Posts Tagged ‘Diddy’

Joe Budden Revolt TV Announcement Final

Joe Budden will now bring his media pundit skills to a new platform with today’s announcement of a new deal with Diddy’s Revolt Media & TV.

Budden is set to executive produce and host State of the Culture, a new talk show premiering this summer that plans to tackle current events from a Hip-Hop perspective. The show aims to deliver its content with “raw, unfiltered and informative” debates featuring Budden and well-known celebrities and artists.

“It was important to partner with a company that recognizes the growing need for our voices and ideas to stream freely without interruption. That was a much prettier way to say, we bout to be with the shits,” said Budden. “Thank you to my business partner Ian Schwartzman and Revolt for the opportunity to highlight my brutal honesty, passion and integrity.  I love Revolting! Together, we will continue to take this thing to heights unseen.”

Budden’s first collaboration with the network came via the 2017 year-end special This Year Was Dope/Trash with Charlamagne tha God. Diddy further hinted at a partnership by inviting Budden to his star-studded New Year’s Eve bash.

“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the REVOLT family,” said Diddy. “Joe has an authentic approach and he’s never afraid to speak the truth. His many talents deserve a platform that pushes the culture forward and we are excited to produce next-level content with him.”

State of the Culture will be Budden’s third show, rounding out a rotation that includes the weekly Joe Budden Podcast and Pull-Up.


Not that this is much of a surprise, but kudos nonetheless for Budden continuing to further his brand and redefine Hip-Hop media. With Diddy and Revolt’s reach, Budden will be able to secure higher profile guests than his tenure on Everyday Struggle. Speaking of that show, you have to wonder how much regret Complex has for not locking Joe down for a long-term deal.

When you know your worth (and leverage), sky’s the limit.


Mase ft. Diddy x DJ Khaled – “Rap Rushmore”

Posted: December 5, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Looks like Murda is here to stay. A week after blitzing Cam’Ron on “The Oracle,” Mase is back to deliver some more hard-hitting rhymes on “Rap Rushmore.” For this salvo, the Harlemite recruits Diddy and DJ Khaled to serve as hypemen. You can’t come soft over the “UFO” sample and Mase more than upholds up his end. The scary part is I’d still consider this a “rusty” Mase that’s still getting acclimated. What if he sticks around and gives us a full mixtape?


OVO Sound radio was full of exclusives this weekend. Last night, Drake had some not so subliminal bars for Diddy on “4pm In Calabasas.” Take a drink every time Drake uses a Puff/Bad Boy line. And Justin Bieber gives his take on the popular “One Dance.”


Tonight and tomorrow, The Bad Boy Reunion tours kick off at the Barclays Center. This morning, Diddy was joined by his Bad Boy family and offered a free nationwide preview for fans. The Lox, Lil Kim, 112, Mase, French Montana and even Busta Rhymes got in on the action. Whatever you think of Diddy, the man is the epitome of Hip-Hop longevity.


Puff Daddy and Hype Williams take it back to the 90s Bad Boy heyday with this black and white clip for “Auction.” Older heads will get flashbacks of the “Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)” while younger folks might recall the “Special Delivery (Remix).” Diddy’s still talking that shit (and dancing).

MMM is available now.



    I learned too late that you need just as good a brain to make a crooked million as an honest million. – Charles “Lucky” Luciano

As Sean “Diddy” Combs celebrates his 46th birthday today, the Bad Boy mogul is in a reflective mood. He’s been called many things throughout his 20-plus years in the music game. Genius. Thief. Pioneer. Hustler. While all these descriptions have validity, Puff’s focus on this project is the potential of others to follow in his footsteps.

The intro (“Facts”) lays out Diddy’s fantasy of the gangster gone legit, using his street smarts to navigate and succeed in the cutthroat world of “legitimate” capitalism. It’s the same dream The Wire’s Stringer Bell reached for in vain and one that, as Diddy admits, usually results in most being killed or serving lengthy prison terms. But in this dream, the gangster survives and enjoys the fruits of his labor.

As with any Diddy album, the project’s value rests on the strength of the writers and guest spots selected. The supporting cast is solid with strong verses from the likes of Pusha T (“Everyday”) and Wiz Khalifa (“All Or Nothing”). The luxury raps go best with big band production feel of “Auction,” and the orchestral melodies  like “Everyday.” The trap-styled beats at kept to minimum (“Blow a Check”) since they really don’t fit the overall theme. And older fans are given some nods with Brucie B interlude and the Lost Boyz “Renee” sample on “Money Ain’t a Problem.”

Overall, MMM is a solid and brisk listen at nine full tracks. The only glaring dud is Future’s wasted guest spot on the plodding and lifeless title track.


Puff Daddy and the Family – “I’m Workin”

Posted: October 14, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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What’s work to a boss? Going back to his Puff Daddy persona of the 90s, Puff lays out his work ethic in all facets of life. Of course, he does it in his usual humble demeanor.