14 years ago Ghostface Killah dreamed up the ultimate wife. Classy yet street, intelligent, fun and beautiful. There was no way of knowing the hip hop world would have a chance to meet her. Yet here she is; Camay.
At the age of nine, Camay decided she wanted to rap. What was the sudden inspiration? A song entitled ‘One Love’ by a then 20 year old Queens native rapper called Nas. Raised in the church, her mother shielded Camay and her siblings from secular music. So her peek into the rap world came via borrowed mix tapes from her older brother’s friends, and watching MTV while her parents worked. “It was funny,” She recalls. ”As a baby my mother would sit me in front of music videos to keep me busy. Then she found God and snatched mine away.”
That didn’t stop young Camay from developing an ever growing romance with hip hop. She honed her skills while growing up bouncing around from between New York and California after her parent’s divorce. New York City, Brooklyn to be exact, is the place where she really came into her own as an artist. Living in San Antonio, TX, however, introduced Camay to a whole new music type, and taught her to be versatile.
Stage performances were next on the list of things to perfect. Camay, along with a group called HottStixx Productions out of San Antonio, opened up for headlining acts that were hot at the time. Mystikal and South Park Mexican were some of the many.
Camay has written for, worked and recorded with many names in the industry, and continues to make moves in the hip hop scene. In 2007 Camay performed at NYC’s Hot97 Summer Jam Festival pre show. That was also the year of her debut solo mix tape effort ‘A Drug Dealer’s Dream’ which sold impressive numbers online. She also performed at the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program, impressing the crowd and judges and taking third place.
After the passing of a close friend in 2008 Camay took a break from the hip hop scene to re-evaluate her life and goals. But her love for the music was too overwhelming to let her stay away. Now with a new year, Camay is gearing up for the release of her new EP, "Revolutionaire", which features true to the lifestyle hip hop infused with rock.
Camay lives to perform and loves traveling to do so. Her gritty vocals and street savvy will keep you looking for more.
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WRITTEN BY : ADTHEGENERAL & MS FEFE (NAB)