Whatever your opinion on his antics and boozy tomfoolery, you cannot deny that Diddy is one of the smartest dudes out there, a business-wise producer and (mostly) concise A&R. And getting Ross and Minaj to co-sign his latest single was the savviest thing he could have done at this juncture: on his fourth album, Ross is emerging as an unlikely rap king, and prior to her first, Minaj is unequivocally its queen. If you have any doubts, listen to both of them set this track ablaze—and if you aren't won over by their verses (hater!), consider the fact that Nicki is dressed like Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and bow the hell down.
June 21, 2010