On the whole I like Puffy but his record as far as making real stars hasn’t been so good as of late, well with that whole “The Band” debacle. Diddy has always been a great judge of talent but I was starting to think he had lost the magic. Then I saw MTB4 and while impressed I still wasn’t sure.
Then I heard the album. I went out and picked it up on the day it dropped and it has been in my car ever since. I mean this is a HOT album. When it comes to music, especially a group I am always skeptical and combine that with the TV show and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
The album opens up with a sexy joint called “I’m the reason”, a ballad letting a special lady know exactly why she is feeling the way she is feeling. Next, is the smash single “Got Me Going”. From there the album delivers track after track of just smoothness. I have to say I listen to this CD straight through but my favorite track is number 10 “Since You’ve Been Gone”. Man , on that one there them boys don’t just sing, they sang. It’s a song about someone that you cared about leaving, all I know is that joint is just hot.
The only bad thing about the album is that it is mostly Robert and Brian on a lot of the tracks. You really hear very little from Mike while Q and Willie do make their presence felt when they get the chance. I would have liked to see more from the other members but I understand on a debut album you have to go with what you know will sell and this one should sell because its that good, but next time I do want to see more vocal variety.
On a whole this was just a brilliant album. I know a lot of you out there have been skeptical about picking up this album, but I am telling you right now pick it up, you won’t be disappointed.