Camoflauge

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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 (21)
Genres Rap, hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1999–2003
Labels Universal Records

Jason Johnson (December 9, 1981 - May 19, 2003), also known as "Camoflauge," was an American rapper.

Biography[edit]

Music 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 son Yadon Moultrie and died at 21 years of age. Upon investigation by the local police department, it was determined that the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad scenario. Camoflauge was a known drug dealer, and had an altercation where he was accused of stealing from the person supplying him drugs, and on turn selling cocaine to a minor of 15 years which resulted in an overdose. [1] His 14-year-old daughter Flau'Jae Johnson is also a rapper. She was on Season 3 of The Rap Game.[2] On May 27, 2018, it was revealed that Flau'jae would appear on the season 13 premiere of America's Got Talent. Her performance was broadcast on May 29, 2018 and was well received by the judges and audience. After her second performance, she received the golden buzzer from guest judge, Chris Hardwick.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Crime Pays (with Crime Affiliates) (1999)
  • I Represent (2000)
  • Strictly 4 da Streets: Drugs Sex and Violence, Vol. 1 (2001)
  • Keepin It Real (2002)

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 Represent (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 (Part 1 of 2) (hosted by Pitbull) "Pure Pain"
  • White Dawg "We Ballin" Bonifide

Influence and legacy[edit]

Jason Johnson was subject of a documentary film entitled Camoflauge directed by Lamia Lazrak, with cinematography by Jacob Mckee and Sean Thomas. The film includes interviews with Johnson's close family and friends including Tammie Green (mother), Flau'Jae Johnson (daughter), producers, and rapper Boosie Badazz. The film premiered at the 2016 Savannah Film Festival and continued to win a Red Dot Communication Award in Berlin.[3] [4] [5]

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