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Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits [CD & DVD] [Explicit]
     

Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits [CD & DVD] [Explicit]

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A career-spanning compilation from Bad Boy could have come at a worse time -- like when Diddy was singing the praises of G. Dep, the man who ended up releasing the lowest-selling Bad Boy record ever -- but 2004 doesn't find a lot of love being thrown toward Diddy's music. Eminem passed on a guest spot on the newly

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A career-spanning compilation from Bad Boy could have come at a worse time -- like when Diddy was singing the praises of G. Dep, the man who ended up releasing the lowest-selling Bad Boy record ever -- but 2004 doesn't find a lot of love being thrown toward Diddy's music. Eminem passed on a guest spot on the newly recorded "Victory 2004," sending 50 Cent in his place, Puffy's Sean Jean clothing label had been outselling Bad Boy for a while, and the most exciting thing the label had done in some time is announce the signing of a reunited New Edition. Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits ignores G. Dep (and unfortunately Faith Evans) and all of the other problems the label had suffered past the untimely death of the Notorious B.I.G. Of course all the drama doesn't matter as much as the music, and for that the collection works here and there. All of Biggie's cuts are still classics, Craig Mack and 112 still sound great, and Diddy's own "All About the Benjamins" will forever be the benchmark for crossover rap that saves face. Too bad the tracks are ordered haphazardly with too many bangers in a row and no interludes to tie it all together. Past criticisms of Puffy's oversampling are now proven when some productions come off as clever rather than inspired (in hindsight We Invented the Remix could have been We Invented the Mash-up). It might be callous to point how heavily the collection relies on Biggie, but the swiftly evolving world of rap demands that you move on. This collection never does, and only a couple differing tracks separate it from 1998's Bad Boy's Greatest Hits. If the collection had taken its name from Biggie's "Mo' Money Mo' Problems" it would have been more endearing and honest. Most of the reasons for the demise of Bad Boy were beyond Puffy's control, so a warts and all collection could have been enlightening. We like Puffy more than archenemy Suge Knight, so we want to know what happened. But not when he boasts and brags, ignores what we really want to know, and gives us nearly the same collection he did six years ago.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Bad Boy
UPC:
0602498618592
catalogNumber:
21120

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Notorious B.I.G.   Rap
Herb Middleton   Keyboards
Francesco Romano   Guitar
Chucky Thompson   Guitar
Kelly Price   Background Vocals
Mase   Rap
Pam Long   Background Vocals
J Dub W   Overdubs

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Sting   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
D.J. Rogers   Composer
Stephen Jacobs   Composer
Craig Mack   Composer
Andy Armer   Composer
Easy Mo Bee   Composer,Producer,Remixing
R. Bell   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Remixing,Video Director
Lawrence Dermer   Composer
Fab 5 Freddy   Liner Notes
Richard Finch   Composer
Joe Galdo   Composer
Paul Hunter   Video Director
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
K. Jones   Composer
Michael Keith   Composer
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Axel Niehaus   Engineer
Michael Patterson   Engineer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Ed Raso   Engineer
T. Robinson   Composer
D. Thomas   Composer
Richard Travali   Engineer
Rafael Vigil   Composer
Richard Westfield   Composer
Buck Wild   Producer
Doug Wilson   Engineer
Mario Winans   Composer
Faith Evans   Composer
J. Kurt Howell   Composer
Carl Thomas   Producer
Rasheed Goodlowe   Engineer
Nasheim Myrick   Programming,Remixing
Francesco Romano   Producer
C.D. Hawkins   Composer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Composer,Producer
Stevie J.   Programming,Producer,Remixing
Carlos "6 July" Broady   Remixing
Chucky Thompson   Producer,Remixing
Rashad Smith   Producer
Lane Craven   Engineer
Marcus Nispel   Video Director
Quinnes Parker   Composer
Danny Styles   Composer
Mike City   Producer
Lorrenn Argumendes   Engineer
Stephen Dent   Engineer
Lynn Montrose   Engineer
Todd Gaither   Composer
Bob "Bassy" Bob Brackmann   Engineer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence   Composer,Producer
J-Dub   Programming
Mark South   Composer
C. Smith   Composer
Christopher Wallace   Composer
G. Brown   Composer
Ben H. Allen   Engineer
Hype Williams   Video Director
Mason Betha   Composer
C. Thomas   Composer
D. Jones   Composer
Teddy Davis   Engineer
Wayne Allison   Engineer
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Jeremy Richter Effort   Video Director
Randy Alpert   Composer
Anthony Maddox   Executive Producer
Craig Henry   Video Director
John Eaton   Engineer
Steven Jordan   Composer

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Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits [CD & DVD] [Explicit] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The brilliant Bad Boys are celebrating 10 years of fame with this hits smashed CD. Each and every song on this album was once top on the radio waves, thus not very "fresh," so to speak, but merely a revisit to past hits. As can be expected, P.Diddy and B.I.G. are the focal point of the collection, but the selections do a nice job of paying respects to the spin-off rappers that spawned from Diddy's good graces. Regardless, Biggie Smalls was, and stil is, the best rapper of Bad Boys fame. The only reason I listen to "Victory 2004" is to hear pre-recorded clip of him rapping, despite his part being so short. When the Notorious B.I.G. talks, you listen, whether you like it or not. Overall a solid, if a bit un-imaginable, collection. If the hits were seperated by slower, softer songs it might have gone down easier... but beggers cannot be choosers.