Crime Pays (Cam'ron album)

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Crime Pays
Studio album by Cam'ron
Released May 12, 2009
Recorded 2007-2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 73:22
Label Diplomat Records, Asylum Records
Producer Cameron Giles (exec.), Skitzo, AraabMuzik, I.N.F.O., NOVA, P Thrillz, YH
Cam'ron chronology
Killa Season
(2006)
Crime Pays
(2009)
Heat in Here Vol. 1
(2010)
Singles from Crime Pays
  1. "My Job"
    Released: January 20, 2009
  2. "Get It In Ohio"
    Released: March 31, 2009
  3. "Cookies-n-Apple Juice"
    Released: May 8, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
DJBooth.net 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Okayplayer (78/100)[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.7/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin 3/5 stars[7]

Crime Pays is the sixth studio album by Harlem rapper Cam'ron. The album was released on May 12, 2009, by Diplomat Records and Asylum Records.

Background[edit]

My Job, the rapper's first video in two years released to the internet in January 2009, shows a more mature approach to life in an economically struggling America. Though My Job was not intended to be a single, the response to the song was so positive that it was released as a single on March 10, 2009.

XXL Magazine shortly after announced cover of their April issue, due out February 24, which will go more into detail about his status, the 2007 feud with 50 Cent and the status of the once dominating crew The Diplomats. In this interview, Cam'ron stated that the original Diplomats Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freeky Zeeky were no longer together.[citation needed]

Miss Info also released an exclusive "Where's Cam'ron?" segment on her website, where the rapper continues to explain many unanswered questions and the future of the MC. Despite the fact that none of the singles charted, the album proved to be successful, charting at #3 on the Billboard 200 selling an estimated 45,000 copies its first week.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Crime Pays" (Intro) Skitzo 2:32
2. "Cook'n up"   I.N.F.O., NOVA 4:03
3. "Where I Know You From"   Skitzo 4:03
4. "Fuck Cam" (skit) Skitzo, P Thrillz 1:24
5. "Never Ever"   Skitzo 3:30
6. "Curve"   AraabMuzik, Skitzo 3:43
7. "Silky (No Homo)" (featuring Lady Lodi) Skitzo 3:20
8. "Get It In Ohio"   AraabMuzik 4:23
9. "Who"   Skitzo 3:43
10. "Grease" (skit) Skitzo, P Thrillz 2:10
11. "You Know What's Up" (featuring C.O. & Sky-Lyn) Skitzo 3:16
12. "Spend the Night" (featuring Lady Lodi) AraabMuzik 4:03
13. "Fuck Cam #2" (skit) Skitzo, P Thrillz 1:12
14. "Woo Hoo" (featuring 40 Cal. & Byrd Lady) Skitzo 3:50
15. "Chalupa"   AraabMuzik 4:01
16. "Cookies-n-Apple Juice" (featuring Byrd Lady & Skitzo) Skitzo 3:55
17. "My Job"   Skitzo 3:47
18. "Homicide"   Skitzo 3:43
19. "Fuck Cam #3" (skit) Skitzo, P Thrillz 0:50
20. "Got It for Cheap" (featuring Skitzo) YH 4:11
21. "Get It Get It" (featuring Skitzo) Skitzo 3:14
22. "Bottom of the Pussy"   Skitzo 3:16
23. "Fuck Cam #4" (skit) Skitzo, P Thrillz 1:13
Samples

Personnel[edit]

  • Cam'ron – Executive Producer
  • Gregory Davidson – Art Direction, Design, Art Manager
  • Chonita Floyd – Marketing
  • Lady Lodi – Vocals
  • I.N.F.O. - Producer
  • Nova – Producer
  • Mike Nyte – Mixing
  • Phantom – Mastering
  • Chris Rascoe – Promotions Coordinator
  • Rod Rhaspy – Vocals
  • Skitzo – Producer, Engineer
  • Sky-Lyn – Vocals
  • Shareif Ziyadat – Photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Jeffries (2009-05-05). "Crime Pays - Cam'ron". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  2. ^ Cam'ron Follow @Mr_Camron  . "Cam’ron - Crime Pays | Album Review, Stream". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ Simon Vozick-Levinson (2009-05-06). "Crime Pays Review". EW.com. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Cam'ron - Crime Pays". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Cam'ron: Crime Pays | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  6. ^ (Posted: May 12, 2009) (2009-05-12). "Crime Pays : Cam'ron : Review : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Chris (2009-04-16). "'' Review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  8. ^ "MissInfo.tv". MissInfo.tv. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  9. ^ "Cam'ron Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Cam'ron. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  10. ^ "Cam'ron Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Cam'ron. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2014.