Purple Haze

Album Review of Purple Haze by Cam'ron.

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Purple Haze

Cam'ron

Purple Haze by Cam'ron

Release Date: Dec 7, 2004
Record label: Roc-A-Fella / Mercury
Genre(s): Rap

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Purple Haze - Mediocre, Based on 1 Critics

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Released within months of Jim Jones' On My Way to Church, the second volume of the Diplomats' Diplomatic Immunity, and another flurry of mixtapes, Cam'ron's fourth album ("Previously written in 2001," as announced in the intro) is evenly divided between strong and weak tracks. This lack of quality control will both provide ammo for Diplomat haters and frustrate Diplomat supporters, even if there's a durable 45-minute album in here somewhere. The backing track of "Girls," a feather-light translation of Cyndi Lauper's "Just Wanna Have Fun," belongs on a teen pop record -- it's such a folly that it makes you wonder if somebody dared Cam'ron to release it.

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