Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, K Camp whose real name is Kristopher Campbell made a name for himself with the party jam “Cut Her Off,” a record he made in 30 minutes. Growing up in Atlanta, K Camp began rapping in the 7th grade and later joined the rap group HBC in high school.
The group parted ways shortly after forming and K Camp embarked on a solo career. In 2014 he inked a deal with Interscope records, a label he’s long since admired. He built a strong grass-roots fan base through a series of mixtapes, including the DJ Drama- hosted “In Due Time,” which included breakthrough hits “Money Baby” and “Cut Her Off.” The mixtape further showed off K Camp’s potential as a rapper and built on his already growing fan base.
K Camp scored his first hit with “Cut Her Off”, an infectious party jam which featured multi selling rapper 2 Chainz. The single peaked at No.6 on the Billboard Top Ten chart and topped USA Today’s urban airplay chart. The certified platinum song has been remixed by the likes of T.I., Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, YG, and Lil Boosie. The follow- up single “Lil Bit,” remixed by Chris Brown and T.I., would prove to be just as successful.
Although K Camp is quickly approaching super stardom the road to success didn’t come easy for the young artist. For years the Atlanta raised rapper struggled to pay for studio time and recorded music in his mother’s basement.
“I just practiced my craft,” he said. “Just learning music and trying different things. I tried everything from rapping to pop records to writing over Lady Gaga tracks. It eventually worked out.”
In 2008, the rapper found minimal success with the college party favorite “All Night.” Though the track failed to sustain momentum, it gained the respect of K Camp’s mother who quit her job to help manage her son’s career once she heard the song.
After a brief stint in college K Camp continued to build on his growing popularity when he appeared on Myko Montana’s 2012 club hit “Do It.” Though the track was a success K Camp felt he never received the recognition he deserved. This would prove to be a small stepping-stone for the rapper who is now one of hip-hop’s most emerging stars.
With the help of his current managers, J.R. McKee and TJ Chapman, FTE/Interscope recording artist K Camp is eager to continue to prove his worth as a hit maker. His musical talents have earned him a feature on the cover of XXL’s 2015 Freshman issue and with the success of his radio friendly single “Comfortable,” the sky is the limit for K Camp.
His debut album “Only Way Is Up,” is available now for digital downloading and streaming.
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