Cam Meekins Biography
Last updated: 07/05/2012 11:00:00 AM
With a flow as smooth as the pros, a shocking level of creative intelligence, maturity beyond his years and confident swag that will catch anyone's attention, Cam Meekins is the definition of there's more than meets the eye. Taking his nice and neat look for granted would be a mistake. Cam strings together lyrics that surpass his young adult peers and could challenge any of his superiors. More than just a hip hop artist, Cam is a learned musician, songwriter and visionary in control of his own destiny.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts and raised in Wellesley, Cam was touched with the music bug at a very young age. Raised in a family of music lovers and musicians, Cam's natural talent began to shine through at age 5 when he received a drum kit from his parents for Christmas. By the time he was 10 years old, Cam had taught himself how to play the guitar, piano and drums. In middle school, Cam used his talents to make beats, ultimately producing records for various local artists. "I made a lot of hip hop beats, but a lot of acoustic stuff back then too, like Dave Matthews Band, Sublime and Dispatch. And on the hip hop side, my influences were Kanye West, Jay-Z, Biggie– all the East Coast stuff."
As a 15-year-old high school student, Cam suffered a near death experience that would mark a life changing turning point. While vacationing on a Caribbean island with friends, Cam was involved in a jet-ski accident, almost bleeding to death before doctors could save him. During the next two months of recovery, Cam had a lot of time to figure out what was most important to him in life and music became a priority, a goal and a way of life.
Breathing renewed momentum into his music career, Cam began working with Matty Trump, a well-known producer in Boston who helped launch careers of other notable artists in the area. The duo wrote and recorded their first song together
Just Like You in about two hours during their initial meeting. Their working relationship grew and Cam released his first mixtape dubbed 1993 in the spring of 2011. The 13-song project took the underground hip hop scene by storm, prompting major record labels to take notice of this young, high school kid with a flow beyond his years. "Music was the only way for me to express myself in terms of girls, my experiences and relationships," noted Cam.
In 2012, Cam signed to Giant Records/Atlantic Records as their first hip hop artist, catapulting his career to the next level. With two new singles Cut Me Off and The Receipt off of his upcoming mixtape , produced by Cam and to be released in May, his creative videos have generated thousands of views on YouTube, increasing his devoted fan base every day. "If you build brick by brick, it's so much more powerful. My fans converting other fans is all I can ask for," said Cam.
Dedicated to staying true to himself, Cam takes his image very seriously, using his business knowledge to keep his product organic, creatively stimulating and available to his fans. With an ultimate wish of being known and respected as a musician, with a connected fan base that will allow him be as creative as he ever imagined, there's no stopping Cam Meekins. The world is at his fingertips– eagerly waiting for him to press play.