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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
January is National Mentoring Month. In light of this, Heavy D has written a very nice post about Diddy over at Global Grind, saying that Diddy became a mentor to him.

He also talks about Diddy's struggles and obstacles when he was coming up and how their relationship grew when Heavy D brought a young Mr. Combs everywhere with him. Check it out, it's a good read.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
The Sean John blog has details on the "pop up" shop that launched today in Miami. A "pop up" shop is a temporary retail location aimed at taking advantage of some sort of rush in traffic or potential customers.

Miami will play host to the National Football League Pro Bowl on January 31 and the Super Bowl on February 7. Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and rapper Rick Ross will host events during the store's brief run.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, we reported that the official Diddy Beats website had a special offer for pre-orders of the new Diddy inspired headphones. The offer was a sample from Dirty Money's upcoming album, "Last Train to Paris," as well as a limited edition t-shirt.

We also mentioned that Best Buy was now accepting orders, too, but did not have any mention of the pre-order bonuses. Well, I've confirmed with MONSTER, the company responsible for the manufacturing of Diddy Beats, that Best Buy will be providing the very same offer and they have now added pink to their online store. So, you can pre-order from either site and receive the bonuses.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The official Diddy Beats site has launched. As has a special pre-sale offer with Beats by Dr. Dre. If you pre-order one of three colors from them for $149, you'll receive a free t-shirt and a sample from Diddy's next album, "Last Train to Paris." It's unclear what the sample will consist of, but I am attempting to find out.

Best Buy also has the black and white models for pre-order, but does not make any mention of the special t-shirt and sample offer. Update: Best Buy will have the pre-order offer, as well, and has added pink to their lineup.

The product pages on the Diddy Beats site say that the headphones will be available in April. Earlier today, the official Sean John blog suggested they would be available in March.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to the Sean John blog, Diddy Beats will be in-stores in March.

Diddy Beats are the new in-ear headphones (pictures) created through a partnership between Diddy and Beats by Dr. Dre.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Clizbeats.com has an interview with D.A. Wallach, one half of the duo Chester French. The interview is focused around the making of the "Ciroc Star" music video, which premiered earlier today.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The music video for Chester French's "Ciroc Star" has premiered online and you can check it out below. The track features Diddy, Jadakiss and Clinton Sparks. The video has cameos from Rick Ross, will.i.am, apl.d.ap, Floyd Mayweather and Cassie. It was directed by Spiff TV.

For the video, "Hangover 2" has been added to the title and it seems to fit as the video is more of a montage of a fun weekend as opposed to a traditional music video.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

22. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (unchanged).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

84. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (down from 81).
92. "Angels" by Dirty Money (debut).
95. "Love Come Down" by Dirty Money (down from 80).

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following part 1, here is part 2 of "Cirocumentary," a behind the scenes look at the music video shoot for "Ciroc Star" by Chester French featuring Diddy, Jadakiss and Clinton Sparks. Despite what the poster for the video said, the video did not premiere on Thursday. Part 3 of "Cirocumentary" is coming.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to the movie poster for the "Ciroc Star" music video, included below, the clip will be released today "everywhere." It's unclear what time or where. But, hopefully it'll be out sometime today.

"Ciroc Star" Movie Poster

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Latifah Muhammad at The Boombox reports that Diddy and Queen Latifah will host BET's upcoming Haiti relief telethon, "S.O.S. Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti." According to Rap-Up.com, the show will air at 8 PM ET on February 5 on BET, Centric, MTV and VH1. Performers will include Ciara, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Justin Beiber and Robin Thicke.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe will appear on the new album from Statik Selektah, "100 Proof: The Hangover." He'll be on the track "Night People," which also features Freeway and Masspike Mikes. The album will be released on February 2. Pre-order now.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In honor of her 52nd birthday on Tuesday, a number of celebrities teamed to offer their wishes via video to Ellen DeGeneres. This included Diddy, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Carrey, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Mary J. Blige and more. Check out the video.

Via PlanetOut.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The February issue of Vogue features a "Last Train to Paris" themed spread with Diddy and model Natalia Vodianova. The feature is now online. View the spread and check out a behind the scenes video below.

In the video, Diddy explains that this new shoot commemorates the 10th anniversary of his first Vogue magazine spread. Note, in the first shot, Diddy is joined by Dirty Money's Dawn Richard and Kalenna, as well as Tyrese, D-Roc and Capricorn Clark.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Clinton Sparks mentioned that the new trailer for the music video to "Ciroc Star" was available on WSHH. You can watch it below (check out previous behind the scenes footage).


Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Following the release of the clean version of "Baddest Chick" in December, our audio player now has the dirty version, titled "Baddest B****."

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
At the recent North American International Auto Show, Janelle Monae performed her own take of The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" at the Mercedes booth. Check out some video from the event below.


Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Yung Joc is offering a free download of "In My Own Lane" featuring Lil Twist and Lil JJ.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
M. Feenz has a report from the 16th birthday party of Justin Combs, which was filmed for MTV's "My Super Sweet 16."

According to the report, Diddy gave Justin a Maybach and Nicki Minaj accompanied the birthday boy as his date for the evening. Justin's mother Misa Hylton, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Lil' Kim, LeSean McCoy and others were also in attendance. Juelz Santana, DJ Webstar, Jim Jones, G. Dep, Fabolous and Trey Songz performed. See videos from the performances and party below.

Juelz Santana, DJ Webstar and Jim Jones performing "Dancing On Me," "We Fly High," "Pop Champagne" and "Back to the Crib":





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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, Diddy commented from the set of the "Angels (Remix)" music video shoot that Rick Ross sounded like Biggie on the track. Power 105.1's DJ Envy had Ross on and asked him about the comparison.

"That's most definitely big," he said. "But I want New York City to know: I'll never get it twisted. The magic that Notorious B.I.G. created could never be duplicated, you know what I'm saying? But, that most definitely was my mentor, that's who music I wrote to the most. Hearing that come from Diddy himself - that's big, you know what I mean, and it's inspiration to keep making hot music."

Via Cyrus Langhorne.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Paul W. Arnold of HipHopDX, Styles P revealed that, while the deal isn't done, The Lox that Diddy is the only person that they are talking with, right now, about releasing their third album.

"Nah, we talking to Diddy, we ain't talking to nobody else," Styles said when asked about other labels being in the mix. "Ain't no need for us to talk to nobody else."

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Here's the brand new music video for "Sex Conversation" by Willie Taylor of Day26. The song is from his upcoming mixtape, "Sex Tape," which will be released on February 14. The track is available for free download and has been downloaded over 21,000 times.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Necole Bitchie reports that a Diddy featured photo spread is included in the February 2010 issue of Vogue magazine. It's train themed, in honor of the upcoming Dirty Money album "Last Train to Paris."

Via GOSSIP ON THIS!.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The New York Post's Page Six reports that Diddy is planning a big party to celebrate the 16th birthday of his son Justin Combs.

The party will be on January 23 and guests will include Dirty Money (who will be performing), Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Kim, Floyd Mayweather and maybe Jay-Z and Beyonce. In lieu of gifts, all guests are being asked to make a donation to benefit Haiti. AllHipHop.com is reporting that the venue is M2 Ultra Lounge in Manhattan.

The Post story was linked from Justin's Twitter account, which is followed by Diddy's account.

The party will be filmed by MTV for an episode of "My Super Sweet 16" which Justin says may air in April.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

22. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (down from 18).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

80. "Love Come Down" by Dirty Money (up from 84).
81. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 99).

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
RL of the group Next has a new remix of his song "In The Club Like" that features a verse from Yung Joc.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, shared on DJ Khaled's Twitter, Khaled mentions that Diddy will be featured on his upcoming album "Victory."


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Care of Diddy's Twitter, check out this behind the scenes clip from the "Angels (Remix)" music video shoot by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross. Part of this clip was shared in the behind the scenes clip we posted on January 2, but there is some new stuff, too.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Below, check out the cover for "Sextape," the upcoming mixtape from Willie Taylor of Day26. It'll be available on February 14.

"Sextape" by Willie Taylor of Day26 Mixtape Cover

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In this episode of P.A. TV, Mic Barber and David James talk about finding time to keep yourself well groomed and how they caught some heat for not having enough JELL-O.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following the teaser released earlier this month, Clinton Sparks has released part 1 of "Cirocumentary," which gives you a look behind the scenes of the shooting of the music video for "Ciroc Star" by Chester French featuring Diddy, Chester French and Jadakiss. Check it out below. Part 2 is on the way.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the video below, Wired talks with Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine in Las Vegas during the launch of the new additions to the Beats by Dr. Dre lineup, including Diddy Beats.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Mikey Fresh of MissInfo.tv shares this clip from Sunday's Mos Def show in New York City, during which Jay Electronica came on stage to perform his song "Exhibit C," with a little bit of help from Diddy. Check it out below; it's a fun clip.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Day26 group member Brian Angel has released a video weighing in on the situation in Haiti. Watch below.


Posted in Donnie Klang
Posted by Patrick
Carma Dee has a video interview with Donnie Klang. Check it out below. The most interesting thing to me was that Donnie said that he was trying to take more of the music creation end of the album process (recording, writing, producing) on himself, in order to save the budget for some featured artists.

"We've been looking at Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Jadakiss," he said. "I've met a lot of great people doing this club stuff. Busta Rhymes, I met. And I've just been getting everybody's contact information. So, we're going to have some great features, which should help with radio and the album is very crazy, definitely look out for it."


Posted in Ness
Posted by Patrick
officialstreetradio.com has video from a cypher featuring Ness and Reed Dollaz. Check out the clips below.



Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
"Strobe Lights," the Dirty Money track featured on "I Want to Work for Diddy 2" (listen to a snippet) has leaked online. Like the leak of Cassie's "F*** U Silly," the clip posted online ends abruptly and appears to be unfinished. If both of these leaks are completely unauthorized, this can't be a great day at Bad Boy.

Perhaps the surprise of it is that the version that was leaked features a verse from rapper Lil' Wayne. Diddy mentioned back in October that Wayne would be featured on the upcoming "Last Train to Paris" set.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
A new Cassie track featuring Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has leaked online. It's called "F*** U Silly" and the clip that is out has opening and ending verses from Minaj, but it seems to end abruptly, so it does not appear to be the full track.

It also features a repeating "property of Bad Boy Records" vocal tag, indicating that this is not the final version of the track.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, we reported that Diddy would be honored at the 2010 edition of BET HONORS. The show was recorded on Saturday and RTTNews and Times LIVE report that Mary J. Blige sang in honor of the Bad Boy CEO, performing "Love No Limit," "I Love You" and "Be Happy."

The show will air on BET on Monday, February 1 at 8 PM ET.

Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
Haiti
My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Haiti and everyone affected by this terrible disaster.

What is apparent in times like this is that everything counts, no matter how small. Can you afford to donate $5? $3? $1? If so, that's great. It may be a small amount to you, all on it's own, but coupled with other small amounts, it becomes a big, powerful amount. You can find a list of charities on WhatGives!?

Can't afford to donate? You can still spread the word. The power of online community and social media has afforded everyone a voice if they choose to have one. If you're on Twitter, Facebook, etc.; you have a community of people and connections. Share worthwhile initiatives with them and help bring awareness. It only takes a few moments to send a link or retweet something on Twitter, but it does help.

An acquaintance of mine, Jim Turner of One by One Media, is taking action and has teamed with Cause Media Group, WS Radio and USTREAM to produce the Haitian Assistant Relief Telethon. Jim will be hosting a myriad of guests, including myself, for 24 hours beginning at 9 PM ET today, January 17 (that's 2 AM GMT tomorrow, January 18). You can watch on WhatGives?! and listen on WS Radio. I am scheduled to appear from 12:00 AM ET through 1:00 AM ET.

Update: Post updated to reflect proper start time.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the video below, Diddy weighs in on the tragic disaster in Haiti. He suggests donating to UNICEF USA, Doctors Without Borders and Yele Haiti.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The video for "Angels (Remix)" by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross premiered on BET's 106 & Park yesterday. On Twitter, Diddy's announced it's online premiere which you can check out below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Diddy's Twitter, he posted a free download link for the new version of the "Angels (Remix)" with Rick Ross featured in the music video that has a new second verse from Ross. You can download clean and dirty versions as well as an instrumental. Enjoy.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On today's episode of BET's 106 & Park, the music video for "Angels (Remix)" by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross premiered (watch the teaser).

In addition to cameos from DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes, D-Roc was also in the video.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, DJ Kay Slay shared a link (via Julian T. Edwards) to his new music video for "Thug Luv." The single features Ray J, Papoose, Maino and Red Cafe. Watch the video below.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Last month, Red Cafe revealed that he and Cassie will both be signed to Bad Boy/Interscope. Though we haven't been able to officially confirm this with anyone else, the promotional CD release of Cassie's "Let's Get Crazy" has surfaced on eBay and it's noteworthy because it features the logos of Bad Boy and NextSelection, yes, but also the logo of Interscope. It definitely looks like she'll be making the move to Interscope.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In December, we wrote about Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and how she managed to have a quick vocal from Diddy at the start of the record. Shortly thereafter, the song was the number one record in the country.

And now, her album has debuted at number 1, reports MTV News. On "Tik Tok," she opens with "Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy."

She had a nice money quote for MTV: "... THIS morning, thanks to all my fans, I TRULYYYY woke up feeling like P. Diddy with a #1 album!!!!!"

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

18. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (up from 20).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

84. "Love Come Down" by Dirty Money (down from 76).
99. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (down from 93).

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Check out the video below for Gorilla Zoe performing on New Year's Eve in South Carolina. There are snippets of "Juice Box" and "Baddest Chick." Warning: explicit content.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Willie Taylor of Day26 posted a free download for "Knock It Out The Park," a track from his upcoming mixtape, "Sex Tape." It'll be out on February 14.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
First, we had some photos from the "Angels (Remix)" video shoot and then some behind the scenes video. Now, we have the trailer, provided by Diddy on Twitter. The final shot is a thing of beauty. Definitely can't wait to see this.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Last week, we reported that Consequence's "Whatever U Want" would be receiving the Bad Boy remix treatment with verses from Diddy and The Lox. The track has just debuted and you can check it out below. Let me know what you think in the comments.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Willie Taylor of Day26 posted his own spin on Travis Porter's "All The Way Turnt Up." Download it for free.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the latest episode of P.A. TV, Fonzworth Bentley has a light work out session with Christian Combs, Diddy's son. This footage has to be 6-8 years old.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has put his own spin on the Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock classic "It Takes Two." You can listen to "I Wanna Rock" in our audio player.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Punch is offering a free download to his new track with Red Cafe, "On My Momma (New York Remix)."

Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
VH1 has an interview with Daniel Orrison, the runner-up on "I Want to Work for Diddy 2."

Whatís on the horizon for you?

Right after I filmed the show, I flew to Napa Valley, California, and worked a wine harvest for Chateau Montelena, which is probably the most famous winery in Napa Valley. It was easily the hardest thing Iíve ever done. People would ask me, ďHow was working for Diddy?Ē and Iíd say, ďNot nearly as hard as this wine harvest!Ē Weíd work from 6 in the morning till midnight. It was an incredible opportunity, though. Now, Iíve moved back to New York and accepted a position at Wine&Spirits magazine. Iím also in the process of starting my own business, the Urban Vine. Weíre trying to do for wine, food and travel what Lupe Fiasco has done for the combination of skateboarding and hip-hop. Weíre taking a real young, urban, hip look at the culinary world and the travel world. Itís an exciting time for me, trying to start something on my own, but I am looking for employment advancements as well.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Back in September, we mentioned that Kevin Barnes from the band Of Montreal would be making an appearance on Janelle Monae's upcoming album.

She'll be doing the same for Of Montreal, appearing on their next album, according to Sterogum's interview with Barnes. The album will be titled either "The Controller Sphere" or "False Priest."

Via Ryan Dombal.

Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
Kelly R. Cantrall of The News-Enterprise has an interview with Ebony Jones, the recently crowned winner of "I Want to Work for Diddy 2."

She will move to New York City in the next week or so to sign her contract and start work. She said while a lot of details arenít clear, she will be acting as a liaison between Diddy and the media, and helping him in any way she can.

Perhaps I'll be talking to her soon. Good luck to her.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, we shared video from the Beats by Dr. Dre press event at CES where Diddy introduced Diddy Beats, the new in-ear headphones.

Thanks to BlackTree TV, we've got the full footage from Diddy's appearance below. It starts at 3:52 with Jimmy Iovine introducing Diddy as one of the three people to ever take music and fashion and "turn it into a real business." The other two being Russell Simmons and Jay-Z. During his time on the mic, Diddy mentions that in addition to black and white, they also come in powder pink.


Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
Dirty Money
Recently, I shared my most played Bad Boy tracks of 2009 and now it's time for my top current and former Bad Boy artists (see 2008).

This data, which comes from my Last.fm profile, takes into account only the top 500 artist combinations from my playlist in the past year, as that is all that Last.fm displays.

Here are the top 10 most played current or former Bad Boy artists, along with the top 5 most played tracks by them or featuring them, if there are that many. If they were ranked last year, I'll include that in a notation following their number of plays.

1. Diddy/Dirty Money - 2,550 Plays (Last Year: 1)

1. "Hottest in the Hood (Remix)" by Red Cafe featuring Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, OJ Da Juiceman and Diddy
2. "Angels" by Dirty Money featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
3. "Diddy Bop" by Diddy featuring Yung Joc
3. "Love Come Down" by Dirty Money
5. "Ciroc Star" by Chester French featuring Diddy, Jadakiss and Clinton Sparks

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Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe is featured on a new track from Bravo titled "I'm On." Because the name Bravo is such a commonly used word, I'm having a difficult time finding a MySpace, Twitter page, or anything on him. If you know of any social media profile he has, please leave it in the comments.

Posted in Mario Winans
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Mario Winans is offering his new single "Here Comes the Pain" for free download. Check it out.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter, Mario Winans confirmed that Trina's "Million Dollar Girl" was co-produced and co-written by him and Xplicit. The track features Diddy and Keri Hilson. He also offered a free download link.

Posted in Mario Winans
Posted by Patrick
This account isn't brand new, but it's taken a while for me to actually confirm it was him, which I wanted to do before passing it on. Mario Winans is now on Twitter as @Mario_Winans.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On the Beats by Dr. Dre website, you can reserve your own pair of Diddy Beats, the new in-ear headphones created through a partnership between Diddy, Beats by Dr. Dre (which was founded by Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine) and MONSTER Cable. View photos of the headphones.

They'll set you back $179 direct from Beats by Dr. Dre, including a Sean John inspired travel case and Controltalk, MONSTER's cable-based device control feature.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
ChipChick.com and The Inquisitr (both reports have pictures) from the Diddy-featured press event in Las Vegas last night during the Consumer Electronics Show. Diddy was joined by Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine. Check out the brief video below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy will be among 5 honored at the 2010 edition of the BET HONORS, "a show celebrating the life works and accomplishments of inspiring African Americans," according to Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks. See the full press release below.

The ceremony will take place on January 16 and the show will air on BET on Monday, February 1 at 8 PM ET. Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, educator Ruth Simmons and neurosurgeon Keith Black will also be honored with performances by Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, India Arie, Ryan Leslie and Eric "ELEW" Lewis, according to the BET HONORS website.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On the heels of today's press release officially announcing the Diddy Beats headphones, Diddy will be presenting them at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He'll be joined by Beats by Dr. Dre co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who is also the Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. This is according to Diddy's Twitter. For photos of the headphones, see our earlier coverage.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy Beats (Black)
Back in September, we reported that Diddy was partnering with Beats by Dr. Dre to produce Diddy Beats, a set of high quality headphones. Today, during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, they were officially announced via press release.

The headphones are inspired by the style of Sean John and will come in an exclusive travel case along with an array of eartips allowing for maximum comfort and the best possible fit. They'll come in both black (pictured, right) and white (below) and will retail for $149. Diddy, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman and Beats by Dr. Dre Co-Founder Jimmy Iovine and MONSTER Cable Head Monster Noel Lee were all quoted in the release. MONSTER is the company behind the technology of Beats by Dr. Dre.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the video below, rapper Consequence announces that his single "Whatever U Want" will be getting the Bad Boy remix treatment and the new version will feature Diddy and The Lox. The video is shot from the studio with Diddy and producers Sean C. and LV on hand, joking around and having a lot of fun. You can hear a sample of the track playing at the start of the clip.

Consequence also talks about how Kanye West's "Crack Music" came out of the sessions for Diddy's last album, "Press Play." He posted this image on his MySpace:

"Whatever U Want (Bad Boy Remix)" by Consequence

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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

20. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (up from 25).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

76. "Love Come Down" by Dirty Money (up from 77).
93. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 96).

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
On Fred P's MySpace, you can listen to "Buzy Counting (Remix)," which features Gorilla Zoe and Huey.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Clinton Sparks shared the video below, a teaser for "CIROCumentary," which Sparks says will chronicle the making of the "Ciroc Star" music video in Las Vegas last weekend. The full documentary is coming soon.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Day26 has been nominated in the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards. In the "Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration" category, they'll be going against 3 Mo' Divas, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys and Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. The program airs on February 26 at 8 PM ET on FOX.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Trina's MySpace, you can listen to "Million Dollar Girl" by Trina featuring a rap verse and ad-libs from Diddy and Keri Hilson providing the chorus. AceShowBiz.com says that the track was produced by Mario Winans and C.P. Holliday.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Former Diddy assistant David James shared a link to a new episode of P.A. TV and on the channel of that video was a montage of P.A. TV episodes. At the end of this clip is a snippet of "Strobe Lights," a song by Dirty Money that was played on "I want to Work for Diddy 2." Check it out below, starting at the 3:21 mark.


Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
David James and Mic Barber return for a new episode of P.A. TV, which sees them traveling with Diddy to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington in 2009. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, we picked up on an interview with Ebony from "I Want to Work for Diddy 2" where she mentioned that she hadn't yet started at Bad Boy. This wasn't terribly odd since the show just ended and her already working at Bad Boy would have given away the winner prematurely.

On Twitter, Capricorn Clark, who was one of the show's judges and is the Global Brand & Viral Marketing Director for Sean Combs/Bad Boy, mentioned that she would be starting soon.

"The finale was last night," she wrote. "She starts soon! Come on people! Starting any sooner would ruin the show!"

Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
Update: Ebony is set to begin work "soon."

Ebony may have won "I Want to Work for Diddy 2," but in an interview with VH1, she says that her cursing on the show lost her job as a teacher and she hasn't yet started at Bad Boy (but last year's winners, Mike and Suzanne, hadn't started either at this point, apparently).

I talked to Mike and Suzanne at this point last season and they hadnít started yet either. Are you worried?

Yeah! Iím unemployed! I lost my job. I taught algebra and coached basketball and football. They said a teacher is a public servant, and the thing that got me was the profanity. That was a violation against our code of conduct, per our teacher handbook. I didnít find this out until they fired me, but they did so Friday, October 30, which was a few days before the show came on. They said it was bad PR for the school. So Iíve been unemployed ever since, and they also denied my unemployment. This is the most broke Iíve ever been in my life.

Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
Danielle Canada at Hip Hop Wired reports that Fox Searchlight, State Street Pictures and Bad Boy Films have all been sued by billboard model Angelyne, who claims that one of the billboards with her picture on it was featured for 12 seconds in the film, without her permission.

She says that this has caused her a "loss of reputation and standing in the community" and is seeking $100,000 in damages.

Thanks Jonathan for the tip.

Posted in Bad Boy Films
Posted by Patrick
The season finale of "I Want to Work for Diddy 2" just finished and Ebony was crowned the winner, given the opportunity to work as an assistant to Diddy at Bad Boy Entertainment. Daniel finished as the runner up after the pair each gave speeches to Diddy, and judges Capricorn Clark, Phil Robinson and Andre Harrell.

Posted in Red Cafe
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DJBooth.net has a new track from Beyond Belief titled "Bigger Checks." It features Red Cafe and was produced by Kwame.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
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"Let's Get Crazy" by Cassie
For the second consecutive year (see 2008), I've culled my Last.fm listening data in order to map out the songs and artists I listened to most in 2009. Instead of sharing it all in one post, this time I am going to break it up into two and this first post will cover individual songs.

This data takes into account only the top 500 songs from my playlist in the past year, as that is all that Last.fm displays. Where possible, I've linked the song title to Amazon.com where you can purchase the MP3.

Here are the top 25 most played tracks by or featuring a current or former Bad Boy artist:

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Check out the clip below for some light-hearted exchanges between Diddy and Rick Ross from the set of the "Angels (Remix)" video shoot. Among other things, Diddy says how Ross is sounding like Biggie on the track and that even D-Roc said it.

Diddy also talks about how Ross got him on his "Puff Daddy s***," causing Diddy to break out a 1995 Gucci jacket. Good stuff.


Via 57thave

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
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This track has been floating around for a couple of months at least, but I hadn't mentioned it previously, so I'm sure that there are some Gorilla Zoe fans who may not have heard it. Check out "Hands" by Waka Flocka featuring Zoe on Waka Flocka's MySpace.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
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Check out our audio player for a track called "Hair Down." It's billed and labeled as Diddy featuring Dawn Richard. But, I have a feeling it could be any number of things, such as Dawn Richard featuring Diddy, or a Dirty Money track or simply a demo of sorts. Diddy has a rap verse toward the end.

Posted in Sean John
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The AP and Courtroom News Service report that Christian Casey LLC, the parent company of Sean John, has filed suit against the landlord of Sean John's Fifth Avenue store, claiming that erected scaffolding has made the store front less attractive, having a meaningful impact on sales.

In the filing, Christian Casey seeks a declaration from the court that the landlord, 475 Fifth 09, LLC, was in breach of the lease agreement and damages at trial of at least $2.5 million.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
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Creative Loafing Atlanta has named their top 101 albums of the decade 2000 through 2009 and Janelle Monae's "Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)" comes in at number 18.