Personnel: Cam'ron (rap vocals); 40 Cal., Lil Wayne, Mo Money, Jim Jones , Hell Rell, Juelz Santana (rap vocals).
In the two years following his critically acclaimed release PURPLE HAZE, rapper Cam'ron garnered as much attention for his off-stage antics as he did for his music. But 2006's KILLA SEASON proves that the leader of the Dipset click has been up to more than getting carjacked and dissing other MCs; the album finds the artist expertly brandishing the highly honed skills listeners have come to appreciate from previous efforts.
While the beats here don't exactly break new ground (several, in fact, are directly reminiscent of tracks from PURPLE HAZE), Cam'ron's command of the mic still impresses. Whether reeling off gangsta narratives ("He Tried to Play Me"), digs at Jay-Z ("You Gotta Love It"), or oddly detailing his irritable bowel syndrome ("I.B.S."), Cam'ron has a witty, quick-tongued approach that can truly dazzle. While not the masterpiece many were expecting, KILLA SEASON still contains plenty to satisfy more than just Dipset fans.
Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The highlights are the unsparingly honest 'I.B.S.' and 'Leave You Alone'....KILLA SEASON proves Cam'ron can still bring heady verbiage and heat..."