Press Play - Diddy
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  • Summary: The artist currently known as Diddy's first release in five years features production by, Pharrell, Just Blaze and Kanye West, with a huge roster of contributors including Christina Aguilera, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Big Boi, Nas, Mary J. Blige, and Fergie.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. All told, the number of memorable hooks on display here is surprising.
  2. Press Play has something for most everyone: street raps, club jams, glossy R&B.
  3. 70
    Press Play works rather well. [Dec 2006, p.106]
  4. It’s definitely an enjoyable listen, although that’s due to hot beats and great collaborators as much (or even more) as it’s due to Diddy himself.
  5. Diddy still doesn't have an original bone in his body or a fresh idea in his head, and he relies on his previously successful formulas... but damn if it doesn't actually work.
  6. "Play" is light-years more enterprising than Diddy's sample-happy history might suggest.
  7. This is a garish, puzzling album, and it isn’t the sort of CD people pick up when they want to explain what’s great about hip-hop. [12 Oct 2006]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. lucap
    Oct 24, 2006
    No comment, this is one of the most beautiful cd work in the last century to make people dance and scream.The king of the king is back,only one name, DIDDY. Expand
  2. Jay-ZT
    Oct 18, 2006
    The Best Album Since Late Registration...People Like Todd W shouldn't listen to this music because he simply doesn't catch it..goodbye sucker....let me knoe when Your Masterpiece will come out Expand
  3. YoungSilance
    Oct 23, 2006
    This is a very musical and HIP HOP album...its like a love story, Im proud of Diddy on this one...he had some great writers and a lot of these songs made the beat better...tite ass hooks and great collaboes...THE KEISHA COLE JOINT IS CRAZY!!!!!and the Nas/Ceelo joint is a banger...niggaz hatin cause its diddy...but at leat this negga makin real music... Expand
  4. VL
    Oct 21, 2006
    ain't hip-hop no more
  5. RobT
    Oct 18, 2006
    You know something is up when a musician needs a larger supporting cast then there are letters in the alphabet. The record is tolerable after a few bottles of Kristal. The only thing Diddy has in common with Jay Z is a large bank account. Money can't buy talent. Expand
  6. Tiffany
    Oct 23, 2006
    Pretty bad
  7. GLC
    Oct 16, 2006
    Oh... HELL no!

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