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Cam'ron

Dec. 23
10 p.m.
$17-$35
Hip-Hop

Much of the recent material from Cam’ron, though strong, has flown under the radar, but that shouldn’t stop an eager crowd from catching the legendary Harlem MC in concert. Though 2002’s “Hey Ma” remains his most famous single by far, it was his pair of early-’00s albums with the Diplomats and his 2004 masterpiece, Purple Haze, that established Cam’s true identity as a rapper. The 40-year-old rapper’s trademarks include an arrogantly barking delivery, efficient lyricism (“I would serve on stoops / Now I swerve in coupes”), and impeccable taste in beats (many of which came from Kanye West, Just Blaze, and the Heatmakerz). Cam hasn’t released a proper solo album since 2009’s Crime Pays, but he’s continued to put out mixtapes and EPs. A few of his individual songs and features from the 2010s can be counted among his best ever: There’s the anthemic A-Trak collab “Dipshits” (featuring Diplomats member Juelz Santana), the Knocks’ absolutely gorgeous “New York City,” and, most recently, this year’s nostalgic “U Wasn’t There.” With DJ Ray Mills and Mac Irv.