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According to the press release
Disney-MGM Studios will be the host site of the Walt Disney World Florida Classic "FAN DAY." The fun- filled day of Fandemonium salutes alumni and fans in town for the Walt Disney World Florida Classic and will get kicked-off at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. This is the second year Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) has celebrated FAN DAY with its Guests and fans before the legendary football game between Bethune- Cookman College and Florida A&M University on November 18.
Guests will be greeted by a "tailgate party" featuring entertainment as they enter the park and Doug Banks of the nationally-syndicated, Doug Banks Morning Show, will serve as master of ceremony for the day's festivities.
The afternoon heats up as the award-winning rival marching bands, The Pride of B-CC and the Marching 100 of FAMU, demonstrate their showmanship and musical talents as they lead the Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade during Steppin' in the Park at 3 p.m. The Fandemonium continues later in the day when Bad Boy Entertainment Recording Artist Danity Kane (MTV's Making the Band 3) perform their new hit record, "Showstopper."
From the press release
Music Choice®, the leading, multi-platform music network, today announced that DIDDY, one of today’s most powerful forces in music, would be the featured ‘Artist of the Month’ in November on Music Choice On Demand. This multi-platform promotional program, reaching millions of music fans through their TVs, PCs and cell phones, takes an unprecedented look at the life of one of today’s most focused, creative artists and highly successful business executives. DIDDY’s music video “Bad Boy For Life” and the video “Come To Me,” his blockbuster first single/video from his new #1 album Press Play will be available for viewing thru the month of November, along with an extensive collection of music videos from a variety of hot recording artists from Bad Boy Records, one of the industry’s hottest labels. Music Choice On Demand viewers will be asked to vote for their favorite Bad Boy artist’s music video (“Mo Money,” “Mo Problems,” “I Need a Girl” and “Big Poppa”) by recording their vote at http://www.musicchoice.com/aom. The results will be posted throughout the month on the Music Choice R&B/Hip Hop audio channel.
A BEST OF BAD BOY Hot Video List, featuring music videos from Danity Kane, Cassie, Young Joc and DIDDY, will also be offered on Music Choice On Demand throughout the month of November to watch whenever—and however often—at no charge.
The exclusive content includes two unique shows: MAKING OF THE MOGUL and DIDDY NAKED, produced by and for Music Choice On Demand. MAKING OF THE MOGUL features DIDDY sharing the secrets of his success, while his colleagues in the music business answer the burning question, “What is it that makes DIDDY, well DIDDY?” In addition, through his responses to candid questions from fans on the street, DIDDY reveals some of his inner most thoughts on DIDDY NAKED.
There will also be a mobile platform to the DIDDY Artist of the Month program in November. DIDDY will be Sprint's featured artist from November 1 thru November 15th with the Music Choice channel featuring a DIDDY/Bad Boy music video each day, along with behind–the-scenes footage from DIDDY’s photo shoot, clips from DIDDY’s hosting of a freestyle content and Bad Boy artist features. Warner Music will also be offering exclusive DIDDY content to Sprint customers during the artist promotion.
In addition to the content available on Music Choice On Demand, the No. 1 free video-on-demand service in the country, the Music Choice non-stop audio music service, which reaches 30 million homes nationwide, will feature a wide selection of audio tracks from DIDDY’s early days through today.
From Monsters and Critics.com
He said: "I'm thinking of hooking up with Jay-Z and Diddy. I reckon a rap would be great in one of my songs."
The video just premiered. It's a nice video. I wonder what songs were on the vinyl at the start of the video. You can watch it at http://trl.mtv.com
exclusively for a little while.
Diddy also performed on Star Academy. He performed I'll Be Missing You
with the chorus sung by a contestant named Dominique and he performed Come to Me
with another contestant named Cynthia. Dominique was fine, but Cynthia didn't really fit the song.
Via diddy dav at BadBoyForever.com
Check out video of Cassie performing "Me & U"
on Star Academy, which is an American Idol sort of program in France. She takes turns with a contestant on the show named Elfy.
Via diddy dav at BadBoyForever.com
Old, old video featuring Diddy (who remixed the track, along with Tone Capone) on the intro. Watch below.
The video for Yung Joc's 3rd single, "1st Time" will premiere on BET with an Access Granted special at 8:00 PM on November 1.
Via badboyforever44 at BadBoyForever.com
Clinton Sparks has added a new song to his site
(bottom right menu) called "Reminisce (Clinton Sparks Blend)" by Diddy. Free download. It's a cool Biggie/Diddy tribute mix.
According to Bad Boy
, Cassie will be performing in Boston at 6:30 PM on 10/29 at a WJMN Monster Jam concert. Unfortunately, though, it looks sold out
From Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
B5 in concert, 5 p.m. Nov. 4, Lawrence Arena. The five Breeding brothers from Atlanta, known as B5, craft teen pop/R&B in the 'N Sync mode. The group released their self-titled debut album last year on Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label.
Check out the Volusia County Fair site
for more info.
Via SeanJohn at BadBoyForever.com
AllHipHop.com has details
. Basically, they have eached launch their own label and they are working on a movie.
Via BabyKhris at BadBoyForever.com
Not sure how old or new this is (it's recent, at least, as it's after the "Press Play" promo tour), but Aggie News Online has an interview with Ness
Q: Back to the tour with P.Diddy, what you like most about this touring?
E. Ness: It’s real hard-work man. With Diddy he’s a major artist, so his accomplishments reflect what he’s done and all the records he sold. He has a major campaign behind him and he got the key to every city. His day starts at 4:00 A.m., he does all the morning shows, visit schools and just make the people love him. He just loves the people and he’s just on the grind promoting this new album “Press Play”. I got the opportunity to be on it and he’s just making it pop-off like that. He works 24/7 around the clock and I can’t even keep up with him. By the time he gets ready for bed he might have to get up and do it all over again, so he’s lucky if he might get four hours of sleep.
He mentions that he is on "Diddy Rock" on Press Play. He is a credited writer on the track, so that is probably what he means.
According to their MySpace
10/29 @ 7pm
4500 N. Detroit Ave.
The entry also says that all of the tickets from the 9/12 cancelled concert date will be accepted at the door. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster for $25, as well.
Biggie was featured pretty heavily in the Holloween episode of South Park. Or at least, their ... comedic impression of him. Basically, the story is that you can summon The Notorious B.I.G. by saying "Biggie Smalls" three times while looking into a mirror. Not the most favorable impression, but there aren't really favorable impressions on South Park, I don't think. Cartman recites some song lyrics, as does another character. Had it's moments.
Via Fattboi at Notorious Online
As was reported before, Diddy is in at #1
with 170,500 (171,000 overall). Yung Joc, the iron man, keeps going with another 12,000, giving him 788,600 in all, in at #76. Cassie is at #167, selling 5,600 copies (249,600).
Edit: Commenter jo mentioned that Danity Kane was missing. That's true. They must be in there somewhere, but I don't know where, sorry.
Wow. "Come to Me" jumped again, up another 9 spots to #9 on the charts. "Show Stopper" fell one spot down to #13. "I Know You See It" fell 7 spots to #29. "Tell Me" debuts at #62. Also debuting is "Long Way to Go" in at #97. "Me & U" has finally fallen off the charts after peaking at #3 and staying on there for 27 weeks. Very nice run.
For those curious, that makes 9 singles that have charted on the Hot 100 this year for Bad Boy. That is T3rd for the best Bad Boy has had. The best year in that regard was 2001 with 11. 1997 would be 2nd with 10. And then 2006 would be tied with 1998 with 9. For anyone curious, the worst years were 2005 and 2002 with 2 each. For this count, singles were associated with the year that their album came out.
Watch the MTV special I talked about
I like the part where Aasim raises his voice a bit and also I like this quote from Will.I.Am, talking about Diddy: "You could be sitting on a pot of gold, he'll still send you off searching." Well worth watching.
Diddy.com has some videos that you can't find elsewhere
. They are making of videos for Sean John and for Unforgivable. Good stuff.
A warning, though: there is brief nudity in the Unforgivable video.
You can listen to it and download it from her MySpace
I received by Best Buy copy of "Press Play" today and when I listened to the bonus disc, I was surprised to find that "Get Off" is actually different from the previously circulated "Get Off" or "Gettin' Off". Although the credit is given to Sean C. and LV of Grind Music, Diddy doesn't say their names like he did in the previous version. In this one, he mentions DJ Booman, who appears to have produced it. Same words, but entirely different backing music.
Update: according to DJ Booman's MySpace
, this is an official remix. You can listen to it on his MySpace
. Except that the one on the bonus disc is a little different in that it has some new vocals. It doesn't say "Sean C., LV", it says "Booman", etc.
According to Diddy's MySpace
, the video for "Tell Me" will premiere on TRL on MTV on October 30. Making the Video will come later at 6:30 PM on the same day.
AllHipHop.com reports that "Press Play" will debut at #1
The Bad Boy hit streak continues this year as label head Sean "Diddy" Combs' solo album Press Play lands at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.
The disc moved over 176,000 units in its first week, besting releases from Evanescence (The Open Door), JoJo (The High Road), Dierks Bentley (Long Trip Alone) and Ruben Studdard (The Return ).
Congrats to everyone involved. You have to go all the way back for 1997 to find a year where Bad Boy had at least 2 #1 albums.
AllHipHop.com's Rumors section
If you pay attention to the credits at the end of these shows, you will see that Diddy and Russell Simmons have been doing work in the TV world. In fact, they are making tremendous strides with stellar shows like "Run's House." I heard a rumor that Russ and Diddy are quite possibly going to take it to the next level. I heard they might be working on another label venture that will be based in Atlanta. So far, I have been unable to find information on this, so it could be a silly rumor. It could also be that base of power needed in the industry. Stay tuned…
Again, rumor, rumor, rumor... meaning, probably not true. But, I wanted to go ahead and mention it, anyway.
You can read it here
Putting together Press Play has been a long process for P. Diddy. After relatively average sales for 2001’s The Saga Continues album, Diddy decided to focus on growing his other businesses (i.e. clothing line Sean John, record label Bad Boy records etc), taking a break, and even working on a dance album called Divided Souls with some of dance music’s hottest producers, which has since been put on the back-burner. ...
“A lot of time when you get somebody’s iPod, you’re shocked because you’re like, ‘this person listens to Coldplay, Tupac and Garth Brooks?,” he laughs. “People like all types of music and all types of things. You look at what’s going on in the UK in the underground hip hop, grime, garage, and drum‘n’bass scenes. I mean my iPod is full of things from dance music to movie scores to James Brown… there are so many things that are in my head. I wanted to be able to express all that without being all over the place, and still make it hip hop – that’s what I tried to do.
mp3.com has an interview with Pharoahe Monch
. He mentions that Bad Boy offered him a deal and he also talks about "The Future":
mp3.com: OK. I've never heard another emcee copy your style verbatim, and [The Future] made me wonder if ghostwriting is something you've done often over the years?
PM: Nah. It's the first time I did it. One, because Puff called me in. He was like, "Yo, let me hear what you're working on." I played him some of my s***. He was blown away. I was like, "Wow. I didn't think he was going to respond like that." He played me the beats that he had, which was like Alchemist and Kanye and Denaun Porter and Havoc. And I was like, "Holy s***." Like, he has some real thorough beats. Being the psycho Scorpio that I am and knowing that he's a Scorpio, it was fulfilling to take the job to get to see what goes on behind the scenes of a mogul for my own crazy curiosity, you know.
mp3.com: And what did you see when you stared into that realm?
PM: The number one thing is there are lots of women. Number one thing is he appreciated my work ethic in the studio. But on the flip side, I appreciated his work ethic, period. Like, dude doesn't sleep. I never seen him sleep. I'm pretty sure he got sleep somehow somewhere, but.
Via Nah Right
The Jamaica Observer reports
that Elephant Man is on a remix to "Come to Me" and that "sources close to Elephant Man [say] plans for a video of the Come To Me remix are fast progressing."
The dates, from AllHipHop.com
November 22: Miami, Florida – American Airlines Arena
November 24: Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
November 25: Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center
November 26: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
December 1: Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
December 2: St. Louis, MO – Savvis Center
December 3: Kansas City, MO – Kemper Arena
December 8: Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
December 10: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
December 21: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
December 22: Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
December 23: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
December 26: Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
December 28: Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
December 29: Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
December 30: Baltimore, MD -1st Mariner
December 31: D.C. – Verizon Center
You can watch it at RWD
. Some adult content in there, obviously, so you have been warned.
Via Official Bad Boy
N.C. Central University's Lyceum Committee, 100 Black Women and VOX are sponsoring a lecture by Sister Souljah at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the LeRoy T. Walker Complex. ...
The lecture is open to the general public and admission is free. For more information, call (919) 530-7452
Sister Souljah is the Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs, Inc.
This picture on her MySpace page
leads us to believe that she has done a photoshoot for GQ Magazine.
Cox News Service has a quick interview with Diddy
Q. Were you surprised when Justin Timberlake came out with a record talking about bringing "sexy" back? Particularly since for years you've been talking about throwing parties for the sexy, being part of the grown and sexy, even mentioning in your Proactiv commercial that you were "preserving your sexy."
(Laughs) I know. Who knew "sexy" had gone away and needed to be brought back? Naaaw, I mean, I was cool with it. I don't get really caught up into stuff like that. I love the record. I like his work ethic.
Diddy was on 106 & Park tonight (as he has been all week for Diddy week).
He performed. It was the best performance I've seen on the "Press Play" promo tour. He performed the first two verses from "We Gon' Make It" followed by "I Am (Interlude)". Very nice performance.
One thing I found myself thinking while watching it, is "How often is Clinton Sparks in a suit?" :)
After it, he was on the 106 & Park couch and he brought the winner of Freestyle Friday up to the couch to sit with him and he gave the guy a $1,000 Sean John gift certificate.
According to BET
, that's what is happening tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET.
Via Torontosfynest at BadBoyForever.com
"Diddy Makes an Album" is on MTV right now. Not sure when it will be on again.
From PR inside
He says, "There's a couple of songs on the new album about my relationship with Kim: PARTNERS FOR LIFE, a story about how I met her, and this other song called AFTER LOVE.
"I'll be in the studio playing that song for her, like, 'Baby, I made this song for you.' She's like, 'You don't have to make no more songs for me. What you could do for me is start being the best man you can be.'"
As I was updating the release history page
, there were a few things I noticed that I wanted to mention.
Aasim arranged a lot of Diddy's vocals.
D. Woods (from Danity Kane) is on intro vocals for "Come to Me." I believe she's the one saying "Relax your mind, let your conscience be free..." and "It's Bad Boy, b****".
"Everything I Love" is Kanye West's first production credit on a Bad Boy album.
It says that Betty Wright has "Intro Vocals" on "Last Night," but I don't hear any.
Our release production history page
has been updated through the release of "Press Play".
I just received the limited edition
, so I wanted to talk about it.
Basically, it's a black, hard cover book with the Press Play logo on it. Inside are pictures from a photoshoot that tell a vague story. Diddy in the club, meets girl, they're into each other, they go back to his/her room (whatever) and... stuff happens... and then Diddy is praying. As a warning, there is slight nudity (the girl's butt).
After that, we have the album credits and then the actual CD. It's a neat thing.
Also, there is an insert. One side is an ad for Sean John at Macy's. The other side says that B5, Cheri Dennis, 8 Ball & MJG, Jordan McCoy and Boyz N Da Hood are coming soon.
Diddy's MySpace has a picture
from the set of his upcoming video for "Tell Me", the second single off of "Press Play".
Tonight we'll find out how the girls do without cameras and pre-fab plotlines when they headline the Louisville Palace, with Code Red opening (8 p.m., $26.50, $29.50).
I watched it. It wasn't bad. I liked the "I'll Be Missing You" performance better than "Come to Me." Was Danity Kane actually singing? I wasn't sure.
Just watched it. Interesting program. It said that it was done on July 22 from 12:00 PM to 6:30 AM. I guess he really doesn't sleep. lol A couple of details:
Regarding the charity basketball game where 9 died. He said that everyone left, ran out of there and he was alone, performing mouth to mouth. And he said that he definitely thought about killing himself.
He said that the night before Biggie died, he recorded a record where he said "Bad Boys don't die, we multiply" and it felt strange to him for some reason.
The latest Billboard
Hot 100 chart is out.
"Show Stopper" continues to fight back up the chart, moving up 4 spots to #12. "Come to Me" is back at it as well, jumping 10 spots from #28 to #18! That's a high for Press Play's first single. "I Know You See It" holds firm at #22. "Me & U" is down 3 spots to #45. "It's Goin' Down" has finally fallen off of the chart, after reaching #3 and lasting 28 weeks. Excellent run.
Diddy talked with MTV about his influences in creating "Press Play"
"Conceptually, that was something in the back of my head: 'How do I move people? How do I use voices? How do I stay in my lane?' I'm good when I play a role as an orchestrator and give you different things. When you hear the unique backgrounds and the horns and the percussion, it gives you a unique thing. I pride myself on being a great entertainer."
If you'd like to enter in the contest where Diddy will plan and host a party for you, you can enter now at BET.com
meandmuzic on YouTube
has posted an MTV documentary type of program called "It's All About the Backstage: Puffy and the Family On Tour" which takes you behind the scenes of the major tour back in '97. Watch parts 1
On the video, I saw Diddy, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, Carl Thomas, 112, Lil' Cease, Usher, The LOX, Black Rob and (I think) Kelly Price. Faith Evans must have been in there somewhere, as well. What a tour.
Via jim_bean at Notorious Online
Not too much to say. It wasn't a bad performance. They said that they will be going on tour with Christina Aguilera in a few months.
has a new track called "Your Girl is Back" that you can download. There is also a track called "Toss Da Paper (Remix)" that you can download, as well.
You may have noticed that Hip Hop Galaxy
is reporting that Diddy is "facing" a lawsuit from producers and writers that worked on Bad Boy projects. They list "Clark Kent, Easy Moe Bee, Lord Finesse, Buckwild, Carlos Broady, the Hitmen, Loon, Craig Mack, and Angela Winbush" as potential plantiffs. They cite a story at AllHipHop.com as the source.
The only thing about that is that I don't see a recent story on this. (If you see one and I missed it, please let me know). But, I do remember a story like this a while back, so I looked it up by taking the Lord Finesse quote from the Hip Hop Galaxy article and found it. Read it here
. January 25, 2006.
Buckwild said back in June that there is no lawsuit out against Diddy
So, what I am saying is that I believe they are reporting an old story as new and I have an e-mail into them.
Watch below. Features: Aasim, Harve Pierre, Cassie, Christian Daniel, Block, Jody Breeze, Doug E. Fresh, Chino Dolla, Trey Songz, 8 Ball & MJG, Cheri Dennis and Brandy "Ms. B" Hambrick.
A couple of notable things from 6 Degrees of Diddy
- I guess they asked him what the "Bad Boy dream team" would be and he said he couldn't answer that. He said Biggie would be on the team and everyone would be back together, happy.
- He said "a lot of people think he was responsible for smoothing him out and putting jewels on him." But, Diddy says that much of that was Biggie's idea.
This week we have "Danity Kane" in at #30 with 26,100 (639,900 overall), "New Joc City" at #67 with 13,300 (776,500) and "Cassie" at #140 with 6,700 (243,900).
Next week we'll have Diddy's first week numbers.
According to the Danity Kane MySpace
, they will be performing with Diddy when he hits the Today Show
for a special rendition of "Come to Me." He'll also be doing "I'll Be Missing You."
According to their MySpace
, Danity Kane will be performing on Regis & Kelly on ABC at 9:00 AM ET.
WhatsPoppin.net has pictures
. Attendees included Diddy (of course), Aasim, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige, Kendu, Mario, D-Dot, Tommy Davidson, Danyel Smith, Ja Rule, Bonecrusher, DJ Red Alert, Doug E. Fresh, Jim Jones, Cheri Dennis, Black Buddafly, Juelz Santana, Columbus Short, Mike Kyser, Julisa, Rosci and Terrance from BET, Babs, Mario Winans, Nina Sky, Jessica White, Peedi Peedi, D-Nice and others.
Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com
From the AllHipHop.com interview
AllHipHop.com: The 10th Anniversary of Biggie's death is coming up. Do you have any plans?
Diddy: We're working on plans now; we're working on something very special.
AllHipHop.com has part 2 of their interview
AllHipHop.com: Do you ever feel the need to isolate your kids from the evils of the game or business?
Diddy: No, they're up on everything. My kids ask me, "Dad, what's up with you and 50? What's really good?" I gotta answer all types of questions [like], "I saw you doing this. What's that about?" It also keeps me on point to watch what I say and helps me with my decisions. It also helps you see how big you are. We are their leaders, not just my kids, but all kids. 50's son was probably the same way, "What's really good? I thought that was Uncle Puff, what's good?" You just get to a point, we all that's in the game, its bigger than us. We gotta be laying down the foundation for everybody that's got to come after us.
EMI Group PLC, the world's third-largest music company, said its music publishing unit signed Sean "Diddy" Combs to a new "long-term" agreement for his songwriting.
The article says that he's been signed to them for 12 years, releasing 10 albums. It makes me wonder what constitutes an album.
A quote from the Vibe Magazine
article over at Monsters and Critics.com
What about when he ran off with Jennifer Lopez? "Kim never really sweated Jennifer," Combs tells Vibe magazine, which threw him a party at Crobar. "She (Kim) was, 'Ah, you're playin' yourself. … You're running … around with your little Puerto Rican girlfriend. You'll be back.' … And she was right.
I was watching the TRL interview yesterday when they asked him for a regret and he said that he regretted passing on Ludacris
Now, I know some people may use this to bash Diddy, but the fact is, people that do just don't know how it all works. This is the case for really every big artist, whether you're Biggie, Aerosmith, 2Pac, The Rolling Stones, Ludacris or... anyone, really. Very rarely do artists get signed by the very first person who sees them, without seeing anyone else. Everyone gets passed on. In a business, you say yes to some ideas and you say no to some ideas with the best foresight possible. But, sometimes, you say no to an idea that turns out to be good - or great. That's just the way it is, it's inevitable, especially in that industry.
Just watched it. That was awesome. They (Fabolous, Diddy and Q-Tip) killed it. The Beastie Boys performance was great, as well. If you missed it, you can watch it at VSpot on VH1.com
So, he was all over the show and "Come to Me" came in at #5.
A few tidbits:
They asked him what was the last job he had that he didn't enjoy. He said he worked at a place called El Torito's. He wasn't even a bus boy, he was below a bus boy, cleaning toilets and cleaning up after the bus boys.
The first song he produced? Come and Talk to Me (Remix).
Last song he finished on the album? Partners for Life.
There is going to be a contest on BET.com where you can enter to win a Diddy party in your hometown. Diddy said he'll plan and host the party and fly the winner to New York to talk about the party with him.
HipHopDX.com interviews Diddy
HHDX: You are really utilizing the Internet with both a MySpace page and your exploits on YouTube. That gives the fans a lot of access into your personal life – has anyone overstepped their boundaries with a request of your time or tried to solicit you with their demo?
Diddy: Nah… no one’s really done that. You see… the beauty about the Internet is that I’ve embraced the medium with this album. But as I progressed into making the album, it grew into something more. I am a fan of the Internet and what it has to offer. And I am excited about the outcome. It started out as something that I wanted to do as a part of my marketing plan. But I have direct content that it is able to be access through the MySpace page and it is for the fans. They get inspired and learn from each other. What we’ve been doing is organic and it has turned out to be something really big and I am proud of what these ventures have meant for, not just me, but for the fans themselves. It allows me to really get in touch with the public. It gives me the ability to see what makes them tick and what they do and don’t like.
If you look at their site
, you'll see lots of Diddy content, including a "Diddy" menu option in their top page.
SOHH Soulful has a video interview with Danity Kane
Edit: This seems to be old, probably August, but this is the first I've seen it, so I'm thinking it may be new to others, as well.
Tomorrow on BET at 7:30 PM, they're having a show called 6 Degrees of Diddy. Seems like an interview, basically.
There is a clip on YouTube
from an attendees cell phone camera or whatever.
Via Nah Right
Catch him on TRL at 3:30 PM ET on MTV, catch him on 106 & Park at 6:00 PM on BET and catch him on Hip Hop Honors (performing with Q-Tip and Fabolous
) at 9:00 PM ET on VH1.
According to Diddy's MySpace
, Diddy will be on the the Today Show on 8:00 AM on Friday, October 20.
According to Diddy's MySpace
, Diddy will be visiting 106 & Park everyday this week.
Warner Urban has posted up scans
of the Diddy article in the November 7 issue of Billboard.
In them, Harve Pierre mentions that they want to release albums (Cheri Dennis, 8 Ball & MJG, Elephant Man) straight through the summer of 2007. We shall see, of course.
Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com
Nobodysmiling.com has an interview with Styles P.
where he talks a bit about Diddy.
Nobodysmiling.com : Yeah. Do you feel like it's poetic justice that 50 is going at Puff now? You guys had your issues with Puff and 50.
Styles P : I'm good with Puff now.
Nobodysmiling.com : I know now but in the past, nah' mean?
Styles P : I mean Puff had a lot of trial and tribulations in his life, so, me, if I ain't fighting
with you. I don't wish no fight on you; you understand what I'm saying?
Nobodysmiling.com : OK.
Styles P : I only got beef with somebody when I got beef with em. Other than that it doesn't really-you
understand what I'm saying?
Nobodysmiling.com : Yeah I know what you mean.
Styles P : I'm the kinda n**** I don't wish jail on my worst enemy.
Nobodysmiling.com : Oh OK.
Styles P : Some s*** I look at and some s*** I don't look.
Nobodysmiling.com : I got you.
Styles P : Like, right now Im feeling Puff cause what he did for us he didnt have to do so, as much as I was a man and stated when it was a problem, I gotta state that he also gave back- he didn't have to do what he did.
Nobodysmiling.com : That's definitely true.
Styles P : So I gotta be a man on that side and respect that too.
lol. Of course he didn't have to give it to you, it was his to keep. But, that's not how it was played on the radio.
Via MA$E MURDER at BadBoyForever.com
The limited edition that is out there of "Press Play" may come with a special black booklet with the "Press Play" logo on it. It has photos from the album's promotional photoshoot and the "Come to Me" video.
Thanks Anthony. :)
They have their review up
This one's harder than you think. Many Hip-Hop enthusiasts see Diddy as an easy villain to blame for the commercial "setbacks" that rap music has endured over the past one and a half decades. With his latest album, Press Play (Bad Boy/Atlantic), Diddy is schooling his harshest critics in Hip-Hop Mogulism 101. This whole rap movement has never been about good versus evil. The same man who could unabashedly bring cheesy 80's remakes to living rooms across the world is the same man who could introduce you to one of the greatest lyricists ever to walk the planet.
have two more Diddy songs in their audio player (Making it Hard and It's All About the Benjamins (Remix)) to go with the other (We Gon' Make It) they had yesterday, plus the link to video of a part of their interview
. There are also Diddy advertisements around and their website title today is "AllHipHop.com: Uh Huh, Yeah" which would certainly seem to be a nod to Diddy. :)
According to AllHipHop.com's Rumors section
Last night Diddy hosted a Black Party. Just to let you know, I was not there, but I did have some friends that were. I was informed that it was a seriously fun event. There was a key rule that some people forgot! If you didn't have on Black, you were assed out. I heard people were turned away at the door with only a few exceptions. Basically, if you saw a person inside without black, they were connected. I heard one of the people in charge of the list screamed on a door guy for letting an attendee in with a blue shirt. Little did she know, that guy was down with Jimmy Henchmen. The door dude took the tongue lashing from the chick like a man. Other than that, people were pretty cool except for a few people that were just trying to get in without credentials. They failed.
Inside was another story. There was a mix of old sounds, new sounds and Diddy's new album, Press Play - which is out today. (I like this album, by the way. Diddy took adult Hip-Hop to a new plateau with the dance tracks, the hardcore rap joints and the relationship rhymes.) Now, from what I was told, the party was pretty hot. Some people that were there included Kanye West, Peedi Peedi, Babs, Cassie, Black Buddafly, Fat Man Scoop, Cheri Dennis, Ness, Dougie Fresh, Magic Johnson, Nicole from ANTM, Lyor Cohen, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Liles, Julissa, Terrence J & Rocsi and probably more than that. Diddy wasn't drinking Cristal either.
Rapper Fabolous was shot early this morning (Oct. 17) as he left Justin's, a popular New York eatery owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs.
I'm a Fabolous fan, so I'm sorry to hear that, but am glad that he's alright (in stable condition, accoing to the report).
Soundslam has a Diddy tribute sort of piece up that's worth a read
Press Play will hits stores ten years after Diddy's debut No Way Out. Think about that for a second. Ten years! In the music business that's a lifetime. We've seen countless artists come and go over that time. We've seen stars burn out and fade away, while Diddy's star is still shinning. And yes, like I wrote earlier, nobody regards him as the best lyricist, rapper, or songwriter, which only makes the length and breadth of his career more impressive. Many thought he would be a flash in the pan, a memory symbolized by a shiny suit found in a 1997 time capsule. He has managed to build an empire, and it looks like we will need a bigger time capsule.
Diddy is on Wal-Mart Soundcheck
. Really neat. Live studio performances of album cuts, Victory, Mo Money Mo Problems, I'll Be Missing You, etc as well as an interview at the end. Yesterday, I talked about an unplugged album
and it seems like that wish came a little true because Wal-Mart is offering audio downloads from the performance
Target's "Press Play" bonus is a DVD with the "Come to Me" video and the BET "Black and White" special
Well, this is it! Today is the day! Diddy has returned with "Press Play".
1. Testimonial (Intro)
2. We Gon' Make It (featuring Jack Knight)
3. I Am (Interlude)
4. The Future
5. Hold Up
6. Come to Me (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
7. Tell Me (featuring Christina Aguilera)
8. Wanna Move (featuring Big Boi, Ciara and Scar)
9. Diddy Rock - (featuring Twista, Shawnna and Timbaland)
10. Claim My Place (Interlude)
11. Everything I Love (featuring Nas and Ceelo)
12. Special Feeling (featuring Mika Lett)
13. Crazy Thang (Interlude) (featuring S. Rosete)
14. After Love (featuring Keri Hilson)
15. Through the Pain (She Told Me) (featuring Mario Winans)
16. Thought You Said (featuring Brandy)
17. Last Night (featuring Keyshia Cole)
18. Making It Hard (featuring Mary J. Blige)
19. Partners for Life (featuring Jamie Foxx)
Now, whether you get the t-shirt at Circuit City
, the "Exclusive Limited Edition" at Target
, the Best Buy bonus track
, the iTunes bonus track
, the limited edition
or the regular old standard release
- get out and get it! Let's hand Bad Boy their 2nd #1 album of the year.
Diddy will be hosting TRL
tomorrow. That's 3:30 PM ET on MTV.
Diddy is on SOHH Focused
for a video interview. It's Part 1 with Part 2 due out on October 20.
Sistah Souljah, Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs will be speaking Trabant University Center
Sister Souljah, hip-hop generation author, activist, recording artist and film producer, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Multi-purpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center. The public event is free although donations will be accepted. A book signing will follow.
Just saw a commercial, it's not today
, it's tomorrow. Again, 106 & Park. BET at 6:00 PM ET.
He did stop by for a quick second, though. Edit: And "Come to Me" was in at #5.
BET.com calls it "Diddy Week"
and it kicks off tonight, according to Diddy's site
with Diddy appearing on 106 & Park tonight (Monday).
There is a new site up. It's a nice design and there are many features that you would expect, such as a mailing list, news, appearances and some YouTube integration. Some notable ones:
- Audio player where you can listen to much of the album.
- Video section is nice and it features a video I don't remember seeing on YouTube, one with Jamie Foxx. Perhaps I just missed it, though.
- A community
. I hope they have people actively moderating it.
Some sections, called "Be Seen & Heard", "Words of Advice" and "Diddy Pics" are coming soon.
Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com
Gambit at BadBoyForever.com
remarked after seeing the Diddy performance on Letterman
, that s/he wanted a Diddy unplugged album now. Thinking about it, that really isn't such a bad idea. I mean, most likely it won't happen, but you never know.
AllHipHop.com has part 1 of their interview with Diddy
AllHipHop.com: You mentioned staying in your lane...there have been instances with songs like, "Hate Me Now" by Nas and "My Downfall" by Biggie where you were angry. How have you changed or evolved since those days?
Diddy: As time goes on, I realize how powerful music is and its important to be honest on record, and it’s also important to put positive feelings out there. Because, whatever you say on record is most likely going to come true. That's how powerful it is. When I make music, I don't censor myself, but I try to make sure I pay attention to what I say and make sure I want that kind of energy out there.
This video (watch below), from Diddy's YouTube channel
, features a number of celebrities plugging Diddy TV. It features Q-Tip, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Jack Black, Ludacris, MC Lyte, Xzibit, Ice-T ("Hey yo, check this out, this is Ice-T, for my man Diddy. Diddy, you got Diddy TV, probably got Diddy Radio, probably got the Diddy website. You know what I'm saying, but everytime I've met you and kicked it with you, it's been nothing but love."), Fabolous, Dana Dane, Slum Village, Da Brat, U-God, Big Daddy Kane, Styles P (funnily enough), Kid Capri and others.
They have a nice interview with him
Ballerstatus.com: Is there any other roles that you really want to play? I interviewed Snoop a couple weeks ago and he mentioned that he's dieing to play the role of Miles Davis.
Diddy: I ain't gone lie, I'll have to agree with Snoop, either Miles Davis or Marvin Gaye. They're highly influential artists.
Ballerstatus.com: If you had to name your top three influences in music, who would they be?
Diddy: Barry Gordy, Dr. Dre and Teddy Riley.
Watch it here
. He did verses from "Come to Me", "I Am" and "We Gon' Make It". Good performance, especially the final 2 verses (my favorite was the 3rd verse). His mic needed to be turned up a bit, at various points, though.
Via FAB at BadBoyForever.com
As I browse around various online stores looking for "Press Play" exclusives, I am coming across a "Limited Edition." Not sure what is limited about it, but I wonder how it differs from the "Exclusive Limited Edition" that Target has
, if at all?
It appears that you can get a free "Press Play" t-shirt when you purchase the album at Circuit City on the 17th. See this page for a picture and more
You can see the flier here
. It appears that the bonus is DVD content
. I don't know much other than that.
I just spoke with someone at Best Buy to confirm that the Best Buy exclusive online
is the same exclusive as the one in store. So, you can just pre-order it
and not have to worry about going to the store.
Updating a previous story
, I've located some more information on Myxx, thanks to commenter myxx fan
Myxx has an official website
. As you can see, no mention of Bad Boy. Ashley Phillips has an official site
, as well. Again, no mention of Bad Boy. Both acts, as well as B5, are managed by Jamm Entertainment
According to this fan site
, the girls from Myxx and the guys from B5 are cousins. So, relation, same management, etc... that got them to Diddy's listening party and someone at the site mentioned in my earlier article
could have assumed/mislabeled the photos on the site. I don't know with absolutely certainty, either way, but if they were on Bad Boy, they'd be trumpeting it, most likely and they're not, so there you go.
Diddy's return to active artist duty with the new "Press Play" will be accompanied by a return to the concert stage. The rap impresario tells Billboard.com that he plans to begin a world tour in January, promising an "up close and personal" experience in "smaller types of venues" and a fresh approach to playing live.
According to HipHopDX
Snoop Dogg will be releasing his 8th studio album on Nov. 21. The Blue Carpet Treatment features 19 tracks, and collaborations from Pharell, Ice Cube, Usher, Trina, Nate Dogg, Ray-J, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Guerilla Black, Fabolous, Too-Short, and posthumous spots from Tupac and Notorious BIG.
Via lsd at BadBoyForever.com
HipHopGame.com has an interview with Diddy
On "We Gon' Make It," it has the same "Shaft in Africa" sample as Jay's "Show Me What You Got." Which version do you like better?
I like it both ways. I'm not in any competition with Jay. It's a strange coincidence, but that's the way God wanted it. It feels good to be on the same wavelength as an artist as great as Jay-Z. We used a lot of the similar producers on this album because they're our friends and people we've worked with. A lot of times great minds think alike. Now DJ's are cutting one record right after the other. It's been a good thing.
Via killah at BadBoyForever.com
It's at 11:30 PM ET. I wish it wasn't so late. :)
You can get them from Discogs
According to Aubrey O'Day's MySpace
, the girls from Danity Kane were in a car accident.
The girls are in the hospital and are trying to get better.
I just spoke with Aubrey and she has a mild concussion and a black eye.
Dawn hurt her shoulder and they all have whiplash injuries.
D.Woods was the only one not present.
The girls felt so bad about not being able to attend the club appearance and still wanted to show up. Clearly the doctor did not grant their wishes, he advised them that there is no way they can be in public right now. Doctor’s orders were medication and plenty of rest.
I'm sorry to hear it, but obviously, glad they are alright.
From the Detroit Free Press
Love him or hate him, the guy makes the music that makes people move. Sean (Diddy) Combs won't actually be in town tonight, but his new music will. The producer/fashion designer/music mogul/man of many name changes is gearing up for the release of his album "Press Play" on Tuesday, and he's giving Detroit a first listen. The event at Icon Lounge also will feature happy hour specials on all drinks ($5) between 9-11 p.m. Even better? Admission is free if you shoot an e-mail to get on the guest list. Details: 9 tonight, Icon Lounge, 1431 Times Square, Detroit. 313-477-5683. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.iconloungedetroit.com.
Watch the video below for some behind the scenes from the "Long Way 2 Go" video shoot.
The first ever BET Hip Hop Awards nominees have been announced
. Bad Boy is all over it.
"It's Goin' Down" by Yung Joc is nominated for Hip Hop Video of the Year and Hip Hop Track of the Year while Yung Joc himself is up for Rookie of the Year, Hip Hop MVP of the Year and Best Live Performance. His dance, Jocin', seems to be labeled "Motorcycle" and is up for the Element Award: Hip Hop Dance of the Year.
Diddy is up for Hip Hop Hustler of the Year.
The directors of the "Spit Ya Game" (Dr. Teeth) and "Nasty Girl" (Sanaa Hamri) are up for the Element Award: Video Director of the Year. Nitti, the producer of "It's Goin' Down" and "I Know You See It" is up for the Element Award: Producer of the Year.
Via Torontosfynest at BadBoyForever.com
Some neat studio footage featuring a lot of people. Watch below.
Atlantic Records has released a producer list for "Press Play"
When Bad Boy founder and CEO Diddy decided to return to the recording studio for his first solo project in five years, he also decided to recruit an A-list team of cutting-edge producers to turn his widescreen vision into a musical reality. With Diddy himself serving as both executive producer and hands-on producer for much of PRESS PLAY, he collaborated with a crew of studio innovators to capture the spectrum of sounds and styles that he wanted the album to embody and reflect.
Joining Diddy behind the board were such production aces as Kanye West, Timbaland, Just Blaze, the Neptunes, Havoc from Mobb Deep, Mario Winans, Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas, Rich Harrison, Danja, Big Boi, Rob Lewis, J-Dub, K-Def, Grind Music, and Jai.
From Atlantic Records
Block Entertainment and The Raw Report have teamed with urban lifestyle channel MixCast to webcast Yung Joc's highly anticipated reality series The Jocumentary. The 6-part series can be viewed online for free at www.mixcast.tv. The reality series follows Yung Joc as he shows you the pain of his past, the state of his present, and the promise of his future. The series features guest appearances from Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Jim Jones, Kevin Liles, Rick Ross, and Paul Wall to name a few.
Similar to the deal that was done with YouTube
, Download Squad reports
that Warner Music Group is doing the same with Google Video
Of course, this is the second single from "Press Play." You can listen to it in our audio player to the right.
This week's The Billboard Hot 100
chart has "Show Stopper" rising from #17 to #16, "I Know You See It" falling from #19 to #22, "Come to Me" rising from #29 to #28, "Me & U" falling from #34 to #42 and "It's Goin' Down" falling from #45 to #46.
According to an e-mail from WhatsPoppin.net
, there will be a "Press Play" listening party at Avalon in NYC on October 14.
Love will hold its annual homecoming party Friday night, hosted by Diddy. ...
Press repeat. Diddy will also host the next night at the Howard homecoming/release party for his album "Press Play" at H20. ...
You can find more details including times and prices at the link above.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
Indeed, when ''Press Play'' hits stores Tuesday, it will herald not one comeback for Combs, but two -- the return of Diddy as a recording artist as well as a renaissance for Combs' legacy brand, his label Bad Boy Records. On the road building buzz, he'll be at Chicago's City Hall on Friday for the proclamation of "Diddy Day."
They have the interview up on their site
in 6 parts: 1
Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com
This week's SoundScan numbers are in. Danity Kane is in at #28 with 30,600 units sold. That puts them at 613,800 overall. Yung Joc is at #64 with 15,500 (763,000 overall). Cassie is down to #129 with 7,800 (237,000).
According to MTV News
"I don't want him to be popular on YouTube," Dorn wrote in an e-mail. "I don't want the reason that so many people come to YouTube be because of him, but that is the way it looks like it's going to be. [And] I know that many of the YouTube users would agree with me on that. He's pretty full of himself to think that by just 'buying' a channel and talking about his 'everyday life,' it makes him 'normal.' I think he should leave YouTube alone."
And there are plenty of users like Dorn, expressing their frustration in manners both increasingly bizarre (the U.K.'s BlackAdderExtras, who took Diddy's spot and turned it into a rather tedious house track) and disturbing (one rant, by a wide-eyed blond kid, borders on racist psycho-babble). But will the rising negative sentiments be enough to pull the plug on Diddy TV? ...
"We can't speak for Diddy, but we're thrilled that so many people have tuned in and taken notice, and we've found some of the parodies extremely creative and entertaining," a spokesperson for Burger King (who asked not to be identified) told MTV News. "YouTube is all about free expression, and Burger King wants consumers to continue to 'have it your way.' "
I considered whether or not this is newsworthy. I guess MTV considers it newsworthy, but I'm not sure that it is. When it comes to stars, we build people up to tear them down. There is a ton of jealousy out there and a ton of people who simply don't get it or have ulterior motives. In any case, let's talk about it.
Diddy is already popular on YouTube. In fact, that was a given. Diddy is an international superstar. It was a given that once he signed up on YouTube, he'd be popular on there because he is popular off there. You know Diddy, your Mom knows Diddy. Everybody knows Diddy.
In this day and age, there is sadly an increasing amount of people who lack respect for the rights and work of others. YouTube needs to make money. And lots of it. The fact is, one of the reason YouTube can exist for anyone to upload videos of themselves is because of people like Diddy and companies like Burger King. They support YouTube by spending their ad budget and generating ad revenue themselves. So many people these days think websites just need to earn enough to keep themselves up. That is so disrespectful. Websites need to earn enough to pay those who work on them. And not just pay them, but pay them well and, at least for the people that own the company, make them rich, if it's feasible.
One part of this is certainly drawing attention to one's self. Some of these people who are criticizing Diddy for using YouTube in a promotional fashion are getting quite a bit of attention by criticizing him. Coincidence? Perhaps, for some, but I would say that others are certainly doing it in order to draw attention to themselves. i.e. it is a form of promotion, the very thing they are criticizing Diddy for.
Another issue is the sense of entitlement that some people have. Who died and left these individuals in charge of who can use YouTube? Diddy is just another person, albeit a famous one, but why shouldn't he be able to sign up and use it in a promotional manner like so many small companies and websites do? Why the discrimination? There is absolutely no valid reason. As far as Diddy acting excited about the BK deal, have you ever read a press release? They assume interest and they express details in an upbeat manner. When you make a deal with someone, that is how you announce it. Positive, upbeat. Or you wouldn't have made the deal. Who cares what anyone else may or may not be interested in? That's not the point. I'm not interested in 99.9% of the stuff that is posted on YouTube. But, that .1% is great. And that's not a slight on YouTube. The point is that it offers variety and everyone likes different things. I would guess that goes for most people in the world. But, do I go around saying they can't post it? No. That'd be wrong.
Darian Phillips, a sophomore, told Diddy he wanted to be a businessman. When asked about his GPA, Phillips laughed and said it was “above a 2.0.”
Diddy encouraged Phillips to raise it to a 3.0 and told him he would get his phone number to check on his progress.
“I was like, 'Oh my God, it's Diddy,' ” Phillips said. “I'm going to try and raise my grades. I want to be like him.”
Ok, go here
and on "Press Rewind: A Diddy Video Retrospective" click "14 videos." You can then watch the 10 minute version of "Been Around the World" as well as the 8 minute version of "Victory" as well as full, high quality versions of other Diddy videos.
I'm not sure if it's available now or on the 17th, but you can purchase the song in Best Buy's Digital Music Store
. You can listen to it in our audio player to the right.
The Best Buy Exclusive
for "Press Play" is "Get Off" (also known as "Gettin' Off"). You can listen to it in our audio player to the right. You can pre-order the CD with exclusive now
Typos are fine. I understand that. But, typos can't be continued over and over again. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen "Keisha Cole" in copy released by Bad Boy, Atlantic Records and related entities. I understand how this mistake can be made... but, when you are a company responsible for the release, putting out promotional material, you need to spell the artists' names right. It's crazy how many times I've seen this!
From the press release
In the most soul-baring, confessional interview of his career, Bad Boy CEO and recording artist Diddy reveals never talked-about details of his life on "Black And White: A Portrait Of Sean Combs." Directed by award-winning filmmaker Derek Cianfrance and shot entirely in black and white, the extraordinary television documentary will premiere October 19th at 8 pm ET on BET.
"Black And White" was filmed in the course of a single interview that took place between 12 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on July 22, 2006. It features Diddy alone on camera, as he frankly exposes for the first time his most intimate recollections and candid feelings about his remarkable life. Emotionally gripping and visually riveting, the film captures Combs openly reflecting on such subjects as the murder of his father, the loss of his virginity, the death of his closest friend Biggie, the tragedies that have surrounded him and the dreams that he has made reality.
"Derek brought things out of me that I had never spoken about publicly before," says Diddy. "We talked for hours that night, until the sun came up, and it became very much about the raw emotions I was feeling and the thoughts I had never expressed. It was one of the most powerful and moving experiences of my life."
It should be an interesting program for fans.
Another promo for the BET special. Watch below.
Via Diddy's MySpace
Diddy will be reporting at the MTV Europe Awards in Copenhagen on November 2, according to their site
Via jaybeezy at BadBoyForever.com
Last month, we reported that Yung Joc would be putting out a DVD
titled "The Jocumentary" with behind the scenes footage, etc. You can now pre-order it at The Raw Report site
for $14.95 with free shipping. Watch the trailer below.
Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com
You can listen to it at AllHipHop.com
. It doesn't feature Lil' Kim, as was previously reported
some videos of her homecoming and preparing for her homecoming. Watch them below.
We have just 7 days until "Press Play" is released! Pre-order it at Amazon.com now!
But the show was far from somber. Lil' Kim, performing for the first time since being released from jail earlier this year, donned sweats as she, Remy Ma and Da Brat took the stage to honor MC Lyte. Diddy, Fabolous and Q-Tip channeled early Beastie Boys circa the late '80s.
Nah Right has a picture
That should be awesome.
Sister Souljah, Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs, will be speaking at the University of Tennessee tonight
“She will be mostly speaking on African-Americans’ roles in the university setting,” said Brown. “But she’ll be speaking more towards African-American women especially since her two books, ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’ and ‘No Disrespect,’ were geared towards African-American women.”
Well, "Tell Me" is the second single for "Press Play". And "Last Night" is supposed to be the third
. But, an article at MTV News
Erick White just directed the video for "Tell Me," which should be out soon. There's also a split video coming for "I Am"/ "Everything I Love" and "Diddy Rock" may be getting its own clip too.
Via FAB at BadBoyForever.com
Diddy has said before that "Press Play" will be his final album. But, in an article at MTV News
, he leaves the door open:
"To be honest, I would love for it to be the last one," he said. "My first couple of albums talked about drama, death, tragedy, controversy — ups and downs. This album is about love. I would love to end it on a note of love. I don't want to overstay my welcome. I ain't never been a cat to overdo it; I don't want to overdo it now. I feel like I'm at my best on this album. It makes people feel good when they hear it.
Via FAB at BadBoyForever.com
It appears that that may be the case
The techno-infused style of Afrika Bambaataa and the punk spin of the Beastie Boys were also acknowledged, as were gangsta-rap pioneer Ice Cube and entrepreneurial wizard and Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, who was introduced by one of his more famous pupils, Sean "Diddy" Combs.
is holding a giveaway called "Diddy's Dough" where listeners could win $97,000 of Diddy's dough.
Listen to Miss Jones every weekday morning beginning at 7:20 AM to find out what time to call and get paid.
Listen to it now in our audio player to the right!
As you may have heard, Jadakiss was arrested. No, that's not what is funny. Check out this article at NME.com
.Look at the headline "P Diddy Cohort Arrested". I love that when Jadakiss is arrested, he's a "P Diddy Cohort". You'll have to excuse me if I don't think that Diddy and Jadakiss are going out of their way to spend time together these days.
From the press release
BURGER KING(R) has another "king" when it
comes to music and fashion -- Sean "Diddy" Combs. In his new role with the
worldwide fast food restaurant company, Diddy -- Bad Boy Records founder,
CEO and recording artist -- will help beef up Burger King Corporation's
profile in the music and entertainment industry, consulting on relevant
entertainment and marketing talent, as he himself is set to star in an
upcoming BURGER KING ad campaign.
The multi-year relationship kicks off in October with a co-branded
channel on YouTube.com titled "DiddyTV." The interactive channel is now
live with a personal video message from the Grammy-winning superstar. Fans
can visit "DiddyTV" ( http://www.youtube.com/diddytv ) for exclusive access
to music tracks and video clips from Diddy's first solo collection in five
years, "PRESS PLAY" (Bad Boy/Atlantic), in stores Oct. 17.
"Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a pop culture icon, and we're thrilled to be
able to collaborate, using the breadth of his talents as an artist,
entrepreneur and change agent to impact and inspire our guests," said Russ
Klein, president of global marketing, strategy and innovation, Burger King
Corporation. "We expect this to be a rich, long-term relationship that is
wide open in terms of Diddy's contributions as a BURGER KING brand
Burger King Corporation is also an official sponsor of Diddy's fall
2006 cross-country CD tour. BURGER KING will be represented at all local
market events, including consumer listening parties and special appearances
by Diddy at high schools in select cities. The promotional tour will wrap
up on Oct. 16 with Diddy's return to his home base of New York City.
"I'm having it my way on this album, and it's been a great journey for
me, so I'm grateful for partners like Burger King Corporation that are
helping me bring a fresh sound to my fans," said Diddy. "They share my
passion for being tastemakers and giving the people what they want."
This was for a potential remix that would have featured Cassie, but it will not be happening. So, this is likely all that we will hear of it.
In the video below, you see Ryan Leslie working in the studio. The track playing is "Come to Me", but it has a different beat. Could it be a remix?
From I4U News
The artist known these days as just Diddy provides an exclusive track from his upcoming new album Press Play exclusively for the launch of the Best Buy digital music store.
Via Torontosfynest at BadBoyForever.com
Breath of Fresh Ink.com has
posted pictures of Christina Aguilera from the "Tell Me" set, supposedly. Can't be 100%, of course.
According to virgin.net
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly told Rooney and Ferdinand that they are not allowed to attend the awards ceremony at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, despite the team being in the Danish capital on November 1 for a Champions League clash against FC Copenhagen.
Diddy had invited them to the ceremony, according to the article.
Here's where the Burger King sponsorship comes in. Diddy is featured on YouTube's index page
. It's featured as Diddy TV
. Watch below.
Diddy will be on the cover on the November issue of Vibe. It hits news stands on October 17 (just like his album and his Hip Hop Honors performance
- we should just name it Diddy Day and get it over with). In it, he'll be talking about 50, Mase, Jennifer Lopez and more. Cover image below.
Via Diddy's MySpace
Fans can visit "Diddy TV" beginning October 7 for a personal message from Diddy and exclusive access to music tracks and video clips from Diddy's upcoming album, "Press Play," which hits stores October 17. BK will also sponsor Diddy's fall 2006 CD tour.
Diddy told AllHipHop.com, "Cristal definitely caught us out there. It was a learning lesson. At the end of the day, f*** Cristal. They don't respect us. They'll feel it." ...
"It's funny like, I said to Diddy, 'You know...do you understand that's the most illest, flossiest video of rap ["Hate Me Now"]. Do you know we were the first to disrespect the Cristal bottle?" said Nas. "I was like, 'we spit the s*** up, you [Diddy] spit on the camera and saying we disrespected them.' We been disrespecting they bottle--treat it like 40 ounce. It's like any other brand of hypocrites and it's not surprising. It's not surprising. It's a joke."
Via Torontosfynest at BadBoyForever.com
This week "Show Stopper" is up one spot from #18 to #17. "I Know You See It" leaves that #17 spot, dropping to #19. "Come to Me" stays strong, raising itself 1 spot to #29. "Me & U" fell another 5 spots to #34. "It's Goin' Down" also fell 3 to #45.
Danity Kane is the top selling Bad Boy album this week as they moved 39,000 units (583,000 overall), coming in at #21. Yung Joc is next with 17,000 (748,000) at #54. Cassie is in at #115, selling 9,000 copies (230,000). It appears that Christian Daniel failed to chart in his first week, meaning that he sold 4,613 copies or less.
LatinRapper.com has an interview with Pitbull
. He talks about Bad Boy Latino.
The label Bad Boy Latino made a lot of news when it was announced that you were involved, but we haven't heard anything lately. What's the present situation?
Present story with that, basically what I do for them is like nonexclusive consultant. If I want to bring them an artist, or whatever. But they're launching their first artist now, Emilio and Diddy, named Christian Daniel. You'll be hearing about the kid, he's got great music. As far as everything that went on there, I got an opportunity to work with two men that I idolize, honor and respect as far as business. There were just certain ideas where we didn't see eye to eye. I just said, other than us bumping heads, why not just do it like this. That's the situation I got myself into with Bad Boy Latino.
So you're sort of an A&R?
Not an A&R... Yeah, I guess you can call it that.
Via YoungMusik at BadBoyForever.com
According to the Diddy MySpace page
, he'll be performing on Letterman on October 13.
According to Atlantic Records
Free Yung Joc show this Sunday Night, October 8th in Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle, downtown!
Go to the link and print it so that you can get in!
"It's hard not to become friendly with Jacob," said Diddy. "He's a cool cat."
"He's an incredible salesman. He knows how to charm the shit out of his clients and treat them with respect," added Busta Rhymes. "The charges are a bunch of b*******. Anybody that affiliates themselves with people that are from the street, they always go the extra mile to investigate them. At the end of the day, why would Jacob come this far, purchasing a $12 million building on 57th St. - why would he do anything illegally?"
"A lot of the writers, cause I'm such a perfectionist, were tired of me just saying, 'Nah, I don't like that, I don't like that...It's like, 'Why don't you try it so you can see how hard it is,'" added the mogul. "So a lot of things I was coming up with were getting ripped up and thrown out. It was a crazy exercise for me and really helped me get to another level. You can hear, I think in the vocals cause it's another level of belief in what I'm saying."
Via YoungMarcus31 at BadBoyForever.com
Diddy was on Power 106
. They have pictures
. He was asked a couple of interesting questions:
If he had
to take out one member of Danity Kane right now, would would it be? Aubrey.
Who does he regret signing to Bad Boy? Da Band.
Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com
Our release production history page
is current with the release of Christian Daniel. Only 3 producers received credit. Emilio Estefan and the Gaitan Bros received credit on all 12 tracks with Tony Mardini receiving credit on 1.
According to the insert including in the Christian Daniel release, B5's second release is due December 5. It's title has not yet been announced.
Just a little factoid
During his freshman year in Cardinal Spellmen High School in the Bronx, YoungLord caught the attention of one of the hottest producers in the industry, music mogul, Sean “P-Diddy" Combs. Impressed with his talent and age Diddy signed YoungLord to his production team, "The Hit Men" in November 1994.
Vibe.com has quick interview with Yung Joc
Joc, who's currently working on his follow-up album, Hustlenomics, which is slated to drop during the first quarter of next year, says he doesn't allow fame to get to his head. "If I have to sit and sign a thousand autographs I am going to do that," said Joc.
Via Tiago Fella at BadBoyForever.com
a video from Diddy's New York Marathon run. The image at the end with him in the car is pretty neat. Watch below.
Monsters and Critics.com has an article on Diddy and Press Play
"I`m so excited about this record," Combs gushes. He pops an unmarked CD of rough mixes into the stereo system but still can`t get it to work. Julie Greenwald, president of Atlantic Records Group, who has been one of Combs` biggest champions since he brought himself and his Bad Boy label into the Warner Music Group (WMG) fold last year, jumps up and pokes him in the ribs. "Give me that," she says with a laugh. "What, first time with a stereo?"
Finally the music starts. Combs dances around the trailer, rapping over the tracks. He picks up Greenwald and swirls her around the trailer. "We did it, girl!" Then he pauses. Greenwald sits back down on the couch. "I hope people like it," he says sheepishly. "Do you think they will?"
Sparks will also release Don't Call It A Comeback, the first artist mixtape of Diddy's career. In addition to cuts from Press Play, the CD will feature new songs produced by Sparks as well as guest spots by Bad Boy's roster. Jim Jones, The Clipse, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and others will also land verses to the CD.
Via Torontosfynest at BadBoyForever.com
According to SOHH.com
, Clinton Sparks is Diddy's official DJ.
"It's definitely an honor to be DJ'ing for Diddy," the award winning DJ said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to the upcoming world tour."
Via Torontosfynest at BadBoyForever.com
Clizbeats has an interview with Jordan McCoy
She mentions that B5 will be touring with Diddy, as well as her, of course. She also mentions she was up for the lead role in the Hannah Montana show on Disney and almost had it, apparently. She lost out to Miley Cyrus and Jordan says that she lost out because Billy Ray Cyrus (Miley's Dad) offered to do the show as the Dad.
AllHipHop.com talks about Press Play
VERDICT The Queen Bee was in the house and Puff got to talking...and talking some more. Word is this was only about half the album. We didn't even get to hear the joint with Cassie ("Come To Me"). As we dipped he played "Special Feeling" and it sounded like some spacely Prince in purple drag music. The verdict; more hate because Mr. Bad Boy sounds like he is about to win, again. Take that.
(Not Cassie, Nicole Scherzinger - just so it doesn't start any rumors).
According to his MySpace page
, Diddy will be on HOT 97
with Funkmaster Flex at 7:00 PM ET tonight.
In a MySpace bulletin
, he mentioned that he is looking for songwriters and a keyboardist. He mentions to contact this person
if you are interested.
According to ITV
, Diddy was at the 24th annual Macy's Password
to "display his latest men's clothing line."