We Invented the Remix

We Invented the Remix

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by Diddy
     
 

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While dance music veterans such as Jellybean Benitez (Madonna, Whitney Houston) and Shep Pettibone (George Michael, Janet Jackson) might dispute Sean "P. Diddy" Combs's immodest

Overview

While dance music veterans such as Jellybean Benitez (Madonna, Whitney Houston) and Shep Pettibone (George Michael, Janet Jackson) might dispute Sean "P. Diddy" Combs's immodest claim in this disc's title, few can deny that the rapper, producer, and Bad Boy Records CEO helped transport the remix beyond the dance floor and onto mainstream radio. Ever ready for a reason to celebrate, Diddy has compiled the self-congratulatory We Invented the Remix, a companion of sorts to 1998's boastful Bad Boy's Greatest Hits. The disc's highlights include several of early 2002's hottest remixes: a version of Ashanti's red-hot "Foolish" entitled "Unfoolish," featuring Notorious B.I.G.; Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part Two)," featuring Ginuwine; a remix of G. Dep's "Special Delivery," featuring Ghostface Killah, Craig Mack, and Keith Murray; and a special reunion of P. Diddy and his former protégée Mary J. Blige on the "No More Drama" remix. Glaringly absent, however, is the party-startin' remix of Mr. Cheeks' "Lights, Camera, Action!" featuring Diddy and Missy Elliott. Perhaps the shrewd Diddy is saving that cut for his next praiseworthy compilation.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs isn't your standard remixer. He doesn't just alter the beats of his songs; he re-writes his songs -- new beats, new vocalists, new lyrics, new everything. Of course, Combs doesn't actually do this himself. Rather, he outsources the work to his roster of producers (the Hit Men) and some of the biggest names in urban music. So, even if you question Combs' artistry, it's difficult to question his hitmaking ability. Money doesn't seem to be an issue for Combs. He wants to make hit songs, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to do so, whether that means bringing in superstars like Usher or hiring sure-fire producers like Irv Gotti. And he indeed offers many songs on We Invented the Remix that are chart-topping quality, in particular the two versions of "I Need a Girl" and the Ashanti/Notorious B.I.G. duet "Unfoolish." In fact, in many ways, We Invented the Remix is better than Combs' previous album, The Saga Continues. Most every song here was -- or became -- a hit, and the abundance of guests spare you We Invented the Remix's weakest characteristic, Combs himself. He seems much more reserved here than he had on The Saga Continues, and since this album is of a modest length at only 12 songs, there isn't much space for filler. As a result, We Invented the Remix confirms Combs' return to the top of the urban music world after a few years of struggle.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2002
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0786127306224
catalogNumber:
73062

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean "Puffy" Combs   Primary Artist
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Craig Mack   Track Performer
Mary J. Blige   Track Performer
Busta Rhymes   Track Performer
Mario Winans   Track Performer
Keith Murray   Track Performer
Carl Thomas   Track Performer
Francesco Romano   Guitar
Ghostface Killah   Track Performer
Ginuwine   Track Performer
Missy Elliott   Track Performer
Robert Ross   Track Performer
Beanie Sigel   Track Performer
Ludacris   Track Performer
Puff Daddy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmy Jam   Producer
Terry Lewis   Producer
Paul Logus   Vocal Producer
Michael Patterson   Engineer
Rob Paustian   Engineer
Michael Angelo Saulsberry   Producer
Faith Evans   Producer
Francesco Romano   Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Remixing
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Producer
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander   Engineer
Irv Gotti   Producer
Daron Jones   Producer
Luis Diaz   Engineer
Stephen Dent   Engineer
Jason Rea   Engineer
Roger Che   Engineer
Kamel Abdo   Engineer
Dave Poler   Engineer
J. Garfield   Programming
Teddy Davis   Engineer

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We Invented the Remix 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can't deny mr. PD is the illest no one reallest, Once again he makes music history, buy having the biggest debut of a remix album. Plenty of good songs to make you shake it fast shake it fast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
yo, this cat from NY has once proven that through god, anything is possible. NAd P-diddy is the man right now!!! I listened to track three, and I was hooked ever sence. The whole album is just crazy. I mean he got mad peopel on the album, just representing to the fullest. I advise anybody to go and cop the album before its to late, the man got mad skills, and shows it all through the album. Holla
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the songs espcially the one ''I need a girl'' part one it was so good to listen to a good song .
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS ALBUM IS OFF THE HEEZEE FOSHEEZEE! YOU GOT TO GO GET THIS JOINT ASAP! YOU ARE A FOOL IF YOU DON'T! HOLLA
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album was pretty tight because the song ''I Need A Girl'' is a real loud jam. It brings a sense of love and ''togetherness'' amongst people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was cool :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
P.Diddy...you invented the sample. Go collaborate with Cash Money records.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big P.Diddy fan, but this album is pretty darn good! I really like the hip hop beats created in each of the tracks on this CD. It's something that I would bump in my car with the bass turned all the way up. If I were to have P.Diddy in my face right now, I would have to ask to shake the man's hand. He is really talented and this is, in my opinion one of his best works. My ears thank him as well. To anyone who is into the hip hop style, I recommend this CD. Plus on the disc you can find an mpeg video as a bonus feature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
u gots to get a copy of this album. Haters (pls don't lie, you just got to mess with it cos the album's so tight). Give this young black male his props!!! One BadBoy4Life Dapsy
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shawn this is an awsome Cd. I enjoy every thing on it and my friends do to. I have always loved your music and i think you are very cute.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got the ''We Invented the Remix'' CD today and let me tell you!!! This is one of tha best CDs i have purchased in a long time. P. Diddy took a bunch of hot tracks and remixed em all. When a songs remixed, it dont necessarily mean that u takin' a perfectly good song and ruinin' it- you just makin' it different na mean? People like variety and P. Diddy gave you a lotta that wit this cd. All yall that aint have it already betta cop that!!! ~Tricky J
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well what do you expect from P. Diddy? Lyrically weak ''MC'' with no mic skills and topics which rarely go beyond money and clothes. He's made a name for himself by ripping other artists' music, as opposed to making his own. This album is no different except for the fact that it's even more dull and unemotional than what we've come to expect from this wannabe rapper. To summarize the new album, which has only been played once by me, it consists of weak lyrics, recycled old music, and a whole lot of boring. Not worth your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best of the best fellas, you can't go wrong here. I got this CD the day it came out and it has not left my CD player sense. This heres a must buy! ~Holla
Guest More than 1 year ago
this CD is wack no skills just ghostface and Biggie the only one real MC's... go spend your money on snapples...
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