Thursday, January 13, 2011

On Repeat: Diddy Dirty Money - Ass On The Floor

In all the "Best of 2010" and "OMG KANYE GOT A 10.0" hubbub of December, some pretty stellar releases were glossed over. One such release is Last Train to Paris, the Diddy-Dirty Money (I have no idea who/what that is) album that came out December 13th, to very little fanfare, at least to my knowledge. Which is a shame, since there are a ton of fantastic bangers that would fit nicely on any year-end list. I'm sure you've heard "Hello Good Morning" a bajillion times, but that doesn't make it any less addictive, and Nicki Minaj's verse on the remix any less scintillating. There are oodles of other singles-to-be on the album, but Ass on the Floor is the hardest to rattle out of your head once it burrows itself in. I'll forgive Diddy for dressing like some S&M Spartan on the artwork, trying so hard to not look 41 it's a little silly. It's ok Diddy, Jay-Z's 41 too, just go with it. Most of Last Train to Paris plays as an interesting counterpoint to Kanye's MBDTF, as bombastic as Kanye is introspective. It may be a little shinier and more Top 40 friendly, but it's proof positive that the vast diversity of Hip-Hop in 2010 only amplified innovation.  

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