I've read many a think-piece detailing Def Jam's refusal to promote Cam'ron's 2004 masterpiece, Purple Haze. Kanye West's College Dropout was catching fire, and his conscious message and clean-cut style were the antidote the label wanted to the bombastic bling of late 90s/early 2000s hip-hop. Cam'ron, on the other hand, was rapping about pushing mad weight, fucking the high school faculty and taking lavish golfing vacations to the 'Gulf of New Mexico' (which isn't a thing). As a result, the album unjustly flew under the radar
In hindsight, I think Cam'ron is probably pretty chuffed with how things turned out. While Kanye became a paranoid peacock crucified by his own success, Cam's developed into a beguiling, curious and largely beloved cultural icon. After all, he's the guy who donned a hot-pink fur coat, drove to hospital in a Lambo when he got shot, meme'd the shit out of an arm of the Murdoch empire on The O'Reilly Factor (U MAD?) and made a 2.5 hour movie about himself. He's outrageous enough to intrigue but not successful enough to hate, so it's no wonder people want to plaster his face on swimwear.
LA clothing brand Dimepiece has released the Real Men Where Pink Cam'ron bikini, and if you're a lady in the know I'm sure you're going to rush to buy it here.