Camoflauge

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This article is about the rapper. For the method of evading detection, see Camouflage.
Camoflauge
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Background information
Birth name Jason Johnson
Born (1981-12-09)December 9, 1981
Origin Savannah, Georgia
Died May 19, 2003(2003-05-19) (aged 21)
Genres Rap, Hip Hop
Years active 1999–2003
Labels Pure Pain Records
Associated acts Crime Affiliates

Jason Johnson (December 9, 1981 - May 19, 2003), also known as Camoflauge, was a U.S. rapper from Hitch Village housing project in Savannah, Georgia.

Biography[edit]

Musical career and death[edit]

Seeking to put his life experiences to tape, Camoflauge started his rap career as he sold 20,000 copies of Crime Pay$, an album he released with the hip-hop group Crime Affiliates. When I Represent, his solo album on the independent label Pure Pain, sold over 50,000 copies, Universal Music Group offered the rapper a deal. However, when Camoflauge was arrested for possession of crack cocaine, Universal did not pick up the option on his contract, even though the charges were later dropped. He opened for heavyweight rap acts such as 8 Ball, MJG, Scarface, Master P, Ice-T, Pastor Troy, Lil Boosie, Birdman, Trick Daddy, and Ludacris. His last album, Keepin It Real, was released in August 2002. He was gunned down outside of Pure Pain Recording Studio in May 2003 while walking his toddler son and died at 21 years of age.

Album sales after his death[edit]

Pure Pain Records has been ordered to cease selling Camoflauge's albums, due to a dispute with the slain rapper's mother. Tammie Greene claims that the label has not provided her with an adequate accounting for three albums and a DVD the rapper released.

According to the spokesperson, Pure Pain is still operating at a loss, due to the production of Camoflauge's final album, Keepin It Real. A judge halted the album sales, ruling an uncertified financial statement submitted by the label claiming losses of over $200,000 in 2002 and 2004, was not valid.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Underground Savannah (2000)
  • Home of the True Emcees - Tribute to Jason “Camoflauge” Johnson (2006)
  • The Camoflauge Collective (R.I.P) (2012)
  • Still I repersant(Hosted by DJ,Famous ,Deville) (2011)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Dulaa "Pure Pain" Komplex Feelings
  • DJ B-Lord "Bout My Money" Trick Daddy (feat. Camoflauge)
  • DJ Smallz Southern Smoke 9: Money is Still a Major Issue (pt. 1 of 2) (hosted by Pitbull) "Pure Pain"
  • White Dawg "We Ballin" Bonifide

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