Come Home with Me

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Come Home with Me
Come Home With MeCam.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 14, 2002
Recorded2001-02
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length69:09
Label
Producer
Cam'ron chronology
S.D.E.
(2000)
Come Home with Me
(2002)
Purple Haze
(2004)
Singles from Come Home with Me
  1. "Oh Boy"
    Released: April 2, 2002
  2. "Hey Ma"
    Released: August 6, 2002
  3. "Daydreaming"
    Released: February 4, 2003 [1]

Come Home with Me is the third studio album by Harlem rapper Cam'ron, it is also his debut on Roc-A-Fella Records. The album was released on May 14, 2002, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Diplomat Records and Def Jam Recordings. It served as an introduction of the Cam'ron-fronted rap group, The Diplomats, to the general public. There are featured guest appearances from The Diplomats, DJ Kay Slay, Daz Dillinger, Tiffany, Jay-Z, McGruff, Memphis Bleek, and Beanie Sigel. To date, it is his most commercially successful album, it peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 226,000 copies and eventually sold over one million copies in the United States, being certified Platinum by the RIAA.[2][3]

Its two singles were "Oh Boy" (featuring Juelz Santana) and "Hey Ma" (featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey, and DJ Kay Slay). "Oh Boy" held the number one spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles for five straight weeks, the number one spot on the Hot Rap Tracks and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The second hit was "Hey Ma", which reached number three on the Hot 100 and number eight on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his biggest hit. "Daydreaming" was a later single released in 2003 but failed to duplicate the success from his earlier singles.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews7/10[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]
Vibe3.5/5 stars[7]

AllMusic's Jason Birchmeier praised Cam's presence throughout the record and Just Blaze supplying him with beats that strengthen him on "Oh Boy" and "The Roc (Just Fire)", concluding that "Overall, Cam'ron couldn't return with a stronger comeback album than this: he's affiliated with one of the industry's most successful labels, graced with a hot producer, and armed with a dynamite single."[4] Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews felt the pairing of Cam with Roc-A-Fella's team of featured artists and producers helped utilize his rap flow to its potential by crafting quality tracks with a "slamming assembly of b-boy beats" despite a few duds in "Live My Life" and the title track, concluding that "For the beats though, and for some of Cam'Ron's best rhymes to date, Come Home With Me will be a summer anthem album for Harlemites and Roc-A-Fella Records ryders alike."[5] Jon Caramanica, writing for Rolling Stone, commended Cam's unique lyrical abilities but felt the stories he delivered about drugs and women were half-hearted and lacked charisma, and only partially worked when the production gave them "the substance and emotional center they otherwise lack."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" (featuring DJ Kay Slay)Ty Fyffe2:44
2."Losing Weight, Pt. 2" (featuring Juelz Santana)Just Blaze6:06
3."Oh Boy" (featuring Juelz Santana)Just Blaze3:24
4."Live My Life (Leave Me Alone)" (featuring Daz Dillinger)Precision3:11
5."Daydreaming" (featuring Tiffany Carlin)
6:29
6."Come Home With Me" (featuring Jim Jones & Juelz Santana)Rsonist5:01
7."Welcome to New York City" (featuring Jay-Z & Juelz Santana)Just Blaze5:09
8."Hey Ma" (featuring DJ Kay Slay, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya)
  • DR Period
  • Mafia Boy
3:40
9."On Fire Tonight" (featuring Freekey Zekey)Ty Fyffe5:40
10."Stop Calling" (featuring Freekey Zekey & McGruff)Ty Fyffe6:06
11."I Just Wanna" (featuring Juelz Santana)
  • Ty Fyffe
  • Neek Rusher
4:09
12."Dead or Alive" (featuring Jim Jones)Kanye West4:07
13."The ROC (Just Fire)" (featuring Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek)Just Blaze4:24
14."Boy Boy"
  • Rsonist
  • Ty Fyffe
4:43
15."Tomorrow"BPM4:20

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cam'ron - Genius". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'". Billboard. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - May 24, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  4. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Come Home with Me - Cam'ron". AllMusic. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (May 14, 2002). "Cam'Ron :: Come Home With Me :: Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam". RapReviews. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (June 6, 2002). "Come Home With Me : Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on December 12, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  7. ^ Vibe - Google Livres. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  8. ^ "Cam'ron Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  9. ^ "Cam'ron Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Cam'ron – Come Home With Me". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  11. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2002". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2018.