The lead singer and founder frontman of the funk and R&B band, Cameo. Starting the band "East Coast", Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins formed the "New York City Players" as a compliment to the Ohio Players. Having to rename the group due to a conflict, the band later called itself Cameo. Blackmon lived in Harlem and played drums on several hits for the band Black Ivory. He is the son of Lee Black, a former boxer.