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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following the release of the Felix Da Housecat mix, Dirty Money has released a mashup of "A** on the Floor" with Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor." You can download it for free care of Diddy's Twitter.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
We reported earlier this month that Felix Da Housecat was working on a remix to Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor."

It's called the "SupaN**** Electroremix" and, on Twitter, Diddy has made it available for free download.

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. Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" falls 37 spots on The Billboard 200 in it's second week. "Coming Home" and "Loving You No More" remain strong, with "Coming Home" moving up a spot on The Billboard Hot 100.

Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" gains, as does i SQUARE's "Hey Sexy Lady," the later of which has now reached the top 10 (the 10 spot) on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Albums

The Billboard 200

44. "Last Train to Paris" by Dirty Money (down from 7).

Top Current Albums

43. "Last Train to Paris" by Dirty Money (down from 7).
198. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (re-entry).

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Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Here is the second music video for Gorilla Zoe's "I Am Atlanta 3" EP, following "F*** N****." It's "Stankin" and it was directed by WillC & Tana. The song was produced by Sonny Digital.


Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
4Seen Magazine has an interview with Gorilla Zoe. He discusses "Vampire," comments online and more.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
BE Entertained Magazine has an interview with Kalenna of Dirty Money. She talks about working with Diddy and Dawn Richard, how she began in the music industry and more.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe is featured on the new single from Ron Browz, titled "I'm Smacked." You can download it for free, care of Browz.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
In October, we reported that Aasim would soon begin work on "The Money Pit, Pt. 3," the final of his mixtape trilogy. On Twitter, Aasim said that the set will be released in January.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Rick Ross has just released a new mixtape, "Ashes to Ashes," which includes a Diddy appearance (alongside DJ Khaled) on the "Intro." Diddy closes out the intro with the following:

"Let's ride on out into the sunset. Maybach Music. Bugatti Boyz. The Commission. Yeah, you heard me. The Commission. Haha. Let's go!"

Care of Ross' Twitter, you can download a copy of the mixtape for free in both dirty and clean versions.

It features appearances from the Bugatti Boyz, T.I., Ludacris, Barry White, Aaliyah, Ne-Yo, D.A. Wallach of Chester French and more.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Ciroc has just launched a new website. It features content divided into four sections: Ciroc Life, Mixology, Press and About.

Ciroc Life features Ciroc related photos, videos and a dedicated section for the Ciroc Boyz, the lineup of DJs affiliated with the vodka.

Mixology focuses on Ciroc-featured drink recipes, while Press includes press images and releases alongside media mentions. Finally, about offers brief background information on Ciroc Master Distiller Jean-Sebastian Robiquet, Diddy and the vodka itself.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the first Billboard U.S. album and single charts of 2011, released today. As we reported yesterday, Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" enters the big board at #7 with sales of 101,000 units.

It's lucky sevens for the album, which hits the #7 spot on four different album charts.

Dirty Money is all over the charts this week, including an across the board rise from "Coming Home" and some gains by "Loving You No More," which re-entered the Hot 100. On a funny and odd note, the "Intro" for the album actually charted on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs sales chart. In all, 5 songs from the album hit the charts - in addition to "Coming Home," "Loving You No More" and "Intro," "A** on the Floor" and "Hello Good Morning" appear, as well.

Meanwhile, i SQUARE's "Hey Sexy Lady" continues it's steady rise on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, moving from #18 to #13.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
During his appearance during the "WWE Tribute to the Troops," Dirty Money performed "Coming Home" and "I'll Be Missing You." Check out the performance of "I'll Be Missing You" below (followed by a promotional clip that features "Coming Home") and the "Coming Home" performance on the WWE website. They also have a clip of wrestler John Cena meeting Diddy.




Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
According to his Twitter profile, Red Cafe is shooting a music video for "Put It In the Air," off of his new street album "Above the Cloudz," which will be released on January 1.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The first week sales for Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" are in and, in my view, it is at least a modest success. Diddy posted the clip below, where he credited Twitter (and users of the micro-blogging service) as being crucial to the album's success.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Billboard reports that Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" will place seventh on tomorrow's Billboard 200 chart, having sold 101,000 units.

If you're a fan, you may have seen some album sales figures estimated and then reported by HITS Daily Double and then passed around online. First, they reported that, based on first day sales, the album would sell 60,000 to 65,000 units. And, of course, some people jumped on those and trumpeted the album as a flop.

Then, HITS Daily Double reported that final sales for the album were 87,380 and that it would debut at #10. Again, some people reported that.

You may have noticed that, here at Bad Boy Blog, we didn't report any of these figures. It wasn't because I didn't see them, it was because I felt they were premature. And, sure enough, the final number is 101,000 units, 36,000 more than the top of that initial estimate and 13,620 units more than that "final" report. And instead of debuting at #10, it debuts at #7. That is a sizable difference.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy called into Shade 45 today and chatted with host Elliott Wilson of Rap Radar (listen to the interview). It is one of the more interesting interviews Diddy has conducted during this whole "Last Train to Paris" promotional buildup.

Diddy shared some of the vision behind Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris," including a love story from his college days. After that, the conversation turned to Jay Electronica and Diddy's comments on Twitter following the rapper's signing with Jay-Z's Roc Nation.

"I definitely felt a way about it, 'cause that's my friend," he said. "I was just, without a doubt, looking at the situation selfishly. I wanted to rock with my friend. But, at the same time, I support my friend on what's best for his career. And Jay-Z is also one of my best friends in the game and when I had said that on Twitter - first of all - Twitter is dangerous and you got to watch what you say. When I said it, I didn't realize - it was a coincidence - I was saying a blanket statement 'cause I was feeling a sort a way about a couple of different things and I didn't realize he was tweeting at the same time. So, coincidentally, it looked like I was saying something to what he was saying."

"But, I ain't gonna front, a piece of it was just the way I was feeling about the situation just on a competitive level and also I just feel like Jay is one of those special artists that don't come around often and I just wanted to work with him. I was a little bit of a sore loser and, at the same time, just being a little bit sensitive and emotional 'cause that's my friend. But, once he talked about it, I understand where he was coming from and that's the beauty, that's the realness of our friendship and I'm gonna rock with him forever."

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Thursday, Dirty Money stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to perform "A** on the Floor" without Swizz Beatz. Diddy also was on the show for an interview segment where he talked about gift giving, the model whose hair caught fire at the "Last Train to Paris" album listening party and more. Watch below.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
This evening Diddy released a new remix of Dirty Money's "Loving You No More" featuring T-Pain and Gucci Mane. The track uses the verse that Gucci Mane contributed to the previously released remix with Red Cafe and adds substantial contributions from T-Pain, including a rap verse and sung hooks. Download it for free.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Felix Da Housecat announced this evening that he was beginning work on a remix of Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor" featuring Swizz Beatz.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Diddy mentioned that Bad Boy producer Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson had produced "Where Would We," which is on the deluxe version of Keyshia Cole's new "Calling All Hearts" album, available today. You can pick it up at Amazon.com.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe has released a visual for "F*** N****," from his "I Am Atlanta 3" EP. The video was directed by WillC and Tana.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Last night, Dirty Money appeared on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," hosted by Chelsea Handler. Check it out below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle Monae received a mention in People magazine's top 10 in music feature for 2010. Check it out on her official site.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe has digitally released "I Am Atlanta 3," a new 7-song EP album. You can pick it up on iTunes and Amazon.com. Here is the track listing and the cover:

1. Stankin'
2. F*** N****
3. Reload
4. Up on a Pole
5. We Should Have Sex
6. I'm Good
7. Get Off Me

"I Am Atlanta 3" EP by Gorilla Zoe (Front Cover)

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this evening, Bad Boy producer Rob Holladay tweeted that he might upload a remix he did for Dirty Money's "Angels" a while back that had not been released. I replied that I'd like to hear it and bam, he uploaded a free download of his "Heaven's Remix."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In addition to performing for the troops (video) on NBC's "WWE Tribute to the Troops", filming a message to the troops and spending some time with Cedric the Entertainer and WWE wrestler Big Show, Diddy even had some time to get in a little wrestling.

Though it wasn't broadcast on the air, Diddy got into the ring with John Cena and Rey Mysterio and saw some action. MTV's Chris Ryan has a photo.

"... Diddy put on a clinic, both on stage and in the squared circle," Ryan writes. "Diddy did the the damn thing against Mysterio (much to the delight of the girls from Diddy-Dirty Money and John Cena)."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Speaking to MTV's Sway Calloway, Diddy revealed that Jay-Z and Kanye West were the only two artists he wanted to appear on Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" who were unable to make it due to scheduling.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
MTV's Sway Calloway followed Diddy and Dirty Money around for a few hours on December 14, the release day of "Last Train to Paris." The result is a couple of articles on MTV.com and the clip below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Friday night, Diddy announced plans to sell Dirty Money crew jackets for charity, with proceeds benefiting Operation Homefront.

You can now purchase the jackets on the newly launched dmcrewjacket.com. It'll cost you $250 and is available in mens sizes medium through triple extra large and ladies sizes small through large.

I want one. If anyone wants to send me a Christmas gift...

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On December 14, the day that Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" was released, I shared the full songwriting and production credits for the album. But, the one track we didn't have the information for was the iTunes exclusive bonus track "First Place Loser."

On Twitter today, Dernst "D-Mile" Emile II told me that he produced it, and it was written by James Fauntleroy.

In addition to "First Place Loser," Emile also produced "Shades" on the album, while Fauntleroy co-wrote "Shades," "Angels" and "Last Night Part 2."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Vulture has an interesting interview with Diddy where he discusses songwriting (not ghostwriting - ghosts are invisible and not credited), what he's done in Ibiza, "Last Train to Paris," Dirty Money, the creation of "Coming Home" and more.

On one track, ďComing Home,Ē you talk extensively about your family. Was it hard to get that personal?

Nah, I wanted to do that. I co-wrote that with Jay-Z. He knows me so much as a friend, there were some lines that he threw out that were like, "This is what I feel [about you], I know it's uncomfortable that Iím saying it right now. You sure you wanna say that?" If I wanna say it, Iím gonna say it. If I bare my soul, Iím gonna put that s*** up one time and put it in the history books.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson shared a feature that he did for Respect magazine with Jay Electronica.

After the New Orleans rapper signed with Jay-Z's "Roc Nation," a song titled "Shiny Suit Theory" hit the internet. On the record, he raps:

Me and Puff, we was chillin' in Miami
He said, n****, fuck the underground, you need to win a GRAMMY
For yo mama and yo family
They need to see you shined up
You built a mighty high ladder, let me see you climb up
N****, what you scared of? Terrorize these artificial rap n**** and spread love
Pollinate the ear buds like you supposed to, Spit it for the culture
Pay no attention to the critics and the vultures
They rather have a shot of Belvy just to spite you
They cast the judgments 'cause they feel they got the right to
F*** 'em, I let the dice roll like the father did
I gotta shine, it's in my blood, I'm a Harlem kid
I treat my babies right, treat my ladies ladylike
Hit 'em with a remix, then make sure that they play me twice
I thought you said it's the return of the black kings
Luxurious homes, fur coats and fat chains

Talking with Wilson, Electronica shared some of the back story behind the record, including Diddy's comments:

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The clip below was aired this week on BET's "106 & Park" when Justin Combs stopped by during "Last Train to Paris" week on the show. It is a parody video of his father's "Ciroc Smooth Talk with Diddy" videos.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Diddy and Cedric the Entertainer chat about Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris." Interestingly, Cedric asks Diddy if he produced Usher's "Hot Tottie" because it reminded him of the vibe of "Last Train to Paris." Diddy reveals that "Hot Tottie" was actually supposed to be his record, but things happen. He says that Polow da Don gave him two records (presumably "Your Love" and "Looking for Love," which was produced by James "JLack" Lackey, but co-produced by Polow da Don) to make up for it.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe's "Above the Cloudz" street album is now set for a January 1 release. The music video for "Certified" revealed the cover for the set. Check it out below.

"Above the Cloudz" Street Album Cover by Red Cafe

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
At the start of November, Red Cafe revealed that he had been arrested in Canada and deported while he was in the country for a show.

The music video for "Certified" sheds some more light on the arrest as it says that, after the video was shot, he was arrested and detained for "nearly a week in a Canadian immigration jail for unjust charges."

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe's "Above the Cloudz" street album/mixtape was originally slated for a November 23 release, but it did not come out. In the YouTube video description for the new music video for "Certified," it is mentioned that the album will now be out on January 1.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released a music video for "Certified." Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
During served as the co-host on tonight's episode of "E! News" and he announced that, following his performance with Dirty Money in front of the troops (view Diddy's message to the troops), he had decided to auction off some Dirty Money varsity jackets online for charity, to benefit the troops. Stay tuned for details.

Update: While on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Diddy mentioned that the proceeds will benefit Operation Homefront.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy is featured on YouTube's homepage today as the Featured Curator. Through the feature, Diddy picked some of his favorite videos. The playlist itself is promoting MyYouTube and your ability to vote for artists including Diddy.

Check out Diddy's introductory video for each clip he chose, below, followed by each of the clips.

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Posted by Patrick
I just saw a commercial on BET for "BET 30: Moments and Movements," a new special celebrating thirty years of the network by showcasing 30 "moments and movements" of the BET era. Biggie's name flashed on the screen, suggesting that him and his story are one of the 30. The show will air on December 30 at 8 PM ET.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the latest Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. Dirty Money's "Coming Home" jumps up, across the board, in a large and impressive fashion. It is now #24 on The Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest charting single from "Last Train to Paris," topping the #27 that "Hello Good Morning" reached. The album also gets a couple of gains for "Loving You No More" and debuts from "A** on the Floor" and "Someone to Love Me."

i SQUARE's "Hey Sexy Lady" also moved up 5 slots on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

59. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (up from 64).

Singles

The Billboard Hot 100

24. "Coming Home" by Dirty Money ("Sales Gainer," a new high, up from 51).

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to the official Diddy/Dirty Money website, Diddy and/or the group will soon appear on a trio of E! shows, including "E! News," "The Soup" and "Chelsea Lately."

On December 16, Diddy will appear on "E! News" at 7 PM ET and 11:30 PM ET.

On December 17, Diddy will be on "Talk Soup" at 10:00 PM ET.

On December 20, Dirty Money will be on "Chelsea Lately" at 11:00 PM ET.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Rapper Mickey Da Kid has released the music video for his song "Coco Loso" (free download).


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
During their appearance today as part of "Last Train to Paris" week on BET's "106 & Park," Dirty Money announced that they would be performing "A** on the Floor" on Thursday's episode, with Swizz Beatz.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Diddy makes Justin Bieber a member of the Dirty Money crew and presents him with his jacket. he then proceeds to teach him how to do the swag walk.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy and Microsoft have teamed up for Twelve Days of Tag. The effort will promote Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" album by offering exclusive bonus content, according to the video featuring Diddy below. It also promotes Microsoft Tag, the mobile bar code technology created by Microsoft. Finally, $50,000 in charity will be given away through the program and today's tag allows you to vote for a charity that will receive $10,000.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Check out a funny clip below, featuring Diddy, WWE wrestler Big Show and D-Roc. You have to love the tags on the video on YouTube. Collectively: "THE BIG SHOW WILL BREAK YOU INTERNET."


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following last night's "Last Train to Paris" listening party, Fabolous, Trey Songz and Swizz Beatz came together to congratulate Diddy on the release of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris." Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Did you miss last night's "Last Train to Paris" listening party? It was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart and Fabolous, Trey Songz, Swizz Beatz, Usher, DJ Prostyle, DJ Clue?, Laurie Ann Gibson, Harve Pierre, Aasim and more appeared. Fear not, though, because you can watch it below.

The stream was of a really high quality, both video and sound wise. Everything seemed to go pretty smoothly - except for a woman's hair catching fire at one point, with Songz, Hart and Fabolous two feet away. But, it was quickly put out.




Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Tuesday morning, Diddy was a guest on "The View" on ABC and was interviewed by the hosts on the topics of marriage, the troops (host Sherri Sheppard was at the WWE troop tribute event that Dirty Money performed at) and more.

After they talked, Diddy jumped on stage with Dirty Money to perform "Coming Home." Check out the marriage segment and the performance below. You can watch the full episode on ABC.com.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Starting at 10 PM ET, comedian Kevin Hart will be hosting the official Dirty Money listening party for "Last Train to Paris." It will be streamed live on USTREAM and, according to Diddy, a lot of the people who worked on the album will be there. You can watch and chat below.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following the release of Nicki Minaj's "Roman's Revenge" and Lil' Kim's "Black Friday," Funkmaster Flex asked Diddy for his thoughts on the Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim disputes. Check out the clip below.

"My take on the whole situation is that I love Kim," he said. "I love Lil' Kim, no matter what's going on, no matter what's being said. Kim definitely has a responsibility for my success. Me working with Nicki Minaj has nothing to do with going against Kim. When Kim works with other producers, when she raps with other artists, I'm not getting upset, it's not a problem. I think that a lot of us that have been here for a long time, including yourself Flex, we have inspired a lot of people. We have motivated a lot of people. We have touched a lot of people in a certain way. We've been those cats that people have aspired to be."

"I wouldn't be around Nicki if I ever heard nothing ever negative said about Kim," he continued. "And I've never heard nothing like that. But, then when it comes to just being an emcee, that's when I gotta stand back. If they wanna do things and be emcees, that's their business. I'm not with any negativity. I'm not with no beef and I love both of them."

"At the same time, right now, Nicki Minaj - that's who my artist is, that's who I consult, that's who I do business with. I no longer do business with Kim on that level. But, Kim will always have a special place in my heart. It's like that. Kim is the queen. Read in between the lines, what you want it to be - it is what it is. Kim is the queen and I love Kim. And Nicki's the queen in her own right. That's exactly the way I feel about it, so don't twist my words, don't make it no way it is or it ain't. That's what it is."

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Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's "What's Goin On" is now available for purchase on Amazon.com and iTunes. Check out the single cover below.

Single Cover: "What's Goin On" by Gorilla Zoe

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
After a performance in Moscow, Russian, Janelle Monae met with German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld serves as a creative director for iconic brands Chanel and Fendi, and has his own label, as well. Lagerfeld had some very nice praise for Monae.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Dirty Money announced that they will be hosting an album listening party tonight at USTREAM at 10 PM ET. It'll be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, live from Diddy's house and a lot of people who worked on the album will be there. You can attend at ustream.tv/ptwittytv.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Back in November, Amazon.com listed the deluxe edition of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" as having 2 discs. Well, I just received my copy of the deluxe edition and it, unfortunately, does not include two discs. Amazon.com has updated their product listing.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Today marks the long-awaited release of Diddy's sixth album (including 2002's "We Invented the Remix") and the first album from the Dirty Money collective, which features Dawn Richard and Kalenna. "Last Train to Paris" is the first album Bad Boy has released since Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" on May 18.

The album features production from Diddy, Guy Gerber, Swizz Beatz, Danja, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Arden "Keys" Altino, Polow da Don, Dernst "D-Mile" Emile II, Mario Winans, 7 Aurelius, DEEKAY, James "JLack" Lackey, Awesome Jones, Hollywood Hotsauce, Sean Garrett, Miykal Snoddy, Chrisptopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Alex Da Kid and Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.

Swizz Beatz, Grace Jones, Trey Songz, Lil' Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Bilal, James Fauntleroy, The Notorious B.I.G., Rick Ross, Usher, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Seven of RichGirl, Drake, T.I. and Skylar Grey round out the star-studded guest list.

Below, check out the cover and full track listing of all versions of the album.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Gothamist is among those reporting on the Dirty Money/Bad Boy street team and their efforts with the New York City subway trains, where they have taken over signage and have members of the team dressed as train conductors, yelling "Last Train to Paris! All aboard!" Very clever marketing.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following their work with Cassie, Diamond Supply Co. is offering a limited edition Dirty Money "Last Train to Paris" sweater in black and heather. The cost is $60.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" just downloaded in my iTunes. Here are the full production and songwriting credits for the album:

Executive producer: Mario Winans and Harve Pierre
Associate executive producer: Rodney Jerkins

1. Intro
Produced by Guy Gerber
Written by Guy Gerber

2. "A** on the Floor" featuring Swizz Beatz
Produced by Swizz Beatz for Swizz Beatz Productions, Inc.
Written by Sean Combs, Dawn Richard, Leroy Watson, Kalenna Vick and Kasseem Dean

3. "Yeah Yeah You Would" featuring Grace Jones
Produced by Danja for Danjahandz Productions
Written by Sean Combs, Dawn Richard, Leroy Watson, Kalenna Vick and Nathaniel Hills

4. "I Hate That You Love Me"
Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins for Darkchild.com
Written by Sean Combs, Leroy Watson, Rodney Jerkins, Lashawn Daniels, Latoya Duggan and Victoria McCants

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to the Twitter account of the official World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) online community, WWE Universe, Dirty Money's "Hello Good Morning" is the official theme song of "The WWE Slammy Awards," a yearly award program that honors participants of the WWE.

Via Shaheem Reid.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Check out the two clips below for some behind the scenes during the last few days of the recording of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris." Two interesting things to check for: in the first clip, check the 1:23 mark. Sounds like a Dirty Money and Ludacris record, doesn't it? In the second clip, it sounds like "Lifted" almost made the album. Maybe it'll come out later to freeze your face.




Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Dirty Money was on for most of today's "106 & Park" on BET to kick off "Last Train to Paris" week.

We know that Dirty Money recorded many records, certainly more than what made the album. Which makes sense. That is, generally speaking, how it works. Still , fans are always clamoring for new material - myself included. Well, it looks like more material is on the way. Diddy was asked by host Rocsi about material that didn't make the album and what might happen to it

"We got this version of the album that's called 'uncut,' he said. "This thing is like the freeze your face of the album. We had to put some cut on it, to be honest, just in this day and age. But, we feel it was the right type of balance. We did 60 tracks. What you have, you have a great collective order of the best songs. But, you got some stuff on there that everybody ain't ready for that we will get out after we do this. We're going to do it in stages on them."

Stay tuned.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Metacritic has released an aggregate of the top 10 albums of the year lists that have been released by prominent music critics.

Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" ranked fifth overall, taking first place in three individual lists (Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot, PopMatters and WBEZ/Sound Opinions' Jim DeRogatis), second place in another (Paste) and being ranked 8 additional times.

Via Muhammad Saleem.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Saturday, December 18, Diddy will host "Diddy in December," a private black-tie party that will be part of Joy to the World Festival in Philadelphia, which runs from December 16 through 19. The event, which is sponsored by Ciroc, is a non-profit aimed at raising money and correcting toys for the homeless and financially challenged, according to AllHipHop.com.

Tickets for Diddy's event are available and will set you back $250 for general admission, $500 for VIP access and $1,200 for a table of four with a bottle.

Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
We're nearing the end of 2010 and so I wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2011!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who supports this site. This includes everyone who appreciates what Bad Boy Blog stands for, regularly reads it and subscribes, everyone who comments thoughtfully and everyone who shares our stories with their friends via Twitter, Facebook or some other means. I really appreciate you.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Patrick

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Rolling Stone's Maura Johnston reports that Dirty Money's "Hello Good Morning" was among the 20 best selling singles on Amazon.com, coming in at number 18.

Via Rap Radar.

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On Friday, I shared details on Russian rapper Timati's new single "I'm on You" featuring Dirty Money, including some photos from the music video shoot. The music video is due December 27. But, you can listen to the full record below.


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In the clip below, Janelle Monae gives away a painting she had just completed on stage, to a member of the audience.


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Here's the brand new music video for Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor" featuring Swizz Beatz.


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After performing in front of the military at Fort Hood for NBC's upcoming special dedicated to the troops, Diddy recorded the video below, thanking the troops for their service and apologizing for not giving them their due earlier. D-Roc and Diddy's son Quincy Brown are also featured in the clip.


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Diddy stopped by DofatTV, music producer Tony Dofat's streaming video chat network, to chat late last night.

Unfortunately, technical issues hampered the appearance, but they still managed to have some fun. Check out a compilation clip below.


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Dr. Dre's "Detox," an album that has been in development for so long that it has approached mythic status, may finally be on the way in February. The first single, "Kush," features Snoop Dogg and Akon and the music video for it was just released, featuring a nice Ciroc product placement. Check it out at the 2:10 mark below.


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Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" has finally made it's official debut, thanks to a MySpace album premiere. You can listen to the full standard edition on Diddy's MySpace. Enjoy!

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Yesterday, Dirty Money taped their performance for "WWE Tribute to the Troops," which will air on NBC on December 18. A member of the audience took some video and posted it online. Check it out below. Diddy performs "Victory," "O Let's Do It (Remix)" and "Bad Boy for Life" and Dirty Money perform "Coming Home."




While at Fort Hood, Diddy took the time to record his own video thanking the troops, as well.

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AllMusic has revealed the vast majority the album credits for Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" (see the detailed credits page). It's a long list to parse, however and the precise production credits for every record cannot be discerned simply from a big list like this. But, it goes a long way.

Here are some interesting things that I noted:

Aubrey Graham, better known as rapper Drake, receives a songwriting credit on "Yesterday."

Leroy Watson, better known as Bad Boy rapper Aasim, receives songwriting credits on "Yeah Yeah You Would," "A** on the Floor" and "Someone to Love Me."

Both Mario Winans and Harve Pierre receive executive producer credit while Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins receives an associate executive producer credit. Diddy is not listed as an executive producer, just a producer - but that may not be accurate.

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Dirty Money will be performing "Coming Home" on the "WWE Tribute to the Troops" on NBC on December 18 at 9 PM ET.

The performance is being recorded today. Diddy shared a photo from Fort Hood, the site of the show.

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Diddy tweeted a link to Concrete Loop, where you can download "Last Night Part 2" for free. The song is included in the deluxe edition of "Last Train to Paris."

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Back in September of last year, a "Last Train to Paris" lyric book was released and subsequently updated a few times. The website hosting it eventually disappeared.

But, on Twitter, Diddy shared an updated one.

There are a few noteworthy things here. First, the lyric book includes tracks that do not appear on the track listings that have been released thus far for the album. These songs are "If You Wanna Go (5th Ave)" and "Uptown." Could these songs pop up elsewhere? It is unclear - though, it is strange that they would include songs if they don't plan to release them, at this stage of the game.

Also, on the fifth page, the song title "Promises" is scratched out and replaced with "Change." This could indicate that, at one point, the title of "Changed" was "Promises." The song will appear on the deluxe edition of the album.

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Diddy/Dirty Money has a new app in the iTunes App Store, released by UMG. It's unclear where this leaves the app that Diddy released in April of 2009, which remains in the App Store, as well.

Judging from the screenshots on Apple's website, the new app features audio clips, video, tweets, photos and more.

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I reported in September that Gorilla Zoe's music video for "Vampire" would premiere as part of a Halloween promotion. Well, that didn't happen. But, the video was just released and you can view it below, care of the Block Entertainment Twitter. The record was included on a tentative track listing for Gorilla Zoe's third album, "King Kong."


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Check out the clip below for the music video for "Take a Shot" by Robert Curry of Day26 featuring D. Golder. The video description indicates that the song is from an upcoming "Swagnum 2" mixtape.


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Reese has released a visual for "Big Shots" featuring Jody Breeze and Gorilla Zoe. The track was originally released on the "Braggin Rights" mixtape by DJ Scream and Block. Shawty the Comedian is featured in the music video, as well. Check it out below.

Warning: some adult themes in this clip.


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Dirty Money will be featured on "I'm on You," the new single from Russian rapper Timati, produced by G.Production. According to Timati's label, which he founded, the rapper linked up with Diddy originally when the Bad Boy CEO toured in Paris with Snoop Dogg.

In 2009, Timati released a bilingual album, "The Boss," which featured collaborations with Mario Winans, Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg and Kalenna of Dirty Money.

In November, they shot the music video for the record and all three members of Dirty Money will be featured. The song will be released online on December 14 and the music video will premiere on December 27. It was directed by Pavel Khudyakov and the joint Russian-American crew Khudyakov Production.Take a look at some behind the scenes video and pictures below.

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Diddy has released a behind the scenes feature showcasing the final mixing session for Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris." During the clip, Diddy also discusses the long journey to the completion of the album.


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At the top of the month, Dirty Money shot a visual for "A** on the Floor" with Swizz Beatz. A trailer for the music video has been released and you can check it out below.


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Diddy has released a second clip to follow "Diddy's Block Part 1,' where he walked Broadway in New York, picked up some ice cream and scared some random people.

In the second clip, he demonstrates how one should walk in New York City (with swag), among other things.


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Diddy mentioned on Twitter that he was shooting a commercial today for Super Bowl XLV. It's unclear if this is for a particular brand or a channel related promo, as he and Dirty Money did with FOX during the World Series and CBS during NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

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TIME has named Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" number 2 in their list of the top 10 songs of 2010. The list also includes Cee-Lo Green, Kanye West and Drake, among others.

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Diddy stopped by for today's "106 & Park" on BET to premiere the music video for "Coming Home" by Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey. He also announced that next week - December 13 through 17 - will be "Last Train to Paris" week on "106 & Park." The show airs at 6 PM ET.

Dirty Money will be performing songs from the album. He also said that they they will be giving away money, albums, Flip cams and Christmas gifts.

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Below, check out the brand new music video for Dirty Money's "Someone to Love Me." It was directed by Nabil and was shot in September of 2009.

I really like this video. I think it is a great example of a video that may not have had a big budget or be very complex, but was still shot and edited beautifully. You can't always have helicopters and deserts. Sometimes, you just need to find a nice location and get creative. Very nice.


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On Twitter, Diddy has released a free download for a promo copy of Dirty Money's "First Place Loser." The track is tagged with Cassie saying that the album will be in stores on December 14.

If you want the full, untagged version, you'll need to get it from iTunes who is offering it exclusively with the digital deluxe edition of the album. Pre-order: dirty version and clean version.

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Dirty Money has released a trailer for their upcoming music video for "Looking for Love," which will feature Usher. According to the end of the trailer, the full clip will debut today.


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Billboard has just released their 2010 year-end charts, which take into account Billboard chart activity from December 5, 2009 through November 27, 2010.

During this period, Bad Boy released just one album - Janelle Monae's critically acclaimed "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III." Monae collected two mentions on the year-end charts, while Diddy/Dirty Money picked up four and The Notorious B.I.G. rounded out the Bad Boy lineup with one mention.

Here are all of the charts that Bad Boy artists were featured on:

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artists

50. Janelle Monae.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

59. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae.

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Here are Bad Boy's positions on the latest Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. Dirty Money's "Coming Home" (including a new debut) and "Loving You No More" rise on every chart they were previously listed on. i SQUARE's "Hey Sexy Lady" saw a gain, as well.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

64. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (unchanged).

Singles

The Billboard Hot 100

51. "Coming Home" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 61).

Hot Digital Songs

44. "Coming Home" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 59).

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According to Diddy's Twitter profile, he, along with Dirty Money, has released a free app for Android and BlackBerry phones. According to the image posted, the app will provide exclusive content, videos, contests, music and more. You can pick it up on Mobile Roadie.

An iPhone/iPod Touch version is coming soon to iTunes.

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AllHipHop.com has an interview with Bad Boy producer Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson while Thompson penned a drums-focused introduction for Modern Drummer. From the Modern Drummer piece:

Iíve been playing drums for over fifteen years; I started in the fourth grade and never put the drumsticks down. I realized there was something special the moment I played drums for the first time. It became a passion, and I thought to myself, ďIf I keep going and studying my craft, no telling how good I can really get!Ē Here I am, years later, playing for todayís biggest male R&B artist, Trey Songz. Dreams do come true!

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In the clip below, titled "THIS IS MY BLOCK!!!," Diddy walks around Broadway in New York City, talking about how happy he is to be back in the city. He also buys ice cream and scares some people. Just a fun, random clip. Enjoy.


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Diddy's Twitter shared a free download for "I Know" by Dirty Money featuring Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and SeVen of RichGirl. The track is featured on the group's December 14 release, "Last Train to Paris."

The version available for download is a promo version with Cassie speaking during the track, saying that the album will be in stores on December 14.

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Urban Informer has an interview with Bad Boy producer Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson. He talks about his biggest accomplish, how be became Trey Songz' music director and more.

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SPIN has released their top 40 albums of 2010 and Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" is sixth. The album, which has already been nominated for two GRAMMY awards, was also featured on Vibe's top 10 albums of the year.

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"Last Train to Paris" by Diddy/Dirty Money
Today, the track listing for the deluxe edition of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" was released, care of retailers Amazon.com and iTunes.

The deluxe edition of the album will add two additional tracks, "Last Night Part 2" and "Change." "Last Night Part 2" premiered on HBO's "Entourage" in July. "Change" was written by The-Dream, who called it "the best male record I've written. Probably the best record I've written overall."

"It's [going to be] one of the biggest I ever wrote," he told Entertainment Weekly in February of 2009. "Diddy sang the record gracefully. He really pulled it off, and he really surprised me. Because it's Puff, nobody expects it. [But] he's got the goods."

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Check out the clip below for a teaser from Diddy/Dirty Money for "Last Train to Paris." But, what caught my eye was the 14 second mark, where we see Usher and Diddy on a blue backdrop. Potentially, this could be from the music video shoot for Dirty Money's "Lookin for Love."


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Vibe has brief interview with Chris Gethard, a New York-based comedian who has been trying to get Diddy to appear on his monthly live show at New York's Uptight Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre for almost a year.

After he was unable to get Al Roker to appear, Gethard set his sights on Diddy, announcing the idea on December 24, 2009 via the video below, followed by a personal plea to Diddy directly.



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In the weeks leading up to Dirty Money's "Saturday Night Live" appearance on Saturday, Diddy had tweeted numerous times that he wanted to do a skit with Robert DeNiro. He got his wish.

The skit is set in a record studio and Diddy plays a record executive-type character. SNL's Andy Samberg is Blizzard Man, the "hottest hook guy in the business." Diddy's character holds a blind belief in Blizzard Man's talents, in spite of his actual abilities. DeNiro played Blizzard Man's mother who Diddy's character was attracted to. The skit also features cast members Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig and Kenan Thompson. It was one of my favorite sketches of the night.


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Dirty Money made their scheduled appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this evening.

Their first performance was of "Coming Home." It was a very different performance from the one at the American Music Awards. Outside of the words being said and the chorus itself, the song did not really share much in common with the album version.

It was more of a hushed performance by Diddy, more dramatically and emphatically delivered. I watched it a couple of times and it grew on me a little bit, but I do prefer the original track and the performance at the American Music Awards. The track that people heard on "SNL" was a different record from the one they will hear on the radio and purchase.

Following the performance, Diddy participated in a skit with Robert DeNiro where Andy Samberg played the "best hook man" in the business - Blizzard Man. Diddy's character held a blind belief in Blizzard Man's talents, in spite of his actual abilities. DeNiro played Blizzard Man's mother who Diddy's character was attracted to. Hilarity ensued. It was a funny sketch.

Dirty Money returned to perform "A** on the Floor," as I reported earlier, with Swizz Beatz. This performance was the better one of the night for me as it just seemed a little more natural.

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Check out the clip below where Dirty Money and Swizz Beatz rehearse for a performance of "A** on the Floor" for tonight's episode of "Saturday Night Live." It starts at 11:30 PM ET on NBC.


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Diddy announced on Twitter that Swizz Beatz will join Dirty Money on stage tonight during their appearance on "Saturday Night Live." Presumably, this means that they will be performing "A** on the Floor." The show starts at 11:30 PM ET on NBC.

Update: Just to confirm, they will be performing "A** on the Floor." Here is some rehearsal footage.

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According to the Diddy/Dirty Money official website, the trio will appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman," "The View" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the next 2 weeks.

They will be on "Letterman" on December 13 (11:35 PM ET on CBS), "The View" on December 14 (11:00 AM ET on ABC) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on December 16 (12:05 AM ET on ABC).

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Diddy has shared a free download link on Twitter for "Strobe Lights" by Dirty Money featuring Lil' Wayne.

In January, a very unfinished version of Dirty Money's "Strobe Lights" appeared online. It featured Lil' Wayne, who had yet to begin his eight month prison sentence. In fact, Wayne even shot a clip for a potential "Strobe Lights" music video before the sentence began. He was released at the start of November.

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NME has the dates on a newly announced five day tour of the U.K. by Janelle Monae, including stops in Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London, from February 24 through March 1.

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Janelle Monae is featured on the November 29 issue of The Big Issue in the North, a U.K. weekly with an interesting story. Her official site has scans of the interview.

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As I was listening to the downloadable edition of "Last Train to Paris: The Prelude," I noticed some differences from the version that is available for streaming on Vogue.com.

Namely, brief, spoken interludes from Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Janelle Monae and Fab 5 Freddy were included. An additional introduction from Diddy is on the final track and a few of the fashion icons included for the Vogue.com mix are not here, though Andrť Leon Talley, Marc Jacobs and Isaac Mizrahi remain.

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With both Diddy and Janelle Monae participating in their "Do You Flip?" promotional campaign, Flip Video is now offering their video cameras with customized designs inspired by the artwork behind Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" album (second design) and Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" album.

View the designs here: "Last Train to Paris" V1, "Last Train to Paris" V2 and "The ArchAndroid."

The pricing of their product range runs from $149.99 to $229.99.

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Janelle Monae joins Diddy as a participant in Flip Video's "Do You Flip?" campaign. Check out her clip below, titled "Walking the Tightrope."


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On Twitter, Diddy has shared a free download link for the clean, main (dirty) and instrumental versions of Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor" featuring Swizz Beatz.

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Janelle Monae will be featured in an upcoming public service announcement on behalf of the Big Ten Women's basketball conference. It will premiere on Sunday on the Big Ten Network and will air on that network, CBS Sports and ESPN2 during the 2010-2011 basketball season.

"I appreciate basketball," Monae said in a press release. "I love the teamwork and their rhythm and coordination. When I was making Tightrope, I wanted it to be a very empowering song, and I've always looked at it as an empowering song for those in the sports and music because there are so many highs and lows to what it is that we do and we have to keep our balance in it all."

Check out the spot below.


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Yesterday, "Last Train to Paris: The Prelude," a mixtape of sorts, was released for streaming on Vogue.com.

Care of Diddy's Twitter stream, you can now download it from Hypebeast.

Update: Diddy's Twitter has said that the link mentioned above was taken down and provided a new one.

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Janelle Monae just posted an update to Twitter, thanking her followers for buying her life back. At the time the tweet was posted, the effort had raised $180,650.

Initially, the plan had been for a collection of celebrities to stay off of Twitter until $1,000,000 was raised. Regardless of what they reach, charity is charity and it's good that they were able to raise what they were.

Some celebrities, such as Alicia Keys, who led the effort, remain offline.

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With the inclusion of "Coming Home" on the Billboard charts, we also get the production and songwriting credits for the song. It is always possible that this is not final.

When the song was released, Diddy revealed that it was produced by Alex Da Kid and Jay-Z and that the verses were done by Jay-Z. A version of the song with J. Cole appeared online and seemed to be a reference vocal for Diddy, but it was not used in the actual song.

According to the Billboard listing for the the song, which features Skylar Grey, it was produced by Alex Da Kid and written by Alex Da Kid, H. Brook, Jay-Z and J. Cole. After running some Google searches, it appears that H. Brook might be Skylar Grey. I've reached out to Alex Da Kid and Grey on Twitter to confirm.

Update: The subsequent Billboard charts changed the credit for H. Brook to S. Gray.

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Here are Bad Boy's positions on the latest Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. Dirty Money's "Coming Home" makes an impressive debut on the Billboard charts, hitting six in all, including the big board with a placement of 61 on the Hot 100.

This marks the third Dirty Money single to hit the list of the top 100 songs in the country, regardless of genre, following "Hello Good Morning" (which peaked at #27) and "Loving You No More" (#91). On top of that, "Loving You No More" moved up across the board. Are the stars beginning to align for a successful December 14 release of "Last Train to Paris"? It's possible.

i SQUARE "Hey Sexy Lady" continued to move up on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, moving from 33 to 25. Credit to Interscope's Kavi Halemane, who called that exact placement on Twitter. Ha.

Here are all of the placements:

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

64. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (up from 65).

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Vibe has included Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" in their list of the 10 best albums of 2010. She is listed with the likes of Drake, Eminem, Kanye West, Rick Ross, The Roots and more.

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Vogue.com's preview of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris," that I reported on yesterday, is now available on their website.

The preview features new, longer snippets of songs from the album and some additional songs that have not previously been released in any form, including "1st Place Loser," "Repercaution" and "Angels (Guy Gerber Mix)." Here is the full track listing:

1. Intro
2. 1st Place Loser
3. I Hate That You Love Me
4. Repercaution
5. A** on the Floor featuring Swizz Beatz
6. Shades featuring Lil' Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Bilal and James Fauntleroy
7. Strobe Lights featuring Lil' Wayne
8. Angels (Guy Gerber Mix)
9. Someone to Love Me

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The nominees for the 53rd edition of the GRAMMY Awards have just been announced and Janelle Monae has collected two nominations.

In the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance, Monae is nominated along with Big Boi for "Tightrope." Then, in the Best Contemporary R&B Album, Monae's "The ArchAndroid" received a nod.

Career wise, she now has collected three GRAMMY nomination, following "Many Moons" in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category at the 51st GRAMMY Awards.

Congrats to Ms. Monae.

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Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor" (free download) is the latest song from the upcoming "Last Train to Paris" album to receive the music video treatment. Diddy posted a picture of Swizz Beatz on set on his Twitter profile.

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Dirty Money's "Someone to Love Me," a track we have heard about for some time, has now been added to our audio player. More than a year ago, a music video was shot for the song. It's an interesting record. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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In January, a very unfinished version of Dirty Money's "Strobe Lights" appeared online. It featured Lil' Wayne, who had yet to begin his eight month prison sentence. In fact, Wayne even shot a clip for a potential "Strobe Lights" music video before the sentence began.

Wayne was released about a month ago and the final version of "Strobe Lights" was released today. You can listen to it in our audio player. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Recently, an unfinished version of the music video for the Bugatti Boyz' "Another One" appeared online. I declined to publish it here at Bad Boy Blog. The official clip has now been released and you can watch it below. It was directed by Spiff TV.


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"Last Train to Paris" by Diddy/Dirty Money
The track listing for Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris," due in stores on December 14, has finally been released (care of Amazon.com and via HipHop-N-More) and with it, some surprises and some new tracks that we hadn't previously heard of. I have also been able to confirm some additional guest appearances with a source at the label.

Despite persistent reports, Jay-Z is not among those featured artists. Nor is T-Pain, Rick Ross or Nicki Minaj. Previously, Diddy had said that they would be. However, the "Angels" preview available on Amazon.com has Rick Ross on the version included on the album, so it is possible that he may make the cut in that manner.

"Love Come Down," one of the group's initial dueling singles, with "Angels, does not appear. Meanwhile, "Lookin for Love," initially thought to be an Usher record is actually a Dirty Money record featuring Usher. This leads me to believe that the version of the record that was released online may not be the final cut.

This exact same happened with another track: "Curse," thought to be a Chris Brown record featuring Diddy, appeared online in June. It is also a Dirty Money record, featuring Chris Brown and titled "Yesterday." This is confirmed by the snippets available on Amazon.com.

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According to Diddy's Twitter, the preview of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" that was expected on Thanksgiving will be released on Vogue.com on Thursday, tomorrow, at 9 PM ET.

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Care of Diddy's Twitter, check out the new Flip Video commercial below from Diddy's promotional campaign with the company for Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris."


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On Twitter, Diddy has released the music video for Dirty Money's "Coming Home" for free download. It's 165.60 MB. Get it now.

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Here's an even better version of Dirty Money's "Coming Home" music video. It's in 1080P HD at the proper aspect ration. It's also the dirty version of the record.


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According to Janelle Monae's website, Monae will appear on National Public Radio's "World Cafe" on December 22. You can find your local station on their website or listen to the WXPN Philadelphia livestream from 2 PM ET to 4 PM ET.

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According to Diddy's Twitter, he will begin a "Last Train to Paris" promotional campaign with Flip Video on Wednesday. That is all that is known at this point.

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According to Diddy's Twitter, three Dirty Money songs will be released to DJs tomorrow - "Strobe Lights," "A** on the Floor" and "Someone to Love Me."

An unfinished copy of "Strobe Lights," which features Lil' Wayne, appeared online in January while "A** on the Floor" was released online on Monday by Swizz Beatz, who is featured on the song.

A music video was shot for the third song, "Someone to Love Me," in September of 2009.

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As I reported on Sunday Janelle Monae is participating in the "Digital Life Sacrifice" from Keep a Child Alive, a charity co-founded by Alicia Keys.

Essentially, Monae, Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Elijah Wood, Serena Williams, Swizz Beatz and others will be logging off of Twitter and Facebook until, hopefully, $1 million donations are reached. The donations will benefit families dealing with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Below, check out her last tweet and testament.


For more information, check out Monae's page on the Digital Death website. As I write, donations are at $1,010.