Title - 'Press Play' (Bad Boy)
Artist - Diddy
"Press Play" is according to Diddy, the most diverse album so far. It's a varied mix of all kinds of music styles you'd wish. While It still samples heavily it's not as commercial as back in the day, what is really fasincating is the production which is always fresh, modern and sometimes pompeous, and apart from other albums he doesn't produce it all by himself, Superstars like Neptunes, Timbaland, Kanye West and Will.I.Am and Rich Harrison appear on the credits also. There is also considerably lots of guest artists appearing (Only 2-3 songs does not have top class guests). We all knew, diddy isn't famous for being a good MC, so basically it's the production and guests that save him again. The intro "Testimonal" which samples Tears for Fears, Diddy talks about his life and also on the intro song "I Am" we get to hear endless bragging about what he has archived. On the second song "We Gonna Make It" with Jack Knight he brags "When it was "All About the Benjamins" I had two bezels on my arm/ Like a don's supposed to...Sean" and later on song #4 "The Future" The potential to be the first Black president/ iTunes download me in every resident.". Diddy's arrogance is nothing new, with e multi billion dollar empire it must be hard to stay modest. Overall, Sean Combs first albums in about 5 years, is a well produced product of a first class business man that knows what sells and has more friends then t-shirts. This album is awesomely produced by the greatest producers around and it feautures some of the greatest artists around in almost every song. The Music is very diverse, for good and bad. There are songs for everyone but the problem is that they often don't sound like coming from the same album let alone the same artist. Some of the guest artists really steal the show. It feels like Diddy is the guest rapper actually on many occasions, which is the result of a broad and diverse guest list.