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Check Out Cam Hightower’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cam Hightower.

Hi Cam, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m Cam, and I’m pushing Forever Mafioso. Where do I start, well I wrote my first rhyme at eight years old. I was staying with my mom’s sister’s in San Bernardino. We was struggling tryna find a place to stay. And sometimes, my pops would take me and my siblings to Compton on the Metrolink to go hang with my cousins so we could get away from all of us being cramped in a two-bedroom apartment. Out there in Compton, I was around my cousin and we would just write raps, and since then I been fascinated by music. I was always around it. Especially seeing my older brother dedication to it. He was the first person I seen with over 100 blank CDs filled with beats. He would be up in the room or wherever blasting instrumentals and freestyling on top of em. And I’d be right there observing.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Outside of music, you know life would get in the way. It’s so many times I lost touch with my music and wasn’t as hungry or dedicated as I am now. I graduated high school with the hopes of just chasing my music. I ran into this engineer he wanted to record my first project. We got it finished and everything, but it’s been six years and I have yet gotten a single song that I recorded from him. That really made my drive slow down. After that, I just sunk to a place I never thought I’d be, being who I am. Not because of music, but just life. I was 18 with no ambition, smoking weed, and rotting. Tried to jumpstart my music life back up but to no avail. Everything started to change once I was in my garage with my brother, my older homie brought someone over who rap, I was weary of it at first because I didn’t know dude, and my older homie had me hot because you just don’t bring randoms to the crib. But we clicked and started to push Forever Mafioso, and now we here. Shout out to Yee Meezy.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I make music. Simple as that. I keep it raw and authentic because if it’s not then your just a rapper. I’m way more than a rapper. I’m very confident in my craft, and I know greatness takes time but I’m not just focused on my music, but I’m focused on my music if that makes sense. To me, you can be toxically focused on something to where it’s not benefiting you. And I’m not trying to miss chances. Because I’m putting my all into one thing and leaving everything else that’s a benefiting factor alone. Tomorrow is not promised. So ima do what I got to do wholeheartedly. A lot of these rappers that accumulate millions of views still be broke or low because they don’t know what to do with it, or they got it and decided to quit a job. Or start spending money stupidly. That’s what separates me. I’m going to enter the game As an entrepreneur with a steady business. Money is not everything, but let’s be real it’s 2022 and the majority will overlook you without it.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
Growing up, I was always that quiet kid. At home or at school. I always was by myself. Shit I still am. I don’t even know how I made friends because I would chill by myself. Once you get to know me I could be a handful though. I played basketball growing up. I loved it. But once I stepped out of the gym, I’d get infatuated by street politics. Gang banging. Whatever. I still was that quite cool person though. My pops and moms never wanted me to be introduced to the streets but everything I learned about the streets I learnt it in my own household. From uncles, aunties, grandma, whoever. My mom and pops was the main people feeding me the rights and wrongs about it. Like they didn’t want me to be in the streets but they still educated me about it. They knew we wasn’t growing up like the Huxatbles.

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