The Creatives: Meet Singer/Songwriter Aaron Camper (Video)

first_img Aaron Camper’s early memories of the Philly music scene came from being an eager, talented 18 year-old roaming the halls of Larry Gold’s “The Studio,” — now Milk Boy The Studio — when the collective energy of artists like The Roots, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott were just beginning to bubble over into mainstream music. Camper recalls seeing all of these artists pushing the limits of soul and R&B music, as well as their own sounds to the next level. Turns out, Camper was right at home amongst these musical giants.  Since those days, Camper has gone on to tour the world alongside of many of music’s biggest stars, including Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Justin Timberlake. Now, the world is about to find out that the voice behind these powerhouse artists is a star in the making as well. Not only is Camper a talented vocalist and performer,  but he’s also creative and sought-after songwriter. He’s composed songs with artists like Dirty Money and Jason Nelson, and even pens many of his own records. In 2011, Camper made a bold step and dropped his mixtape Welcome to My World with friend and business partner, highly-acclaimed musical director, Adam Blackstone. The mixtape was released under Blackstone’s label, BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) and garnered its own buzz as Camper traveled performing shows between his background gigs with major headliners. The project showcased his songwriting and eclectic musical taste which ranges from The Winans to Phil Collins. If you’ve seen Aaron live then you know that something special happens when he steps on stage, whether he’s the forefront or holding it down on background. His voice is full of emotion and his live set is fun and always tells a story. He takes you back to your 90s hip-hop favorites and transitions seamlessly into his songs like “Breaking My Heart” and “Madness.” Philly 360° caught up with Camper while on break from touring with Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Music Tour. We followed along as Aaron performed alongside of  powerhouse lineup that included Eric Roberson, She Is Phoenix, Astronauts Really Fly and Kontraband 215 for the hit music showcase Aaron Camper & Friends.  Check out our recap here.  This Maryland native and adopted Philadelphian has deep Philly ties and continues to remain connected to the Philly music scene — even if he just drops in town for a few weeks between tour dates. Aaron recently collaborated with West Philly emcee Chill Moody for their song “So in Love” and is currently cooking up some goodness with music producers Dilemma and JoeLogic. We’re pretty sure that there will be some new music coming from the Aaron’s camp very soon.  A genuine spirit and incredibly talented artists, it’s time everyone in Philly, and beyond, gets to know Aaron Camper. Take a look at our exclusive video below. Watch Philly 360°’s exclusive with singer/songwriter Aaron Camper.center_img Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage(D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly)last_img

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