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    Posted on Sep 30, 2015

    P. Diddy's "I Need A Girl (Part One)" Was The Best R&B Song Of The Early 2000s

    I need a girl to ride, ride, ride.

    Diddy — Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy — has been blessing us with his talents since the '90s, but he truly owned the aughts.

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    Remember when he coined the term "bitchassness" on Making The Band? I still use it to this day.

    Anyway, in 2002, Diddy gave us "I Need A Girl (Part One)", which is probably the best R&B song of the '00s.

    It begins with a thoughtful Diddy taking off his sunglasses and staring into the camera.

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    Then fades into a party...

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    ...where a pensive Usher stands alone surrounded by beautiful ladies.

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    Oh, and there's a random room somewhere and Diddy and Usher are just in there dancing.

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    Then Diddy starts to talk about how unfulfilled his love life is. He needs a wife, not some regular-ass girl.

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    Do Tiffany and Nancy know this?

    Usher has to take off his sunglasses because things are getting serious.

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    Do you know what it's like trying to find the perfect girl, YOUR SOULMATE?

    He also does this thing.

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    And, in true early 2000s Usher fashion, lifts his shirt.

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    THIRST TRAP!

    Oh shit! Remember Loon?!

    There's so much going on in this video. For instance, Carl Thomas's turtleneck and hat game.

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    I recently went on a search for the perfect turtleneck and, apparently, this guy has them all.

    Usher takes off his sunglasses again!

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    Maybe because he realizes wearing sunglasses inside makes no damn sense.

    There's this little move, which I am so obsessed with.

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    Then Diddy spends the last half of the song singing about a woman who is probably Jennifer Lopez.

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    I mean, let's be real.

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    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

    Take a little time out of your day to relive this beautiful moment in music history.

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