Posts Tagged ‘Diddy’

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?

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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.”


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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.




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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.

 

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    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.

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

Posted: October 14, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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GOD SENT ME HERE TO INSPIRE YOU. – Diddy

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.

diddy Mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has reportedly been arrested for assaulting one of his son’s UCLA football coaches. According to a report published on TMZ Sports, the altercation took place at the school’s athletic facility. It stemmed from strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi yelling at Comb’s son Justin during a training session.

“I don’t care if your father is here,” Alosi is reported to have said. “This is UCLA. I’m going to treat you just like I treat everyone else.”

Combs allegedly accosted Alosi with a kettlebell, prompting campus police to arrest him for assault. Sources from Diddy’s camp claim the Bad Boy mogul was not the aggressor and that the entire incident is on video. UCLA reps released an official statement Monday evening.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Sean Combs (also known as P. Diddy) was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating. Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening.

Football coach Jim Mora issued the following statement: “I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved.  While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.” 

Diddy was released on Monday after posting a $50,000 bond. He faces three charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making terroristic threats and battery. Alosi is a former assistant coach for the New York Jets that made headlines in 2010 for tripping and injuring Dolphins player Nolan Carroll during a game.

Justin Combs took to Instagram on Tuesday and praised his father without directing addressing the UCLA incident.

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Diddy must have confused that UCLA coach with Drake… or maybe Steve Stoute. Regardless, this appears to another case of a parent not being able to handle their kid being read the riot act during training. This happens all the time where parents feel they know exactly how their kid should be coached. Diddy will make a nice donation to the school and this will blow over.