Bad Boy’s Da Band Too Hot for T.V.

Bad Boy’s Da Band Too Hot for T.V.

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Let’s get down to the nitty grit-tay. I refuse to bitch about the current state of hip-hop, where truly gifted artists are lost beneath the steaming mounds of crap. Okay, well I guess I just did. Even more troubling is how quickly a few nobodies can be transformed into hip-hop stars with just a little bling-bling courtesy of Jacob the Jeweler, a few heart-to-hearts with P. Diddy and a whole lot of pre-paid national exposure. Taking a cue from the cookie-cutter selection process of American Idol and MTV’s Making the Band (which brought us the incomparable O-Town), Diddy’s Making the Band 2 plucked six “lucky” winners with varying degrees of talent off the street for Bad Boy’s Da Band. Complete with countless “big-ups” to MTV, Bad Boy, “band” members who never made Da Band, and obligatory interludes, the resulting Too Hot For T.V. sounds a hell of a lot like your typical hip-hop album. There are a few catchy joints (“Why,” off the Bad Boys II soundtrack, the Wyclef Jean-produced “Do You Know,” and “My Life,” though I have no idea how “Cheers to Me Mr. Bentley” found its way into the mix), and the mish-mash of styles (including the smooth R&B of Sara and the reggae-rap of troublemaker Dylan) works occasionally, but it’s just simply not as much fun as watching how far Puff’s minions will go for cheesecake, er, fame.

Release Date
October 1, 2003
Label
Bad Boy
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