Cameron "Cam'ron" Giles is a rapper from Harlem, New York. In addition to his solo career, he is known for being a founding member of the loose-knit hip hop collective The Diplomats (also known as Dipset), which includes Freekey Zekey, Juelz Santana, and Jim Jones among its ranks. He is also the CEO of the Diplomat Records label, an independent label that features Dipset members Hell Rell, 40 Cal, and Katt Williams on its roster.Though Cam'ron, a talented high school athlete, aspired to be a professional basketball player - even attending Navarro Junior College in Texas on a basketball scholarship for two years - he began to pursue a career in rap after leaving college and moving back to his hometown of Harlem. He formed a rap group called Children of the Corn in the late 1990's with his childhood friend Mase; though the group eventually dissolved due to the death of two members in 1999, Cam'ron's performance with the group caught the attention of the late great Notorious B.I.G., who was instrumental in helping Can'ron to release his debut album Confessions of Fire ("Horse & Carriage", "357") on independent label Untertainment Records. Untertainment folded into Epic Records (Sean Kingston, Omarion) in 2000 just in time for the release of Cam'ron's second album, S.D.E. (Sports, Drugs, and Entertainment). S.D.E. - fueled by the popularity of singles "My Hood" and "Let Me Know" - went on to sell over 500,000 copies, prompting him to leave Epic for greener pastures at Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records. Cam'ron released two albums on Roc-A-Fella, 2002's Come Home With Me and 2004's Purple Haze; though the two albums have been his most successful to date (selling a combined 2.5 million copies), he left the label in 2004 citing a lack of promotion and advertisement on the part of Roc-A-Fella. Cam'ron penned the greatest hits of his career during his tenure at Roc-A-Fella, among them "Oh Boy", "Hey Ma", and "Girls". After leaving Roc-A-Fella, Cam'ron struck a deal with Asylum Records (Bun-B, D4L) in 2005. After a well-publicized incident in 2005 win which Cam'ron was shot by carjackers (but refused to reveal their identity to the police) he released his fifth solo album, Killa Season. Though not as financially successful as his Roc-A-Fella efforts, Killa Season has still sold well over 500,000 copies and produced three singles: "Do Ya Thing", "Touch It or Not", and "Love My Life". Outside of his solo career Cam'ron has released two albums with The Diplomats, 2003's Diplomatic Immunity and 2004's Diplomatic Immunity 2. He has also starred in a handful of movies, including the State Property series (which features Philadelphia rapper Beanie Siegel in its leading role) and his 2006 semi-autobiographical film Killa Season.