How did Day26 go from the seemingly effortless cool of this:
…to this trendy cacophonous mess (with Yung Joc, no less):
1. Willie is the only one who looks good, but he should never sing lead. Ditto for Q. Ironically, if you had told me that Day26 would shift from the next 112 to the next Pretty Ricky, I'da told you that vocally Willie and Q would be perfect for such thin melodies. I was wrong. They have zero vocal authority. In Willie's case, it's particularly sad because….so.pretty.
2. Yung Joc.
3. Robert's hair.
4. Brian is singing way too hard.
5. Puffy's presence
6. Y'all ain't puttin it on nobody. Seriously – what swag they had on Got Me Going is completely absent here. Is this even the same group? Aren't you supposed to be better with the next album? Even reliable Brian, who has video charisma to spare, ain't bringin it.
7. This song is beneath their talents. I don't necessarily think they needed to stick with what worked on the last album, but chasing a radio and club hit (I'm lookin at you, Willie) only works if its good. This ain't it. And who mixed the vocals? Geez. This is truly awful.
Had to comment on this because I was actually physically ill when I saw this mess last week.They should have named this song “Cliche, A Bad Boy Anthem.” The setting, the lyrics, the girls, the track, Young Joc, Diddy, all of it. Run of the mill, I wanna club hit cliche. Willie’s nasal thing is sexy but completely uninteresting. Frankly, vocally, I need more Robert in my life. Period. If this is what the album is going to be, Diddy strikes again! Destroying perfectly talented, interesting, promising black groups is his calling.