Camoflauge is tagged as: rap, hip-hop, canadian, underground rap, underground hip-hop
Jason Johnson (December 1, 1981- May 19, 2003), also known as Camoflauge, was a U.S. rapper from Savannah, Georgia. Raised in public housing, Johnson’s first hits were songs about Savannah’s poverty and violence. Camoflauge probably misspelt his stage name to avoid confusion with the notorious New Orleans rapper Mac the Camouflage Assassin.
As a teenager, he sought refuge in the rap music of N.W.A and Tupac Shakur. Seeking to put his life experiences to tape, Camoflauge started rap career as he sold 20,000 copies of Crime Pays, an album he released with the hip-hop group Crime Affiliate. 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 didn’t 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, Trick Daddy, and Ludacris.
He had a police record that included drug violations and a murder charge. He was held for three months in the Chatham County Jail in 2000 in connection with the shooting of Kenneth “Boo” Capers, but he was not indicted. During that period he wrote ...
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