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.
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.
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.”
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
"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
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.