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"Angels"
Single by Diddy featuring Dirty Money & The Notorious B.I.G.
from the album Last Train to Paris
Released November 3, 2009[1]
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre R&B
Length 5:13
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Joseph Cartegna, Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, Dawn Richards, Kalenna Harper, Rick Ross (remix only)
Producer Rob Holladay
Diddy singles chronology
"Imma Put It on Her"
(2009)
"Angels"
(2009)
"Love Come Down"
(2009)

"Angels" is the lead single from Diddy's upcoming studio album Last Train to Paris released on November 3, 2009 through Bad Boy Records. The song features Diddy-formed group Dirty Money and late rapper The Notorious B.I.G..[2]

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Background

The song was originally leaked on the internet on June 23, 2009. The leak was suppressed the next day by Diddy. The song samples the instrumentation from the 1993 song "Bad Bad Man" by Fat Joe. The beat was also used in 1997 song "Where I'm From" by Jay-Z. The Notorious B.I.G.'s verse comes from his song "My Downfall" off of his second album Life After Death. In this song, Diddy makes use of the Autotune effects for his verses. The only parts rapped in the song are by The Notorious B.I.G.

Remixes & Freestyles

The official remix features an intro & 2 verses by Rick Ross, it was leaked on November 19, 2009 with Ross have one verse replacing The Notorious B.I.G.'s rap verses, it was heard on the trailer of the January 2010 apocalyptic fantasy movie, Legion which was released on December 31, 2009. The final version with Ross's 2nd verse was leaked on January 15, 2010, the day of the video's release.

Freestyles were made by Lupe Fiasco, Raekwon, Tony Yayo & Kid Cudi.

Chamillionaire recorded a song called "Pursuit of Cream" off the beat for this song.

Music Video

The music video was filmed in black-and-white scenes, it features Diddy walking and riding a motorcycle around the neighborhood of New York City.

Dirty Money's other personnel, Kalenna and Danity Kane's Dawn Richard, are captured making appearances in the video directed by Hype Williams.

The music video for the remix was shot on December 30, 2009 at Miami, Florida & was premiered on 106 & Park January 15, 2010. The video is directed by Parris. A 0:55 preview of the music video was released on January 13, 2010. Busta Rhymes & DJ Khaled made appearances on the video & the preview.

References

3. http://notorious.my1.ru/index/diddy_last_train_to_paris/0-99 Официальная Русская стараница альбома

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