Record Store Day 2018
This Harlem classic from the leader of the Diplomats movement is presented as a double LP pressed on purple vinyl.
Cam’ron’s second Roc-A- Fella full-length and fourth overall went gold for a
reason. In the early 2000s, Cam and his Diplomats were ruling New York,
and Purple Haze undeniably took them to higher heights.
Among numerous producers in his stable, relative newcomer Kanye West
brings the heat twice here, with the single “Down & Out” (with Kanye pulling
double duty, also rocking the mic) and “Dip-Set Forever.” Elsewhere, Cam’s
Diplomats crew swarm to support, on “Hey Lady” (with Freekey Zekey) and
the more minimal, N.W.A. tribute “The Dope Man,” with Jim Jones. “Bubble
Music” is a Cam standalone, with some reggae-tinged chops that change the
pace a bit.
And all throughout there are talented guests who rock alongside Cam’s no-nonsense flow to bring tracks to life: cases in point, “More Reasons” with
Jaheim, and “Girls,” with Mona Lisa.
Purple Haze was another Diplomats volley that kept their flame burning hot,
ruling the streets of NYC and far beyond. Presented here as a 2-LP on
appropriate purple vinyl, don’t miss out on your chance to revisit and rock to
one of the era’s most memorable platters.
A1. More Gangsta Music (feat. Juelz Santana)
A2. Get Down
A3. Killa Cam (feat. Opera Steve)
A4. Leave Me Alone Pt. 2
A5. Down & Out (feat. Kanye West)
B1. Harlem Streets
B2. Girls (feat. Mona Lisa)
B3. Soap Opera
B4. Bubble Music
B5. More Reasons (feat. Jaheim)
C1. The Dope Man (feat. Jim Jones)
C2. Family Ties (feat. Nicole Wray)
C3. Adrenaline (feat. Twista & Psycho Drama)
C4. Hey Lady (feat. Freekey Zekey)
D1. Shake (feat. J.R. Writer)
D2. Get 'Em Girls (feat. Skitzo)
D3. Dip-Set Forever
D4. Take 'Em To Church (feat. Julez Santana & Un Casa)