The Music Of Cameron Sean
Written by Mark Edwards on March 2, 2023
Music From Cameron Sean
Hip-hop artist Cameron Smith and songwriter is a breath of fresh air to the music scene with lyrics saturated in grippingly raw and wholehearted, genuine perspective for which the genre is known. At 18 years old, he had topped national charts, taking over the #1 spot on college radio stations across the country with “Prada Frames” and capturing the attention of industry heavy-hitters. Now, well into his twenties, his ever-expanding hit list includes collaborations with Grammy-nominated jazz musician Richie Goods and multi-talented Taiwanese composer/contemporary percussionist Chien Chien Lu. Chinese by birth, he is also a passionate advocate for the #StopAsianHate movement, seeking to inspire systemic change not only through his rhymes but also through his actions.
Cameron Sean grew up in a bi-racial home in Westchester, NY, as one of three boys born to second-generation immigrants. His parents carried the memories of their collective struggle to form a cultural identity within mid-century American mores, ensuring Cameron Sean and his brothers were afforded a better life – and, he adds, “plenty of delicious, traditional Chinese food.” Grateful for the strong foundation his parents provided, the artist still faced more than his share of hardships. At just 13, Cameron Sean fractured his back in a basketball game, ending his dream of a future in collegiate sports and initiating a long journey to find healing, both physically and emotionally.
The setback, however, catalyzed his movement toward music, transforming a casual hobby into a life-saving outlet for his pain, heartbreaks, and triumphs. After years of honing his craft, Cameron Sean’s current creative process involves a mix of freestyle flow and courageous self-exploration. Inspired by his father and influenced by generational greats like Drake, Eminem, and Lil’ Wayne, Cameron Sean looks to forge his unique path toward a lasting legacy, making an indelible mark on tomorrow’s sound. With the full support of his family behind him, he has faced down every hater with a meticulous mastery of a skill that comes from persistent hard work and relentless dedication.
These days, proving people wrong is a way of life for this often underestimated artist – which is exactly how he prefers it. Wisdom beyond his years gives rise to powerful lyrics that vibe with listeners on a gut level: Every L I took was a lesson; what you love could be gone in a second. After reading about an elderly Asian woman fatally pushed onto the subway tracks in Times Square, thoughts of his grandmother led to anger, fear… and a strong desire to get involved. Penning the unforgettable verses of “Please Don’t Hate,” he became a strong advocate for #StopAsianHate.
From day one, Cameron Sean’s mission has been to inspire fans with a clear, consistent message of unbreakable hope. A quintessential voice of his era, he is living proof that determination and diligence can lead to the fulfillment of big dreams. “Your life can always improve, no matter the circumstances, as long as you never give up.” Find your passion. Pursue what brings you joy. These are the resounding sentiments behind his smash-hit “Prada Frames” and a key takeaway from his meteoric rise to the top – which has only just begun. Now a headliner act for UBC Tv’s “Why You So Mad Yo,” Cameron looks forward to hitting the road for a soon-to-be-televised nationwide tour and performing his new songs that he’s been grinding away in the studio to push out. “Crazy,” his latest track, is now streaming on radio stations globally and hot on the hip-hop club circuit.