Diddy returns to our screens and speakers with something new.
During production of his latest album, a concept and group was formed, consisting of himself, singer Kaleena and former Danity Kane vocalist Dawn Richardson, the group Dirty Money, is a edgy R&B group, a rock influenced urban group, Nirvana meets Ne-Yo style sound, nobody was sure what to expect, until now.
“I came from Heaven, Just to sing a song for you..”
The concept which Grammy winning producer Brian Michael Cox attempted to create with his R&B group ‘Dirty Rose’, however, it was not executed as well as this, With Dirty Money and the single Angels, Diddy manages to capture feeling, known for his sampling, he does no different here, the additional B.I.G verse actually provides the ‘street’ element, it captures a range of emotions and interacts with a variation of audiences, truth is, I really like it, it is subtle yet emphatic at the same time. Diddy is no stranger to marketing and he does no wrong here, Hype Williams is called upon for the directing and he pretty much mirrors the song with a visual, monotone and slow, it captures the essences of the track, you forget that Diddy is actually singing. There are some grey areas of confusion, there is a heavy portrayal of religion, which makes sense to the title ‘Angels’, yet the visuals of smoking, partying does clash but overall it manages to blend well and create a contrast that we face in every day life.
Angels has me intrigued to hear more from Dirty Money, this would be a perfect intro track for their album, but that shall all be revealed in due time, for now, Diddy has done it again, and provided us with something extremely different to listen to, from Diddy’s Phill Collins-like singing to Dawn’s sultry ad-libs, Angels might just be what the industry needs.