Cam'ron, Purple Haze (2003)
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Diplomat, Def Jam
There's nothing quite like Cam'Ron in his prime. With Jim Jones and Juelz Santana holding down the Diplomats, Killa's solo career soared to new heights with his 2004 Roc-A-Fella release Purple Haze. Cam's magnetic flow over soulful and airy beats detailed Harlem life for rap fans to consume. In his laid-back cadence, Cam dished out nonsensical boasts about violence, drug trade, and going toe-to-toe with his enemies. Real talk, these were some of his finest moments on wax. And Haze remains Cam'Ron's most potent album to date.