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Posted in Jordan McCoy
Posted by Patrick
You can listen to her on MySpace page.

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
According to Atlantic Records, Yung Joc has received nominations in the following categories:

Rap Artist of the Year
Rap Single of the Year

Congrats and good luck.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
According to the latest charts at Billboard.com, Danity Kane has been certified platinum and Press Play has been certified gold. Congrats!

Via big jose at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on The Billboard Hot 100 chart for December 9.

26. "Come to Me" by Diddy (down from #21).
29. "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane (down from #26).
52. "Tell Me" by Diddy (a new high, up from #55).

Posted in Danity Kane
Posted by Patrick
According to Danity Kane's MySpace, the video for "Ride For You" by Danity Kane will be premering on MTV at 11:00 PM (ET, presumably) on December 5. However, this doesn't seem to match up with MTV's schedule, so I'm not sure...

Posted in Jordan McCoy
Posted by Patrick
The first single for Jordan's upcoming album, "Next X Boyfrield", will be headed to radio soon. It will be a little different from the version on her MySpace in that it will have live drums and the original intro.

Posted in Danity Kane
Posted by Patrick
You can listen to it on Dawn's MySpace.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here is how Billboard faired on the SoundScan Top 200 this week.

43. Press Play by Diddy, 41,400 (369,300 overall), a nice jump up of around 15,000 from last week.
90. Danity Kane by Danity Kane, 17,500 (748,900), up a bit.
196. New Joc City by Yung Joc, 7,600 (829,900), also up a bit.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to Diddy's MySpace, the video for We Fly High (Remix) by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, T.I., Baby and Young Dro will debut on BET's Access Granted on 7:30 PM ET on Friday. If you miss it, you can find it on Jim Jones' website immediately following the program.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy and Clinton Sparks have released Diddy's first artist mixtape. It's called Don't Call It A Comeback. The tracklisting:

1 - Intro feat. Diddy [produced by Clinton Sparks]
2 - Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera - Tell Me
3 - Diddy - I Am
4 - Diddy feat. Nas - Everything I Love
5 - Aasim feat. Diddy - And You Say NYC
6 - Cassie feat. Diddy & Yung Joc - Me And You (remix)
7 - Jim Jones feat. Diddy, T.I., Baby & Young Dro - We Fly High (remix)
8 - Diddy - The Future
9 - 8Ball & MJG feat. The Notorious B.I.G - Relax & Notes [produced by DJ Nasty]
10 - Boyz N Da Hood - G'd Up
11 - Boyz N Da Hood - A Couple Grand (remix)
12 - Danity Kane feat. Diddy - Showstopper (remix)
13 - 8Ball & MJG - Turn Up The Bump
14 - Yung Joc - I'm Him
15 - Danity Kane - Hold Me Down
16 - Los - Die Hater
17 - Ness - DNA
18 - Aasim Freestyle
19 - Cheri Dennis - Remind You
20 - Babs - Fight Music
21 - Aasim Interlude
22 - Diddy feat. Yung Joc, T.I. & Young Dro - Come To Me (remix)
23 - Ness - Talkin Dirty
24 - Diddy - Hold Up
25 - Diddy feat. Ness & Aasim - We Here
26 - Diddy feat. Jack Knight - We Gon' Make It
27 - Cassie - Long Way To Go
28 - Cheri Dennis feat. Los - Showdown
29 - Yung Joc feat. Marques Houston - The First Time
30 - Outro feat. Diddy

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Updating this story, the track that Qwikker has available is 1 minute long. It is not a remix, but a couple of album cuts spliced together. The first 22 seconds are "The Future" and the last 38 seconds are "Tell Me."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
From the press release:

Qwikker, the leading provider of user-driven, on-location mobile content distribution has announced that it is supporting 3’s promotion of the newly launched 3MusicStore. Qwikker is enabling mobile users to freely download an exclusive music track remix from P Diddy’s ‘Press Play’ album. The track ‘The Future’ is available to everyone via Bluetooth, regardless of mobile operator, through Qwikker’s network of 450 pub locations.

This Qwikker promotion, running in the month of November, is one of a number of marketing initiatives being run by 3 to promote its new 3MusicStore, but crucially enables the operator to extend its outreach and communicate with non-3 customers. Qwikker’s network utilises Bluetooth, therefore there are no data charges incurred by mobile users for content delivered to their handset. Qwikker allows brands to deliver ‘freemium’ content at no cost to end users, as well as premium content payable by mobile bill, credit card or cash.

I'm not sure what this might be, but if anyone downloads it, please let me know. I'm trying to find out more and I'll post more information as I have it.

Via SourceWire.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Watch below.


Posted in Danity Kane
Posted by Patrick
Danity Kane has recorded a Christmas song called "Home For Christmas". Not sure where that might be coming out.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
XXL sat down for an interview with Aasim.

In 2007, it will have been 10 years since B.I.G.’s passing. Diddy says that you’re the lead-man for the new Bad Boy era. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years, I pray that I’m a billionaire. B.I.G. was B.I.G., and there will never be another one like him. I would never try to fill those shoes or anything like that. It’s unfortunate that he lost his life. It’s sad that I never got a chance to work with him. I would try and spread the message that beefing and all that bullshit in hip-hop isn’t really cool. I want to take some of the street seriousness out of the game, where shit changes and egos don’t clash as much. I heard ’Pac say that he wanted to spark the brain of the person who changed the world. Well, B.I.G. and ’Pac were pieces of a puzzle and I want to add onto that framework. I want to live the way that I’m supposed to and leave my mark the way I am going to. I can’t ask for anything more than that.

Posted by Patrick
BaDbOy1997 at Notorious Online pointed out that Ready to Die: The Remaster is now back in stores with altered versions of "Ready to Die" (the title track) and "Machine Gun Funk". The samples that pulled it out of stores have been removed. You can listen to samples of the tracks (and buy them) on iTunes. I believe you can buy it at Amazon.com, as well.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie mentioned that she'll be doing a photoshop for EYESCREAM Magazine today (I think).

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy was on a German TV show to promote "Press Play" and it was a nice little segment. It's always interesting to see how people in other countries perceive music differently from us in the U.S. You can see a couple of clips on YouTube. On the second one, the guy asks Diddy to say some lyrics over him playing the guitar. Diddy drops a slowed down version of his verse on "It's All About the Benjamins".

Via tyrant at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
Updating what was reported previously, "We Ready" is actually a Yung Joc track. I just picked up a vinyl of "It's Goin' Down" and "We Ready" was released on it as a "non-album track" featuring Boyz N Da Hood. You can see the vinyl at hhv.de.

The track was produced by Dee Jay Dana.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
On the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, here is how Bad Boy tracks charted:

21. "Come to Me" by Diddy (down from 20).
26. "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane (down from 18).
55. "Tell Me" by Diddy (a new high, up from 60).

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy's positions on this week's top 200 are as follows:

43. "Press Play" by Diddy - 29,000 (327,900 overall)
75. "Danity Kane" by Danity Kane - 16,100 (731,400)
174. "New Joc City" by Yung Joc - 6,800 (822,300)

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
From Tell Us Detroit:

Cassie, Rhythm & Blues sensation, will perform one of her chart-topping songs live at the 17th Annual Hob Nobble Gobble® fundraiser at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, November 22 2006, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cassie will appear on the “Sounds of Detroit” float, sponsored by Clear Channel Radio, on Thanksgiving morning.

Via Cassie.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Watch below.


Via Cassie.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy is going to be featured in the January/February issue of XXL.

Via Nah Right.

Posted in Danity Kane
Posted by Patrick
According to Aubrey O'Day's MySpace, Danity Kane has gone platinum.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
From People:

Guests including rapper LL Cool J and socialite Denise Rich feasted on shrimp, pink cocktails, specially made pink M&Ms and Perrier Jouet champagne in pink floral bottles.

There were also gifts galore – a pink and white Ga Ga Designs chandelier from Denzel Washington, a custom-made changing table from Jay-Z and two cream-colored cribs from LL Cool J.

lol. Jay-Z coming through with the changing table...

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Billboard has an article talking about Jay-Z's "Show Me What You Got" and Diddy's "We Gon' Make It", both of which sample "Shaft in Africa" by Johnny Pate.

Chalk it up to a case of fluke timing for the hip-hop superstars, as the tracks have different producers and were cleared months apart from each other. "Show Me What You Got" was produced by Just Blaze and cleared in September, while K-Def is the producer on "We Gon' Make It," which was cleared last summer, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
From the Starpulse News Blog:

"I wet my pants, I think. I had never even talked to him... but I tried to play it off cool." The Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger on the shock of being asked to duet with rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs on new hit “Come To Me.”

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
From contactmusic.com:

Shocked Diddy paused and then replied, "I'm not ready to get married." The keen teen responded quickly, "You will be in one year and 22 days - I'll be 18." Irene had the studio audience whooping when she said, "She's nothing like me," when her hero tried to explain he already has a girlfriend - pregnant KIM PORTER.

Posted in Jordan McCoy
Posted by Patrick
A new song called "I Get Weak" has been posted on Jordan McCoy's MySpace.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
There is an article on Diddy in The Sunday Times Magazine.

Yet, for all the success, he has been stalked by trouble. He was born in Harlem, where he grew up until his mother was able to move the family – he has a younger sister, Keisha – out to Mount Vernon in upstate New York when he was 12. When he was three, his father, Melvin, was shot dead after a party. He was rumoured to be a drug dealer, and all the cuttings say he was a Muslim. Diddy denies the latter with a certain cold vehemence.

“No,” he says emphatically, “he wasn’t Muslim.”

P Diddy was very definitely brought up as a Christian.

“I was brought up spiritually. I was an altar boy in a Catholic church, and then also had afternoons at a Baptist church – I got the best of both worlds. I was in church every Sunday, all day. I give all glory to God. It’s because of Him that all that I do is possible. He’s my secret weapon. I have not even a doubt about him; it’s way beyond belief.”

Posted in Elephant Man
Posted by Patrick
From washingtonpost.com:

[concert] The boisterous dance-hall musician is famous for the frenetic pace of his shows. His propensity for keeping his audience moving has earned him the nickname "Energy God," a moniker that is accentuated by his bright orange-yellow hair and low-register voice. After working with hip-hop, reggae and R&B artists, including Busta Rhymes, the Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, Mariah Carey and Twista, Elephant Man has entered a partnership with Bad Boy Entertainment and plans to tour with Bad Boy leader Diddy. So this may be your last chance for a while to see Elephant Man without also having to see Sean Combs.

Thursday, doors at 10 p.m. Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $20-$30. 301-927-1056.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
PR inside has details.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
There hasn't been a blog entry on Cassie's blog since July, but according to a new entry, she's back into it:

I’ve had the ride of my life, all for it to result in opening up my eyes wider than I had them before. Really digging in and seeing what makes people move, what makes them react to other people. I’M BACK ON THE INTERNET. Right where I started, to vent and share the good and bad experiences to you, as I start over. You bought my album and supported me all of the way, I owe it to you. Here’s to Old….New Beginnings.

Welcome back.

Posted in Danity Kane
Posted by Patrick
Danity Kane is on AOL sessions. They preform "Show Stopper" with Diddy performing his verse and ad libbing on the track, "Ride For You" and "Want It".

There is also an interview, some video Q&A and photos from the performance.

Via jordan8705 at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Termanology has released what seems to be a bit of a Diddy tribute song with Termanology saying "What's up, rap world? I figured I'd take this opportunity to look outside of myself and say, what would I say if I was Diddy?" He then raps:

9-1, Heavy D
9-2, Mary J.
No more Uptown
Bad Boy on the way
9-3, 9-4, B.I.G.'s in the door
9-5, makin' hits, Junior M.A.F.I.A. clique
Craig Mack, Flava in Ya Ear, don't stop there
Lil' Kim, posin' in the panties in the brassiere
Sing Biggie, Biggie, gimme one more chance
Biggie, Biggie, gimme one more chance, oh, man
Fly chicks, rollin' in fly whips
9-6, Bad Boy invented the remix
These hits got the whole world lovin' my clique
They lovin' the sound
The whole world hittin' my hip
9-7, Big passed and he went up to heaven
Only on his second album, he already a legend
Man, I wish Big coulda seen the world in 0-7
Matter of fact, sometimes I wish I just died with him
I miss him

At the start of the track, Kanye raps "They claim Puff dead, I'm out the tomb then..."

It's a neat track.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are some press release quotes from Diddy and Block on renewing the deal:

In making the announcement, Sean "Diddy" Combs said: "As we have continued to expand the musical scope of Bad Boy, we knew we had to be plugged into the creative and vibrant Southern scene. When Block and I first met, I realized he had an ear for the streets of the South and that he would be the perfect person to be our partner in developing and breaking new talent. The success of Boyz N Da Hood and Yung Joc proves that our instincts were right, and there is much more fantastic music in the pipeline from the Block/Bad Boy South team. I am thrilled that we have renewed our commitment to this great relationship."

Russell "Block" Spencer commented: "As the South market grew, Diddy and Bad Boy realized they needed to be involved. I was looking to take the music we make in the South to another level, and the collaboration between Block Enterprises and Bad Boy South was the perfect avenue for both of our companies. Look at the success we have already attained. When the machine is working successfully, you don't look to fix it, but to add to it to make it better. The renewal of our deal is going to make the Block/Bad Boy South partnership even bigger."

Bad Boy Executive VP and General Manager Harve Pierre commented: "Our joint venture with Block Enterprises has given us the opportunity to reach out to a broader audience base as we move forward with the evolution and re-invention of Bad Boy. Looking back to when we first started with a handful of people in 1992 and fast forwarding to 2006, we have truly grown as a label, family, and industry. We now have the manpower to get more done in less time. After seeing the success of Boyz N Da Hood and Yung Joc on their debut albums, I can say with conviction that this is the continuation of a beautiful relationship."

Via Jorge.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
From BallerStatus.net:

Sean "Diddy" Combs and Russell "Block" Spencer announced today that they have renewed their successful joint venture between Bad Boy South and Block Enterprises.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
TMZ.com has a clip. Diddy arrives at on Tyra via helicopter, walking from the roof to the set with stops with fans as well as 3 servants (one with a mic, one with water, one with cologne). Good show.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
From the Dream MySpace:

To date, the girls talk about re uniting, but maybe it all was just a dream...

The girls from Dream are talking about a come back. Not a heck of a lot is known, but I'll relay what I've been told about the situation.

It sounds like something they want to do. They being the original 4 members of the group (Melissa, not Kasey). But, there is a big difference between wanting to do something and actually doing it. It remains to be seen if they are ready to get down to business and put in the work and effort it's going to take for them to prove that people are still interested in Dream and that they still have marketable value. Also, with the way they (probably more specifically: Holly and/or Melissa) abruptly exited last time with an album on tap and a single at radio, they probably have some respect and trust that has to be earned back.

In other words: are they ready to work and are their minds in the right place? They'll have to be.

The idea of a comeback starts with the poll to gauge interest in their second album. They have also been asked to come up with a tour schedule, so that they can do a few shows and see if anyone shows up, more or less. If those two things work in their favor, they could be back together to work on a third album. That could be with Bad Boy - or it could be with another label as their rights could be sold. But, in either case, it's safe to say that that is a way's off. They have their work cut out for them, but I'll post information as it becomes available.

Holly's MySpace has a couple of interesting things. It has a picture of a supposed "Reality" cover with the words "support 4 our comeback" as well as a blog entry asking "who would like a ( DREAM ) world tour reunion"?

And that's the question. Who would? Demand dictates everything because demand means money. If they truly want it, if they can re-capture at least some of the fan base that they left and reach new fans, they'll be back.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
There is a poll up on the Dream MySpace. It has this description:

Please vote if you want to buy Dream's 2nd Unreleased album REALITY for $9.99. 14 songs plus interludes. Songs featuring Diddy, Fabulous, Loon. Music by Diddy, Scott Storch, Rodney Jerkins... It's the best DREAM album yet...

MySpace bulletins have been sent out basically saying that a poll could help Diddy decide to release the album digitally in the U.S. Up until this point, it has only been available on Virgin's French site. If you don't have a credit card in France or something like that, you are out of luck. So, if you want them to release it, head over there and vote.

As I write, there are 174 votes. It's safe to say that they are looking for a number much larger than this. But, every vote counts, so again, if you want them to release it, get yours in. I have a couple of tracks off the album ("That's OK" featuring Fabolous and Diddy and "Crazy" featuring Loon) and I like both of them. You can listen to snippets at the VirginMega.fr site, as well.

I'm trying to get some credits for the album and, if I do, I'll be sure to post them.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy's chart presence on the latest edition of The Billboard Hot 100:

18. "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane (down from #13).
20. "Come to Me" by Diddy (down from #17).
59. "I Know You See It" by Yung Joc (down from #44).
60. "Tell Me" by Diddy (a new high, up from #63).

Posted in Cheri Dennis
Posted by Patrick
Cheri Dennis was on the 3rd episode of Hip Hop Hold ' Em. You can watch a clip on YouTube.

D-Dot was on episode number 4, as well.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
This is about a week old, but Yung Joc was interviewed by The Clarion Ledger:

Q: You've had great success with your single It's Goin' Down and album Yung Joc City. Are you still riding high?

A: Oh yeah, man. I'm about to go to Japan, and when I get back from Japan I'm doing the Scream Tour. Everything's been good, I've been working hard and the album's platinum now, so, I'm good.

Via SeanJohn at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Babs
Posted by Patrick
Watch below.


Via Babs' MySpace via gamfacemedia on YouTube.

Posted in Cheri Dennis
Posted by Patrick
According to Rich Dollaz's MySpace, Cheri Dennis will be performing at Foxwoods Casino on Friday, November 17 on 10:00 PM in Ledyard, CT.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
It's funny, I just got this track. If you haven't heard it, check it out. You can get it on eBay. For the remix, Jermaine Dupri sampled Nasty Boy by the Notorious B.I.G. and literally every 2 seconds, you hear Diddy saying "come on".

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
I just wanted to mention that the version of 1st Time with Trey Songz has been released as 1st Time (Remix) by Yung Joc featuring Marques Houston and Trey Songz. I just purchased the vinyl of it.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Listen to a snippet of it in the video below.

Posted By:Grind Music

Get this video and more at MySpace.com

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy had 7 nominations (and 3 nominations related to Bad Boy tracks, on top of that), but only managed to come away with 1 win, according to Stompin' Groundz. Yung Joc took home "Hip Hop Track of the Year" for "It's Goin' Down." Congrats to him.

Via big jose at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Watch below. There is an interview and a performance. He performed "Come to Me" with Nicole Scherzinger. After watching this performance and the one on Jimmy Kimmel, am I the only one thinking she's having a little trouble singing this song? I don't know... the performances just haven't been strong to me.


Via Diddy's MySpace.

Posted in Danity Kane
Posted by Patrick
Aubrey Oday's MySpace just posted a bunch of tour dates as well as a potential Billboard Music Awards performance.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim's bio at Bad Boy Online has been updated. But, it seems a little outdated. "Puff Daddy?" "The end of 2005?" lol... alrighty. But, it does say he'll have a street single called "Welcome to Bad Boy" featuring Diddy. Now, whether that was gonna happen back in 2005 or it's going to happen, I have no idea.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Watch below.


You are supposed to be able to watch the rest here, but I can't find it.

Via Diddy's MySpace.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy puts together a strong performance on AOL Sessions. He performed "Victory/I Am/We Gon' Make It", "Come to Me" (with Danity Kane), "I'll Be Missing You" and "The Future" (with Aasim a bit).

They have a little article/interview, some photos and some video Q and A.

When asked ""Press Play" will be your last solo album so you can concentrate on your goals. What are your goals?" (I assume that was the question, it got cut off), he said "I haven't made a total decision if it is going to be my last album. I'd love it to be." So, again, he's leaving the door open. Don't be shocked if this isn't Diddy's last.

Anyway, check it out.

Via Jorge via jordan8705 at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Using Babel Fish on this article gives me this:

P. Diddy (ex Puff Daddy) and Arthur will be the masters of ceremonies of the 8th edition of the NRJ Music Awards, rewards decreed to 100 % by the public, and which will be diffused on line of Cannes (the Alpes-Maritimes) on January 20 on TF1 and NRJ, in opening of Midem (Gone international of the disc and the musical edition).

Via diddy dav at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
"Press Play" is in at #20 with 42,100 (273,000 overall). Danity Kane is in at #49 with 18,300, selling more than they did last week, moving up to 698,700 overall. Yung Joc is at #107 with 9,500 (slighly more than he sold last week) and a total of 807,400. Finally, Cassie also sells a little more than she sold last week, just making the chart at #200. She sold 4,800, bringing her total to 258,900.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy participated in a skit contactmusic.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
The November 18 Billboard Hot 100 chart is in. Bad Boy positions:

13. "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane (down from 12).
17. "Come to Me" by Diddy (down from 15).
44. "I Know You See It" by Yung Joc (down from 33).
63. "Tell Me" by Diddy (up from 92).

After 2 weeks, "Long Way 2 Go" by Cassie is off the charts.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy has cancelled his representation deal with The Firm and has signed with Chris Lighty at Violator Management. Check out the Violator site and also check out Chris Lighty's blog. He wrote this on October 14:

Love him and Hate him but I will be the first to say it if you rappers aren't entertaining me the way "Diddy's" new album is than thats part of the problem. I need to say diddy is by no means a rapper but he is an entertainer and that is what makes his album entertaining and fun to listen to!!!

From the press release:

Chris Lighty, CEO Violator Management, announced today an agreement with Sean "Diddy" Combs to direct the music career for the internationally successful hip-hop artist, producer, designer and entrepreneur.

Lighty's Violator Management -- the multi-media management, marketing, brand development and entertainment company whose clients include 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Three 6 Mafia, Fantasia and others -- begins strategic work immediately on Diddy's Billboard #1 album, PRESS PLAY, released October 17 on the hip-hop impresario's own Bad Boy Entertainment label (distributed by Atlantic).

With Diddy already successful as a huge brand in and of himself, Violator's marketing arm will take on a new task for the globally recognized figure. The company will specifically implement brand extension plans intended to expand Diddy's reach and influence exponentially in music.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
You can download it at ClintonSparks.com now. It takes Jay-Z's "Show Me What You Got" and adds a Diddy verse from "We Gon' Make It".

11/08: More on Los

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
There is a website at http://www.dabloc.com that claims to be for Da Bloc, Inc. which is somehow affiliated with Los. It says that his debut album is slated for 2007 and that it will be called "Fly, Hungry, & Rich". They link to this page where you can download "Million Dollar Massacre Freestyle" by Los. None of this is really confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt for the moment.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Check it out here:

At the moment, he is hoping that his kids, their peers and the music critics will rally around Press Play. “I have a MySpace page and I get to talk directly to the fans on that,” Combs says. “And I use my website, diddy.com, to put my music out there. To me, it’s about that experience: that when you listen to music it affects you and evokes some emotion.” With a concert tour slated for 2007 and competition from his own rappers, fan support will be more important than ever. The future looks clear, though. “The people I have played it for have been pleasantly surprised,” he says confidently. “In order to be successful with this album, I knew I would have to surprise people.”

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
According to Yung Joc's MySpace, he'll be appearing in front of Amazing Rooms at The Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur, GA from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on November 11.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy will be in Giant Magazine's year end issue, DUB Magazine in November, Ocean Drive Magazine in November and Scratch Magazine in December.

Posted by Patrick
I've been told that a Biggie Greatest Hits album is slated for March of next year. Will be interesting to see what that tracklisting will end up being. I'll probably make some predictions here as time passes.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy was on Tim Westwood's show last Saturday. You can listen here.

Via WASEEM184 at Notorious Online.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Watch below. They didn't come out and say it was for Press Play but it's kind of implied. But, The Neptunes produced track on Press Play ("Partners for Life") doesn't sound anything like it. I think I spotted Hev-D in the video, as well.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
It looks like Diddy is in the next issue of Essence. He and Kim Porter are interviewed in what the magazine bills as "their first interview together". People has some quotes:

The couple are even stronger now, Diddy says: "She taught me well. When you're in a relationship, there's a lot of give-and-take. Before I was just selfish."

Adds Porter, "He could be a little more attentive to his family, but I understand who he is and what that requires of him. He's in a business where he wants to be the best, and he wants to make sure his family has the best. It takes a lot of his person to do that. You know, there's only so much time in the day. But as long as he makes us feel like we're a family, I'm fine."

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
You can listen to it on Lucy Diamonds' MySpace.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com via jonhay at YouTube.

Posted in Babs
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You can listen to it at AllHipHop.com.

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Posted by Patrick
From ITV News:

Hip hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs has revealed he used to wet the bed as a child.

... said he only wrested control of his bladder by the time he was six.

I don't know why this is news. Pretty much everyone wets the bed when they are a kid (whether or not they talk about it or not is another thing). At some point, they stop. Some stop earlier than others. That's just the way it is. 6 isn't old for that, either. But, hey, maybe some little kid who's embarassed or gets teased sees this and feels a bit better, so that's a cool side effect, I'd say.

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Posted by Patrick
From People:

At Paper nightclub in central London to celebrate his birthday and promote his new album, Press Play...

Dressed in a gray three-piece suit and dark sunglasses, Diddy presented a birthday surprise to the 200-plus crowd: A duet performance with Kayne West.

Posted in 8 Ball & MJG
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Watch it here. Pretty likely it's an unofficial leak since this video hasn't been promoted at all. It features cameos from Yung Joc and (I think - it's blurry) Block and Boyz N Da Hood. It features footage from the video for Warning by The Notorious B.I.G.

Via Coley at Notorious Online.

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Watch it here.

Via diddy dav at BadBoyForever.com.

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Watch below.


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So says Kim Thurman, the owner of the club where it was held.

Diddy, real name Sean Combs, ensured the bash was up to the highest standards by flying in six litre bottles of vintage Dom Perignon champagne, each at the cost of Ł1,500, from London and Milan.

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Posted by Patrick
This was pretty much a given, but from the press release:

BET announced today that hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, multi-platinum rapper and Academy award-winning film Crash cast member Ludacris, platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy, T.I. & Young Dro, The Game, Lil Wayne & Baby are set to perform at the 2006 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS. The all-star roster of participants also includes multi-faceted entertainment mogul Diddy, top nominees Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross, hip-hop diva Remy Ma, Jim Jones, Rhymefest, Sway, Papoose, DJ Scratch, DJ Drama, Saigon and Styles P. Premiering Wednesday, November 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the stage is set for the BET HIP-HOP AWARDS to be an electrifying evening of non-stop entertainment, celebrating the history and culture of hip-hop music.

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According to Video Static, "Ride for You" will be Danity Kane's next video. It will be directed by Marcus Raboy.

Via Jorge.

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Nelson has launched a YouTube channel.

His first video has him previewing a song called "Another Lover". Watch below.


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Watch below.


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From a press release:

Known for his high-energy live performances, Elephant Man a/k/a O'Neil
Bryan is one of the few dancehall acts to crossover into mainstream music.
Collaborations with Diddy, Cassie, Rhianna, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Mya, and
long time collaborator Lil' Jon, are expected on his upcoming release. ...

... Regarding the joint venture with Bad Boy, Elephant Man, known
to fans as the Energy God, remarked: "Ya know we are excited to work with
P. Diddy, the vibes are there, and with this combo we are gonna take
dancehall to another level. I'm looking forward to dropping (the album) and
the promotion, cuz Diddy is creative, and with him and the Energy God
together ... It's gonna be madness!"

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From AllHipHop.com:

Elephant Man's untitled Bad Boy/VP release is scheduled to hit stores in Spring 2007.

The article that Elephant Man will be on the Press Play tour.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

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Posted by Patrick
Watch it here.

By the way, this makes "New Joc City" the first Bad Boy album to have 4 videos since "Faithfully" by Faith Evans, which was released on November 6, 2001.

Via boyzndahood at BadBoyForever.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
The latest Billboard Hot 100 chart as the following:

"Show Stopper" is the top Bad Boy track, moving up to #12 from #13. "Come to Me" is at #15, down from #9. "I Know You See It" falls 4 spots to #33. "Tell Me" fell 30 spots from #62 to #92, but the video was just released, so we'll see how that plays out. "Long Way 2 Go" managed to stay on the countdown, but barely, as it's down 3 spots to #100.

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So, I watched Access Granted last night to see the video for "1st Time," which is Yung Joc's 3rd single.

The video is alright. It features a revised version of the song with Joc switching some words around and Trey Songz singing a bit. Besides Joc, Songs and Marques Houston, the video features cameos from Block, Doug E. Fresh, 8 Ball & MJG, Jody Breeze, Brandy "Ms. B" Hambrick and probably others that don't come to mind right now. I imagine it'll be available online soon if it isn't already (I didn't see it on YouTube).

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
"Press Play"'s second week tally is 60,000 (good for #7), pushing it up to 231,000. "Danity Kane" sold 17,900 (#47, 680,400 overall), "New Joc City" sold 9,400 (#101, 797,951) and "Cassie" sold 4,600 (#191, 254,100). Next week will likely see "Cassie" finally fall off of The Billboard 200, unfortunately. This makes me wonder when the last time was (before last week) that Bad Boy had 4 albums in The Billboard 200.

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Posted by Patrick
There is a picture over at their official website.