Hot Product

Bad Boys

'Boys' Will Be Boys

DiddySean "P. Diddy" Combs likes to think big. So when the entertainment mogul decided to relaunch his Bad Boy Records with new distributing partner Universal Records, he determined that it would be with an album that he predicts will be "the biggest soundtrack of the year." That album is "Bad Boys II," due in stores this week as the first soundtrack ever released by the Bad Boy label.

The album boasts an all-star list of multi-platinum artists, including Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg.

Combs says, "I don't usually ask people for a lot of favors, but I called in a lot of favors to do this soundtrack. My friends really helped me out. An artist like Justin Timberlake had never done a soundtrack song before this one. This album also has collaborations that you can't find anywhere else."

Those collaborations include Nelly and P. Diddy featuring Murphy Lee on "Shake Ya Tail Feather"; the Notorious B.I.G. and 50 Cent on "Realest N!##@S"; Snoop Dogg featuring Loon on "Gangsta Shit"; Fat Joe and P. Diddy on "Girl I'm a Bad Boy"; and P. Diddy, Lenny Kravitz, and Pharrell on "Show Me Your Soul."

Reteaming Smith and Martin Lawrence, "Bad Boys II" finds the pair once again playing detectives investigating a drug ring in Miami. The film will open July 18 in U.S. theaters.