20 Rappers Who Almost Signed To Other Labels

Cam'ron

Label They Almost Signed To: Bad Boy
Label They Ended Up Signing To: Untertainment, Epic Records
Circa: 1996

There’s about a million things that you could associate with Cam’ron: Harlem, Dipset, Bill O’Reilly, amazing Vines, great music, interior decorating—the list goes on and on. However, most people don’t know that list almost included The Notorious B.I.G and Bad Boy Records. Before Cam hit it big with Dipset, Ma$e had him rap for Biggie. As Cam recounted to Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg on the Juan Epstein Show, "[Biggie] was like, 'Yo you want a deal? Lets do it' I was like, 'I want $250,000' and he said, 'Aight." Easy as pie. Unfortunately, Big passed before anything became official but the relationship did lead to Cam signing with Big’s homie Lance “Un” Rivera at Epic Records.

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