Cameron Boykin AKA “Yung Kam da kid” was born in the suburbs of Rochester, NY on October 6, 1985. Raised by a single mother, Yung Kam overcame many obstacles throughout his life while relying on the guidance of his mother, uncles, and older brother.
Yung Kam faced a life or death situation at a young age after undergoing open heart surgery and being told by doctors that his chances of survival were slim to none. With a lot of prayers and support from his family and friends he beat the odds and got back on his feet after a nearly two year rehabilitation period.
Once a very athletic young man Kam gave up sports and this is when he turned his attention to rapping. In an attempt to escape the drugs and violence that surrounded Yung Kam’s family in their New York neighborhood his mom decided to relocate her family to Mobile, Alabama.
In 2007 devastation struck and Yung Kam’s older brother which whom he looked up to was sentenced to twenty five years in prison. Deeply hurt, Yung Kam used rapping as his outlet. Almost immediately after Yung Kam’s music hit the streets he began to accumulate fans very quickly with his unique style.
He experienced many let downs and broken promises while striving to break into the music industry but he continued to push forward to reach his goal. After months of going from studio to studio trying to record and promoting himself Yung Kam landed a record deal with an independent label Boss Big Entertainment in 2011.
He immediately began recording his first solo mixtape entitled “From the Bottom Up” along with his debut album. Yung Kam da kid continues to build popularity and acquire fans today at an astonishing rate and he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
It’s impossible not to notice Yung Kam da kid’s star is rising on his latest track – SUPA SICK. The acid voice, the slight twang of his words, the intense and confident way he delivers his rhymin’ bravado, it’s all there. The track warms up slowly with a sticky backbeat and a hypnotic string and brass pumping mix, but by the time Yung Kam da kid puts his shine on the chorus rhyme, it’s all there, and keeps poppin full steam, the rest of the way through.
To indulge in verbose, pretentious descriptions of this track would be unnecessary and contrary to the straightforward ethic of the single- this is straight rap, stripped of any pretensions. With all the venomous voracity of his more celebrated peers.
It’s when you hear a track like “SUPA SICK” that you realise how caught up, all jaded rap types have become- so many are concerned with rap’s ongoing musical evolution and so hungry for the next extravagant, avantgarde masterpiece that they’ve forgotten the basic recipe of a great rap record. “SUPA SICK” is an unabashed celebration of those basic ingredients- dope, trunk-rattling, bass-soaked production and a furiously passionate and honest emcee.