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We Invented the Remix is a remix album by P. Diddy and The Bad Boy Family, released on May 14, 2002. It features remixes of hit singles by artists from P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records record label. The album reached number one of the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart for a week and was later certified Platinum for shipments of over one million copies. The album 256,000 copies in its first week. The album also reached number 17 on the UK Albums Chart. The album featured the hit singles "I Need a Girl (Part 1)", which reached number two in the U.S., and "I Need a Girl (Part 2)", which reached number four, a rare occurrence of both parts of the same song both becoming big hits. This was the last album Bad Boy would release under the Arista Records label.

We Invented the Remix
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ReleasedMay 14, 2002
P. Diddy and The Bad Boy Family chronology
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Singles from We Invented the Remix
  1. "I Need a Girl (Part One)"
    Released: February 26, 2002
  2. "I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
    Released: May 21, 2002
  3. "Special Delivery (Remix)"
    Released: 2002

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]
HipHopDX     [2]

Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic praised the album for crafting a collection of top-notch producers and guest artists to create sure-fire hits that are better than those from The Saga Continues..., concluding that "As a result, We Invented the Remix confirms Combs' return to the top of the urban music world after a few years of struggle."[1] Wise Q of HipHopDX also praised the tracks for the producers and guest artists that come up with their own interpretation but questioned if Diddy can keep his remix formula going without losing any creative steam.[2] Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews said that despite great remixes of "Special Delivery" and "I Need a Girl", he criticized P. Diddy's involvement on the album for making terrible choices to songs that were both unoriginal and pointless, concluding that "If anything it proves that some songs DON'T need a remix, and even those that do should be given better treatment than the selection was here. If you can't find the album on sale or at a comparable price it's just not a good investment. The only thing P. Diddy "Invented" here was a mediocre album."[3]

Track listingEdit

# Title Length Featured Artists Producer(s)
1 "Intro" 0:51 Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for The Hitmen
2 "Special Delivery" (Remix) 4:34 G-Dep, Ghostface Killah, Keith Murray & Craig Mack EZ Elpee
3 "I Need a Girl (Part Two)" 4:46 Ginuwine, Mario Winans & Loon Sean "P. Diddy" Combs & Mario Winans for The Hitmen
4 "Bad Boy for Life" (Remix) 4:37 M.O.P. & Busta Rhymes Megahertz
5 "I Need a Girl (Part One)" 4:26 Usher & Loon Sean "P. Diddy" Combs & Mario Winans for The Hitmen
6 "The Remix Phenomenon" (Interlude) 1:14 Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for The Hitmen
7 "Unfoolish" (Remix) 3:13 The Notorious B.I.G. & Ashanti Irv Gotti & 7 Aurelius
8 "Dance with Me/Peaches & Cream" (Remix) 4:57 112, Ludacris & Beanie Sigel Daron Jones
9 "No More Drama" (Remix) 4:04 Mary J. Blige Sean "P. Diddy" Combs & Mario Winans for The Hitmen
10 "So Complete" (Remix) 4:37 Cheri Dennis Sean "P. Diddy" Combs & Mario Winans for The Hitmen, Buckwild
11 "Notorious B.I.G." (Remix) 3:41 The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil' Kim Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie for The Hitmen
12 "That's Crazy" (Remix) 4:39 Black Rob, Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg & G-Dep Sean "P. Diddy" Combs & Mario Winans for The Hitmen
13 "Woke Up in the Morning" (Remix) 6:04 Carl Thomas & The Notorious B.I.G. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Mario Winans, & Harve "Joe Hooker" Pierre for The Hitmen
14 "You Gets No Love" (Remix) 4:37 G-Dep & Faith Evans Sean "P. Diddy" Combs & Mario Winans for The Hitmen

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 2
Top Canadian Albums 8


  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "We Invented the Remix - Diddy". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Wise Q (May 17, 2002). "P. Diddy Presents - We Invented The Remix". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (May 18, 2002). "P. Diddy :: We Invented the Remix :: Bad Boy Records/Arista". RapReviews. Retrieved September 1, 2016.

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