Over the weekend the music industry was hit with quite the tragic blow when it was revealed that record executive/manager Christopher “Cam” Martin was killed in a shooting that took place in South Carolina. Little information has been revealed in regards to the shooting, but Martin’s body was allegedly found early Saturday morning near an abandoned home in the New Hope Community located in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
Following news of the shooting a number of music artists and industry vets turned to their Twitter accounts to express their condolences. Among those artists was rapper Yung Berg who wrote, “RIP 2 MY BROTHER CHRISTOPHER MARTIN AKA CAM! GONE 2 SOON! WAS JUST WITH HIM 2 DAYS AGO!”
Martin took on a number of roles throughout his career including director of A&R at Polo Grounds/J Records and artist manager at Jive Records. At the time of his death he was CEO of the Atlanta-based company Camouflage Management.
HipHopDX sends its condolences to Martin’s family and friends.