‘Hello Good Morning’ Dirty Money feat. T.I.

Rating: C

Diddy formed the new group Dirty Money when he announced plans for his album ‘Last Train to Paris’. The group consist of himself, Kalenna Harper, and Dawn Richards of Danity Kane. Previously the group released two singles, ‘Love Comes Down’ and ‘Angels’, both of which failed to do anything on the charts. ‘Hello Good Morning’ is the third attempt to gain some buzz and hopefully a hit single for Diddys album ‘Last Train to Paris’. The song was produced by Danja, who has had a stream of hits these past few years. The beat is honestly the strongest part of the song. The song starts out with an epic string introduction that leads into a drum section to lead into the vocals. The heavy synth lead beat is meant to get you moving, which it does quite well. T.I. again is consistent in delivering a good verse. The problem with the song is that although it has a good dance beat and features a high profile rapper it still fails to deliver. The song was written by Rico Love, who is a great song writer. He has written a number of hits in the past but sadly this is not one. The song gets more annoying as you listen to it because it repeats itself over and over again. Also the flow of the verses is not good, its too choppy and does not flow into a catchy tune. The first time around the verse sounds ok, but the problem is that it repeats three more times during the song. The chorus does not work at all, you don’t finish song the humming it. A good song will leave a lasting impression on its listener, but the impression this song leaves is forgettable. The song has a break down where Diddy raps. Diddy is not that good of a rapper and he continues to say “lets work” and “let go” over and over again in the background. He is too distracting in the song, but thats more of his style. Diddy has been criticized for being too vocal in the background for years, so at this point I think its safe to say that this is his style. The song debuted at 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 after it was preformed on American Idol. It has since fallen. I think the video will cause the song to rise a little bit, but I do not see it surpassing its peak of 34. They need to come harder than this if they want to reach the top. With artist like B.O.B. and Lady Gaga ruling the charts with their creativity and genre bending sounds, Dirty Money needs to step up their game to contend. Their previous single ‘Love Comes Down’ was much better, but for some reason it never charted. All three of the artist are talented and have proved with a previous single that they are capable of much more. Hopefully they will be able to drop a good charting single before ‘Last Train to Paris’ drops.


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