One d-bag makes a masterpiece

In case you haven’t heard, the new Diddy album Press Play hit stores today. I already reviewed it once on my own site, but I figured I might as well take an even more in-depth look at it here. It’s been a while since there’s been a rap album this big that’s actually worth a shit.

I notice opinions on the album have been pretty split. On the one hand, you’ve got a lot of people like myself and Noz, who don’t normally dig on this sort of thing, saying this is surprisingly good. But then there’s still a lot of people out there wondering what the hell we’re thinking; how could someone like Diddy actually make a good rap album?

It’s true that Diddy still isn’t much of a rapper, but obviously a shiteload of work and, let’s face it, money went into producing Press Play, and it shows. Even if you aren’t necessarily into a lot of pop rap, the production on this is still pretty state of the art, and Diddy obviously spared no expense when it came to hiring ghostwriters.

All told, I think he put together one hell of an album and it’ll be interesting to see how some of this year’s other highly anticipated rap albums measure up by comparison.

Testimony (Intro). You’d think some rapper would’ve thought to sample Tears for Fears’ incredible “Head over Heels” by now, but apparently not. Actually, I think some southern rapper might have used this loop on one of those Hurricane Katrina songs Noz posted, but who cares about that shit? Only thing is, you wish they would have sampled the actual record rather than have some no-talent replay it.

We Gon’ Make It feat. Jack Knight. The first of several tracks on this featuring choruses by R&B singers no one ever heard of. Also, this works the same sample as Jay-Z’s god-awful “Show Me What You Got.” I’m not crazy about either of them, but I’ll take this over the Jay record just for the lack of “Rump Shaker” horns.

I Am (Interlude). This was the brief “freestyle” posted on Diddy’s MySpace during that week he was supposedly beefing with Fiddy. He shouts, “I’m richer, bitch!” a few times, but otherwise he could just as easily be talking to Jay, I think, which might explain Jay jacking the beat from “We Gon’ Make It” for his big comeback single.

The Future. Listening to this, you can’t help but feel bad about the fact that it’s been, like, forever since there was a new Pharoah Monche album out. I may have even been in high school when the last one was released. If you haven’t already, check out his track from J Dilla’s otherwise kinda meh The Shining.

Hold Up feat. Angela Hunte. Again, who or what the fuck is a Angela Hunte? (I suppose it’s worth noting though that I copped these track titles from the ID3 tags from my special press advance copy of the album, so they cold be all fucked up.) I don’t have the production credits for this handy, but this sounds quite a bit like “Jesus Walks.” Like, quite a bit.

Come to Me feat. Nicole Scherzinger.
The triumphant lead single featuring my new favorite R&B singer evar, Nicole Schwarzenegger of the Pussycat Dolls or, as kids in the ghetto are calling them, PCD. Truth be told, it’s more of a PCD song featuring Diddy, but he can’t rap very well anyway, so it ends up working out pretty well for this.

Tell Me feat. Christina Aguilera. Like “Come to Me,” except over a beat that calls to mind “SexyBack,” and featuring Christina Aguilera on the chorus (and some of the verses as well, I guess). Have I mentioned how much I liked Christina Aguilera? This video better be hot! Even more so than the one for “Come to Me.”

Wanna Move feat. Big Boi, Ciara, and Scar. You get the idea that this was recorded long before anyone realized how much of a shit sandwich Idlewild was going to be. Indeed this isn’t exactly one of Press Play’s standouts, either. It reminds me of every other song Ciara ever did with the likes of Missy Elliott and Jazze Pha and Field Mob and so on and so forth. I don’t even think she’s that hot, despite the fact that her rock-solid abs should only be viewed as an inspiration to black women everywhere.

P Diddy Rock feat. Timbaland, Twista, and Shawnna.
One of the least inspired of Timbaland’s recent work, this could almost be on Idlewild, or maybe that Nelly Furtado album. Twista makes it a point though to earn the $500 or whatever Diddy gave him to rap on this. Interestingly enough, it was only a few weeks ago that my go-to guy (for inane trivia) Noz was lamenting the fact that it’s been so long since Twista rapped over a Timbaland beat. I’m sure he’s in hog heaven.

Claim My Place feat. Avant (Interlude).
A good third of this is just plain inaudible on my admittedly less-than-ideal laptop speakers. The rest ain’t particularly useful, either.

Everything I Love feat. Nas & Cee-Lo. Presumably, Nas wrote both of Diddy’s verses on this as well as his own. In that sense, it’s a shame that Diddy is even on this at all. But for what it’s worth, he spits both of his verses on this pretty dang hard. I don’t know that Gnarls Barkley adds much to the chorus, but at least he’s not given much opportunity to fuck shit up either.

Special Feeling feat. Mika Lett. As I mentioned in the review for this on my own site, this sounds quite a bit like something Prince might have written for Apollonia 6 or Morris Day and the Time circa 1984. In a good way, of course. What’s the matter, your shoes too tight? Let’s have some action!

Crazy Thang feat. S Rosete (Interlude). A skit annoying enough it could be on an OutKast album. Break!

After Love feat. Keri.
If I was going to cut one track from this album, it would almost certainly be this. Presumably, it was left on here because it sets up the second half of the album thematically, but musically it’s pretty shitty, even by modern R&B standards.

Through the Pain (She Told Me) feat. Mario Winans. Not unlike that Enya record Diddy did with Mario Winans (112 + ’80s era Michael McDonald = Mario Winans?) a few years ago. I’m not that crazy about this, but I’m sure there’s plenty of an audience for it. There’s a weird drum and bass bit at the end which leads to the next song.

Thought You Said feat. Brandy. I’m assuming this is what Diddy meant when he mentioned a few years ago that he was working on a techno album. This is basically your typical shitty Brandy record with every drum and bass beat you ever heard laid under it. Then there’s an admittedly kinda cool crescendo during Diddy’s second and third verses.

Last Night feat. Keyshia Cole. The one where Diddy sings. He doesn’t have a very good voice at all, but almost anyone could make a track like this more or less work. There isn’t a whole lot going on here, but I do like the chorus. If there’s a video for this (there should be a video for at least half of these songs), I hope Keyshia Cole is wearing a really tight shirt. For my own personal amusement.

Making It Hard feat. Mary J. Blige. Produced by Rich Harrison, the guy that did “Crazy in Love” and that one Amerie song. It’s easily the high point of the stretch of R&B songs that make up this album’s second half. In fact, you wonder why more MCs haven’t been working with this guy. Or maybe he’s like Timbaland, and he’s only going for that R&B money these days.

Partners for Life feat. Jamie Foxx. Diddy whispers-mumbles some more barely audible shit about when he used to work at Uptown Records with Heavy D and the Boyz, and then another one of these god-awful Jamie Foxx records kicks in. This might even be worse than the one he did with T.I. Diddy’s sappy loverman raps don’t help matters much either. How this album could have not ended with “Making It Hard” is beyond me. Fuck Diddy’s manly-looking girlfriend. No Fonsworth Bentley.

  • http://nahright.com eskay

    yeah when I’m listening to Everything I Love I just try to imagine Nas spitting all three verses. If you do that it’s a pretty damn good track.

  • Rohan

    Who gives a shit about being first or second?

  • Vindi

    The NaS track I think Diddy did well to ride and its blatantly written by Esco – the album is not bad something different

    http://www.myspace.com/vindiakaleon
    http://www.myspace.com/dacollectiveakase23sfinest

  • BowWowNumba1Fan

    i’m definitely copping this cd, like noz said No Way Out was a classic, and this is just folling in the footsteps. Get your money Diddy!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Gotta wait til Friday to cop this. Dammit.

  • B

    So how is it a masterpiece when you had something bad to say about almost every song?

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Rey Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 12:40 pm
    Gotta wait til Friday to cop this. Dammit.

    ^^^ Stop spending ur money on cheap porn & Ho-Ho’s!

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    BowWowNumba1Fan
    ^^
    That’s not helping the case any at all.

  • content

    what ever happened to relating to an artist through their music. how can an album that is primarily a product of ghostwriting be ‘dug on’ by anyone especially two bloggers that write (using term loosely) for a hip hop magazine. i thought hip hop music was about expression. the only thing diddy is expressing is how much money he has to buy beats and verses.

    bol, i try to come on here with an open mind but it’s hard when you continue to write trash.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Naw but on the real, i’m bumping his shit heavy right now… He still can’t rap, and i even like his old circa ’97 flow better, but the writing is good- and so r his performances.

    (no Diddy dancing in that “Come To Me” video)

    The Beats r crazy, minus the 3-4 records…

    That Nigga Danjahandz, who does all of Timbaland’s new shit, is a problem! Listen to The joint with Ciara and Big Boi, and peep the end of the record… The shit is CRAZY!

    Havoc laced him too, and Pharoah Monch’s flow is soooooo ill, he made Puff sound like a NICE nigga!

  • 11KAP

    I bet this is Diddy’s best album. Age has really matured the brother, and the first single was pretty sophisticated, so the rest of it has to be good I think. I might have to buy this one, because it is giving me that “Waterbed Hev” vibe. not too many rap records have had that type of flavor since Hip Hop began.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    “Waterbed Hev”

    ^^^ he was from Yonkers right???

    Naw but this is puff’s best album since No Way Out, hands down

  • Tyler

    What in the fuck, are U smokin? This shit ain’t hot dawgs, real talk. The Christian joint is blaze despite the fact ‘dat Diddy is rapping on it. There is maybe another 2 joints on the whole album like the CeLo & Nas joint is tight but overall the album is wack.
    Biggie is cryin tears from heaven or hell or where ever the fuck he is.

    And where is the New York sound or vibe from this other guy that calls himself the King of New York? Cause it ain’t on this album which would have been a better way 2 go. Someone should really tell Diddy and Timbaland that not even white people bang to TechNO music no more. Peep the musical vibes and heat at: http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • yo

    what happened to the rest of this post

  • thetruth

    LLOYD BANKS!!! FLOPPED!!! LUPE SOLD MORE!!! LMAO

  • Chillin’

    The whole album concept is about Diddy cryin’ about and over some bitch. . . Missing J-Lo, prehaps? U tellin’ me ‘dat this shit is hot after hearing “No Way Out” from the guy that brought the world the 2nd best rapper of all time?(And I do mean 2nd best) U gots 2 be kiddin’ me or U just getting paid 2 say the bullshit ‘dat U say. Either way U are lame, just like the album so please people, save yourself some money and “Don’t Press Play.”

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    my writing is “loose”?

  • Joz

    I guess you got a promo without the cover art…cause I can’t even hold the shit in my hand let alone like it.

    Wayne album drops in a week. Talk to me then.

  • Fernando

    Rey –

    Why dont you just do what every other patriotic American does?….burn that shit!

    Ill go home and burn it today!
    Then I can listen to it for a week & never bump it again without the “I spent $15 dollars on this so I should keep it around” guilt.

  • Fernando

    I cant fuck with the single either. I would pound that pussycat doll though

  • SUPERMAN

    OH IM COPPING THIS SHIT AS SOON AS I LEAVE WORK BELIEVE THAT!

    P.S. FERNANDO I’D POUND EVERY MEMBER OF THE PCD. ONE!

  • Fernando

    Top five worst MC’s (lyrically) 1(least terrible) – 5 (worst EVA)

    1. Too Short “I got fifteen hoes, all nicknamed bitch”..”I knew this bitch, her name was bitch” Im actually a huge fan, but damn those lyrics hurt sometimes.

    2. Diddy “have you ever been to St. Tropez, or seen a brother play a mandolay”

    3. Ja Rule ….Too much wack shit to quote

    4. Game.. “NWA this, Tupac that, Dr. Dre this, Eazy-E that” Name-dropping sumuvaBitch

    5. *tie* Lil Bow Wow & Lil Romeo. Both of these little pint sized punks have released catalogs of ghey shit.

  • content

    ‘my writing’s loose?’

    using term loosely = i’m hesitant to call you a writer

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando shut your gay mouth…

    …Diddy is a entertainers you momos…

    SAINTS 5-1 NFC CHAMPS

  • Fernando

    Diddy is and entertainer. True.
    N-cred is a fucking idiot. True

    Rapper & Entertainer are not mutually exclusive you shit bag. If he sells an album with him “rapping” on it, then he is an entertainer who RAPS. Just b/c he is an entertainer does not make his lyrics any less shitty.

  • Randomname

    First of all someone, anyone name an intro on an any album this year where someone came harder than Diddy/Common.

    The album is hot, some of you cat’s is trying way too hard to be “HARD/Gangsta” all the damn time.

    Some of the alum is party music, dope ass party music.

    Some of the album is R&B pretty good R&B

    And some of the music is Straight up Hiphop. dope ass hiphop.

    I’m willing to bet $$ that Nas himself won’t have a song as entertaining as “Everything I love” on his own album. And sinch Monch won’t drop his own album I’ve becone content with the two Joint’s he helped write on Press play.

    What more do you cat’s want. Take off the ice grill and enjoy the damn music. That’s y NY stay loosing. Too many of those cat’s forgot how to have fun

  • content

    entertaining vs entertainer

    go read Mosdef’s comment at the end of yesterdays responses to bol’s post

    good shit

  • Randomname

    Fernando Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 1:16 pm
    Top five worst MC’s (lyrically) 1(least terrible) – 5 (worst EVA)

    3. Ja Rule ….Too much wack shit to quote”

    Now I know I can write off most of your opinions, because Ja’s first album is pretty much an uncontested classic. It’s just that no one mentions it anymore since 50 sonned him.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando says:

    Rapper & Entertainer are not mutually exclusive you shit bag. If he sells an album with him “rapping” on it, then he is an entertainer who RAPS. Just b/c he is an entertainer does not make his lyrics any less shitty.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    that shit made know sense…diddy is a entertainer not a rapper

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    i knew nas wrote for diddy when he said something about “the illest doja” lol

    bol, you said t his is a good album, but your track-by-track words don’t seem to praise most of these tracks.

    i think everything i love is the standout on here for me… that kanye beat is fire. those horns!

  • Fernando

    He’s a rapper amongst many other things. Is that too hard to understand? Just because he is a producer/ ceo / dancer / skin care product endorser does not negate the fact THAT HE RAPS ON HIS ALBUMS..He is not singing, tap-dancing, playing the piano. HE IS RAPPING…

    As for Randomname….

    Ja Rule has never made a classic album. He has been written off because he is wack. And I know not to listen to anything you say b/c you deemed a Ja album classic. I bet you sweated that duet he did with Ashanti huh?? Fake ass Tupac wannabe thug. He was garbage from day one.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Ill go home and burn it today!
    Then I can listen to it for a week & never bump it again without the “I spent $15 dollars on this so I should keep it around” guilt.

    ^^^ True dat true dat!

    Ipod Baby

    “Baaaaaalllllllliiiiiiiiin!”

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando Says:
    Ja Rule has never made a classic album.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Wow Venni Vetti Vecci wasn’t clasic…

    …and diddy reads words off a piece of paper

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    …thats like saying dr.dre is a rapper

  • content

    chronic > no way out

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Venni Vetti Vicci ain’t classic!

    DJ N-Credibly Ghey, Ja Rule has NO “classics”, just “catchy” “thug love” records where he’s either crying, hollaring, or singing like the “rock star” version of Eddie King Jr. (from “The 5 Heartbeats”)…

    “…What would i be without youuuuuu…”

    ^^^Yeah, Classic!

  • Danja29

    LOL… Bol, you givin’ us mixed messages here. You say on one hand this is a pretty good damn album- but you had somethin’ unflattering to say about damn near every song. Do you like the shit or don’t you? Or is it just your job to dislike shit, so you HAD to throw some complaints in there?

    *(No Shawn Wayans) @ Diddy and Jamie Foxx collabin’ on a song called “Partners For Life”*

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Can’t do that, Fern. Look at Diddy. He needs my 10.82. Poor guy. HoHos and Porn…is that a ludacris song or what’s in Transient’s backpack right now?

  • Fernando

    wahadida yadida

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    content, i’m hesitant to call you a breather.

  • Fernando

    Fine..Ill classify him as an entertainer. His “lyrics” still suck, and he still makes it on to my list without the label of “rapper”, since apparently he has not been rapping this whole time, he has been “entertaining”. So change the name of my list to “worst rappers / entertainers(that rap) lyrics”

    homo’s

  • Spark

    Im richer Bitch!!!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Let me guess Sonny Cheeba, your 15 years old…you have to be or you never heard Venni Vetti Vecci because that album was pre-bubble gum material…you ignorant smuck go listen to the album…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    No Way Out = The Chronic. Same album 5 years apart.

  • Fernando

    Drinkin Zambooki with my white friends

  • BowWowNumba1Fan

    Hey fernando you need to shut up, lil romeo is wack but bow wow is repping hard right now. and he dropped the “lil” from his name a long time ago. You aint as freshazimiz

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Ja Rule was a necessary evil. Besides, even if 50 never killed his career, he was gonna crash and burn anyway. Once him and Irv Gotti thought they were a big deal it was over. Murder Inc was all about recycling Bad Boy samples that the 16 year old Ja Rule and Ashanti fans were too young to remember. Still though, I’d rather listen to Always On Time a billion times before I listen to I Knoooow You See It once.

  • Fernando

    Yeah Sonny Cheeba!
    Go listen to “I wish I was a real thug” Vetti Vicci. Its some real hard core shit. Straight thugged out non-bubble gum shit like ” I cry” & “livin it up”..Thats that Gangster / classic shit right there boi! Dont forget “thug lovin”, “always on time ft. Ashanti”, and “daddy’s little baby”
    You guys are some Homo’s for ever suggesting that this album is
    a) A classic (might be one of the worst albums ever)

    b) Pre-Bubble gum Ja-Rule. This shit is softer than that little fabric softener bear.

    Lmao @ N-Cred putting “always on time” on repeat in the car.

  • content

    clever

    with that kinda wit i might change my opinion…….nope

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    @ Rey Rey

    The Chronic is 5 times better than No Way Out…5 times…

  • Fernando

    I knooooooow you see it>>>> always on time.

    Sorry Rey, Always on time has got to be some of the most repugnant shit I have ever heard. That beat & that homo video are burnt into my mental from having to hear that shit everywhere I went. At least Young Joc isnt that famous yet

  • e

    Chronic > Chronic 2001 > Harlem World >No Way Out

    Bol just wants videos to 1/2 these songs so he can jerk off (no homo)

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    HoHos and Porn…is that a ludacris song or what’s in Transient’s backpack right now?

    ^^^quite possibly both…

  • Fernando

    Double Up >>>>>>Anything Ja has ever done

  • e

    Any Young Joc song is better then the Ja Rule/Ashanti Grease Video

  • e

    K-Fed has got to be a worse rapper than Too Short or Bow Wow

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ the DJ Incredile Asshole, shit- i wish i was 15 again! And i’m VERY familiar with Ja’s 1st album and the shit was FAR from “classic” u Katrina swamp swimmer…

    “…Hollllla, Holllllaaaaaa…”

    u fuckers toss around this word “classic” SO much, it’s like saying “word to my mother”… soon niggas ain’t gonna take that shit serious AT ALL, and when a REAL classic comes out- it’ll probably be overlooked…

    There’s NO such thing as an “instant classic”!

    A “classic” has to be out a certain amount of time, all while, enduring the test of time… Then after that, the people can deem it a “classic”…

    Get ur shit str8 people, cuz we’re ALL “going to hell in a hand basket” at this rate…

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    BowWowNumba1Fan = a nigga who shoudln’t be on this blog!

  • Yo

    Fuck that nigga puffy

  • Fernando

    ThAT NEW D4L ALBUM IS CLAAASSSIIIICCCC!!!!!!!

    E wins…k Fed is probably the worst ever. How could I have overlooked him.

  • e

    I think an album can’t be considered classic if no one listens to it 10 years later.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    all jokes aside your remark (katrina swamp swimmer) clearly displays your character and self-respect…people died in those waters…families were torn apart from those waters…so dont make that mistake again you degenerate piece of shit…go ahead and hide behind your cpu coward…

    SAINTS 5-1 BITCHES

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    i got a group coming out:

    2R2L (2 Real 2 Retire)

    our 1st single is called:

    “Lean, Snap, Clap”

    Claaaaaaaaaasssssssssssiiiiiiic!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    corection: 2R2R…

    my bad to all the fans

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    LISTEN!!! LISTEN!!! LISTEN!!!

    For anyone that likes anything that resembles hip hop/rap, DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM!!! I repeat, DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM!!! I appreciate raps about things other than murder, money, drugs and bitches, but this shit that Diddy put together is not one of them. If you like dancing and shaking your tailfeather and all that other shit, then knock ya self out. But do not buy this album if you like listening to good old rap music. I’m pissed i bought this shit. Now i gotta go sell this shit to someone else and lie to their face telling them that this is the hottest album of the year!!!

    HAHAHAHA… Diddy aint shit!

  • 11KAP

    This record is meant to cater to the 30 and over crowd; maybe a few yungins who can relate, because I can already see the hate.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Chronic 2001>Chronic

    song for song
    beat for beat

    but both were CLASSIC

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    all jokes aside your remark (katrina swamp swimmer) clearly displays your character and self-respect…people died in those waters…families were torn apart from those waters…

    ^^^Dawgs, u weren’t even close to that shit…

    u probably live in some Suburb subdivision, on the out skirts of N.O.

    and what r u a writer for the AP?

    get outta here, go to OZONE.com w/fake ass “i’m from N.O., but i wanna be from NY” comments

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Fuck that, this album is ALL GOOD… don’t attention to him, as a rapper- but the overall “vibe” of the record…

    if Jay was rapping on this, it would be a wrap!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u a faggit ass nigga bol

    i pity da fool who dont think “thug lovin’” by ja rule and bobby brown wusnt classic

    bobby yayed outta his face in da jersey on da helicopter pad

  • Fernando

    People die from cancer, aids, meth and all sorts of shit. What makes a bunch of idiots who didnt leave so special?

    “Gee, CNN is saying that this level 5 hurricane is about to bury our entire city. Lets just ride it out, even though our city is below sea level”

    PS – I do feel bad for any people that COULD NOT leave. i.e – in hospitals, no car/no family. But damn, they gave about 3-5 days warning, what else do you want?
    Guarantee if Mt. St. Helens starts to blow up, my ass it OUT

  • content

    Jay ain’t that dumb

  • face

    “opinions are like assholes…everybody has one”-some nigga

    bunch O’ fuck’n stanz with opinions…

    only bol gets paid for his opinion….

    bol’s opinion > the various stanz opinions

    but all opinions suck, even mines!

    fuck diddy

    get a life

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    LOL..haaaaa…bol likes all the wackest tracks cuz Diddy Rock and After Love are the best tracks…Its offical..U REALLY ARE A DUMB YANKEE BWAY..haaaa

  • Fernando

    Bobby is way past Yay. That fool has moved on to bigger & stronger shit. He’s about to show up to award shows with scabs & sores all over his face just trying to get a few bucks for singin “mr. telephone man”.

    LMAO @ BET running a special about how great of a person Bobby Brown was and how he has been an ambassador for the black community. That fuck is a Crack head!

  • e

    Bobby Brown made “Thug Lovin” a dope song no Ja Rule

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    i pity da fool who dont think “thug lovin’” by ja rule and bobby brown wusnt classic

    bobby yayed outta his face in da jersey on da helicopter pad

    ^^^that was the video!

    the song itself sucks!!!

    a wise man once said to me:

    “…i don’t watch videos…they make me like songs i hate and hate songs i like…i just wanna hear the music…”

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Album is good but not better than No Way out..but better than forever…

    Diddy = George Steinbuuurnnnnnerrrr

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    SONNY CHEEBA Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 2:35 pm
    all jokes aside your remark (katrina swamp swimmer) clearly displays your character and self-respect…people died in those waters…families were torn apart from those waters…

    ^^^Dawgs, u weren’t even close to that shit…

    u probably live in some Suburb subdivision, on the out skirts of N.O.

    and what r u a writer for the AP?

    get outta here, go to OZONE.com w/fake ass “i’m from N.O., but i wanna be from NY” comments
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ooookkkkkk….

    Your comments speak for themselves no need for me to point out what is obvious…

  • e

    no=not

    With all that being said Rick James is still better than Bobby Brown

  • FERNANDO

    All ya calling Ja Rule a “gangsta” are wack. Ya wanna listen to some real gangstas on the mic take a look at Deep Dickollective. They real OGs. HIP HOMO THUGS UNITE

    http://www.deepdickollective.com/

  • Fernando

    Whats obvioius is that you just got called out. In addition to making the following comments in today’s blog…

    1)Venni Vetti Vicci is a classic album

    2)Diddy is an entertainer. He does not Rap

  • Enlightened

    Do what y’all gon do. Call me a hater if you will. But I refuse to ride around listening to a CD by “Diddy.” Y’all can have that shit.

  • Dre

    Diddy’s ghostwriters are credited as “producers”:

    02. We Gon’ Make It (Feat. Jack Knight) (Produced By Deric ‘D-Dot’ Angelettie & The Game)

    “as my daytons spin, low riders sittin low… hardtop ’64… know a chick from watts with bad boy tatted on her breast”

    04. The Future (Produced By Havoc Of Mobb Deep & Pharoahe Monch)
    self-explanatory

    05. Hold Up (Feat. Angele Hunte) (Produced By Havoc Of Mobb Deep & Pharoahe Monch)

    We need a Havoc Instrumentals CD with all these.

    08. Wanna Move (Feat. Big Boi, Ciara and Scar) (Produced By Danj NDZ & T.I.)

    Danja (aka Danj NDZ) is Timbo’s Scott Storch.

    “let me get shit in order, i got somethin for ya, ya ever seen a black man walk on water?”

    this is the most obvious example on the entire album.

    you wont fully get it from reading it, you have to listen to it, it’s the first verse.

    09. P Diddy Rock (Feat. Timbaland, Twista and Shawnna) (Produced By Timbaland & Danj NDZ)
    Danja again. http://www.google.com/search?q=Danja+Timbaland

    10. Claim My Place (Interlude) (Feat. Avant) (Produced By Rob Lewis)
    11. Everything I Love (Feat. Nas & Cee-Lo) (Produced By Kanye West)
    12. Special Feeling (Feat. Mika Lett) (Produced By Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas)
    13. Crazy Thang (Interlude) (Feat. S. Rosete) (Produced By Rob Lewis)
    14. After Love (Feat. Keri) (Produced By Timbaland & Danj NDZ)
    15. Through The Pain (She Told Me) (Feat. Mario Winans) (Produced By Mario Winans)
    16. Thought You Said (Feat. Brandy) (Produced By Sean Garrett & Mario Winans)
    17. Last Night (Feat. Keyshia Cole) (Produced By Mario Winans)
    18. Makin’ It Hard (Feat. Mary J. Blige) (Produced By Rich Harrison & Sean Garrett)
    19. Partners For Life (Feat. Jamie Foxx) (Produced By The Neptunes & Rick Ross)
    I guess before Hustlin’, Ross did this to get in Boyz N Da Hood, but then Hustlin’ blew and Ross said fuck Bad Boy.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    co sign nando…VVV is better than any album this year

  • Danja29

    I wish people would stop talkin’ about “Venni Vetti Vicci” was a classic… it was a very good album that had a lot of bangers on it- but this shit really brought nothing to the table in the grand scheme of things. Everything that’s old and good ain’t automatically a “classic”.

  • e

    Diddy is the west coast Dr. Dre a good exec. producer who knows how to assemble classic albums utilizing talented weed carriers

  • SUPERMAN

    FERNANDO

    COSIGNING THAT WORST MC LIST

    GAME’S NARROW MINDED. CAN HE THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES DRE, NWA, PAC, 64 IMPALA, DUBS, WESTCOASTING, G-UNOT, CRIPS/BLOODS, SNOOP? THAT NIGGA NEEDS FRIENDS THATS WHY HE DO ALL THAT NAMEDROPPING. REMIND ME OF ALL THE KIDS BACK IN PRESCHOOL WHO WANTED FRIENDS SO SHOUTED EVERY COOL KID OUT. WHAT A RETARD!

  • e

    “Venni Vetti Vicci” is way overrated there are so many albums that are just like that one. Its a generic gangsta rap cd.

  • e

    Game rhyming about lowriders and gangbanging > than Game namedropping.

    He has some talent but its cause there aren’t many commercial west coast rappers so people cling on to him. But Suga Free, Kurupt,Mistah Fab, Mr. Shadow, Mac Dre, and Yukmouth are all much better rappers.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    fuck dat..da song “thug lovin’” wus ill

    most of da murder inc shit aped vintage bad boy and wus just a cheap copy of da real thing..”thug lovin” on da other hamd wus da one song where dey actually took da diddy/bad boy formula and made sumthin’ fresh dat could’ve been sum classic bad boy shit

    da dub version with just bobby on it is da real shit

  • content

    what about all the basketball rappers who rap as a secondary skill (so to speak) like diddy still raps but mainly produces

    diddy – ghostwriters ? shaq, artest, etc.

  • content

    diddy – ghostwriters >

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    dis new diddy album is okay but there isn’t a “bad boy 4 life”, “diddy” or “let’s get it” on hea let alone a “all about the benjamins” or a “victory”

  • content

    what i am trying to say but keep getting cut off for some reason is…is diddy better (no ghostwriting help) than Shaq or any bball rapper.

    debate

  • Yo

    Lmao

  • e

    “I need a girl pt 1 & 2″ > than “deja vu” and “crazy in love”

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    i’m currently listenin’ 2 “gasoline” by e40

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “satisfy you” isnt quite as incredible as “i got 5 on it” but it’s closer than people think

    dem black rob singles “ready” and “star in the hood” from last year wus nice..actually dat whole “black rob report” cd wus pretty good

    and of course da boyz ‘n’ da hood cd wus dope..”trap niggaz” especially

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    e Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 2:59 pm
    Diddy is the west coast Dr. Dre a good exec. producer who knows how to assemble classic albums utilizing talented weed carriers

    ^^^Dr. Dre could smoke ANY new producer out, if he wanted to…

    He’s beyond “slaving for samples”, so he let’s lil’ niggas do that and hit’s them off w/guap…

    Ever noticed EVERY producer that “produced frp Dre” hasn’t come with heat NEAR what they did “for Dre”???

    Only Scott Stroch has TRULY survived, and did his THING!

    Timbaland is wisening up and doing the same thing…

    Tim & Dre r Jedis’… They let lil’ niggas fight the battles and shit, but if they have to- they’ll slay EVERYBODY!

  • SUPERMAN

    WHAT FOOL LISTENS TO E-40?

    “GO STUPID, (DUMB DUMB) GO STUPID (DUMB DUMB).”
    GIVE ME A BREAK.

    WE DO NEED ANOTHER “LETS GET IT.”

    “AYO CALL ME DIDDY/ I RUN THIS CITY, TELL THE COPS, THE D.A. THE FEDS TO COME GET ME/ IF YOU CATS WANNA LEAVE ME FOR DEAD YOU COMIN WITH ME/ GETTIN HEAD IN THE BENTLEY RED AT 1:50.”
    THATS THE DIDDY I KNOW!

    OH AND G. DEP

    “I WAS BORN READY LIKE FISH AND SPAGHETTI.”

    WE NEED A “THE SAGA CONTINUES” PART 2. (NO YUNG JOC.)

  • e

    Sonny I was talking about how Dre and Puff can put an album full of rappers that are no names to the mainstream but it ends up being dope any ways.

    “Black Rob Report” was a dope cd just had too many skits

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u a dumb ass faggit superman

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    I called u out DJ Incredible…

    Get outta here, NO ONE likes u!!!

    Buaawaaaahaahaaaaahhaaaahhaaaaaaaaa

  • e

    WHAT FOOL LISTENS TO E-40?

    ^^^^
    Probably your favorite rapper since everyone seems to steals his slang. E-40 is an innovator

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    scott storch is an utter faggit and i can only name, at most, 2 beats he’s done post-dre which arent complete ass

  • Randomname

    “I cry” and “Livin it up” were not on Vinni Vetti Vicci. I firmly disavow album he put out after the first one. Believe me you are in the minority. Go back and look at the track list. It had possibly the wackest skit ever “murder baptist church” But the rest of the album was heat.

    The March Prelude 1:19
    2 We Here Now 3:25
    3 World’s Most Dangerous 5:07
    4 Let’s Ride 4:22
    5 Holla Holla 4:24
    6 Kill ‘Em All / Jay-Z 4:17
    7 I Hate Nigguz (Skit) 1:06
    8 Nigguz Theme 4:09
    9 Suicide Freestyle 2:16
    10 Story to Tell 4:05
    11 Chris Black (Skit) 1:40
    12 Count On Your Nigga 4:35
    13 It’s Murda / DMX 3:36
    14 E-Dub & Ja / Erick Sermon 4:14
    15 187 Murda Baptiss Church (Skit) 2:48
    16 Murda 4 Life / Memphis Bleek 4:48
    17 Daddy’s Little Baby / Ronald Isley 5:20
    18 Race Against Time 4:43
    19 Only Begotten Son 4:55
    20 The Murderers / Black Child

    Didn’t the source go back and give it 5 mics ?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Can’t Stop The Rain was good. Shaq of course got schooled, but he didn’t embarrass himself.

  • SUPERMAN

    SONNY CHEEBA DRE CANT BEAT HAVOC. THATS PROBABLY WHY AFTERMATH REALLY SIGNED MOBB DEEP, FOR THEIR BEATS. HAVOC HAS HAD THE SICKEST BEATS BUT NEVER GETS PROPS. ITS LIKE HE DOESNT EXIST AMONGST THESE SCOTT STORCHES, COOL AND DRES, AND TIMBALANDS. YOU’D BE SURPRISED, HOLLYWOOD HAV PROBABLY PRODUCED SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS BEATS. REMEMBER “AINT NO CLICK”? THAT WASNT DRE.

  • Meka Soul

    pity da fool who dont think “thug lovin’” by ja rule and bobby brown wusnt classic

    bobby yayed outta his face in da jersey on da helicopter pad

    i just seen that video in a footaction a couple days ago. i still don’t know why mr. brown went all chuck norris on the camera. if i was a prick, i’d assume that ja rule was rocking a “queers” t-shirt in the video.

    I do feel bad for any people that COULD NOT leave. i.e – in hospitals, no car/no family. But damn, they gave about 3-5 days warning, what else do you want?

    some people had nowhere to go. can’t get mad at wanting to “ride it out” when that’s all you got.

    “all about the benjamins” > “victory” > “everything i love.” that song is still bananas, however.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @E, Puff hasn’t put out a “star” since Ma$e (no disrespect to The Lox)…

    Dre launches a nigga (w/the exception of Hittman, who was NICE) every album…

    NO COMPARISON!

    Jimmy Iovine told one of his producers recently (no names) that “A: Dre is THE ONLY producer in Hip-Hop that can cut a $50 million check and not sweat it. And B: that Timbaland is keeping the lights on at Interscope…”

    that’s real talk

  • Meka Soul

    Can’t Stop The Rain was good. Shaq of course got schooled, but he didn’t embarrass himself.

    i still play that in my ifraud to this day.

    puff daddy’s mary jane mules [the lox, black rob, g. dep, total, biggie] >>>>>> “preserve my sexy’s” current stable of hash horsies [danity kane [?!], ness, babs, chopper, yung joc, cassie]

  • SUPERMAN

    HOW CAN I BE A FAGGOT WHEN YOUR MOMS SUCKIN MY DICK, TRANSIENT, I MEAN TRANSVESTITE?

  • e

    Althoug Young Joc is wack he’s gonna be a star.

    What star came out of the Chronic 2001? (Xzibit and Em were big before, too bad Devin didn’t blow up). Knoc’turnal fell off the face of the earth and 50 gets credit for Game’s success

    Regardless Dre is still a legend

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    tHe tRaNsIeNt Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 3:28 pm
    scott storch is an utter faggit and i can only name, at most, 2 beats he’s done post-dre which arent complete ass

    ^^^ ur taste is THE WORST!

    Scott did more knockers than u can imagine…

  • e

    Mike Dean(Scarface’s main producer) is a better producer than Havoc

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Superman, ur an IDIOT!!!

    Havoc has KNOCKERS, Dr. Dre vs Havoc?

    No contest u retard…

    ever heard of “sonics”???

    well Dre’s sound fundamentaly and “sonically” is THE ILLEST!!!!

    that’s why he drops albums & beats only periodically, bcuz he changes the game w/every move…

    while other producers make baby steps w/each beat they put out (neptunes, Storch, Kanye, etc)- Dre puts out 1 beat (“still dre”, “up in the club”, etc) and takes a GIANT leap past them all!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    lol @ sonny bein’ a scott storch fan

    i dont know a single person who likes more than a couple of dat faggits beats..

    stott storch..lmao

    word 2 mike dean

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Randomname:

    Don’t EVER put a Ja Rule track listing up (unless it’s in jest) or u’ll be BANNNED!

    I speak for ALL real nuccas on here…

    Ja’s 1st album was only decent bcuz Irv was on fire in terms of a&r’ing… Only reason!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    wait..is sonny like 14 years or sumthin?

    well Dre’s sound fundamentaly and “sonically” is THE ILLEST!!!!

    ^^ ‘cuz i cant imagine any1 ova da age of 15 typin’ sumthin’ like dis

  • e

    scott storcth produces for paris hilton and hulk hogan’s daughter LMAO

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    e Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 3:36 pm
    Althoug Young Joc is wack he’s gonna be a star.

    ^^what r u smoking???

    Yung Joc is a flash in the pan dogs…

  • Randomname

    SONNY CHEEBA Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 3:44 pm
    @ Randomname:

    Don’t EVER put a Ja Rule track listing up (unless it’s in jest) or u’ll be BANNNED!

    I speak for ALL real nuccas on here…

    Ja’s 1st album was only decent bcuz Irv was on fire in terms of a&r’ing… Only reason!

    LOL … MY bad, good point.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    r u really as retarded as they say Transi?

    what i said was the truth, word to Eric Sadler…

    and Scott sold out w/paris & Hulkster jr.

    But he still got knocks!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    bol blog must be a only rap blog on da planet where dudes will shit on production by mike dean, just blaze, mannie fresh, cool and dre, kanye, rick rock etc but go apeshit ova scott storch

    lmao..u dudes crack me up sumtimes

  • e

    Look at all the current popular rappers Joc can’t possibly be the worst.(although he does suck) Plus I don’t see any other sound taking over get used to traphop/crack rap/leanin wit it.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    shit that “fighting over me” monstrosity, was a KNOCKIN beat…

    She just ruined the record…

    and Tim’s lil’ man/ mpc holder- is the TRUTH!

  • e

    Co-sign Transient

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    sonny must actually be scott storch or his brother or sumthin’

    cuz..u talk to any niggaz..or look at any message board and scott storch is a joke 2 pretty much everyone

    dat muhfucka makes even worse beats than eminem

  • SUPERMAN

    SONNY CHEEBA SAID HE LIKES EMINEMS PRODUCTION THE BEST. WHAT A HOMO!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Transi, i like all the Producers u named, but even they know ZStorch is the truth…

    point blank dogs!

    and he was Dre’s sound on 2001…

    Mel man got co-production credit, cuz of his samples & drums- but Scott came up w/those riffs…

    “still dre”, “next episode”, “bitch niggas”, etc- his riffs!

    and those were KNOCKERS!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    SUPERMAN Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 3:55 pm
    SONNY CHEEBA SAID HE LIKES EMINEMS PRODUCTION THE BEST. WHAT A HOMO!

    ^^^stop making shit up, before i turn ur punk ass to Clark Kent- EARLY!

    (no Superman rocking red tights)

    i’m actually friends w/Scott, but that’s beside the point… i like his beats, when he’s challenged to make knockers… his “cookie cutter” beats get ANNOYING, but listen to that Ludacris bonus record “worried about u”, and tell me that beat is wack???

  • http://zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz E-Hustle

    XXL.COM IS OFFICIALLY ON CRACK FOR ALLOWING THIS BASTARD TO MUTTER THE WORDS “THIS DIDDY ALBUM IS PRETTY GOOD”!! NIGGA, GO KILL YO’SELF BOL!!!

    HOW MUCH DID FLUFFY COMBS PAY YOU TO GIVE HIS NEW DOUBLE PLASTIC CD A GOOD REVIEW, OR SHOULD I ASK HOW MUCH BRAIN DID YOU GIVE HIM?

    GO COP LLOYD BANK$ ROTTEN APPLE FOR SOME LEGIT WRITING W/ LYRICALLY TALENT!!!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    and u can’t compare Cool & Dre to Scott Storch… Those niggas couldn’t hold his drums disks!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    GO COP LLOYD BANK$ ROTTEN APPLE FOR SOME LEGIT WRITING W/ LYRICALLY TALENT!!!

    ^^^Banks LP = Barsura…

    “lyrically talent”, u need some “lyrically talent” in ur writing!

  • http://lloydbanks.com E-Hustle

    Did I mention go KILL YO’SELF BOL? I got da 45 if you need one bitch!!

  • http://lloydbanks.com E-Hustle

    SONNY, STOP TROLLIN BITCH NIGGA! YOU MUST BE GIVING DIDDY SOME BRAIN TO HUH?

  • e

    Banks is a decent bootleg Fabolous or Cassidy.

    Don’t sleep on Happy Perez his beats are dope.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ E-Hustle, u must mean “E-Double, the Gay Rapper”

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Banks is a good download, that’s it!

    even tho “make a move” is a knocker

  • http://lloydbanks.com E-Hustle

    Banks would murk Cassidy & Fab is a freestyle! Cassidy a R&B cupcake ass nigaa. Come on da mixtapes like he’s gangsta then release a shit load of wack ass R&B joints off his 2 plastic floppin selling albums.

    Fab cant rap one verse without selling out his name. Dude is lame. Plus that nigga got popped this morning,… he needs so much attention he prolly did it himself (no beans).

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    yo..any of u faggits know who did dat kweli + ugk “country cousins” joint?

    i woulda neva thought in a million years they’d sound good on a song together but dat shit is butta

  • http://lloydbanks.com E-Hustle

    “@ E-Hustle, u must mean “E-Double, the Gay Rapper” ”

    This coming from a forum troll with the homo name of the year “Sonny Cheeba” duke, all you need now is one of dem Game Butterfly tattoo’s and your good.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    E-Hustle??? ur as original “Fresh”…

    go pick up ur take out chinese & Tre bag of shwag and step homeboy…

    u probably “ice grill” ur computer screen too, fake hard rock…

  • BE

    Bol your writing never fails to be wack as hell..

  • e

    Cassidy a R&B cupcake ass nigaa
    ^^^^
    Banks did songs like “karma” “smile” and other love songs. Dude just swagger jacks everyone. I won’t front though his punchlines are ill.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    sonny..whut u say makes no sense..

    dre already had da blueprint for da “2001″ sound on “the aftermath” and da unreleased king tee album from ’98 which storch had no involvement on those whutsoeva

    also..if u think post-dre scott storch has made more bangers than cool and dre u might just be an even bigger faggit than rey

    lmao @ u bein one of storches “buddies” defending him..what a faggit move

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    e-hustle’s at the public library “ice grillin” the monitor…

    the old lady’s behind him like “shhhhhhhhhhhhshhhhhh)

  • LENZ

    MAN THIS SONNY CHEEBA DUDE IS A FUCKIN STAN

  • e

    Dre should have released the King T album, too bad Rakim and Dre didn’t release an album either

    Hell Hath No Fury Coming soon…

  • Enlightened

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    Chronic 2001>Chronic
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    They should block your ip address and take away your right to post on here for saying some shit like that.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Transi, i’m surprised u knew about that King Tee album (which is CRAZY, him & Dre got a song called “step on by” that’s NUTS)…

    But listen to the “Aftermath” album & listen to “2001″, no comparison!

    Scott & Mel were like an nitris-oxide for Dre’s car, listen carefully!

    The 1st two singles were Scott’s riffs, that HE made up…

    and Cool & Dre ain’t even on the same level as Just Blaze, so the ain’t even close to Scott!

  • Fernando

    Damn, I leave for a minute & all hell breaks loose.

    Ja Rule is still ass, & has never made a classic. Dont ever reference what the Source gave something. Didnt they give a Lil Kim album 4-5 mics? Fuck that Mag

    E-40 is tight. Lloyd Banks has the personality & star appeal of a grapefruit. All the producers Y’all are arguing about are pretty good. Except just blaze (sorry transi). That fools beats sound like a 2nd grade band class.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “money” by king tee + dr dre off dat unreleased album is a killa

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    That fools beats sound like a 2nd grade band class.

    ^^^”Show me what u got lil’ mama… now waaaave, waaaave, waaaaavvvve…”

    lol

  • Fernando

    Fuck Dr. Dre

    What the fuck has that cat been doing for the last five years??

    They(Dre & Company) always release these stories of these great albums that are supposed to come out & then all we get is Bilal. Where is the Rakim album?? New NWA??

    Your Dr. Dre & all you can give me is Truth Hurts???? Naw fool…YOU HURT

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    frankly, sonny, i give credit 2 mel man but very little to storch for “2001″

    and this still doesnt change dat post-dre storch has made sum of da gayest beats in recent memory

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    the whole King Tee shit was dope, that’s when Dre was sample oriented…

    they didn’t release it due to paperwork conflictions…

    and Rakims album never came out cuz he was on some slow “metaphisical, eat fish” shit and Dre wanted him to body the beats on some “…It’s been a long time…” shit

  • e

    Lol @ Truth Hurts
    I wonder if Dre really thought her album would sell

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    tHe tRaNsIeNt Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 4:24 pm
    frankly, sonny, i give credit 2 mel man but very little to storch for “2001″

    ^^^look at the credits… all the knockers except “xxxplosive” Scott came up with the riffs or replayed them for Dre… The boy’s the TRUTH!!!

    and he’s made some suspect shit, but hes caking out- which after 10 plus yrs in the game, is what ur supposed to do…

    Scott co-founded The Roots in ’92… He worked for Dre then Timbaland (“cry me a river”, “oops”, etc), then broke out and DOMINATED 2005…

    The nigga has the Billboard record for the most weeks spent at #1 by a single writer/producer (26 weeks straight!!!)

  • Fernando

    So Dr. Dre is going to give Rakim advice on how to rap????

    The same Dr. Dre who said….
    “I just wanna fuck bad bitches
    All them nights I never had bitches
    Now I’m all up in that ass bitches”

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    reythejedi is suspiciously quiet 2day

    which means myspace must be busy 2day

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    and Dre only dropped Truth Hurts cuz he was fucking her!

    he signs artist and never puts them out cuz there not STARS! They don’t have the potential to take over what Him, Snoop, Em, and 50 have left…

    so until he gets a “star”, he just gonna eep chilling and signing lil’ niggas w/glimmers of hope…

  • e

    Should Dre even be considered that great of a producer if it takes him so long for entire cds. Neptunes, Timbaland, and Cool and Dre would all make great albums if they got 5yr breaks and assembled talented but underrated rappers plus their best beats.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    ever sinced Bo(w)l dropped the Nuke bomb, which was Rey’s picture, and i ETHERED him the whole day (i missed u that day Transi, no “like father like son”), he hasn’t been the same…

    Rey lost his thunder!

  • Fernando

    Everybody does that. But why does he have to fill our heads with dillusions of granjeur such as a New NWA with Snoop, Ren, Cube, & Dre. Next thing you know hes gonna produce the next Ghostface / Raykwon album.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    ive seen da credits..and i still give credit 2 dre and mel man..

    scott storch sux shit..end of story

    and who gives about sum gay justin timberlake pop records which “dominated the billboard charts”..we talkin’ rap here not no homo pop shit

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    e Says:

    October 17th, 2006 at 4:32 pm
    Should Dre even be considered that great of a producer if it takes him so long for entire cds. Neptunes, Timbaland, and Cool and Dre would all make great albums if they got 5yr breaks and assembled talented but underrated rappers plus their best beats.

    ^^^ can u name me “clasics” they did, that compare to Dre???

    NOOOOOOOOO!

    so let Dre take his time, garauntee it’s gonna be CRAAAAAAAZY!!!!

    and for a nigga who don’t write, dre is the ARCHITECT for artist who r “performers”, cuz he sells the shit out of his records!

  • Zee

    This is a positive review? Wow, what do you do for classic material? Pathetic. Diddy must not have paid you enough.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    sum of dem rakim tracks recorded durin’ his stay at aftermath were nice..”a cold feeling” and “welcome 2 the hood”

    interestingly neither of dem were produced by dre

  • e

    Co-sign Fernando Dre fronts like he’s working on another NWA album or cuban linx 2. But I especially hate how he doesn’t give new west coast artists shine(no game).

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    him signing Raekwon was WACK!

    i love Rae, but there will be NO return to Cuban Links…

    it’s impossible to get niggas in that “zone” again…

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “detox” is neva comin’ out

  • Fernando

    Rey has lost it.

    At least N-Cred says enough stupid shit to provoke ethering.

    Hopefully tommorrrow he will put forth the argument that G Dep would rip apert anybody in a freestyle.

  • Fernando

    *apart*

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “cuban linx” 2 is neva comin’ out too..hopefully

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    new west coast artist suck!

    they either sound like Snoop/MC Eight knockoffs or NYC wannabe’s…

    one or the other!

  • e

    can u name me “clasics” they did, that compare to Dre???
    ^^^^
    They are too busy producing albums year round to take a 7 year break for one album.

    Hell Hath No Fury coming soon…

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    raekwonthejedi

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Detox miiiiiight come out…

    on the low (hehe), he’s looking for a new “sound”…

    the moment he finds it, he’s getting all the usual suspects and knocking it out…

    “cuban linx 2″ is gonna be a disaster!

    and Rey is a mere shadowof himself since the “etherage” that was his photo!

  • Gnarls Binkley

    So…

    Bol likes Diddy’s new album.

    Bol hates Lupe Fiasco’s new album.

    Lesson here: Don’t pay attention to this clown for reviews.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    enuff of dis dr dre fellatio session already

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    They are too busy producing albums year round to take a 7 year break for one album.

    ^^^that’s my point genius!

    Dre only has to do HIS & his artsist records to be “Dr. Dre”, whereas everyone else has to hustle beats to anyone “with a budget” to be consitent!

  • e

    and Rey is a mere shadowof himself since the “etherage” that was his photo!

    ^^^^^
    It was funny the first day but now he seems like a vegtable its kinda pathetic

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    better than talking about Puff or Rey!

  • Fernando

    I heard on the low that Rey looks like a Fat Mexican Melissa Etheridge

  • Fernando

    or KD Lang

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Rey FELL OFF! he was brave and slick when he had anonimity, now he’s “busy”…

    it’s a damn shame!

  • e

    Fat Mexican Melissa Etheridge
    ^^^^
    Or Chino Bling’s brother

  • Fernando

    Rey be singin..

    “come to my blog space”

  • Fernando

    Its just not the same….I wish that pic never came around these parts. Rey probably wrote a novel worth or drivel on this here page. Now he only chimes in once or twice a day. The same things that make you laugh make you cry

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    “chingo bling” HAAAAAA!!!

  • Fernando

    I gotz to get outa here.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Rey’s a WRAP!!!!

  • jimmy

    sonnycheebathejedi.

    *credit the transi for the ‘…thejedi’.*

  • Fernando

    shabooble al boopie

  • Chris

    Who the hell is this guy giving the review, what a joker! He has got the writing skills of a chimp.

  • REAL TALK

    This is jus gon b like da Biggie Duets wit all da collabos, except dis tme wit Diddy.n da tracks a lot mo softer

  • bolly’s llama

    I would like the pleasure of spitting in Bol’s eye.

  • http://www.westcoastrydaz.com nando

    I can not concur with Byron’s review.

  • TSF

    Didn’t think I’d like it, but this album is hot! And yeah, why aren’t more rappers working with Rich Harrison? Noz actually asked that question a while ago:

    http://www.cocaineblunts.com/blunts/index.php?s=Rich+Harrison

  • Australian

    damm even fiddy said puffy made hits.
    (doo wop vol 3, 1999).
    what a faggit.

    man anyone who hires the best is gon have a ok sounding cd.
    puff is a minstrel ass faggit who everybody knows is a fake shiesty bitch.

    fuckin dool.

  • Australian

    NYOIL bitches!

    all y’all faggit ass niggas gon get lynched!

  • UptownGutta

    Bol, you start by giving the album props, but you diss just about every song. Is the album good or not? And what’s with the Outkast hate? Angry because there’s never been a NY group as successful as these guys?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    i’d rather cop diddy’s album than kingdom don’t come

  • SUPERMAN

    FERNANDO IF BANKS HAS THE PERSONALITY OF A GRAPEFRUIT, E-40 HAS THE PERSONALITY OF A PARK BENCH. WHAT FUCKIN IDIOT LISTENS TO E-4O OVER BANKS? MATTER-FACT WHO LISTENS TO E-40 PERIOD? THIS IS THE NIGGA SINGING YOU AND DAT WITH T. PAIN. WHAT TYPE OF HIP HOP IS THAT?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    You fags talkin bout Rey and how you miss him…how gay is that…get a life you rejects…

  • SUPERMAN

    SONNY CHEEBA WHERED YOU GET THAT NAME FROM, NEPTUNE? BITCH ASS YOUR ARGUMENTS ARE PATHETIC. FIRST, YOU DONT KNOW STORCH, YOU WISH YOU DID. SECOND, HE’S NO MORE SUPERIOR THAN THE NEPTUNES, DRE, HAVOC, TIMBALAND, COOL & DRE, JUST BLAZE AND ALL THEM OTHER GUYS. OH, AND DETOX ISNT NEARLY AS ANTICIPATED AS “CUBAN LINX 2″. NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE THANK YOU!

  • alleyeCNtower

    i’m cool with Diddy paying Pharaohe Monch and Talib Kweli to ghostwrite… he isn’t exactly hiding the truth about it, he’s just not advertising it (which no sane person would do anyways, LOL). Think of Diddy as Celine Dion of Rap, someone who pays top dollar to get the best songwriters. Better than thinking you’re Rakim and getting your yesmen to lick your balls into convincing you to put out some weak rap and bullshit!

    ‘Everything I Love’ is one of my favorite songs in a LONG time, and I’m kinda amped to hear this album. Sean was on BET today and was genuine about who he is and what he’s trying to do with ‘Press Play’. I ain’t mad at Diddy right now, rap is that far out of control :)

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Lloyd Banks !!! u fucking retarded bitch as 2006 superman returns dick rida fuck u and banks u fucking serious top 5 guy get a fuckin helmet im droppin u

  • SUPERMAN

    SPARK YOU THE QUEEN OF BITCHES. YOU STAY ON MY DICK. GO LISTEN TO PIMP C OR E-40 WITH SONNY CHEETAH. FUCK OUTTA HERE BITCH! BETTER LEARN WHAT REAL NY RAP IS BITCH BOY!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Superman come up 2 MTL and ill show u the meaning of eatin grass, u little punk ass NY Rap Wu-tang,mosdef,talib,jay-z,naz but not Banks U rotten piece of shit

  • SUPERMAN

    NIGGA GO LISTEN TO YOUR CHINGY, PAUL WALL, DFL, DFB, MIKE JONES’ YOU PUNK ASS BITCH. MTL, WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT, CANADA? MONTREAL CANADA? BITCH SHUT THE FUCK UP. WUDUP MATE! HAHA!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    mate that is uk u ignorant piece of shit and all the artist u named are from the south u dumb fuck im from the north, where its cold as fuck .he u should come 4 a visit its great up here weed is pratictly legal and french girls are dirty just like ur mother fucker.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    E-beefs lol amusing and pathetic at the same time

  • Frisco

    So from what I can gather, from this year, your top 3 “hip hop” albums are Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and P Diddy. But you’re still shitting people like Lupe Fiasco???

  • SUPERMAN

    SPARK YOU LITTLE TWISTED ASS MOTHERFUCKER. I DONT CARE WHERE YOU FROM YOU SOLD THE NORTH OUT FOR THAT SOUTHERN SHIT. I EXPOSED YA ASS NIGGA. NOW GO EAT YA FUCKIN FRENCH CANADIAN FRIES OR SOME SHIT. YOU DONT WANT IT WITH THIS PURE AMERICAN NYC KID FOR REAL. FUCK YASELF UP THE ASS YOU SLUT!

  • Spark

    what u gonna fuck moi up theWhat fool. u not exposin nothin but ur weee little nuts. adolescent kid down south is 4 people who as mental slowness like ur dumb ass. pure amerikan is there sumting 2 b proud of these dayz u little hood rat? come to Montreal ill show u waz up

  • Fernando

    Superman..you are a G-unit nug swangin faggit. Come to the bay & get yo head knocked in bitch. Try sweating somebody that has been around a while instead of what your fed on TV you trend hopping little hoe. 40 been puttin it down way longer, with way more people than banks.

    40 has no personality??? are you kidding? That fool is over flamboyant if anything. Get mad at his flossing if you want. But you dont know shit, so I dont expect much from you.

  • SUPERMAN

    SPARK GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE ALREADY. REAL NIGGAS DONT LIVE IN CANADA, WE JUST DELIVER OUR GARBAGE THERE I.E SPARK. MONTREAL? BITCH PLEASE YOU WERE BETTER OFF CLAIMING WYOMING. YOU BETTER MOVE ON OUT BEFORE I SET OFF A REAL SPARK ON YOUR ASS BITCH BOY.

    NOW AS FOR YOU FERNANDO, YOU MUST BE THE THE ONLY DUMB ASS IN HERE TO MENTION E-40. MUST BE IN YOUR TOP 5 OR SOMETHING. PUNK ASS BITCH. I BET YOU LISTEN TO RICK ROSS TOO DONT YOU? PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT! HAHA PUSSY!

    “JESUS CHRIST HAD DREADS SO SHAKE EM/ I AINT GOT NONE BUT IM PLANNIN ON GROWIN SOME…” WOW THIS NIGGAS CONTENT IS AMAZING…..NOT!!!!!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Come and get some little bitch superfag go fuck urself i burry coachroaches like you. u would b quiet as kept if u were standin in front of me u little faggot. fuck a duck ko ur ass in 2min.

  • SUPERMAN

    HAHA YOU MAKE ME LAUGH. YOU A DIRTY LITTLE WHITE CASTLE NIGGA. OR JUST A WHITE NIGGA ANYWAY YOU WANNA PUT IT. KO WHO? ME? BITCH PLEASE YOU KO YASELF EVERYTIME YOU TALK SHIT. YOU MAKING A FOOL OUTTA YASELF BOY NOW I CAN STOP HITTING YOU ACROSS THE HEAD IF YOU JUST BE A GOOD LITTLE BITCH. BUT IF YOU WONT, I’LL CONTINUE TO THROW DOWN ON YOU. GOOD THING YOURE ON THE NET, THIS IS THE HARDEST YOUVE EVER STEPPED TO ANYBODY. HAHA. GLAD I CLEARED THAT UP FOR YOU NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE THANK YOU!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Hey asshole i box 3 times a week at 164 pounds come and spar please come up yo mtl ill show u disneyland

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    But we do sound like blabering brooks

  • TYRONECAPONE

    HOT GARBAGE!

  • SUPERMAN

    BITCH IMA KNOCK YOU OUT SO HARD YOU’LL BE THE NEXT DISNEY MASCOT. SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    AAAiiiiiight then
    Peace and odnt come knockin on this door and i wont … But Banks top 5 cmon not yet newayz

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    stop frontin real talk

  • SUPERMAN

    KNOCK KNOCK!

  • SUPERMAN

    NO!

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I’m willing to go along with the idea that this album is pretty good, but that single Come To Me is the weakest single I’ve heard since that Brook Hogan bullshit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Twista is almost as awful to listen to as he is to look at. He had the nerve to say Bone Thugz ripped him off, which is bullshit because he doesn’t have a patent on rapping fast for one thing and for another they have a totally different sound overall.
    Jamie Foxx, oh man, his shit sucks so much. That song Play This Girl A Love Song or whatever is like torture to listen to. Is that the consensus about him or do people tend to ride his jock?