Cam’ron Announces Purple Haze 2, Plans To Retire Afterwards
Based on who you ask, Cam’ron’s late 2004 album, Purple Haze, is the Harlem, New York MC’s best work. The second of Cam’s two Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam releases, this gold-certified album featured the Diplomats’ General in top lyrical form. Beyond his emerging Dipset collective, the LP featured Roc label-mates Kanye West, Nicole Wray, as well as Chicago veteran choppers Twista and Yung Buk of Psychodrama. Sample-driven, lyrical, and filled with swag du jour, this LP garnered critical acclaim, while suffering from the 2004 coup within the Roc.
In an Instagram post today (December 11), Cam’ron announced Summer 2014 plans for Purple Haze 2. In the same revelation, the veteran MC who first appeared on 1995’s Lifetsylez ov da Poor and Dangerous album by Big L, announced that 2015 would mark his retirement from album-making.
“Fresh off da flight.. To see my brother.. HUD 6 told me lastnite.. #AChangeGoneCome ..my last album.. #PurpleHaze2 this summer.. It’s been fun.. But HUD said we got other things to do. #Hud6,” captioned Cam. HUD refers to Huddy Combs, who was a member of Ma$e’s Harlem World collective, who released an album on So So Def Records.
Since the original Purple Haze, Cam’ron released two studio solo albums, 2006’s Killa Season, and 2009’s Crime Pays.