Cam, Nore Talk New Albums, New Sounds

Cam’ron has announced

the new release date for his long awaited Purple Haze album, the follow

up to his platinum selling Come Home With Me CD.

Slated for a December 7th release on Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella records,

Cam’ron revealed he was concocting the album for the past 7-8 months.

“I always

grow every album,” Cam’ron said of Purple Haze. “I’m

around nice artists like Juelz, Jim Jones, J.R. Writer and a whole bunch of

new people and it keeps me on my toes."

Cam said that being around these lyricists is what made him

work so hard to top his last release.

The album features

Cam’s spin of the Cyndi Lauper classic "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,"

as well as songs such as "Get Em Girls", "Killa Cam" and


Joining Cam on

Purple Haze are Kanye West, Twista, Lil Flip, Jaheim and fellow Diplomats

Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zeekey.

Cam plans to release

a Purple Haze short film along with the album.

"I want you to have the visual, even if you don’t see the

movie," Cam said. "Visualize it just by listening. It’s like

a verbal movie or even a book."

In related Roc-A-Fella

news Noreaga’s latest album One Fan a Day will land in stores

December 21, just in time for the Christmas holiday.

Noreaga, one half

of the Queens duo Capone N Noreaga (CNN) and newly signed Roc-A-Fella artist,

is enjoying the success of the hit single "Oye Mi Canto,” featuring

Nina Sky, Daddy Yankee, GemStar and Big Mato.

Noreaga said he discovered the new sound by chance, at an all-Spanish

club in New York.

"I discovered

this music called Reggaeton that actually represented the young, inner-city

Latino,” Nore revealed. “It’s not Merengue, it’s not Salsa, you

can be sexy and still be [and] gangsta with it. I figured I saw all my Latinos

doing it, and I’m Latino as well, so I’m gonna represent for Reggaeton.”

The Rap/Reggaeton

hybrid has been embraced by pop radio and proof can be measured by the impact

the single has had at radio. It has enjoyed thousands of spins nationwide and

is #8 on Billboard’s Rap singles chart and #16 on the Hot 100 singles chart.

While the single

has yet to impact that Latin singles chart, Nore remained optimistic about the

new sound.

"Reggaeton is going to be around for a long time,”

Nore predicted. “It’s gonna be as big as dancehall is, for sure. And when

Reggaeton becomes bilingual, that’s when it will be as big as Hip-Hop is. It’s

the future."

One Fan a Day

features production from Timbaland, The Neptunes, Green Lantern and newcomer

SPK, as well as guest appearances from Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel,

David Banner, Lil’ Scrappy and an unreleased verse from Big Pun.

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