Good hip-hop producers create hot beats, beats you can dance to, rhyme over, remember.
Great hip-hop producers, however, create a sound. They have a point of view.
If you didn’t know that before, you will definitely know that now, once you catch any of the fourteen tracks that make up Press Play, Diddy’s dazzling new Bad Boy/Atlantic Records release. As Diddy and guest stars Ciara and Big Boi intone on “Wanna Move”, it’s a CD that will “get you high on music” while you “enjoy the vibe.”
And it’s a new vibe, indeed. Combining...