Purple Haze (album)

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Purple Haze
Studio album by Cam'ron
Released December 7, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 77:47
Label Roc-A-Fella, Diplomat, Def Jam
Producer Damon Dash (exec.), Kareem "Biggs" Burke(exec.), Skitzo, The Heatmakerz, Chad Hamilton, Nasty Beat Makers, Kanye West, Brian "All Day" Miller, Ty-Tracks, Charlemagne, Pop & Versatile, Stay Getting Productions, Bang, The Legendary Traxster, Self Service, Music Mystro, Amadeus
Cam'ron chronology
Come Home with Me
(2002)
Purple Haze
(2004)
Killa Season
(2006)

Purple Haze is the fourth studio album by Harlem rapper Cam'ron. The album was released on December 7, 2004, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Diplomat Records and Def Jam Recordings. The release of this album was delayed several times from November 2003, the first single "Get Em Girls" was released a year prior to the actual album release. The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 with 123,000 copies sold in its first week.[1] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[3]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[4]
Stylus Magazine B+[5]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Purple Haze at number 114 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Skitzo 2:10
2. "More Gangsta Music" (featuring Juelz Santana) The Heatmakerz 4:26
3. "Get Down"   Chad Hamilton 2:37
4. "Welcome to Purple Haze (Skit)"     1:15
5. "Killa Cam/Roll That (Skit)" (featuring Opera Steve & Joel Boylan) The Heatmakerz 4:24
6. "Leave Me Alone, Pt. 2"   Nasty Beat Makers 4:02
7. "Down and Out" (featuring Kanye West & Syleena Johnson) Kanye West, Brian "All Day" Miller 4:08
8. "Harlem Streets"   Ty-Tracks 3:41
9. "Rude Boy (Skit)"     1:28
10. "Girls" (featuring Mona Lisa) Charlemagne 3:43
11. "I'm a Chicken Head (Skit)"     1:26
12. "Soap Opera"   Pop & Versatile 4:10
13. "O.T. (Skit)"     0:24
14. "Bubble Music"   Stay Gettin' Productions 3:51
15. "More Reasons/Car (Skit)" (featuring Jaheim) Chad Hamilton 4:30
16. "The Block (Skit)"     0:46
17. "The Dope Man" (featuring Jim Jones) Bang 3:26
18. "Family Ties" (featuring Nicole Wray) Skitzo 4:17
19. "Chi (Skit)/Adrenaline/Phone (Skit)" (featuring Twista & Yung Buk of Psycho Drama) The Legendary Traxster 4:39
20. "Hey Lady" (featuring Freekey Zekey & Jim Jones) Pop & Versatile 3:07
21. "Shake" (featuring J.R. Writer) Self Service, Music Mystro 3:28
22. "Get 'Em Girls/The Mizzle (Outro)" (featuring Sarah Hindes) Skitzo 4:23
23. "Dip-Set Forever"   Kanye West 3:54
24. "Take 'Em to Church" (featuring Juelz Santana & Un Kasa) Amadeus 3:48
Samples

Personnel[edit]

  • Cam'ron – Executive Producer
  • Kareem "Biggs" Burke – Executive Producer
  • Larry Davis – Executive Producer
  • Traxster – Mixing
  • Tony Dawsey – Mastering
  • Bang – Producer
  • Carlisle Young – Mixing
  • Charlemagne – Producer
  • Eric "Ebo" Butler – Mixing
  • Cam'ron – Producer
  • Oluwaseye Olusa – Photography
  • Kanye West – Producer
  • Chad Hamilton – Producer
  • Traxster – Producer
  • The Heatmakerz – Producer
  • Versatile – Producer
  • Skitzo - Producer
  • Ryan Press – Producer
  • Duke Dagod – A&R
  • Nasty Beatmakers – Producer
  • Stay Gettin' Productions - Producer
  • Robert Sims – Art Direction
  • Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson – Producer
  • Travis Cummings – Artist Coordination
  • Ty Tracks – Producer
  • Jamel George – Artist Coordination
  • Monica Morrow – Stylist
  • Shalik Berry – Artist Coordination
  • Mike Peters – Vocals
  • Rick Patrick – Creative Director
  • Jim Jones – Vocals
  • Juelz Santana – Vocals
  • Mike T. – Engineer
  • Jaconda "Ms" Blunt – Vocals
  • Carlisle Young – Engineer
  • Latrice "Grease" Carter – Vocals
  • Eric "Ebo" Butler – Engineer
  • Sarah Hinds – Vocals
  • Mike Peters – Engineer
  • Steven "Opera Steve" Santiago – Vocals
  • Milwaukee "Protools King" Buck – Engineer
  • Dave Irving – Vocals
  • Damon Dash – Executive Producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 20
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'". Billboard. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ Andy Kellman (2004-12-07). "Purple Haze - Cam'ron". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Purple Haze". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Cam'Ron :: Purple Haze :: Roc-A-Fella Records". Rapreviews.com. 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Stylus Magazine review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  6. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Cam'ron Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Cam'ron. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  8. ^ "Cam'ron Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Cam'ron. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2014.