Cam The Artisan Speaks on the Meaning Behind His Latest Single "Swim" & His Upcoming EP

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Cameron Bacon, under the alias “Cam The Artisan”, is a 19-year-old lyricist born and living in the heart of Atlanta, GA. Cam The Artisan had taken a hiatus away from the music scene for a little while, but now he is back and stronger than ever, releasing his new and upbeat single, “Swim”, hitting 1000 hits, cutting the throats of the ones whoever wanted to see him sink. You know some background history; let’s speak with him with a deeper approach…

Q: “It’s been so long since we’ve last heard from you. How have you been feeling since you’ve returned to the music scene?”

A: “Honestly, I’m excited. So much love and appreciation from people I’ve never met in my life. This is just the beginning, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Q: “That’s great. I’ve been admiring the positive feedback and changes that’s been happening upon the release of your new song, “Swim”. Do you mind explaining the meaning behind the song? Where did you get your inspiration?”

A: “The song in itself is a metaphor. If you refer back to the bridge of the song, the part that says, ‘Smiling in my face-- when I turn my back you going “overboard” with the disses / Now it’s time to swim.’ ‘Swim’ is used in a context of getting out of my face with the down-bringing and hate towards the style of music I like to listen to, because at the end of the day, Im’a keep being lyrical because that’s what I love doing and that’s how I differ from other “rappers”, period.”

Q: “That’s an uplifting message that I believe a lot of other unique artists can relate to and learn from. Your confidence is so much stronger and it has been showing through your music and your actions. Was this one of the factors you were concerned about during your break?

A: “Of course. I’m still working on it, but based on what’s going on as far as love from people and support, that’s always an extra boost for me.”

Q: Explain the meaning behind your rap alias, “Cam The Artisan”. How does this describe who you are?

A: Well, I love the art of hip-hop as well as the “arts” period. Music, video, fashion, painting-- I want to do all of that, but of course music is my passion. I want to be seen as more than just a rapper or an artist, but an Artisan (a person who makes and excels in art). Plus, I love being lyrical because that’s an art in itself.

Q: You’re such an artist, indeed, which reminds me of something. Your lyrical flow is definitely out of the ordinary. Your thought process is entirely on a different level. How long does it take you to script out your music? How do you come up with your metaphors?

A: I mean, a song that’s really heavy on my heart will take me a couple of months, to be honest. Planning for the flow, lyrics, style, etc. My metaphors just come to me, or I’ll cook one up depending on the song.

Q: I’m assuming late 2017 until we hear a legendary album from Cam The Artisan?

A: Hm, an album? I don’t know; hopefully. Depends on how well this EP goes for me.

Q: EP? Care to elaborate, or do you want to just keep this on the low? Keep the anticipation going?

A: All I can say is that it’s called “Art Samples”, and the promo video to go along with it is going to be dope.

Q: Nice, sounds like an amazing project as it is; the name has a creative twist to it. Who are some inspirations behind your creativity?

A: As far as making music?

Q: Including that, music-wise, idea-wise, motivation-wise. Who are the people who inspire you to lift your creativity one step forward to allow you to keep moving?

A: My friends, honestly. Motivation-wise because I feel like I’ma be left behind if they take off.

Q: Left behind? No, from what I see, you’re making your own path. You’re driving in your own lane. How do you think you will be left behind?

A: I am taking my own lane, but at the same time, I’ve been doing it longer than most of my friends and they have more plays and more clout than I do. I just feel like if one of my homies blows up, they aren’t going to take me with them like they claim they’re going to.

Q: Do you believe you have the stability to promote yourself and allow yourself to expand? Looking at the stats, your song hit 1K plays in a little over a week. Imagine how that could accumulate. Don’t feel discouraged, take it as a challenge. Do you feel as if your friends are lowkey competitions?

A: To be honest, at this point I’m not sure. I’m just watching out for their egos more than their music at this moment.

Q: Being cautious of the company you keep. I can understand that. Although there may be people that may not fulfill their promises, who would you like to see make it to the top with you?

A: Xay, Bones, Zaia, Wolf, Mojo, Milo, Troy, Vonne, Nigel, Ahjee & SAFEHOUSE, even though I don’t know them like that. Swavay, Hadi, as well as my girl, Lissa.

Q: Shout out to the team! You have such an amazing group of individuals listed here; so much talent within these names.

A: Yeah, they’re my bros. Wouldn’t be a come-up without the team.

Q: To get a more in-depth view of you, if you could describe yourself in five words, what would they be and why?

A: Artful: I have a love for the arts. I like doing all of the things that are actually an art. Patient: I don’t put out a lot of unless I know it’s good enough. Loving: I love everyone-- supporters, listeners, fans, etc. because I believe that my creator wants me to. It’s a commandment, plus I’m just a loving person. Persistent: I’ve been wanting to quit music, but finally dropping something has made me change my mind. Dynamic: I’m always changing my style and things about myself for the betterment of myself.

Q: Amazing qualities to have. You’re going to be greater than what you think. I remember a couple of years ago, you uploaded three spoken-word pieces: “DEATH of Confidence," "Game of Love,” and “Get In Where You Fit In”. Do you believe you will ever record more spoken word pieces?

A: Possibly, I still have some stashed somewhere. I just need to find them.

Q: Releasing those could keep your voice alive, which brings me to the question, what should we expect from Cam The Artisan in the future?

A: There will be a feature with Mojo Yetti, an EP called “Art Samples”, and some more singles on the way.

Q: Dope, the anticipation is already building up! I just got one question for you…

A: … What are those?

Q: I knew you were going to say that! Nah, but the question is, are you ready for the greatness that’s about to unfold?

A: Depends on how the masses take it. Not a lot of people are willing to free their minds.

Q: Well Cam, when your wave comes through, everyone will be willing to free their minds.


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