Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wasted no time pulling out the big guns for his first release under the Universal Music banner.
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wasted no time pulling out the big guns for his first release under the Universal Music banner. The soundtrack to the summer sequel "Bad Boys II" has more stars than the film itself. Lead single "La-La-La (Excuse Me Again)," a remix of Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss," is a hypnotic party track that is representative of much of the album. Combs, who serves as one of the set's executive producers, steps out from behind the boards on several tracks. He teams with Nelly and Murphy Lee for the infectious "Shake Ya Tailfeather." Elsewhere, Combs rocks out with Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams and Loon on ultra-funky "Show Me Your Soul." Other highlights include Mary J. Blige's "Didn't Mean," Freeway's street anthem "Flipside" and the previously unreleased Notorious B.I.G. and 50 Cent collaboration "Realest N*ggas." The set debuts at No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200.—RH