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April 22, 2009
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Forever in a Day
Day 26

Rating: 2 out of 5 on the black hand side

Reviewed by Joanna Hernandez

Day 26

Rhythm & Blues has given us some amazing male music groups.

These groups have given us classic albums.

When one thinks of Day 26, does classic come to mind? How about gimmick?

’Cause gimmick works for me.

The group’s latest album, “Forever in a Day,” is typical predictable Diddy.

I guess this is the perk of being reality show stars on Bad Boy, big-name producers and songwriters.

The album features producers like Bryan Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Jazze Pha, and T-Pain.

Tank and Ne-Yo are just two of the artists who helped with songwriting for the album.

Willie and Qwanell are the only members of Day 26 who participated in the songwriting process.

Dang, there are five of you — can you give us something original?

One of the best tracks on the album is “Perfectly Blind,” which fits the feel of the group and was co-written by Q’s boo Dawn.

Songs like “Bipolar” and “Girlfriend” sound awkward and messy — they don’t mix well with the group.

It’s understandable to want to try new things. Let’s just make sure they work first.

The rest of the album is basically all the same song.

This album doesn’t stand out against the classic R&B dudes we know and love.

This is just another one of Diddy’s money-makers.

Wait for the album to be on imeem — it’s not a must to take home. Besides, all your other cd’s will want to move out.

This whole Day 26, Danity Kane thing is unreal to me. Honestly, is it real? Should we take them seriously as artists?

Can we honestly say they deserve the fame and attention over artists who worked their way to the top?

A true artist is one of a kind. If Diddy can replace you at his own will, then you could be anyone who can keep up with his image.

— Joanna Hernandez

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