Purple Haze (album)

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Purple Haze
Studio album by Cam'ron
Released December 7, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre East Coast 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. It was released on December 7, 2004. 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]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine B+[6]
Prefix Magazine (7.0/10)[7]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Purple Haze at number 114 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[8]

Rhapsody (online music service) ranked the album #10 on its "Hip-Hop’s Best Albums of the Decade" list.[9] Rhapsody also named it one of the best "coke rap" albums ever.[10]

Track listing[edit]

# Name Producer(s) Featured Guest(s) Time
1 "Intro" Skitzo 2:10
2 "More Gangsta Music" The Heatmakerz Juelz Santana 4:26
3 "Get Down" Chad Hamilton 2:37
4 "Welcome to Purple Haze (Skit)" 1:15
5 "Killa Cam/Roll That (Skit)" The Heatmakerz Opera Steve, Joel Boylan 4:24 (3:39 & 0:45)
6 "Leave Me Alone, Pt. 2" Nasty Beat Makers 4:02
7 "Down and Out" Kanye West, Brian "All Day" Miller Kanye West & Syleena Johnson 4:08
8 "Harlem Streets" Ty-Tracks 3:41
9 "Rude Boy (Skit)" 1:28
10 "Girls" Charlemagne Mona Lisa 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)" Chad Hamilton Jaheim 4:30 (3:25 & 1:05)
16 "The Block (Skit)" 0:46
17 "The Dope Man" Bang Jim Jones 3:26
18 "Family Ties" Skitzo Nicole Wray 4:17
19 "Chi (Skit)/Adrenaline/Phone (Skit)" The Legendary Traxster Twista & Yung Buk of Psycho Drama 4:39 (0:43, 3:25 & 0:41)
20 "Hey Lady" Pop & Versatile Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones 3:07
21 "Shake" Self Service, Music Mystro J.R. Writer 3:28
22 "Get 'Em Girls/The Mizzle (Outro)" Skitzo Sarah Hindes 4:23 (3:33 & 0:50)
23 "Dip-Set Forever" Kanye West 3:54
24 "Take 'Em to Church" Amadeus Juelz Santana & Un Kasa 3:48

Samples Used[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Down and Out/Get 'Em Daddy", 2005
  • "Girls/Family Ties", 2004
  • "Get 'Em Girls/Killa Cam", 2004

Album credits[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
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'". Billboard. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review[dead link]
  4. ^ "RapReviews review". Rapreviews.com. 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Stylus Magazine review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  7. ^ Matthew Gasteier (2008-03-05). "Prefix Magazine review". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  8. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Hip-Hop’s Best Albums of the Decade" Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  10. ^ Album Guide To Coke Rap Retrieved 26 July 2010

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