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It was never much of a contest, but with his second solo album Puff Daddy retains his crown as the biggest ego in hip-hop, if not popular music. It's an arrogance that asserts itself in the over twenty pictures included in the album booklet all with different posings and outfits, in the opening track -- "Forever Intro" -- that updates listeners with all the sordid details of Puffy's personal life, even though they'd been headlined ever since the death of Notorious B.I.G. With all this ego strutting around, Puffy's sizable production talents have consistently been underrated. The truth is, he's been one of the best hip-hop producers of the '90s, creator of countless solid party jams, heavy on the groove and quite ...
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It was never much of a contest, but with his second solo album Puff Daddy retains his crown as the biggest ego in hip-hop, if not popular music. It's an arrogance that asserts itself in the over twenty pictures included in the album booklet all with different posings and outfits, in the opening track -- "Forever Intro" -- that updates listeners with all the sordid details of Puffy's personal life, even though they'd been headlined ever since the death of Notorious B.I.G. With all this ego strutting around, Puffy's sizable production talents have consistently been underrated. The truth is, he's been one of the best hip-hop producers of the '90s, creator of countless solid party jams, heavy on the groove and quite creative for their crossover potential. Though most of the tracks on Forever are co-productions with young lieutenants from his Bad Boy organization, Puffy's productions shine through. And he's downplayed sampling obvious pop hits for the main groove of his songs, perhaps a response to the constant criticism of hip-hop fans. Puffy's also a better rapper than he used to be, almost up to the level of the MC superstars guesting here -- Jay-Z, Nas, Redman, Busta Rhymes and best of all, a few new choruses by the late Notorious B.I.G. on "Real N****." On "Is This the End Part Two," Puffy pushes Timbaland funk into light-speed, with appropriate rapping by Twista. There are no tracks as propulsive as the hits from No Way Out "It's All About the Benjamins," "Been Around the World" and the ballad track "Best Friend," which samples Christopher Cross' "Sailing," is a lame rehash of the Biggie tribute "I'll Be Missing You." The final track and first single, the Public Enemy-sampling "P.E. 2000," is an apt metaphor for Puff Daddy's second album; it's a solid production, not quite as exciting as it should be, informed by a mindset that uses hip-hop as a ladder to pop success and wealth. [Forever
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  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Bad Boy
  • UPC: 786127303421
  • Catalog Number: 73034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Puff Daddy Primary Artist
Diddy Indexed Contributor
Mark Curry Track Performer
Redman Track Performer
Nas Track Performer
Gary Bias Saxophone
Ray Brown Trumpet
Pastor Hezekiah Walker Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Mario Winans Track Performer
Carl Thomas Track Performer
Jay-Z Track Performer
Lil' Kim Track Performer
Michael "Patches" Stewart Trumpet
Twista Track Performer
Kelly Price Track Performer
Reggie C. Young Trombone
Tim McKasty Keyboards
Bizzy Bone Track Performer
Jack Knight Background Vocals
Beanie Sigel Track Performer
G. Dep Track Performer
Joe Hooker Track Performer
Cheri Dennis Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ray Brown Horn Arrangements
Busta Rhymes Contributor
Sean "Puffy" Combs Programming, Producer, Executive Producer, Creative Concept
Paul Logus Engineer
Tony Maserati Engineer
Michael Patterson Engineer, Pro-Tools
Herb Powers Mastering
Doug Wilson Engineer
Nasheim Myrick Producer
C-Lo Contributor
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander Engineer
Carlos "6 July" Broady Producer
Tom Castle Engineer
Sauce Money Contributor
Jeffrey Walker Producer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence Producer
Harve Pierre Associate Executive Producer
Christopher Wallace Executive Producer
Roger Che Engineer, Pro-Tools
Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool Producer
Ben H. Allen Engineer, Pro-Tools
G. Dep Contributor
Janet Feder Composer
Shyne Contributor
Michele DelGadio Art Direction
Jason "Jay E" Epperson Composer
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