this year’s Ice-T/Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em feud on Youtube. Thanks, Cam! 

Cam’ron’s other notable achievement was his appearance on 60 Minutes to espouse his “stop snitchin'” philosophy. What can I say about that other than this: Hip Hop’s most beloved rappers were killed in the middle of two of America’s most visible cities, and Tupac and Biggie’s murderers remain unpunished because no one has stepped forward to “snitch.” Thanks, Cam! 

So what could be more stupid than that? How about his defense of the “no homo” trend? Oh wait… I should tell you what no homo is. “No Homo” is the disclaimer one calls out after saying something that might be misconstrued (but not really) as being gay. For instance, you might say “I want to wear entirely pink outfits and carry a pink cell phone!” Well, immediately before or after that announcement, you’d have to say “No homo” or else be outed amongst your friends. On New York’s Hot 97, Miss Info asked Cam’ron about No Homo and tried to get him to see how stupid it was. Here’s his idiotic response. No homo is insulting to anyone who hears it, gay or not. Thanks, Cam! 

There’s a reason that Cam’ron, despite his connections, has failed to forge a career that will be remembered. Cam’ron is a below average rapper with little charisma whose only lasting contributions to hip hop will be remembered  as big parts of the reason this era sucks. That’s why Cam’ron is the worst rapper of the decade.

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11 Comments on “Cam’ron is the Worst Rapper of the Decade”

  1. Ross Lincoln Says:

    I love this post! Um, no homo!


  2. No homo, but that was hilarious.

  3. Spin Says:

    lol @ this homotional loser typing up a whole essay about how much he hates cam.

    suck a dick, no homo b.

  4. youre an idiot... Says:

    you are a retard…

    cam is actually one of the best (not an opinion) and the things you list on this faggot ass blog arent even accurate. get your shit straight before you post some dumb ass blog about bad rappers. anyway.. suck a dick.. no homo.

  5. Klappa Says:

    man i’m a true emcee who gets plenty of respect for his craft & to call Cam the worst rapper of the decade u must be da most ignorant hiphop critic to be blessed with a job.. & da thing dats even more ridiculous is that u think Juelz Santana is better than Cam.. you said Biggie & Tupac are 2 of da best ever yet u forget dat Biggie was da one who cosigned Cam to begin with & said he was nice & was gon sign him to his label, Big L taught Cam to rhyme & he was rappin raw multi-syllable rhymes in a time where much people aint really know dat style & rap was more simplified with less syllabes being rhymed.. you probably dont even know what multi-syllable rhymes are, learn about lyrics before you judge them cus ur makin yourself look like a fool

  6. beauregard p grimes Says:

    yeah man, camron has said a lot of stupid shit in his day, but when he gets on the mic, he rips it. you have to take some ofit with a grain of salt. Hes hilarious and he knows it, and humor is a big part of his rhyming, a la ludacris. I mean, take the line, “im the shit, call me pepe le poo poo”. You can say thats a bad line, but its funny as fuck and he meant it that way. Klappa said it right about his raps, his multi-syllabic rhyming and internal rhymeschemes are unparalleled. people dont understand him because He uses a lot of slang and hes very abstract. Hell cut meaningless words out of sentences to make it flow better, like ghostface. I used to hate cam too, then one day it just clicked, like all the shit i thought sucked, was actually pretty good. I just needed to stop hating. You should too. Think of him as an idiot savant

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Who are you to judge who the worst rappers are? I don’t see you with any fans telling you how good you are. All these people you try to put down attract more attention than this useless blog ever will.

  8. Averroes Says:

    camron is a waaaaaay better rapper than you are a blogger….never write about hip-hop again loser.

  9. Klev Says:

    When you guys that support Cam’ron. (i love his music), BUT when you guys write comments that this guy is a “faggot” What? You kidding me? I mean Calling people “faggot” will only make a bad image of Cam’s fans. Think before you bloody write. and that suck a dick no homo thing? It’s so damn idiotic, that i can’t believe you even write it. your not a gangsta when you write with shitty grammar and call people stupid stuff. Go shame yourself.
    And most important. Write reasonable.
    And Cam! damn good rapper!!!

  10. aiyo kato Says:

    THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE NIKKKUH
    THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE NIKKKUH

    is hilarious

    In Miami im Timmy and Phoenix I’m Penny
    damn in Harlem I’m Sammy order or so
    What the hell you want
    Got sons guns run run
    Make them run run skate take one
    From young one’s dumb dumbs
    Hit wit the dumb dumbs hit wit the stun gun
    Oh damn young hon where the gurl come from
    And i wanna meet her can i greet her
    Yo we in my bed for now
    She said oh no my spine on respire now
    Well give me some points for now talk to me ma

  11. Brian Wittekind Says:

    ya whoever wrote this is obviously some cocksucking southern rap lover. listen to cam in coc, nothing but raw ass rhymes eith bloodshed. dont even compare cam to juelz, santana is a joke. and so are u my friend


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