There’s a bright hope coming out of the USA’s north-eastern corner. He’s got gifted unlimited rhymes universal, but is too young to be a guru all of his own. But neither is he a follower of any type whatsoever, because Cam Meekins is a young rapper with a bright future, and a bright lyricism that sets him apart from the pack.
Twelve Bar fam since he started swapping his time between the north east and the south west, the fertile greenery of New England for the fertile greenery of another type down in Cali. With his Lamp City mythology, and his articulate buttery flow, Cam Meekins is a name you’ll be hearing a lot from, here at Twelve Bar, and beyond. So when the time came to pass him The Twelve, he made it all appear fully academic. Listen up class.
1. Who's in the house?
Me, Matty, Alexi and my managers. That's the team right there. Lamp City is bigger than that. Lamp City has other artists plus all of us.
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
As in like back in the day? Ya it probably was but there's no looking back, I’m happy doing what I’m doin’ right now. So I guess it's a yes and a no haha
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
It’s where you're going and how you're doing it. I believe in myself and my vision I hope to succeed until I'm 40 sitting in a big chair at my beautiful home listening to a bunch of 18 year olds demo tapes.
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
Having fans is cool. Like it’s always a Goooood pick me up. You're feelin’ blue then go rock a show it's like damn ok I'm here for a reason and this is it. Gotta make sure you know the balance though and don’t let all this attention fuck you up cuz at the end of the day I'm no different than anyone else. I feel stupid saying this tho even now cuz my fans are cool as fuck but I wouldn’t call myself famous. What’s important to me is the vision and integrity. If I’ma get paid less from a label cuz of that than whatever. I don't think I will though cuz I think my vision is some hot ass records that can make these executives a boatload of money.
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Bed. I'm an old ass 19 year old. Maybe do some other shit spontaneously but on any given night I need my rest.
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
I'm definitely not a gangster and I prefer Toms.
7. If I ruled the world?
I'd probably resign.
8. Do you want more?
Hell yeah I want more, I'm just getting my start. I got a lot to prove right now but I can't just go all at once, this is a slow and steady grind. Not tryna do that blow up quick than fade shit. All I want is real fans who know ME. Not just know the songs that went to radio or something.
9. How does it feel?
Sometimes it’s awesome, sometimes it sucks. All ups and downs but you'll get that with anything. At the end of the day though at least I can say yes I am doing what I chose to do and for the most part create my own schedule. Definitely easier preached than practiced though.
10. What's next on the menu?
My FREE album :) :/ :( drops may 21st!)
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
Cuz I got that good good. You know, that Michael Jackson bad.
12. Tell us why it's all love...
I love the it's all love movement just cuz so much of my time is spent working hard and being stressed, etc. Then I stop and I'm like, you're here, you're living, beautiful friendly people around you. Embrace it. Life's too short for all that other stuff.
To keep up with what Cam Meekins is up to, to join the Lamp City movement, and to grab his new album (dropping 21 May 2012) for free download go to http://lampcity.tumblr.com/