Press Play gathers critical acclaim

Diddy’s first solo project in five years, has been garnering widespread critical acclaim. The collection, which arrived in stores this week, finds the Bad Boy founder and recording artist joined in the studio by a hand-picked cast of modern artists and groundbreaking producers. The result is a cutting-edge collection that brings together a captivating range of sounds and voices in an album defined by depth and diversity.

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NY Post rates Press Play

Dan Aquilante reviewed Diddys latest album Press Play in NY Post and gave it 4/5. Here’s the full review:

The guests on Sean Combs’ latest CD are so A-list that’s it’s easy to forget whose album it actually is.

Sharing track space with the artist currently known as Diddy are Mary J. Blige, Christine Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Cee-Lo, Twista, Brandy, Timbaland, Ciara and OutKast’s Big Boi – to name just a few.

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AHH reviews Press Play

We haven’t heard the whole thing yet. Sheesh. Anyway, we at AllHipHop and the usual assembly of industry insiders, movers, shakers, street team lackeys and baggage handlers—shout to Diddy’s new tall, blonde haired manservant—packed into NYC Meatpacking District hotspot TenJune to listen to selections from his Press Play album. And we won’t stop. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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Cassie - debut album review

This is a very suprising debut album. If you thought Me & U was as good as it got for Cassie try understanding the sheer quality of her debut from Ryan Leslie’s Next Selection through Diddy’s Bad Boy Records Empire.

Surprisingly Diddy doesn’t produce or write a single track, however who needs him to when Ryan Leslie pulls off the quality he does here. A signature sound is a phrase that springs to my, but more importantly it is the close knitt relationship between R-Les and Cassie which makes this album a masterpiece.

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Vibe review: 8Ball & MJG - Ridin' High

When Diddy signed 8Ball & MJG in 2002, fans feared he'd glitz up their dark, rowdy Memphis sound. Now two albums into their deal with Bad Boy, Ridin' High proves the duo's affinity for unapologetic gutter music has only grown stronger.

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